June 4, 2018

Summer is here and it’s the perfect time to talk about skin health! 

Despite being the largest organ in our bodies, our skin is often overlooked when it comes to overall health and wellness.

Since starting a new job as a Medical Assistant at Western Maryland Dermatology...

April 30, 2018

Do you feel like you struggle with the pressures and demands of work and life? If so, you’re not alone. According to a 2014 American Psychological Association report, 77% of Americans regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress. But don’t let all this st...

April 19, 2018

I used to HATE Brussels sprouts so much when I was a kid…but, boy do I love them now! Not only are they a nutritional powerhouse, but they're one of the most versatile veggies out there. Plus, they’re so easy to prepare that I eat them a few times a week!!

April 2, 2018

Welcome to the second post in a 2-part series focused on reclaiming your health after (or even prior to) an autoimmune disease diagnosis.  If you didn't already catch it, be sure to read Autoimmune Disease: 6 Steps for Reclaiming Your Health (Part 1) for Steps 1 -3


March 20, 2018

You’ve just been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease…now what? 

You’re likely experiencing a wide range of emotions.  You may be sad or angry.  “Why me?”  Maybe you’re relieved because you’ve been feeling terrible for so long, and now you finally have an answer.  Maybe...

March 6, 2018

Most of my friends and family are aware that I suffer from an autoimmune disease called Crohn’s disease.  However, it recently became clear to me that many don’t know much about autoimmune diseases, let alone some of the things that impact their chances of developing o...

October 30, 2017

 “My body betrayed me”. 

If you've ever suffered from a chronic illness, or even a surgery or injury that involved a lengthy recovery, you too may have had this thought more than once.  Dealing with the mental and emotional burdens that come along with this territo...

August 31, 2017

If you live a Clean Eating lifestyle like I do (or even if you don't), the thought of a food-oriented social get-together can be terrifying!  How am I going to possibly avoid the amazing variety of potato chips, sweet treats (they seriously call my name at EVERY event!...

July 14, 2017

Anyone else love ice cream but don’t want the added sugar? Yes?!?!? I knew I wasn’t alone!

I have ALWAYS had a weakness for ice cream.  I grew up in Southern California, and summer was my favorite time of the year as a kid.  It meant long days spent playing at the beach...

July 13, 2017

Welcome to my site!  I’m excited to share some great information with you here!  Over the years, I’ve found awesome recipes and products, as well as many incredible fitness, nutrition and healthy living tips.  My hope is that you too can use them to start living your b...

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