Tag: health

You still look so pretty

Body positivity in our society: talking out of both sides of our mouths. Embrace all types of bodies, but be healthier and thinner too.

Dear Pain…

A sort of love letter to pain — my gratitude to learning strength, grace, and humility.

Real Talk: The Coron-Anxiety

Getting real around here to talk about mental health and coronavirus anxiety.

The Autoimmune Protocol

The one where I talk about the AIP “diet” and ask for your advice, experience, and tips and tricks on transitioning into this lifestyle.

When Bad News Is Good News

Throughout the years of being diagnosed with numerous autoimmune/chronic diseases, I’ve learned that it can be a complete mind-fuck. Sorry for the bluntness, but it’s really the only way to describe it. What you think is good news is bad news; what should be… Continue Reading “When Bad News Is Good News”

No Spring Chicken

I’m no spring chicken. The same arthritis that ate up my left hip that finally got replaced hasn’t stopped there… And touring is a lot of work. I’m impressed when I see people like Eric Clapton out there. Gee whiz, Eric, give me a… Continue Reading “No Spring Chicken”

The Longest Overdue Health Update: Fall/Winter 2018

Good morning! I know, I haven’t written at all in so long, let alone given an update on my health and health management plan. My last update was about a year and a half ago, and I think I can say confidently that not… Continue Reading “The Longest Overdue Health Update: Fall/Winter 2018”

An Open Letter To: ____ (The World Around Me)

I have talked a lot about this in the past. When you have chronic illnesses, the difference between visible and invisible illnesses becomes a large part of your interactions with the world around you. It’s a conundrum because you want people to understand what you’re going through, yet you also don’t want it to be the first thing people notice about you.

Werk, Werk, Werk, Werk, Werk.

This is a little bit of a tough blog post for me to write: I am not the most successful at workplace or professional self-care (full disclaimer: that’s probably putting it lightly). I love my job, and I love my career even more. I feel so grateful for so many things that have to do with my professional life. I’m grateful to have a stable job; I’m grateful for my wonderful health insurance; I’m grateful for flexibility and understanding leaders and coworkers; I’m grateful to be able to do what I love every day.

A Health Update: Off Meds

It’s been a long time since I’ve written a true health update here. However, while a great deal has happened, there are still no answers or conclusions to share with everyone. Maybe that’s why I’ve been avoiding writing about this–I still have so many unanswered questions. But for my own benefit of recording my health status accurately, and to catch us all up to at least where we stand today, it’s important that I share what I know thus far.

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