Living With Pi Ibs

24 May 19
IBS Takes Guts

Dreams are really interesting to me. Until last year, I rarely remembered my dreams the next morning. But then life happened. And then the nightmares happened. And then, with a lot of work and effort, growth happened. Whether you believe in “meaning” behind dreams or not is fine with me either way, but I tend […]

17 May 19
IBS Takes Guts

Now that we’re back from our blissful ten-day trip to Seattle/cruise to Alaska, I’ve received a load of questions about how my medical dietary needs were met during the trip. As many of you already know, living low-FODMAP can be hard, even when you are able to control your own kitchen, so going on this […]

28 Apr 19
IBS Takes Guts

The journal I used throughout my PTSD treatment has a quote by Henri Matisse on the cover: “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” I chose this notebook because, during that time of my life, I was bombarded by fear, anxiety, panic attacks, flashbacks, and nightmares – not to mention the […]

15 Mar 19
IBS Takes Guts

It occurred to me a few days ago that I haven’t written one of my easiest and most-used recipes: the simplest low-FODMAP chicken noodle soup you’ll ever make, or “Feel Better Soup” as I like to call it. To give you a little background, I was in a near-constant state of flare with my PI-IBS […]

12 Mar 19
Sufficient Living

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08 Feb 19
IBS Takes Guts

A few weeks ago, I had a dream. I was watching a horror movie with Erin. On the television, a young couple was hiding in a closet…terrified by the monster that was currently in the house looking for them. The woman was the one we could see due to the camera angle, and she was […]

03 Feb 19
Travel When Convenient

Hello readers!   I’ve written about cultural differences and sites in Bordeaux and the surrounding area, but not a lot about what my typical week looks like.  This past week had one really major victory, but otherwise was pretty typical and should give you a good idea of how I structure my time here.  So […]

07 Jan 19
heARTS Creations

What a great way to start off the New Year – an Island Batik Blog Hop featuring creations by the 2018 Island Batik Ambassadors using Island Batik’s newest collections. And there will be giveaways! I had the great pleasure of using French Blue – a truly beautiful collection! See… There were 20 half yards and I had […]

02 Dec 18

  My name is Claire Griffin, and I recently graduated this past May with a dual degree in International Business and GSCOM (Global Supply Chain and Operation Management) with a minor in Spanish.  Outside of classes, I spent my time split between Delta Sigma Pi, working at the Admin/Finance Office, and living in Cool Beans.  […]

01 Nov 18
Lokesh M

All good things come with a price. If you look at the phrase in terms of your MBA, you can relate to it given the high amount of fee you have to pay. Although you earn the degree with your hard work over the 2 years, you have to pay the price of the education […]

07 Sep 18
IBS Takes Guts

If you haven’t picked up on it here and there, I really have a thing for the ocean. “When Oceans Rise”, “Not-So-Smooth Sailing”, being on a cruise when I first got sick… you’d think that meant I did NOT like the ocean anymore, but I totally do. Not even PI-IBS can crush that part of […]

28 Aug 18
IBS Takes Guts

Prior to my PI-IBS diagnosis and low-FODMAP journey, I was quite the foodie. I loved trying new things, experimenting with cultural flavors, and enjoying tried-and-true favorites from my own family’s kitchen as well the kitchens of local restaurants. Many of those dishes are basically impossible for me now that I’m low-FODMAP dieting, but I was […]

16 Aug 18
Leave Your Shoes by the Door

[Note: This entry is from Week 3 of my internship and I wrote it around that time, but was unable to post because of issues with my phone. So this is a little old, but certainly still relevant.] Most of my work this week involved helping out with the IB curriculum for HiGA (Hiroshima Global […]

13 Aug 18
Seams Like a Plan

The Island Batiks Ambassadors “Great Outdoors” Blog Hop is into it’s second week, and today, Amy Warner of Sew Incredibly Crazy and I get to unwrap our “Surprise” packages and show you what we made with Island Batik’s brand new “Safari” line. We each received a half yard of each of the fabrics in this […]

14 Jul 18
IBS Takes Guts

As a child, I didn’t have patience. I certainly had the aptitude for it (for example, when I would dangle myself from a doorknob for 30 minutes or so at a time because I wanted to go somewhere that my parents weren’t planning on taking me), but I didn’t practice it. I was a tantrum-throwing […]

28 May 18
IBS Takes Guts

A few days ago, I spent about an hour on the phone with a woman who’s been in and out of my life for years.  Our relationship has definitely evolved over time: she started out as my teacher eleven years ago, and then she became one of my mentors as I began teaching myself, and then we […]

22 May 18
IBS Takes Guts

Today, I literally wore my happy pants to work. Don’t believe me? Check ’em out in the picture below: Those are some pretty happy pants, right? I *heart* them so much. Just like I *heart* a joyful attitude. When I was a high school English teacher, I frequently used to tell my students to put […]