How To Forgive Yourself For Getting Sick (& Why You Need To)

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I recently came down with the flu, and it reminded me of how ungracefully I can respond to sickness, even after years of dealing with chronic illness.  Yes, I’ve gotten waaaaay better at accepting that being sick means doing less and resting more.  But when I paid attention to my thoughts, I saw that I was still blaming myself for being sick and I caught myself feeling in turns frustrated, disappointed and guilty because of my symptoms. 

Ultimately in order to heal I had to forgive myself for needing to heal in the first place.  Continue reading “How To Forgive Yourself For Getting Sick (& Why You Need To)”

Color Blast Sweet Potato + Red Onion Stir Fry

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This recipe is: Paleo + AIP (Autoimmune Protocol) + Whole30 + vegan + coconut free

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This simple, flavorful stir fry features anti-oxidant rich root vegetables to keep you warm and nourished throughout the colder months. The beautiful colors are a feast for the eyes and signal a variety important phytonutrients to support seasonal wellness.  Continue reading “Color Blast Sweet Potato + Red Onion Stir Fry”

Apples with Sweet & Salty Cinnamon Date Dip

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This recipe is: Paleo + AIP (Autoimmune Protocol) + vegan + coconut free

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I was craving salted caramel & since most AIP caramel recipes feature coconut (which my body doesn’t always love) I got creative & whipped up this entirely nut-free treat. Sweet & salty with a bit of spice, this simple & luxurious date-based dip turned out part salted caramel, part apple crumble & 100% deelicious.   Continue reading “Apples with Sweet & Salty Cinnamon Date Dip”

What My Life’s Like After Finally Achieving Remission from Lyme Disease & Chronic Illness

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If you’ve been following me then you probably already know: I achieved remission from Lyme disease and its major co-infections at the start of the year. Then I totally unplugged & took a some time off, which I talk about in my post: How I Transitioned From a Chronic Illness Identity.

Reaching remission is kinda a big deal, and I realized that what I hadn’t shared what its actually been like after 20+ years of chronic illness & 7+ years of full time treatments, to finally be “better.” Until now. Continue reading “What My Life’s Like After Finally Achieving Remission from Lyme Disease & Chronic Illness”