Monthly Archives: June 2013

Adventures in kayaking (and other happy stuff)

It was a pretty blissful day in these parts: fun, busy and exhausting in a good way. I kicked the day off with a jog/walk. The sky was bright and Mauna Kea was in clear view. Here’s a picture I snapped around the 4th mile when I noticed the moon was hovering in the early […]

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Thoughts on tweaking (and magical beans)

First things first: thanks for the feedback on the last post. Your collective comments reflected what I know to be true: I’m a multi-faceted person and IBD is just one of many colors in the rainbow of my life. Since the C-word is here to stay, there’s no need to start over from a “clean […]

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Confession time! (And a poll… feedback requested please!)

Ooooh, sounds juicy, doesn’t it? Well, I DO have a confession to make. I’m kinda sorta really sick of writing from a “sick” person’s perspective. Crohn’s disease kicked my ass all the way through last year. But guess what? It’s not last year anymore, and I’m feeling pretty flippin’ fantastic! My obsession with food and […]

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Experiments in eating

My latest experiment with eating involves “food combining” for optimal digestion and limiting “white” carbs like pasta, potatoes, rice and bread. These carb-o-licious items are all highly recommended during a Crohns flare, but they pack the weight on super super quickly. Overall, it has been do-able to follow through. It probably doesn’t hurt that I […]

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Environment matters… more than we think

Today was terrific for a Friday! I started with a swim before work. Then Charlie came along with me to a session at the park. (Believe it or not, the environment can play a HUGE role in the quality of a meeting. ) When a person is anxious, just being in nature can provide a […]

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Feeling vibrant!

It was a good week back to work. Thanks to a restful vacation, I now have my priorities back in order: A little bit of love goes a long, long way! In addition to working at my j-o-b, I made sure to play every day! My morning workouts ahem, play dates were here: and here […]

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A coffee experiment gone wrong

Presenting “Princess BooBoo”. Yes, I know that’s awful. “Charlie Rose” has a waaaaaay better ring to it. But she’s been telling me lately (psychically of course), that P.B.B. is her real name. Vea isn’t a fan (that’s putting it mildly) and has taken to calling her “Fugly”. Please at least pretend to be shocked in […]

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Eat, PLAY, Love

A month ago, I was a rat on a wheel: trying to team with unappreciative, grumpy, stressed out people. In doing so, I contracted a serious case of flaming bitch-itis. Symptoms included pasty pallor and soul-less eyes, disappearance of patience and compassion, a rash of snarky finger pointing, and failture to filter what I was […]

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The Sunday rundown :)

Because I’m feeling lazy, today I’m borrowing a format widely used in blogland. 🙂 In… our living room on a rainy Sunday, hanging out with cutie patootie Charlie Rose. Reading… the UnDiet by Meghan Telpner. So far it’s really hitting home. I’ve read A LOT of different takes on what’s good / not good for […]

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