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What I Almost Named My Blog Five Years Ago

How did I end up with “Illness to Wellness”? Others believed in me – and now I do, too. The name I almost used doesn’t make sense anymore.

Book Recommendations · Chronic Illness · Grad School · Mental Health · Personal · Recovery · Religious · Short-term/Acute Illness

Fighting for the Present in the Middle of the Past and Future

We must integrate the reminders “memento mori” and “memento vivere” in order for us to stay present in “ordinary time.”

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Deliciously Living a Low-FODMAP Life to Reduce IBS Symptoms (Resources and Recipes Included!)

I began an IBS-specific diet recently and it’s actually been helpful. Here are some recipes and pieces of wisdom for you.

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Don’t Forget About Other Aspects of Your Health as You Face Your Illness(es)

May is Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. My story is a reminder to keep up with all aspects of health.

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10 Things I Gave Up, and 10 Things I Took On, After I Went to Mayo Clinic

I believe in not just giving things up, but replacing them as you go along. I’ve discerned more about what does and does not work for me.