Health Update #1

It’s been about three months since I started a plant-based, gluten-free diet, and I could not be happier with the results! If I could have anticipated the far-reaching effects of changing my diet, I would have done it so much sooner.

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My 2019 Reading List

As 2018 comes to a close, I’m excited for all the fun reads 2019 has to offer! I’ve been enamored with the idea of a bookclub lately, so naturally I’ve been scouring the internet for the best books I could find.

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Travel Tips, Tricks, (and Treats!)

I travel a lot! Just in the past year alone, I’ve taken 12 flights, 12 bus rides, lots of Lyfts, and the occasional subway. During the school year, I rent a car at least once a month. You could say I’ve learned a thing or two about traveling smart, saving money, and most importantly, saving time. Read on for some of my best advice!

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Diagnoses at Different Ages

Being diagnosed with a chronic illness has varying implications depending on how old you are. Because I was diagnosed at 15 and my amazing friend Nicole was diagnosed at 25, we wanted to discuss our range of experiences as a result of being diagnosed with lupus at different ages. 

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What is an Invisible Illness?

Lupus, like many other autoimmune diseases, is an invisible illness. Consequently, one of the most common phrases I hear is, “But you don’t look sick.” Our society has conditioned us to recognize sickness as an outwardly identifiable characteristic; however, this is not always the case.

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College on Another Coast

Attending college in a different location from where you grew up is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences a young adult can have. Leaving the comfort and stability of your home and community is hard enough, but leaving your lifestyle and culture to move across the United States is another challenge all in itself.

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