fibromyalgia, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, holistic wellness, My Story

What Fibromyalgia is Really Like

I know I look perfectly fine, the picture of health to some... that's because pain is invisible. I can't even remember a time when I didn't have some sort of pain to deal with, sometime during my childhood I guess. I remember complaining that my back hurt when my mom would ask me to vacuum when… Continue reading What Fibromyalgia is Really Like

dairy free, digestive health, family, Family time, Getting to Know You, gluten free, health & wellness, healthy eating, Nutrition

My (Kinda) Healthy Thanksgiving

Hehehe, do you like how I threw in "kinda"? We all have to live a little, right?? Our family does a pretty simple Thanksgiving, but I know some people have an all out smorgasbord. What side of the party does your family fall on? My family does the traditional turkey thing. We started getting a… Continue reading My (Kinda) Healthy Thanksgiving

chronic pain, coping skills, digestive health, exercise, fibromyalgia, fitness, functional fitness, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, holistic wellness, irritable bowel syndrome, Mental Health, My Story, Nutrition, obesity, Sleep, sleep issues, stomach pain, stress

Why I Believe in Functional Fitness

Contrary to popular belief, I am not superwoman... I'm soooo far from it. I AM Katie Pink extraordinaire though... that works for me. It's taken me a long time to figure that out. My path has had many avenues and many dead ends, paths that were laid out for me, and paths I foraged own my… Continue reading Why I Believe in Functional Fitness

anxiety, Dear 17, family, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, Mental Health, My Story

Dear 17, (yup, he’s the one)

Dear 17, All the heartache. All the highs. All the lows. All the anxiety. All the love. All the stupidity. All the moments waiting for the phone to ring. All the butterflies when he was on his way. All the tears when he left. You would think it would lessen in 30 years… but no.… Continue reading Dear 17, (yup, he’s the one)

Dear 17, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, Mental Health, suicide

Dear 17 (there’s always more;)

Dear 17, Those that die...  they don't want to... not really ... They just don't know what else to do... It's not that nobody is listening... It's that nobody hears... Nobody has time to really absorb the impact, the compound effect of what's happening... The words are never clear, or never clear enough... But, TRUST… Continue reading Dear 17 (there’s always more;)

anxiety, Dear 17, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, Mental Health, My Story

Dear 17, (starting and stopping)

Strength isn’t something we have. It isn’t something that people are. Strength is something that people earn. Strong is something people become. And you will...

anxiety, birth defect, chronic pain, coping skills, Dear 17, family, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, Mental Health, My Story, pediatric mental health, self esteem in children

Dear 17 (that d@~m hip)

Dear 17, (that d@~m right hip) You laugh, but it bothers you. That’s a defense mechanism. You’ll learn more about that during college when you get your psych degree. You jokingly say, “yea, that’s my birth defect” thinking that it doesn’t have an effect on you, it does. It has more of an effect than… Continue reading Dear 17 (that d@~m hip)

ADHD, anxiety, Dear 17, family, Getting to Know You, Mental Health, My Story

Dear 17, (re: sleep, adhd, anxiety, Mo)

DEAR 17 (RE: Sleep. ADHD. ANXIETY. Mo.) Mo: I don’t know where or when I learned it, but I learned to just go to sleep. Me: That’s it…. That’s the problem, I didn’t. I never learned how to go to sleep. Mo: I know. I see it. I can fall asleep anywhere, anytime. It’s great.… Continue reading Dear 17, (re: sleep, adhd, anxiety, Mo)

anxiety, Getting to Know You, My Story

Dear 17,

You are clueless. You will go through life that way... not your fault, we all do. We never know if our decisions are right until they are done.

acne, Allergies, anxiety, asthma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, candida, chronic pain, constipation, digestive health, eczema, fibromyalgia, food allergies, food intolerances, health & wellness, holistic wellness, inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut, Mental Health, Nutrition, pediatric mental health, Rashes, sinus issues, stomach pain, weight loss

What IS Gluten Anyway?? – Digestive Health Lesson #4

Gluten is the latest buzz word in nutrition. But, so many people have no idea what it is. When friends of mine with PhD's start asking for more info, it's time for an article about gluten and why it's a problem. So, What is Gluten?? Gluten is a the protein found in the seed of… Continue reading What IS Gluten Anyway?? – Digestive Health Lesson #4