Celiac disease dating
No matter that your heart skipped a beat when you thought about, let alone were in the presence of, said person. You see, if I encounter even a crumb of gluten on my lips or in my mouth, the damage to my small intestine will begin anew.
And after everything I went through to heal, I won’t take that risk again. The idea of a matchmaker is looking pretty appealing.
Let’s just say you met someone you wanted to date; maybe they even knocked your socks off.
Sure, part of that reaction was shock, but I blame the other half on the silly sounding terms that now reign my life. Just yesterday, my boyfriend, Nick, received his latest spelling lesson.
Instead, I give a sisterly hug intended to communicate that kissing won’t be an option.
All of that so I don’t have to deal with the kissing prescription head-on. I recently had a wonderful discussion with him about honesty and being able to walk in your power without being afraid of being judged. And we weren’t even talking about kissing or anything in the neighborhood of physical intimacy—just about speaking your truth.
Meanwhile, I count my blessings each and every day. Ellen Allard is the Gluten Free Diva, a holistic health coach, published recipe developer, cooking and baking instructor, and food writer-photographer-videographer specializing in gluten-free, dairy-free, and plant-based recipes.
On any given day, Ellen, who is also an award-winning recording artist, performer and educator, can also be found recording little snippets of songs she composes and ultimately records, sometimes at 3 a.m. (Go here for her CD catalog.) Mimi Arbeit has a Ph. in child study and human development from Tufts University.
Today’s Debrief is with Ellen Allard, who responded to one of my tweets seeking summer date stories.