allergic reactions

A Doctor’s Note on Food Allergies

A Doctor’s Note on Food Allergies

Like many of us with food allergies, I have gone from doctor to doctor looking for the right fit. I am happy to say that a few years ago I did. And even though Dr. Marc Meth’s offices were (and still are) about an hour […]

The Importance of Insurance – a Face Wash Emergency

The Importance of Insurance – a Face Wash Emergency

Like most teenage boys, I have acne. The only difference is that I’m a woman in my mid-twenties with zero changes happening in my voice. I do, however, get acne. Yay for those of you that relate! So in an attempt to well… fix it… […]

How I Caught the Barcelona Blues

How I Caught the Barcelona Blues

My first time in Barcelona was inspiring. The architecture. The people. The energy. The art. The food… you know? It’s just so special. But it’s so special now- that I’m looking back. In the moment, I was suffering from the worst downhill spiral of events. […]

The Pool Deck Disaster

The Pool Deck Disaster

In high school I was a swimmer. Now, let’s use that term loosely because I was less of a swimmer and more of a water polo player. Water polo – for me – was life-changing. It was my adventure catalyst. Water polo taught me that […]

My Tel Aviv Nightmare

My Tel Aviv Nightmare

One sunny, way too hot and WAY too humid summer afternoon I walked over to my friend’s apartment by the beach in Tel Aviv. As we waited for our other friends to arrive, we took a quick trip to the market for snacks – never […]

My First Scare

My First Scare

As I discussed previously, elementary school was basically completely handled by my parents and teachers, and resulted in a nearly allergic reaction – free youth (if you don’t count my diagnosis). Junior high, however, was not. My junior high school was the melting pot of […]

How it All Started

How it All Started

When I was a baby I was cute. I was cute until those few hours of my 11th month that I wasn’t.