The Instagram Shadowban & Finding the Loving Wisdom at the Center of Our Struggles

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Those of you who follow me on Instagram may already know, but for the last 8 months most of my posts have been “shadowbanned.” If you haven’t heard of it, shadowbanning is what folks have been calling a mysterious IG phenomenon where:

  1. Your post don’t show up in hashtags feeds &
  2. Your engagement basically shrivels up & dies.

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Instant Pot Artichokes + Lemon Tarragon Dipping Sauce

{ Paleo, AIP, Vegan Friendly, Coconut-Free }
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Artichokes are a West Coast favorite and one of the few vegetables my family truly celebrated while I was growing up. Back then we’d always serve them with bowls of hot melted butter and sometimes a squeeze of lemon. This recipe was inspired by my long term love of these edible thistles and born of my desire to create a dairy free dipping sauce loaded with savory richness. Because lets be honest: melted butter is hard to top! Continue reading “Instant Pot Artichokes + Lemon Tarragon Dipping Sauce”

5 Tips for Everyday Cooking with Chronic Fatigue

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Whatever challenges you’re facing in your own life you can: own it, honor it, and have fun with it.

If you’ve experienced chronic illness or fatigue, you know that cooking meals from scratch isn’t always an easy. Especially when navigating medical treatments and symptom flare-ups, maintaining a healing diet while healing can be a challenge. But real food is real medicine, so making nourishing meals has always been a top priority for me.

Easy to make (and digest!) recipes are staples in our home, as is self-care. So here’s my tips for everyday cooking while navigating chronic illness and chronic fatigue…  Continue reading “5 Tips for Everyday Cooking with Chronic Fatigue”

Chronic Illness & The Healing Power of Community & Kindness

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My pain was unusually high that day. Wonderhubs came home to find me curled up & crying on the living room floor. It was an all too familiar scene, but thankfully one that’s become increasingly infrequent. Thanks to my ongoing healing efforts, I have good days now; I also still have hard days. This was decidedly the latter. 

Or so I thought until I saw the package I’d received, which Wonderhubs had brought in for me. Wiping my eyes on the back of my sleeve (I keep it classy) I pried open the packing tape. Inside was a Lyme Don’t Kill My Vibe tote bag by friend & fellow Lyme Superhero, Melissa Cox (www.lipstickwarpaint.org) along with a card that concluded with the words, “P.P.S. Thank you for helping to heal this world.”  Continue reading…