Hashimoto’s and Me

Jodie Riccelli

Living with Hashimoto’s I recommend playing this track while reading this post about Hashimoto’s and me. It’s sets a tone *wink*. About 2 months ago I started seeing a new doctor named Dr. Charlie Seltzer. He sent me for blood work to get a starting point of where I was physically. I innocently went for my blood work, being the good patient that I am, at 7:30am the next day. 15 vials of blood later and on the verge of passing out, I knew this doctor was the real deal and checking absolutely everything. At least I hoped he was because 15 vials is no […]

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Kickboxing gloves

I started Kickboxing. I’m pretty sure I mentioned this before but I’m not what you would call athletic. The idea of exercise stresses me out. As a child, I really wanted to be the sporty type. I tried out for all types of things like basketball and track. During the track try outs I remember the coach asking if I wanted to try shot put. This was after he saw me dying about 3 mins into a run. I knew this was his nice way of saying that I was never going to be on the team. I was a […]

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10 rules for being an adult

Rules from childhood that we should continue to follow as an adult. Here are my 10 rules for being an adult. Adulting is hard sometimes. Always have chocolate chip cookies ready to bake in the freezer. I know this sounds funny but it’s true. There have been many night where I was convinced that a simple chocolate chip cookie could fix the world and sometimes it does even if for a moment. I don’t believe in deprivation, I believe in limits. Have your blankie handy. In 1996ish someone made me a blanket with a foot pocket. I have used that […]

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It wouldn’t be hard if it was easy


I know it’s not how the saying goes but yesterday I said “It wouldn’t be hard if it was easy” to myself. I’m not sure why I said it or why it came out like that. It doesn’t even make sense. As I proceeded throughout the day, I started to think about it more. Maybe it does make some sense after all? It’s easy to sit on the sofa and watch TV. It’s easy to order a pizza. It’s easy to grab take-out for dinner. Most of these things provide short term gratification. I’m all for a good pizza and […]

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Capture the moment

Ben Franklin Bridge on the way to New Jersey

This is a high stress world. I’m often zipping about the city and never really taking the opportunity to appreciate the wonder it has to offer. Now the hubs on the other hand, he has an innate ability to appreciate all thing big or small. I’m not exactly sure when it started, but he discovered he liked taking pictures. At first, he would just post them on social media for fun. Sometime over this the summer while on tour in Europe, his pictures started taking on a life of their own. Eagerly each day I would wait to see the […]

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Keeping Organized

Everyone has a crazy life. There is always too much to do and not enough hours in the day to do get it all done. Recently I have been thinking about ways to keep myself positive among the chaos. By the way, I’m back on the liquid velvet for 3 more days. I love it. I feel so clean and light while drinking it. Positive thought is a powerful tool.

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