Acupuncture: Does it really work?

 

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About two months ago my boss came into work and told me I should start doing acupuncture for my Crohn’s Disease, anxiety and allergies. I looked at her like she was fucking crazy. I was confident that acupuncture was all just a myth and doesn’t actually help you.

I decided to give it a try even though I didn’t really believe in the whole process. I’m beyond glad I gave it a chance because I was V wrong.

It has changed my life.

Living with Crohn’s disease as a 24 year old isn’t easy. It isn’t easy because well- I’m 24 and I have a social life. My social life revolves around eating Chicago’s AH-MAZING foods, drinking with my friends, dating, working, more drinking, and just the stress of trying to figure life out.

I got diagnosed with Crohn’s when I was 20. My junior year of College. AKA I thought my life was over. I was turning 21 a few months after my diagnosis, and I went to one of the biggest party schools in America. Fest season at Ohio University was around the corner, and let me just say the food at OU wasn’t the healthiest. ****Shout out to O’bettys, Big Mama’s and Good Fellas at 3:00AM Wednesday-Sunday. Never forget.**** I also had the stress of school work and trying to manage a boyfriend.

But not until I was out of College did I really realize living with Crohn’s was a lot harder to manage. Let’s face it- I didn’t give a shit in College. I basically could have ruined my health forever. Whatever advice my doctor gave me about drinking and eating in college went in one ear and out the other.

When I moved to Chicago I was single and going on dates. Sounds pathetic that going on dates changed the way I took care of my body. But, I had to be really careful of what I ate on dates because I didn’t want to vomit all over the guy I just met who took me out to deep dish pizza… That would be the end of that.

Anyway-

Food wasn’t the only thing triggering my “flare ups” Stress & anxiety were a huge factor.

I started acupuncture 2 months ago and I have never felt better. Not only is it helping my Crohn’s, but it’s making me stress free, and really helping with my anxiety. I’ll be honest- I don’t eat exactly how I should and treat my body the way I should, but it isn’t easy being 24.

That being said.. Anyone wanting to try acupuncture and are having doubts PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do it and try. I promise it will make a difference.

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xoxo, E

I’m baaaaack and better than ever

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I know I know…I’ve been a little MIA the past few months, but I’m baaaaaaaack. Sorry, but I was *~LiViNg iT uP~* this summer AKA sitting on my couch binge watching Younger on Hulu & trying to remind myself that it’s a TV show, and NO GUY WILL LIVE UP TO NICO TORTORELLA’S CHARACTER JOSH.

Anyway-

My summer was filled with boozy brunches, sunburns, and about 31723 text messages from Chase Bank letting me know I have a low balance in my checking account. I did get a promotion so hopefully that stops the “low balance” text messages every Sunday morning.

Can’t wait to share all my work road trip adventures with you.. I promise they’ll be entertaining.

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xoxo, E

Nobody’s Perfect… Except Miley

Screen Shot 2017-05-18 at 10.13.54 AMSitting here listening to Miley’s new song Malibu and thinking to myself she’s the perfect example that nobody is perfect (pun def intended).

She does everything she wants and doesn’t think twice about it. Whether she wears crazy clothing that might show a little too much skin, or she posts bizarre Instagram photos. Miley just doesn’t care what the public has to think and I think everyone needs to start being a little bit more like Miley.

She’s such a free spirit and embraces every second of that. I 100% back her decisions to be the crazy person she is because it’s working. She’s getting the attention whether it’s positive or negative.

She has an amazing voice, but I love her style even more.

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xoxo, E

And this is why I delete Bumble once a week

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Bumble is a serious love hate relationship. I wouldn’t say I’m Bumble’s number one user, but I definitely enjoy laying in bed swiping left and right. I mean the ego boost is great when you match with a V hot guy you never thought would ever swipe right on you. And drunk bumbling is even better. Waking up Saturday morning after an extremely drunk Friday night and seeing all the regretful swiping you did is almost as great as reading your drunk texts.

There are definitely a handful of great guys on there. I have witnessed multiple relationships come from Bumble and I 100p back them. I’ve met some of those great guys from Bumble, but I’ll share those later because this story is 100000x better.

I was lying in bed one night and could not fall asleep so naturally I opened Bumble. I started swiping and no one was catching my eye except this one guy *Ryan*. He was 30 years old and had some very attractive photos. Everything on paper looked great. So I decided to message him the same message I send to every guy (no shame). I sent him a GIF of Rihanna in a pool waving.

The next morning I woke up with a reply. I throw out my number left and right on Bumble because well lets be honest… Who really wants to open the “Bumble App” at work and have all your coworkers peering over your shoulder?? Not I. So we started texting later that evening and conversation was going well for the first few texts. He asked me how tall I was which was a question I get a lot from boys on Bumble. I simply answered 5’1. I was expecting a response similar to the other guys; “Yeah you look small in your photos.” Nope! That’s when the conversation took an unexpected turn. The next text I opened from him was ***THREE DICK PICS*** Not 1, but 3. Captioned “Can you handle this?” EW.

Obviously like any other girl I took a screenshot and sent them to my friends. I mean I had to show them! It isn’t everyday that you receive 3 dick pics from a total stranger… Did I mention he is a teacher?? This 30 year old man who sends dick pics to girls he matched with on Bumble is teaching our future?! What the actual fuck. Anyway, I decided to mess with him and told him I was a virgin. He didn’t find it funny and called me psycho. BYE FELICA.

P.S def could have handled it.

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xoxo, E

Denim Days

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Let’s take a minute and say thank you to Britney and Justin for wearing denim on denim back in 2001 at the American Music Awards. Denim has always been a staple, but lately it has been taken to another level. From embellished vintage style high rise jeans to a full on denim jumpsuit. The denim trend has to be one of my favorites!

Below are some of my favorite denim styles

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xoxo, E

My first post

So today like any other Tuesday, I was eating my salad (that I wished was a giant slice of pizza) and I decided to start a blog. I work in fashion and live in Chicago.. How much better could life get? I laughed at myself and realized there’s a million blogs out there about food and fashion. So why not spice things up by writing about my day to day struggles trying to make it in Chicago. So from the horrible Bumble conversations I can’t escape, to some fashion insiders, and of course food. I hope you enjoy this blog as much as I enjoy sharing my life with you!

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xoxo, E