Putting Everything on Pause & Putting Myself First: How I Finally Turned a Corner with Chronic Lyme

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It’s been several months since I last posted here, and I want to apologize for dropping off the radar without so much as a “hey, I’m taking a break.” If you’ve been following me on Instagram or FaceBook then you probably know what’s been up, but basically I crashed.

Last year I went from being at a “healing plateau,” to experiencing a number of health setbacks. By the end of the year, I found myself in yet another flare up, feeling chronically overwhelmed despite my dedication to daily stress-management & self care practices. Something had to come off my plate. It couldn’t be my Chronic Lyme treatments or self care. That left all things Hope Heal Cook.  Continue reading “Putting Everything on Pause & Putting Myself First: How I Finally Turned a Corner with Chronic Lyme”

How Lyme Disease Taught Me to Let Go & Let Love In: an Interview with MoreThanLyme.org

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At the peak of my illness, I had to let go of virtually everything. In doing so I found a new freedom. 

The often painful process of letting go has been transformational. Only by emptying myself of so much, did I discover what it is to be truly full: of life, of love, and of the magic present in each moment. Of all of the things I’ve had to let go of during my time with Chronic Lyme, I believe what’s most profound is the extent to which I’ve let go of my own suffering.   Continue reading “How Lyme Disease Taught Me to Let Go & Let Love In: an Interview with MoreThanLyme.org”

The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook: A Chronic Illness Game Changer

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Big news! The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook is available NOW!

Ever since I signed up for culinary school 14 years ago, I’ve dreamt of publishing my recipes. Now it’s actually happened. I’ve just manifested one of my longest held dreams. Despite chronic illness and fatigue and ongoing, intensive treatments: I did it!!  I’m officially published in an actual cookbook: The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook!

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Inside My Healing Kitchen: Interview & AIP Kitchen Tour

kitchentour100BframeSWelcome to where the magic happens: the Hope Heal Kitchen!

Food isn’t just calories and nourishment for me, it’s my primary medicine, and considering how much I’ve healed over the years, it’s a powerful one!  By extension, my kitchen isn’t just a kitchen. It’s the place from which I actively heal myself. So when I was asked to do an AIP Kitchen Tour guest post for Autoimmune Paleo, my first thought was “Of course! Folks should see my kitchen!”

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