For Better, For Worse

“I take you to be my lawfully wedded husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until death do us part.” Traditionally, these words, or something close to them, are said at every wedding. In … Continue reading

It is What It is

That little girl from yesterday Filled with hope, promises and dreams Has long since been replaced After all, nothing is what it seems No, she didn’t ask for it She saw her life a different way But that candle’s no longer lit The world gets a little darker each day She puts up a front … Continue reading

It’s All About the Benjamins

It’s been what seems like forever since I’ve shown myself to the online world and I sincerely apologize for that. Most of you know all too well how hard life can be. We usually find a way to persevere but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy process. My downward spiral started when I realized the … Continue reading

The Message or The Bottle?

Being a part of a considerable number of “tummy-trouble” communities, I’ve seen quite a few attempts at promoting awareness. Some have been successful. Some, not so much. With all these PSAs, I began to question not only the message but, the spokesperson conveying it. So, I ask you…

I Am Who I Am

Just about anyone you talk to with a chronic disease will stress to you the importance of listening to your body. Your body was designed to let you know when something is amiss. Therefore, if you listen well enough you can usually figure out what’s going on and if it warrants a trip to the … Continue reading

Chronic Stress Management

Stress management is something that I have to constantly be aware of. If I become too stressed out all of my C’s start rearing their ugly heads and attacking what’s left of my insides. As a mother and a wife, not a day goes by that is completely stress free. Chronic stress is just how … Continue reading

Music Revisited

Ever since the beginning of this blog endeavor, I’ve talked about how much music has an impact on my daily life. I, however, couldn’t figure out how to really convey that to you… until now. After debating a few ideas, I finally decided the best way to tell you is to, well, tell you. I’ve … Continue reading

FML?

At 30, I don’t consider myself old. (My body is like 90 on the inside but that’s beside the point.) Given that I am still fairly young minded and have a family that is rather extensive as well as having a 12 year old I see a lot of what “kids these days” are talking … Continue reading

My C’s Do Not Define Me

The Crohn’s, PSC, Celiac, and Colon Cancer are the diseases. I have spent 19 years letting one or all of them dictate what I do and how I act. Yes, they played a major role in making me the person I am today and why I write this blog. Nevertheless, for so long I let … Continue reading

Inspiration from Impaired Perceptions

This past weekend, I read an article that introduced me to Brian Steel and his ‘Impaired Perceptions’ photo project. In the CNN article, which can be found here, Brian talks about “ableism”, living with a disability, and the inspiration behind his project. The title “Impaired Perceptions” is what first grabbed my attention when strolling the internet … Continue reading

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