Exercise, Holistic Practices, Mental Health, PTSD Help/Veterans, Self-Help, Yoga

Stressing In (and Outside) Yoga Class

Is this you? If it is, you're not alone. At one point or another, every participant has been there...and we've all wondered why we've decided to put ourselves through a(nother) yoga class.   I bet you didn't realize that there could be stress in a class that so many proclaim helps alleviate such a problem… Continue reading Stressing In (and Outside) Yoga Class

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This Blog Is A Work In Progress

As I said in my last post, I'm working on getting back into blogging after so much time off. Because of my other commitments, I'm doing this slowly, so please be patient. I'm working on a whole lot of research, including the benefits of bone broth and "superfood" smoothies, how to heal diastasis recti, more… Continue reading This Blog Is A Work In Progress

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The True Confessions of A Sugar Addict, Part 3: Your Diet Affects Everything

I just heard you groan. You're thinking, But you just told me that dieting does not necessarily help me lose (or gain) weight. Yes, yes I did. Dieting does not help maintain healthy body weight. In fact, more and more research suggests that dieting actually harms your basal metabolic state, making you prone to regaining even more… Continue reading The True Confessions of A Sugar Addict, Part 3: Your Diet Affects Everything

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Matcha: One Amazing Tea

I bet you think I've forgotten about my Confessions of a Sugar Addict thread, but I promise I have not! I simply am working my way through a ton of research, theory, and practical personal application to find what methods work well (for myself, but hopefully also for you). Stick with me because I'm coming… Continue reading Matcha: One Amazing Tea

Exercise, Pilates, Self-Help

Two Tummy Toners Accessible For Everyone

There are a few things regarding exercise that I truly believe are accessible to everyone. I'll talk about cardiovascular exercise another time but for now I want to talk about working the deep muscles of the trunk--in this case, I'm focusing on the transverse abdominis. This thick band of muscle is the deepest of the… Continue reading Two Tummy Toners Accessible For Everyone

Diet, Disease and Illness, Exercise, Self-Help, Sugar & Sugar Addiction

The True Confessions of A Sugar Addict, Part 2: Mythbusters Concerning Body Size

Right now I'm working on a couple things as far as minimizing sugar consumption and clean eating. I'm still in the process of figuring things out for myself as well as doing a bunch of research on food and the Western Diet. In doing so, I've come across a lot of dialogue concerning body size and… Continue reading The True Confessions of A Sugar Addict, Part 2: Mythbusters Concerning Body Size

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Working Out with Toddlers

A lot of us have been there, are there, or will be there. We're trying to be healthy and exercise...and we've got littles running around, climbing on you or something else, and it's really, really hard to focus or get a full set of reps in when you're constantly jumping up to handle some situation. Some… Continue reading Working Out with Toddlers

Diet, Health and Cooking, Personal, Personal Experience, Self-Help, Sugar & Sugar Addiction

The True Confessions of a Sugar Addict, Part 1: The Reality with Food

Sugar. I've talked about it before, sometimes at length. But it's also my guilty little secret--I love sugar A LOT. And when I start eating it, I have a hard time stopping. It's a vicious cycle and it's one I really want to stop.   I had been thinking about the reality of sugar addiction… Continue reading The True Confessions of a Sugar Addict, Part 1: The Reality with Food

Disease and Illness, Personal Experience, Self-Help

The Stomach Flu and Mint Tea

I've been down and out for the count this week due to the stomach flu. It might have been food poisoning but it seemed to last longer than that so I'm counting it as the flu. It seems to be the thing that's going around right now, so here's one of my tips to help… Continue reading The Stomach Flu and Mint Tea

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Share Your Thoughts and Opinions with Me!

I have completely fallen off the blogging bandwagon since January. Let me tell you, I've thought about you and this blog many times, but transitioning out of the military, being a mom, and finding work (and working my Jamberry Nails business) have really consumed my every waking moment. Regardless, I am extremely thrilled to be… Continue reading Share Your Thoughts and Opinions with Me!