Advocacy, Chronic Illness, General, Uncategorized

NYTimes Advice: Don’t Date Someone With A Chronic Illness

Since I've lived just outside of the New York City area, I've always thought of the New York Times as my home newspaper. And while I will not be getting into any political discussions about the NYTimes, I am going to discuss a recent advice column that basically said a young woman should be very… Continue reading NYTimes Advice: Don’t Date Someone With A Chronic Illness

Chronic Illness, General, Mindset

Stress, Chronic Illness, and My Experience With Meditation. Including A Podcast From Hal Elrod Of The Miracle Morning.

For a few years now, I've incorporated meditation into my life. Fact: When I meditate, I feel better. Fact: When I don't meditate, I feel worse. It's that simple for me, and it could potentially be that easy for you. More and more podcasts and articles are sharing the scientific results on how meditation can… Continue reading Stress, Chronic Illness, and My Experience With Meditation. Including A Podcast From Hal Elrod Of The Miracle Morning.

Mindset, Routines & Structure, Travel

The World Just Got Even Smaller For Spoonies With COVID-19

Today is May 1st, 2020, and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread within our communities and around the world. As many of us are taking the proper precautions and sheltering in place until the outbreak dies down, it will be impossible to sustain this lifestyle forever. While many of us are used to staying in… Continue reading The World Just Got Even Smaller For Spoonies With COVID-19

Chronic Illness, General, Mindset

Why The Most Important Number During The COVID-19 Pandemic Is 100% – 4 Min Read

Without a doubt, we're living in a unique time in world history since modern medicine was developed. Many of us weren't thinking that a worldwide pandemic would happen anytime soon, but here we are, quarantined with a stay at home order for a majority of us. During this time, it is natural to watch the… Continue reading Why The Most Important Number During The COVID-19 Pandemic Is 100% – 4 Min Read

Chronic Illness, Mindset, Support Network, Travel

A Traveling Spoonie – Anxiety Never Goes Away

I'm not going sugarcoat anything when it comes to traveling with a chronic illness. There is always anxiety that comes with being farther from home. One of the worst parts, it never goes away. When we aren't doing well, the anxiety is always going to be high. And when we are doing well, the fear… Continue reading A Traveling Spoonie – Anxiety Never Goes Away

Advocacy, Chronic Illness, General, Triathlon

Why The Spoonie Ironman?

https://youtu.be/ZdPJu67fqMM If you've followed my new blog this year, you might have noticed that I recently changed the name of it to The Spoonie Ironman. And now that I have been asked more than a few times what it means, I figured I would write a short blog to answer the question on here officially.… Continue reading Why The Spoonie Ironman?

Advocacy, Chronic Illness, Exercise & Activity, Support Network

AbbVie IBD Warrior Challenge Event

Disclosure: AbbVie paid for my travel and expenses and compensated me for my time to attend this event. AbbVie is also sponsoring this post, but all opinions and thoughts are my own.  It’s hard to put into words what it feels like to return home after an event like the IBD Warrior Challenge hosted by Abbvie to… Continue reading AbbVie IBD Warrior Challenge Event

Chronic Illness, Exercise & Activity, Mindset, Routines & Structure, Uncategorized

The 24/7 Job That I Never Signed Up For – How I Manage My Chronic Illness (Intro)

For most of my life, I have been a glass half full kind of person. Even though I have been dealt a rough hand to play with, I've always tried to make the best of it. Even when my quality of life was LOW, I didn't give up hope that my health would get better.… Continue reading The 24/7 Job That I Never Signed Up For – How I Manage My Chronic Illness (Intro)

Chronic Illness

PM360 Awards Event In New York City – 3 Minute Read

PM360 Award Article This week I was one of two patient advocates that were awarded a PM360 Elite winner. It was a celebration to show appreciation for the work many have done to help others in the health sectors. It was an honor to be recognized as a patient advocate at the event. Every day… Continue reading PM360 Awards Event In New York City – 3 Minute Read