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Recipe: Berry Chia Pudding

For those of you who aren’t aware, I am currently working on a FREE eBook with snack recipes that are higher calorie and nutrient dense. Once it’s complete it will be up on my website. I wanted to provide a free resource for our community with some recipes you all may or may not have tried. They are all also easy to make, because we all have enough on our plate as it is. This is just the first in a series of eBooks I plan to release and I am so excited.

I wanted to provide you guys with a sneak peak from the book by sharing one of the recipes.

It's Not An Easy Task... Living Behind A Mask

Aging with CF is a beautiful “problem” to have. When I was diagnosed in the 1980’s, I didn’t expect to have this luxury. Yet here I am, 38 years old with the same lungs I was born with. Granted they do not function as they once did or even as they should but they’re mine and I’m thankful for them. It’s my responsibility to care for them to the best of my ability, it’s both a privilege and a huge undertaking.

A Professional Worrier Calls It Quits: Taking on Preschool and Learning to Let Go

Do you ever have days where you wake up, muscles taught, poised for action? Days where the alarm clock is like a match that ignites your mind into motion? Or, conversely, nights where the minute your head hits the pillow, a parade of worries begins to march by, one by one by one…

"Different"

For years I've always been open about having Cystic Fibrosis. I've never kept it a secret; in fact it's something I usually mention not long into a conversation with someone. People always ask me why I'm so open about having CF, and what it's like to be different. That word "different," is such an important word.

Why I Run

As a kid my nickname was “horse legs.” But I actually took it as a compliment for two reasons. One, I was completely infatuated with horses; collecting statues, posters, stickers and drawing pictures of them in my school notebooks constantly.

Every Breath Is A Gift

I teach yoga and I have cystic fibrosis. Why would someone do something that revolves around breathing when that’s the one thing that they struggle with? I ask myself this question before every single yoga class I teach.

Swim to Live

Watching the U.S. Olympic swimmers, breaking world records and winning gold medals these past few weeks has been inspiring. They have demonstrated skill, discipline, perseverance and spirit. To quote Michael Phelps: “I wouldn’t say anything is impossible. I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and put the work and time into it.” 

Don’t Call Me The C-Word: Achieving Balance By Defining Yourself

If someone had asked me 10 years ago to write a blog post having anything to do with Cystic Fibrosis, I would have sworn out loud, hung up the phone, and burned any written correspondence in the sink.

Everything I know about CF, I learned from my dog

Eight years ago my life took a huge turn. I had just graduated from college and was at a place where I wasn’t really sure what I was going to do with the “rest of my life.” It was around this same time that I was getting sick a lot, and the time between being sick and on oral antibiotics was getting shorter and shorter. I knew that in order to improve my health I needed to be exercising more and taking better care of myself.

Exercising For Energy

Cystic Fibrosis is a disease that has a wide variety of unseen symptoms that is so drastically different from patient to patient. Not only are the symptoms drastically different, but the treatment plans are equally as diverse. What works wonders for one CF patient may do nothing for another. Something that does universally improve life, for anyone with or without CF, is exercise.

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