I scream, you scream, we all scream for vegan ice cream, right? Being dairy-free, I can no longer enjoy regular ice cream, but thankfully, growing up in Los Angeles, I had a lot of options to still enjoy ice cream! For a roundup of my favorite places to enjoy ice cream minus the milk but never minus the flavor, click here! 🙂
Food is an integral part of life–it both fuels us physically and connects us socially. I love that as a nutrition science major, I can talk to anyone and everyone about food since it’s something we all possess in common! Today I present to you facts about nutrition that you may not have known earlier–quiz yourself while reading my newest article!
Have you ever been overwhelmed by the plethora of different diets you read and hear about daily? It’s confusing and challenging to know which to choose, who to trust, and so on. I have a simple and easy solution: the Listen-to-Your-body Diet. I wrote an article on this diet for Spoon University that you can read here. If you want to check out all of my other articles for Spoon University too, click here! Happy Wednesday, everyone!
Hello, everyone! I am thrilled to share something quite exciting with you. 🙂 Can you guess what it is? No? That’s okay–I’ll tell you!
The I’mpossible Project book has released for pre-order, and I am a contributing author! Interested in hearing my story as well as the stories of 49 other people working to break stigmas around physical and mental health issues? Pre-order today here! The book will release August 24, 2017.
It was such an honor to write for this book. Writing always challenges me to examine myself then articulate this understanding of myself in the most pleasing and perfect prose; this is one of the reasons I love blogging!
In The I’mPossible Project, I write about my struggles with Lyme disease 😦 and how I discovered joy, purpose, and hope 🙂 despite immense physical and mental pain. The point of this book is to show “I am possible,” meaning there is hope in the (seemingly) hopeless, relief in the painful, and purpose in the pointless. Challenges strengthen our character and our minds and our hearts.
Don’t forget to pre-order your copy of this inspiring book filled with stories of triumph and success and resilience despite overwhelmingly challenging circumstances each of the authors faced. Happy reading!
I’ve had health issues for years upon years, but my Lyme disease diagnosis is much newer information to me. Although I have had Lyme disease for over 10 years as my doctor has estimated, I was only diagnosed three years ago. More people and more doctors need to understand the reality of battling such a vicious, invisible disease, so I am partnering with LymeLight to share my story as a Lyme fighter during this Lyme Disease Awareness Month!
Check out my story here! 🙂
Hi, everyone! Guess what?!
I’m going to college!
I committed to the University of California, Davis in the University Honors Program. Here I will double major in nutrition science and entomology. I could not be more thrilled to have found such a perfect home for the next four years of my life! I will relocate from Los Angeles to Davis this fall.
Now, you may be wondering…
What is entomology?
Entomology is the study of insects. Although insects are tiny, they are mighty–they cause much disease in our world, including the disease which I fight: Lyme! I hope to perform research on infectious diseases caused by insects to ultimately provide health and healing to people hurt by insects. Also, I want to double major to combine nutrition education with disease treatment and prevention.
Davis is the perfect town for a foodie and health nut like myself. Overflowing with yoga, gluten-free and vegan bakeries, bikes, and farmers markets, Davis is my wonderful new home. I am so in love!
While in college, I will still be blogging, of course, but the relocation gives me a chance to broaden my foodie finds to San Francisco, Napa Valley, and Nor Cal in general as well as my hometown of Los Angeles.
Happy Tuesday! Although I am sick in bed today, LyfeBulb brightened my day by messaging me that my “Lyfe Story” is now posted on their website! Ironically, considering my health is not great today, my article discusses how my illness became a blessing. Reading the story definitely helped me regain perspective and reminded me to find hope (especially when life is challenging!). Check it out here
However, I would never change this experience because of what it has developed within me— strength, perseverance, compassion, inspiration, and calling.
I’m smiling in this picture since this morning, I started my day my favorite way: voicing my testimony and sharing how my chronic illness ultimately became a blessing. Speaking is a HUGE passion of mine, and I had the chance to present my first online talk today to an online school. After I spoke, I engaged in a Q&A session. I loved connecting with students from all over the world!
In the picture above, you will notice my high-heeled boots under the table. You can always catch me donning these special pink high heels for a speech or anything involving Health and High Heels! 🙂
Today my interview released for the social media campaign #MakeHopeViral! I am thrilled to share the story (here) of my Lyme disease diagnosis and how this debilitating disease ultimately became a huge blessing in my life. I hope it encourages you to keep fighting whatever struggle you face and to show the world you have hope. 🙂
Last week I was thrilled to speak at my high school’s chapel and share with the student body how my Lyme disease became a blessing (watch it here). How fitting that May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month! I am passionate about sharing my testimony to hopefully inspire others and use knowledge gained from my own health struggles to educate people on health eating and living. Without my Lyme diagnosis and health issues, I never would have been inspired to start Health and High Heels. It’s integral to find the silver lining in even the most painful and challenging situations in life because often the hardest situations are also the most fruitful.