I recently returned from my honeymoon vacation in Hawaii. It was an amazing time full of fun, adventure, great food, picturesque panoramic views, and relaxation. I could truly write a whole post just on how splendid this place is, but for now, hopefully a few pictures will suffice. 🙂 Aside from the amazing time that we had, what I noticed most about my time in Hawaii (in addition to my general well-being and threshold for tolerating more strenuous activities and… Read more »

A month or so ago, I was reading a book and it brought up a super interesting and unique point that really stopped me in my tracks and made me think a great deal. It asserted that “being sick” is a choice, and that we make this [subconscious] choice to engage in illness due to a “perceived payoff.”  When I first read this, I didn’t know how to feel. I thought, “WTF this is ridiculous…OF COURSE I don’t choose to… Read more »

autoimmunity and personality theory instinctual wellbeing

So, I have this theory. And the reason I have it is because I’m a part of several (and even run my own) autoimmune support groups and communities, where I’ve been privileged enough to connect with such amazing people and hear so many of my fellow autoimmune warriors’ stories. It’s through these stories and connections that have led me to begin noticing patterns. These patterns have nothing really to do with the condition or disease itself though; instead, these patterns… Read more »

  Are you in the driver’s seat of your own life? Do you feel like you have control of managing your health? For many of us, the answer may be “no.”   Oftentimes, we hop from doctor to doctor, hoping that someone will tell us what is truly going on with our bodies and what we can do to fix it. We allow ourselves to become trapped by, as some may call it, the “sickness industry”, and we become subject to… Read more »

The check engine light (otherwise known as the “ugh what now” light) is often times the first indication that something is wrong with our car. It’s also a light that we often times ignore, because we’re afraid of what it could mean for our poor little car. I know this all too well. Whenever that light in my car goes on, my first thought is, “Eh – couldn’t be that bad. My car is running fine! It’s probably just a… Read more »

mitch strikes back

Just as bears are known to hibernate for up to 7.5 months during the winter, I have just emerged from a deep blogging hibernation that lasted through the summer. Why, you ask? Great question. Allow me to explain a little bit about where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to. Basically, I think we can just sum it up like this: The biggest reason why I decided to go into blogging hibernation is because throughout April – July, I… Read more »

patience clock

We’ve all heard the adages, “Patience is a virtue”; “Good things come to those who wait”; and just plain old “Be patient”, but what do these really mean? What does it truly mean to be patient and how can we be more patient? To be honest, it’s taken me a long time to be able to even write about this topic, as I humbly admit that I am not known for my inherent patience. However, I have long since realized… Read more »

One of the most frequent sentiments I come across is, “Oh, I can’t ________; I’m much too old! “Or, “I’m far too stuck in my ways; I’ll never be able to change.” Well, I’m here to kindly tell you that you’re wrong. Despite what you, or others in your life, have been telling you, it’s never too late. It’s never too late to make a change, to clean up your life, or to fulfill your childhood dream. It’s never too… Read more »