Lifestyle

Looking Back on My Goals for the Year

We're getting closer to the end of the year, meaning New Year's resolutions are just around the corner. I like to set goals for myself all year, but there is something exciting and empowering about the new year and setting goals for myself. I wanted to share the process that I go through, because I… Continue reading Looking Back on My Goals for the Year

Healthy Living, Lifestyle

Finding Balance in Life

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.Thomas Merton I went to an elementary/middle school called Thomas Merton Academy. When I got old enough to start really studying Thomas Merton, learning about his life, and more importantly reading his works, I fell in love with an intelligent, funny, and… Continue reading Finding Balance in Life

Healthy Living, Lifestyle

Another Health Journey

Photo by Patrick Fore on Unsplash Maybe I should have titled this "The Continuation of My Health Journey," because really, I've been at this on-and-off for awhile. I started a little over 10 years ago when my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and we found out that we carry the BRCA2 gene mutation. Since… Continue reading Another Health Journey

Healthy Living

My Favorite Low-Fodmap Foods and Recipes

So, if you have IBS, IBD, Crohn's, Fructose Malabsorption or other digestive issues and are confined to the Low-Fodmap diet for some time, hopefully some of these recipes and food ideas will help you find a little happiness in what can seem like a daunting diet at times.

Healthy Living

The Low-Fodmap Life

I'm not going to lie, it's been so hard. I'm getting tired of having to cook everything from scratch every night after getting home from work. I'm tired of not being able to freely eat out with family and friends. I've missed some good meals because of it. But I've stuck to it, and I'm determined to stick to it until I can go back to the doctor in March for an upper scope and -hopefully- get some more answers.

Lifestyle

GMST Challenge – Week 6: A Surprise Surgery

Well, yet again, this week didn't go as planned. But that's life, right? As I've discussed many times, I've been dealing with some health/digestive issues most of my life, but especially the last six months or so. Last Wednesday I finally made it to a doctor and, to my unhappy surprise, she immediately scheduled me… Continue reading GMST Challenge – Week 6: A Surprise Surgery

Healthy Living, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Going Gluten and Dairy Free

I recently cut gluten and dairy out of my diet. This may be a very controversial decision and there are a lot of loaded opinions for and against it, but it was a decision I made for myself, based on my own body. I am not a nutritionist or dietician or certified in anything, so… Continue reading Going Gluten and Dairy Free

Healthy Living

A Little SoulCandy (Skincare)

I've been dealing with acne for just about as long as I can remember. At least since 5th or 6th grade, for sure. Just about everyone can identify with the embarrassment and discomfort acne brings, but when you have had it for your entire life, it really drags on your self-esteem as well. I've tried… Continue reading A Little SoulCandy (Skincare)

Main Menu, Recipes

Eat Breakfast!

There is a new study out that men who skipped breakfast had more chances of having a heart attack. They have been saying for years that people who eat breakfast tend to be healthier and control weight better. It seems to me that breakfast is pretty important (as the saying goes, "Its the most important… Continue reading Eat Breakfast!