- BY Jane Trygar
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Is celiac disease getting you down?
I hear you. Even the happiest, healthiest, got-her-life-togetherest celiac has a difficult day (or week, or month) here and there.
And while those times when you’re feeling most down in the dumps are some of the hardest times to maintain perspective (especially if you’ve been glutened), I’d like to suggest you give yourself some empathy.
That’s right. This disease is difficult.
Gluten Free Humor
Living gluten-free isn’t just about food. It permeates into our social lives, our family lives. It is both a very personal matter, but one that is necessary to make very public in order to stay healthy.
So don’t beat up on yourself. When you make a mistake, be kind to yourself. This is tough, but you get better at it every day.
One thing that helps me cope when I’m having a bad day is a good laugh. Thankfully, the internet has no shortage of gluten free humor.
The most popular (and my personal favorite) is When I Went Gluten-Free by Katie, the blogger behind Gluten-Free Blondie.
Similarly, humorous pairings of words and images can be found at the Reddit board Gluten-Free Memes.
Then there’s the stuff that celiacs say…
And all the weird stuff people say to celiacs…
And the things people just don’t get.
… and finding other people like you.
Needless to say, it’s important to keep our humor about it all.