In honor of Lyme Disease Awareness Month (May) I contributed a guest post to MissDiagnoses.com. In it I open up about my past and the interconnection between art, eats, and healing during my holistic recovery from chronic Lyme. Continue reading “Art, Eats and Healing Chronic Illness: A Guest Post for MissDiagnoses.com”
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)”
Food is medicine, and like all medicine, the potency makes a huge difference. When it comes to healing severe or chronic illness, we need strong medicine and that means including the freshest and most nutritious ingredients. Continue reading “6 Reasons Eating Seasonally Supports Self Healing + The AIP By Season Cookbook”
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”