I’m Johanna Bond, an adult with food allergies who was given the diagnosis of severe, anaphylactic food allergies (tree nuts and hot peppers) at the age of 24. I’m a writer, currently working on my first book, and I’m also a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC, New York state) with a small private practice in Rochester, New York (www.perspectivesroc.com). I’m constantly learning about human resilience, both personally and professionally.
You may be learning to cope with a life-changing medical issue, learning to eat with a diet-changing diagnosis, or looking to gain tips about how to engage with those around you who are facing these issues. We will all face medical – and many of us will face food-related – issues at some point in our lives. This blog is created to tell my story, to share a few tips, and to help us learn to live better with the adversity we face.