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The 2017 List of Top 10 Allergy Friendly Restaurant Chains is Now Out!

The 2017 List of Top 10 Allergy Friendly Restaurant Chains is now out, people! GO CHECK IT OUT! Having been diagnosed with an anaphylactic food allergy only a couple of years ago, I still live with the dreaded anxiety that tags along when I eat out at restaurants. It’s an anxiety that is hard to… Continue reading The 2017 List of Top 10 Allergy Friendly Restaurant Chains is Now Out!

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Thursday Tips & Tricks: Food Allergies At Home πŸ“πŸž

Food allergies are a pain πŸ™…πŸΌ. They’re often hard to manage & can be difficult to live with. It’s especially hard when you live with other people. 🏑 Here’s an easy trick to help make yours and your roommates/family members loves easier: label all the food with small colored dotsπŸ”΄. For example, foods or ingredients… Continue reading Thursday Tips & Tricks: Food Allergies At Home πŸ“πŸž

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My Anaphlyaxis Story

For those who may have seen my previous post, the post below is the story I wrote for the Food Allergy Resource and Education website: I was at a restaurant and had made my allergies very well known to the waiter and the staff. However, they didn’t take my allergy seriously and made all of… Continue reading My Anaphlyaxis Story

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Food Allergy Awareness Week: My Story

I am incredibly humbled and happy to know that my story reached more than 90,000 people and shared more than 300 times thanks to Food Allergy Research & Education I shared my story for a couple of reasons: 1. So people with food allergies learn that they need to be able to recognize their symptoms,… Continue reading Food Allergy Awareness Week: My Story

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Tips and Tricks: Resource PagesΒ 

   Recently I’ve added three new pages to my blog: resources pages for headaches/migraines, narcolepsy, and food allergies. I went through all the resources as I was choosing which were most beneficial to share (there’s a lot, because there’s so much helpful info out there!) and realized that I wasn’t even aware of half of… Continue reading Tips and Tricks: Resource PagesΒ 

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What’s the Word? “Fortitude”

   Fortitude.  A word I love. A word I repeat in my head day in and day out. A constant reminder that I am stronger than any difficulty I am facing.  Physical strength is great. Without physical strength I wouldn’t have been able to get up to bat every time I had a migraine during… Continue reading What’s the Word? “Fortitude”

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The Most Typical of Mondays

Yesterday was a test of my patience, perseverance, and temper. What started out as a classic “Monday Mishap” escalated into a “Monday Mayhem.” I experienced those typical “ugh” moments that everyone faces pretty often-losing your wallet (temporarily, thankfully), dumb drivers on the road, timing mishaps and office troubles–but there was one segment of my day… Continue reading The Most Typical of Mondays