Poor Sleep and Chronic Illness

We’ve all suffered through days of headache, fatigue and irritability after a bad night’s sleep for whatever reason. Sure, you can make up for it with a power nap or by sleeping it off the following night. But when insufficient sleep becomes the norm and you’re not getting anywhere from 7 – 9 hours of […]

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Pneumonia and Grief

I woke up at 3am screaming in pain. My left shoulder was in agony. The pain radiated front to back and into my breast. Of course it was the breast cancer side. My mind raced at possibilities I didn’t want to think about. I was struggling to breathe, and my ear felt like it was […]

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Diets vs Nutritional Culture

An estimated 45 million Americans will go on a diet this year. Yet nearly two-thirds of us are overweight. But what if there was another way? What if you could ditch the diets and still achieve your goals? I’m not talking about some crazy fad diet or unscientific “hack.” I’m talking about developing a nutritional […]

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Eating For Your Mental Health

Many of us are concerned about our mental health as we spend more time in our homes and limit social interactions. The good news is you can use food to nourish yourself and keep yourself happy, healthy, and sane! Eat a healthy diet regularly. Your body can’t perform at its peak if you deny yourself […]

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Finding Forgiveness

It was just a shoe. But it made me cry. No it wasn’t an ugly shoe, and it fits just fine. It was what the shoe represented. You see I had been struggling for several days with my feet hurting. It was a burning, tingling sensation that I couldn’t get away from. Sitting down and […]

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Turn Problems Into Opportunities

Everyone has problems, challenges, and obstacles to overcome in life. To solve these difficult issues, you need mental, emotional, and physical energy. You can turn your problems into opportunities by learning to manage your energy.   Routine One of the biggest mistakes people make is letting their routine kill their energy. What, isn’t having a […]

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What To Do When You Fall Down In Midlife

I fell down. That makes it sound gentle. What I really did was a meme worthy, trip over my feet, try to recover, think for a moment that I had it, start to go down, flap my arms in the air like one of those blow-up advertisements at the car dealership, bounce off the grocery […]

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Stop Worrying About What People Think

Do you find yourself constantly doubting your decisions? Are you fretting over other people’s reactions to your actions or opinions? In this post, I’ll share some tips and tricks to help you stop worrying about what people think of you. Learn how to use constructive criticism to your advantage. Then, simply filter out any negative […]

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7 Tips for a Better Doctor Visit

Next week I have my first big follow up after finishing cancer treatment. There are three scans then the oncologist visit for the results. I’m feeling a little nervous. What I’m not feeling is unprepared. Navigating a doctor visit is all about being prepared. After surviving cancer twice, I’ve learned how to get the most […]

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