I recently finished reading “allergic girl, adventures in living well with food allergies by Sloane Miller. I highly recommend this book to all those living with food allergies. (including family and friends)
Sloane Miller was diagnosed as a child with allergies to tree nuts, salmon, eggplant, and melon (cantaloupe and honeydew).
In August 2006, Sloane Miller started a blog called Please Don’t Pass the Nuts. She has been a licensed social worker since 2000 and opened a private food-allergy coaching, consulting, and advocacy practice in 2007. In 2008, she started a membership-based food-allergy dining club called Worry-Free Dinners.
Sloane Miller’s goal: “to assist the food-allergic community members to live their best lives.”
Wow….she is my hero!
Sloane Miller is living the life that all those with food allergies strive to achieve…..living with the ” tools to be in and of the world with a little more trust, a little more faith, and a whole lot more fun.”
In her book, allergic girl, she covers strategies, from her real life experiences, on dining out and travelling. She wants those with food allergies to start trusting again and working towards stepping out of their boxes.
Her journey with multiple food allergies is inspiring to say the least. I find myself constantly referring to her. “Allergic girl did this…” or “Allergic girl tried this…” or “Allergic girl says…”
After reading allergic girl, I feel confident that I can start to take baby steps to incorporate her strategies into my family’s life to broaden our life experiences.
I want to take them out to Calgary to encounter the mountains, Scotland to visit all our relatives (my dad was the only one in his family to immigrate), and England (to walk among my mother’s ancestry).
I want them to enjoy the experience of dining out. (I don’t mean at fast food joints) The pleasure of dining in a nice restaurant.
Alas, food allergies have defined our world. It is time to free ourselves. Live a balanced life. allergic girl is a beacon of hope for all those with food allergies willing to give ‘living’ a chance.
So get out your highlighters! You will need it as you read through allergic girl. There are so many tips and information that you will want to refer back to in your new journey in life.
Enjoy! Like a good meal, so is a great book!
P.S. Allergic Living’s Spring 2011 magazine also did a review on Sloane Miller’s allergic girl. The cover article titled ‘Yes! You Can Dine Out’ was written by Sloane Miller.
P.S. Next book: Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl by Sandra Beasley
Have you read either allergic girl or Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl? I’d love to hear what you thought of them. Please share in the comments.
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