Ten Items You Will Want When Preparing for a Colonoscopy

It’s that time again, time for the dreaded Colonoscopy! Below is my list of 10 not so serious ways to pass the time when preparing for a colonoscopy.

“Butt” Why?

It has been several years since my last upper and lower scoping and I’m not even 40!  Since I recently switched GI doctors, my new doctor feels that getting a new baseline is a good start in our relationship.   Now I use the term “relationship” here ummm, loosely?

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8 Minute Meditation – Round 2 – Week 2

This is now my 2nd go of the 2nd week of Victor Davich’s , “8 Minute Meditation” by Victor Davich.  A week ago, I decided to start the process over from week one and see where this next 8 weeks takes me.

I’m not doing as well as I thought I would.   Keeping to a schedule of daily meditation is still not a habit I am religiously keeping.  There have been more days of practice than I’ve skipped, but I’m not nearly doing as well as I have been on the first go the 8 week program.

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8 Minute Meditation – Round 2 – Week 1

I’ve completed the 8 weeks of Victor Davich’s , “8 Minute Meditation” by Victor Davich a few weeks ago, and I am excited to begin the process again!

I’ve learned through the previous 8 chapters, that meditation is a practice.  Yes, that sounds a bit cliché, but I can finally explain why!

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A Celiac’s Gluten Free Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day date for many includes dinner, movie, or something a little special after, but for someone with Celiac’s Disease, Valentine’s Day can bring worry and stress. Enjoying a Gluten Free Valentine’s Day can be enjoyable if you think beyond the dinner plate.

The not so happy Diner

Those without allergies or food related reactions, going out for a meal with friends and loved ones is a time to socialize, have a good time, connect, and spend some quality time.  Maybe it is networking, getting to know someone, sharing ideas, or just catching up.

To someone with Celiac, each trip to a restaurant or eating out is like playing a game of chance.  Did the waiter explain to the cook your allergy?  Did they understand your concerns?  Will the chef cook your meal the way you asked and not accidentally cross contaminate your dish?  Will those plating the dish follow the same care and guidance required to make sure your dish is safe?   And finally, will the waiter remember to put your dish separate and not contaminate your food when they serve you?

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