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VICTORY

Date: January 18, 2017 at 1:50 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 22

Yesterday was a really good day. On paper, there was nothing magical about it. It was just a rainy Tuesday in New York City. Except that it was magical, because yesterday was the first day that I felt pretty good all […]

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A Silly Survey Because WHY NOT?

Date: January 9, 2017 at 6:28 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 19

A few weeks (months?) ago, I was reading Glamour, and the issue featured a Q&A with Justin Bieber. I think he’s done a decent job turning his career back around and redeeming himself, don’t you? He uses so many dancers in his videos […]

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Dear 2017...

Date: January 4, 2017 at 12:19 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 30

Dear 2017, It’s so nice to make your acquaintance! I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about you. I’ve been sick for a few months now, so I didn’t know if 2017 would be the […]

My Best Of 2016

Date: December 30, 2016 at 9:38 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 13

At most recent glance, 2016 was hardly a banner year. On the global stage, the tragedies have seemed endless, the political situations, well, dire. There’s been a steady stream of sad celebrity deaths, and the internet seems to be fueled […]

Crohn's Confessions

Date: December 28, 2016 at 10:11 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 39

I initially wrote this post last week, sitting on the couch with an alcohol swab in one hand and a syringe filled with Stelara in the other. I’d had a few tough days in a row — both with my […]

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A Quick Christmas With The Cristianos

Date: December 27, 2016 at 11:14 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 8

Happy Day After the Day After Christmas! Ellie and I are settled back at home in New Jersey after our annual whirlwind Tour de New England, while Brian is off on his next leg off the trip. Our quick holiday […]

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What Your Friends With Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis Want You To Know

Date: December 12, 2016 at 9:42 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 10

Hello from the other side of what was a crappy — ugh, partial pun — week last week. I had every intention of sharing all kinds of posts in honor of Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week, but instead I was […]

A Plea From A Girl With Crohn's: Please Let Me Use Your Bathroom

Date: December 2, 2016 at 11:18 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 36

This past Sunday, I woke up feeling determined. I was going to go to a spin class! Other than the marathon and a Thanksgiving Turkey Trot, I haven’t been up for much in the fitness department. Running and other high-impact […]

Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week

Date: December 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 40

Today kicks off Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week. I wrote this post last year and am republishing and updating it now to give a little background about my history with Crohn’s disease.  If you’re new here, hi! I’m Ali, and […]

I Was A Guest On I'll Have Another With Lindsey Hein!

Date: November 28, 2016 at 5:12 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 15

Hello! How was your Thanksgiving? Important question: What’s your favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner? I like traditional bread stuffing with gravy on it. I also like buttered dinner rolls (smothered in gravy), and whatever’s for dessert (smothered in chocolate). This […]

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