Gut Health Update: All About Endometriosis

You may have noticed that I've been quiet on the topic of my gut health recently. That's because, well, my doctor and I aren't quite sure if my gut's actually the problem! If you've heard of endometriosis, then you know how painful and debilitating this condition can be. (If not, I highly recommend reading The…

How to Advocate for Yourself at the Doctor’s Office

Earlier today, I experienced the scenario that those of us with chronic health conditions have nightmares about: my doctor didn't believe me. The doctor-patient relationship is one of the most vulnerable relationships you'll ever have, especially if you have a chronic health condition that requires long-term care. So, when you bare your soul to your…

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Chronic Illness Warriors

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning I receive a percentage of any purchases you make from my site. Links like these help keep Lovely & Lazy alive! As much as I love Thanksgiving, I look forward to December every year because of my annual holiday gift guide posts. On my old blog, I've…

Five Reasons to Keep a Journal in Eating Disorder Recovery (+ 30 Prompts to Get You Started!)

Disclaimer: This blog post contains affiliate links, meaning I may receive payment from a purchase you make through my blog. Affiliate links like these help keep Lovely & Lazy alive! Confession: I have kept a diary since I was seven years old. My aunt got her first diary at this age, and bought me one…

Orthorexia is a Real Eating Disorder: I Know, Because I Had It

I was never thin enough to be anorexic. Exercised obsessively, but never became underweight. Had thought about purging, but never done it. Occasionally went on binges, but not often enough to be considered a binge eater. And hadn't seen a therapist, who would've diagnosed me with EDNOS: "eating disorder not otherwise specified," the catchall term…

My Low-FODMAP Thanksgiving Menu

Happy November, Fodmappers! If I'm being completely honest, I had been dreading Thanksgiving this year. This is my second Thanksgiving since I went low-FODMAP for my IBS, and my first eating completely low-FODMAP on Thanksgiving. After I indulged a little too much on Thanksgiving break last year, I experienced a month-long flare-up of IBS symptoms…

The Cutest Apps for Self-Care

Confession time: I'm a sucker for anything kawaii. In case you haven't heard the term before, "kawaii" translates to "cute" -- but that's an over-simplification. Kawaii is not just an adjective; it's also a subset of Japanese culture that includes ultra-cute characters like Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll and Pusheen. When you put it that way, how…