How I Transitioned From a Chronic Illness Identity

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I’ve been sick for most of my life, and as such, illness ended up becoming a basic part of my identity: I was the sick girl, the one with all the weird symptoms and intolerances and diagnoses and treatments. The last several years, while I was full time healing from end stage Chronic Lyme Disease, my entire life revolved around illness.

So when I hit remission several months ago, it wasn’t just “Yay I’m better!” but also “Woah, now what?” Continue reading “How I Transitioned From a Chronic Illness Identity”

What I’ve Learned from 3 Years as a Food & Wellness Blogger

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Hope Heal Cook recently celebrated three years (wahoo!) and I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on my experience as a blogger.

When I first started HHC I’d thought I’d finally found my true calling, the one thing I was put here to do that would make use of all my gifts and give meaning to my lousier life experiences: I was gunna be a food and wellness blogger for the chronic illness and Lyme disease communities. Continue reading “What I’ve Learned from 3 Years as a Food & Wellness Blogger”

Honoring our True Self & Transitioning from Illness to Wellness

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I hadn’t expected to open up the way I did when talking with Kami for her podcast The Wellness Crossing, but I’m so glad I did. There’d been some stuff that’d been weighing on my mind & I knew I needed to share. That’s why I’m so grateful that Kami gave me the perfect opportunity to Real Talk in this intimate heart-to-heart on healing & authenticity.  Continue reading “Honoring our True Self & Transitioning from Illness to Wellness”

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.

Continue reading “The Instagram Shadowban & Finding the Loving Wisdom at the Center of Our Struggles”