Category: health

A Leap of Faith: My Gift to Self in 2015

A Leap of Faith: My Gift to Self in 2015
A leap of faith. Last year I decided to take it. This decision came at a time of profound changes. My relationship with a couple of clients came to an amicable but final end. I lost a couple of friends. I left my home and community of 20 years for an unfamiliar town 30 miles... Read more »

4 a.m.

4 a.m.
Tick Tock. It’s four o’clock. Do you know where your mama is? Right here in  the dark eyes of the room, trying to find my sheep to count. But they aren’t in my  pasture.  They are having tacos with the sandman. My sheep are taking a lunch break from their jumping duties. Not good. With... Read more »

A letter to my curly, frizzy, thin hair

My Dearest Curly, Frizzy, Thin Hair, I never understood you. I’ve known you all my life. We were born together. Your black strands were my beanie cap on my newborn head. But as I grew, you twisted and turned into a fine thin fuzz that refused to stay down. You loved to frizz when the... Read more »
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Surviving SNAP (food stamps) cuts: 10 healthy ways to feed your family

Surviving SNAP (food stamps) cuts: 10 healthy ways to feed your family
On November 1st, 2013, SNAP went “snip” on Federal food stamps. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program cut their budget by 5 billion dollars. Nearly 48 million Americans are now affected, 22 million children.* Approximately 76% of SNAP households included a child, an elderly person, or a disabled person. These vulnerable households receive 83% of all... Read more »

10 things to cut down, up, out, off and back in 2014 [Photos]

 Cut down on stuff you put into your body. You had your fun during the holidays. Now it's time to chill. Too much of a good thing can turn into a bad thing.
Happy New Year everyone, or should I say Happy New You! Here is my list of 10 things you should cut down, up, out, off and back in 2014. Let me know if you agree. Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and... Read more »

Healthcare.gov throws in a monkey wrench (Still glad I enrolled)

Healthcare.gov throws in a monkey wrench (Still glad I enrolled)
It’s four days later and I am still a little freaked out about my multi-day ordeal trying to get Affordable Health Care insurance for my family.   My first foray was in October when the Healthcare.gov website seemed to self destruct. Two months later,  I attempted to register again before December 23 so that our insurance... Read more »
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    I pursued a satisfying career in the advertising industry, served as a volunteer mentor and parent educator at my two (now grown up) sons' schools and have actually stayed happily married for over a quarter of a century. However, my most gratifying achievement was raising my sons well. I'm not saying there wasn't a little bit of hell raising going on, but you live and learn. Now I'm passing the knowledge on to you. My goal is to turn these nuggets of wisdom into reference books for parents.

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