5 Tips for Better, Healthier Boundaries

We all have boundaries. Maybe you don’t feel like you do, because of many times past when people have overrun you.  Somewhere around the umpteenth time of being taken advantage of, of being ignored about your own needs, and treated as though your time is not valuable, you start to believe that you’ve lost whatever […]

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The Art of Patience

The Dictionary defines patience as, “the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset. “ Patience is a skill that many of us could learn how to master better. We may get short with our kids, have some road rage, or struggle with other issues that make us stamp […]

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Oncology and the What Ifs

Every week I put my schedule on a board in the kitchen so my husband knows what my week looks like. As an entrepreneur no two weeks, or even days for that matter, look the same. When I got to Thursday of that week my hand began to shake. I held the pen poised to […]

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Is Food Your Friend or Foe?

Many people have a complicated relationship with food, for different reasons – concerns about health and physical appearance, and feelings and memories associated with food. However, where you stand in regard to food is not always clear.   Finding out where you stand is the first step towards a healthier, more fulfilling relationship with food. Friend […]

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The Dangers of Drinking Soda

You’ve probably heard the saying “you are what you eat”. It is also true that you are what you drink. And unfortunately what we drink is often unhealthy, full of chemicals and has enough sugar to cause an addiction. Depending on where you live, it can be called soda, pop, coke or soft drink. Whatever […]

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What is an herb?

Ask the average person to define herbs and he or she will probably tell you that herbs are green leaves that may have some medicinal properties. Some may even add that herbs like Thyme and Sage are used for cooking. This is how most people define herbs, which is quite good knowledge considering that the […]

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Know Your Own Worth

Understanding your worth as a woman is important. In a society where women have historically faced discrimination from others in a variety of contexts and cultures, understanding that you do have value in the world is essential for feeling empowered. Think of understanding and embracing your own worth as fuel for empowerment. When you understand […]

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6 Mantras That Calm Your Mind & Bring Inner Peace

Mantras are wonderful tools that you can use during meditation as well as other parts of your day. Whether you’re deep in meditation or simply trying to remind yourself of something important, a mantra is a great way to center your thoughts and keep yourself on track. If you’re having trouble developing a mantra or […]

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LLC and the Healing Process

I paused on the step and looked up at the building, so much had changed since I walked up these stairs many months ago. My husband caught up with me and asked if I was alright, I assured him I was. He gently touched his hand to the small of my back and lovingly guided […]

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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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