Birthday Reflections – Life Lessons from My 27th Year

Birthday Reflections - Life Lessons from My 27th Year

Hello Lovelies:

I had the joy of celebrating my 28th birthday this past Wednesday! I spent some time last reflecting on all of the life lessons the past year has bestowed upon me.

5 days before my 27th birthday I received the unfortunate news that I had relapsed. I was devastated and terrified! But I was also determined to return to remission, accept that Graves Disease was a part of me and thrive in spite of my diagnoses. This past year was about Acceptance and Healing and I have a lot to celebrate as I look back. Today I am symptom free and in remission; thriving and full of joy!

It is a delight to celebrate another year of life. I’m so grateful for every day, all of the ups and downs and the person that I’ve had the pleasure of becoming.

Which is why I wanted to share the life lessons on self care, self love and living with an incurable illness that 27 provided. I think they can help you a lot too.

Birthday Reflections - Life Lessons from My 27th Year on Self-Love, Self-Care and Living with Graves Disease

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Nutritional Yeast Dairy Free Cheese Dip

Nutritional Yeast Dairy Free Cheese Dip - This side dish is a lovely gluten free, vegan dip that pairs well with raw veggies, wraps, and pan fried potatoes.

Hello Lovelies:

I’ve been lactose intolerant for more years than I can count! I used to inhale lactase enzyme pills like candy and eat my fill of cheese, chocolate and ice cream. Those pills eventually began to fail sporadically and I discovered that I thrive on a dairy free diet. While I’ve found alternatives for almost everything (I spend a great deal of time with nut milks, coconut milk ice cream, and dark chocolate) I sometimes find myself pining for cheese. Which is why nutritional yeast and the dairy free cheese recipes you can create with it has been my savior!

Want to give it a try? This Dairy Free Cheese Dip is a pretty good place to start!

Nutritional Yeast Dairy Free Cheese Dip - This side dish is a lovely gluten free, vegan dip that pairs well with raw veggies, wraps, and pan fried potatoes.

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