What are your non-negotiables for 2017?

What are your non-negotiables for 2017?

As 2016 is coming to a close, it’s common to look back and see how well you did with your New Year’s Resolutions, you know the ones that you made on January 1st, 2016! Far too many of us start off the year with the best of intentions but generally fall off the wagon by February and as the year is coming to end we often beat ourselves up because yet again, we will have the same resolutions in 2017.  

Resolutions just don’t work, unless you have a strategy attached to help set yourself up for success. So many of us, turn to vision boards (which I personally love and create every January 1st myself), these generally work much better because we are able to see our goals every single day. We have all heard the saying energy goes where attention flows ….. and that is so true. When you focus your attention on what you want every day, somehow someway we bring these wishes into existence (most years I am always amazed at what I brought forth that I never thought would be possible). 

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What To Do When Your Husband Isn’t Supportive?

What To Do When Your Husband Isn’t Supportive?

Okay let me start by saying, I am divorced and when my health hit a major roadblock my husband eventually bailed for other reasons so I am not be the best one to answer this question but here is goes, anyway.

Talk to him. Most likely he is scared. Your health has had to have been an issue for a while. According to the Journal of Medicine, “Every time the disease is clinically diagnosed in an adult, that person has foe decades had the disease in a latent or silent stage.”

Everything is going to have to change, what you eat, how you cook and quite honestly it’s a lot for you to grasp, how about for someone who doesn’t truly get it. All he knows is you may never cook his favorite dinner ever again.

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What To Do When My Family Has No Food For Me?

What To Do When My Family Has No Food For Me?

This is a tough question because every family situation and dynamic is different but here is what I have found works best in most situations.

First off this is your issue. You have celiac disease and I’m guessing that the rest of your family does not. Having celiac disease and understanding all of the intricacies that go along with this disease is confusing, is hard to fully grasp and you live with it every day, they do not. 

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Cutting out the Negativity……

Cutting out the Negativity……

I’m not sure if this is a Celiac thing or if this is just a change in my own outlook on life but I find myself having less and less patience with people who are negative all the time. Negativity breeds negativity and I believe the more you bitch and complain about how everything in your life is wrong the more you bring into your life. What you focus on, you become.

I choose to look at the positive, to focus on the good and create and bring more of that into my life. Something majorly changed in me after realizing that my health was in shambles, I realized that I needed to do the best that I could every day and to make better choices and to focus on what was working and what was good, even when I felt like hell. It was the only way I knew how to survive and it was the only way I knew how to be. Some days it took a lot to find something positive to focus on but I refused to stay stuck on how something wasn’t working the way i thought it should be.

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Top 3 Tips on Telling Your Family

Top 3 Tips on Telling Your Family

Every family dynamic is different and some of us consider our close friends more family than the families that we were born into. Either way, when I am talking about family, I am referring to the people who you love, you you are precious too and who would do anything for you. These people are the most important peeps in your life and you are going to need these people very much in the coming days, weeks and years. So be sure to love them, appreciate them and realize that you are not just changing and helping improve your own health but that you are changing the dynamic of how all these special people are with you. So managing all these peoples expectations, fears, educating them is going to take time. And, it is hugely important to remember that they don’t have to live with this 24/7 like you do.

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Top 3 Tips on Stepping Away That One Bite Is Not Worth IT …..

Top 3 Tips on Stepping Away That One Bite Is Not Worth IT …..

We have all been there, where we smell a certain food stops us in our tracks, you walked in you favorite Aunt’s house and she is pulling out her famous apple pie just in time for your visit, your Mom just made her famous lasagna and the whole house reminds you of your childhood, or your all-time favorite take-out place is making a delivery as you walk into your friends house - in each instance for one moment we forget that what we smell, what reminds us of family, or home, or friends will now make us sick and its just not fair.

And you wonder will just one bite, really hurt me? You know the answer is yes, but sometimes we try and rationalize or bargain with ourselves. 

So how to you gracefully step away from the foods you once loved?

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