Into the new year with gratitude.

Happy New Year to you, dear reader. “May the best of last year, be the worst for the coming year.”  This sweet sentiment blessed me today by a loving aunt of mine. Mixed in with doctor visits and physical therapy, diagnosis and dietary exploration, I’ve had a few deeply significant “bests” in 2016.  Most of …

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Listen to your body.

The fact that any food is gluten-free has totally lost significance.  Let me break it down like an equation for you. X + Y = Z therefore Jessica + Grain = Pain Through the thickets of autoimmune disease I’m finding this out.   If I’m jonesin’ for joint hurt then I should definitely eat bread, pasta, oats, or pancakes (even if …

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Broomstick lace for a happy place

As a young person, my mom and I sat on the couch in her “good room” where absolutely no toys were allowed –through the entrance that she only used for guests- and she taught me a few simple stitches of crochet. There I watched Mom work on a blanket, and she would pause to demonstrate loops …

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