Perspective

I read a quote the other day that said, "No matter how bad things get, there will always be good in the world. You just have to look for it." The day that I first read this quote, I had three separate conversations. The first one was with a lady who had some allergy issues …

Grief and FODMAPs

Did you know that being diagnosed with a chronic illness can send you into the stages of grief? I didn't fully understand that until a few months ago.  If you think about it, though, grief for an old life that's lost isn't surprising.  The traditional five stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance - …

Not-So-Smooth Sailing: My Crash Landing into PI-IBS

On my husband's 28th birthday, I began making plans for his 30th.  We don't typically make a big deal of birthdays around our house, but I knew it would be a milestone and I wanted to do it right.  By his 29th birthday, the plans were made: a birthday cruise out of Galveston the week before his birthday and a family-friends …