Coddiwomple - To travel in a purposeful manner to a vague destination.
If you read this blog, then you probably have noticed that I follow a lot of business leaders, motivational speakers, and more to get my inspiration from. Some might find it weird that I find so many parallels between their advice or lifestyle to chronic illness. When you break down what they say and adapt… Continue reading Reality vs. Expectations With A Chronic Illness
You might have noticed that I've been fairly quiet lately on my pages and here on the blog. The reason for this was fairly simple and something we've all experienced, my health spiraling out of control despite my best efforts. Soon after the physical challenges of a flare come on, the mental challenges follow. This… Continue reading Chronic Illness Life: How I Explain What It’s Like To Live With Everyday Challenges and Questions.
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
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.
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
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?
In recent years my advocacy has been less consistent than I would have liked. Life has improved, and I am soaking up being comfortable in my new normal since making my ostomy permanent. But helping others is still a massive passion of mine, and I will always do what I can. My story with Crohn's… Continue reading 70.3 for IBD – Team Challenge And The Crohn’s Colitis Foundation (Part 2) – 2 Minute Read
Every once in a while, a weekend comes along when life seems to be in perfect balance. This past weekend was an excellent example of just that for me. It combined work, golf, triathlon, friends, and good food for three straight days. So what is that combination for me? Let me sum up Friday through… Continue reading Work, Golf, Triathlons, Friends, Food Balance – 4 Minute Read
There are times we can all use a little extra money in our pockets. Life can be expensive and living with a chronic illness just adds on to all the bills. This is why I wanted to see what it was like to drive for Lyft and Uber recently, and why I wanted to share… Continue reading Why I Tried Ride Sharing With Lyft And Uber, And 4 Reasons I Think It Is Great With A Chronic Illness