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Finding Freedom on the Nordic Track
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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day is about compassion, freedom, kindness, and love not only to others, but to yourself as well. Today in Mount Hood, on the Teacup Lake Nordic Ski course, I was able to say hello to … Read More

Why I Went on the Low FODMAP Diet
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In August my gastroenterologist decided to try a more holistic approach to treating what he said was severe irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. At this point I was weaning off chemotherapy with the concern that the Methotrexate was doing more … Read More

Low FODMAP Diet Grocery List
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On my Instagram, I receive a lot of questions about the Low FODMAP Diet for my autoimmune disease and IBS. I always tell my followers the importance of only doing this diet if it is prescribed by a doctor. Why? … Read More

How To Increase Dexterity to Relieve Arthritis Pain
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  Last night in Oregon, we received our first rainfall of Autumn, which meant a constant reminder that I have Arthritis. Since we have the awful forest fires going, this rain was a blessing. The ashes have calmed down in … Read More

Autoimmune Diet Cheat Meal: Adult Ramen Noodles
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Have you ever seen someone on social media post about how excited they were for “cheat day”? Usually donuts, pizza, french fries, or other unhealthy items are piled onto their plate as a reward for sticking to their extreme diet … Read More

Chocolate Making & Choosing Happiness over Grieving
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Today at a team building activity, I was able to create new memories and, most importantly, celebrate my late mother’s birthday on a sweet note by doing one of her favorite things, indulging in chocolate and learning about artisan chocolate … Read More

Remicade/ Infiximab Infusion Day Reflections
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Remicade infusion Every 30 minutes The pulse vibes through my arm wrapped tight to catch the count with the clock on her wrist and twitch goes the pulse from a finger counting my numbers for Remicade a static I am … Read More

How I Stay Organized with a Chronic Illness
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If there is one thing you should know about me, it is that I have to stay organized ALL the time. Since I’m always running out of spoons (aka energy), I am constantly forgetting where I put things, when I … Read More

What does synovial fluid do in an Arthritis Flare Up?
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What is synovial fluid?  Synovial fluid is a lubricant lies within your joints and protects your bones from clashing together when you’re moving. When you injure yourself, there is often swelling to protect yourself even more. However, with Rheumatoid Arthritis, … Read More

How You Can Make Small Decisions to Live More Eco-Friendly
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It was second semester of my sophomore year of college and I was starting to get nervous about where to go for in between my current and upcoming semester. Over the phone and miles away, my sister, “Lee”, and I were … Read More

Conducive Work Space Entails Spotify
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This new year, I’ll be starting it off right with a new design job! I will be working as an international graphic designer, managing designs and collaterals for several countries around the world. My job is to take provided copy … Read More

Crafting for our Tague “Bah” New Years Party!
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Hello lovely people, For the past few days my sister and I have been preparing for our New Years Party to ring in 2016. Portland isn’t particularly known for it’s nightlife– rather, it’s known for it’s brunch life. So, we … Read More

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