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another diagnosis (sort of) & mindset

another diagnosis (sort of) & mindset

(Check part 1 of my diagnosis story here) After considerable research on my own, the decision to start the autoimmune protocol (AIP) and find a functional medicine practitioner was obvious. AIP was not something I could handle on my own without the supervision of a […]

Diagnosis, stubbornness, & action

Diagnosis, stubbornness, & action

CONFUSING SYMPTOMS While I believe my autoimmune story goes back years, I’m going to start with my actual diagnosis. It started when I decided to get a copper IUD. After being off hormonal birth control for two years, I thought it was a good time […]

Spain: Tapas, & Sun

Spain: Tapas, & Sun

Day two in Granada was reserved for wandering around. After breakfast, we started the day in the direction of the Albaicín district. Our tour guide from the Alhambra suggested this was the best spot to see the sunset in Granada so we decided we’d slowly make […]

Spain: The Alhambra

Spain: The Alhambra

The Alhambra in Granada is probably one of the most fascinating places we’ve been to. I HIGHLY recommended springing for a private tour. We very rarely book tours (or much of anything else for that matter) in advance of our trips. We like to wander […]

Scotland Road Trip Part 2: whiskey, bagpipes, & more hiking

Scotland Road Trip Part 2: whiskey, bagpipes, & more hiking

We didn’t really have anything planned for our 2 nights in Oban. That’s probably for the best considering it was freezing rain the entire time anyway and a boat tour would not have been very enjoyable. On our one full day there we started our […]

Scotland Road Trip Part 1: Flat tires & Secret Gardens

Scotland Road Trip Part 1: Flat tires & Secret Gardens

Planning a road trip around Scotland seemed like an obvious choice. There are so many things to see and the landscape is incredible. I used Scotland’s National Tourist Organization website for the majority of my planning. It’s one of the best visitor guide websites I’ve […]

Scotland: The Dakota Hotel, Glasgow

Scotland: The Dakota Hotel, Glasgow

We decided to stay in Glasgow for one night before taking off on our little road trip. Both of us had some work to do, so to be honest, the only part of Glasgow we saw was the Dakota Hotel and the tiny cafe we […]

summer getaway in the french alps: lac d’annecy

summer getaway in the french alps: lac d’annecy

I’m going to let these photos speak for themselves… So much of this trip was spent just walking around the lake and enjoying the views.

summer getaway in the french alps: where to stay

summer getaway in the french alps: where to stay

After 2 months of anticipating our move to Berlin (and all of the logistical planning/packing/anxiety that went along with that) we made it to Annecy! Located in the lakes region of France, it’s an enjoyable 3 hour train ride from Paris. It was the perfect French […]