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My Journey with Crohn’s Part 2: Adjusting to Crohn’s and Finding a New Normal

I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in May of 2013. It’s been a bumpy ride adjusting to my new normal with Crohn’s. I voraciously read anything I could get my hands on, joined a support group, asked my doctor tons of questions, and tried about a zillion different tips and tricks to try and get …

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Why I Don’t Stay in AirBnBs: Learning to Travel Responsibly and Respectfully

AirBnB is a huge world-wide travel phenomenon. Unpopular opinion: I don’t stay in AirBnBs. I’m all for what AirBnb set out to be: a way to get closer to local life when you travel. Staying with a host and getting advice for things to see that you’d never have seen otherwise. That’s awesome! It’s at …

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How to Choose a New Place to Move to When You Have a Chronic Illness Like Crohn’s Disease

If you’re anything like me, you get restless. I’ve lived in four places in the last 10 years: Wuhan, China; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Seattle, Washington; and Valencia, Spain. The last two moves were with active Crohn’s disease. I learned a lot throughout those moves, and I wrote about how to move with a chronic illness …

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Things to do Before Traveling with a Chronic Illness – 6 Lists with the Ultimate Tips to Have Your Best Trip Ever

The flight is booked. The hotel reserved. You may even have your itinerary hammered out. It’s time to go on vacation! Planning a trip is fun and exciting….there’s so much possibility! Traveling with a chronic illness means there are some things to consider and prepare for that will make your next vacation even better. Pin …

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The 8 Best Natural Reef Safe Sunscreens on Amazon

Sunshine and water are one of life’s best combinations. There’s no better way to spend a summer day, and this means you end up using a lot of sunscreen. We’ve all heard the recommendation to wear SPF, and having a chronic illness makes that recommendation even more important! Besides being uncomfortable, sunburns come with some …

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Probiotics: The Best Benefits from Food and Supplements

Probiotics are an important part of gut function. Your digestive system should be full of good bacteria helping you digest your food. These bacteria help you break down the nutrition in your food so that it can move smoothly through the digestive system which makes them a crucial part of the digestive process. Probiotics’ benefits …

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