desperate times call for desperate measures

…desperate times call for desperate measures. i’ve been thinking a lot about this phrase lately. it seems to be something i feel at least once a month. it’s inevitable. there’s a cyclical piece to my invisible illnesses (yes, plural) and knowing that the increase in symptoms, emotions and pain is coming is days away is […]

FEATURED:: the mighty- to those who say there’s no real diagnosis for my symptoms

this past april, i had the pleasure of being featured as a writer on one of my favorite autoimmune and chronic illness websites. check out the feature here and feel free to share with anyone you think it may encourage or support. love to you all!

how to hire (or fire!) your doctor

how to hire [and fire!] your doctor- 4 tips on how to have the best relationship with your care provider! i hear time and again how patients are frustrated with their doctors and how they wish their doctors knew more, listened more, cared more. but here’s the question that i want to pose to you- […]

the magic of magnesium

what if i told you i had the magic beans, the cure for your chronic stress and low energy? you’d probably think i was crazy. right? there is no such thing as “magic beans.” in all seriousness though, there is a little known fact that needs to be shouted from every roof top and skyscraper- […]

the beauty of bio-individuality — the most important piece to your healing

while in school to become a certified Integrative Nutrition coach, i was introduced to dozens of dietary theories and the claims of how each one was the “right” one. as my time as a student went on, i realized something- is there really such a thing as the “right” way to eat for the best […]

4 ways to tackle a sick day:: practical tips you can use today

a few days ago, i had a really bad day. i woke up feeling lousy, took one look out the window and realized that the day’s weather wasn’t going to help. anyone else like that? sometimes that darn barometric pressure is the straw that breaks the camel’s back. bad days aren’t something we can plan […]

an open letter to fellow warriors

so, here’s the deal. living with an autoimmune condition sucks. today is a hard day for me. scratch that, this whole week has been a hard week for me. but today is especially tough. i spent the past several days dealing with the plague [aka the common february cold/flu] and am still feeling the effects […]

health coach FAQs! – how a health coach can benefit you

it’s friday! hooray for the weekend! later today i am meeting with a new client; i can’t wait to get started working with her! because i was thinking of all the things i have to share, i realized that this would be a perfect blog post. just what is health coaching? how can it help […]