Health

Chronic Beauty

This post was written by the folks over at Lyme Warrior. Chronic but hidden diseases are unfortunately common and research for cures are super  important.  Please take a moment to read this touching story.  As I crack my eyes open first thing in the morning, I groan. Its another day, a day I don’t feel… Read More Chronic Beauty

Children, Health

Back to school – Vaccines

Updated 8/29/016 I know that many people have their own opinions on vaccines.  As a healthcare provider, I follow discussion on vaccine safety carefully and scientifically. For my family, I choose to follow the CDC guidelines for vaccines. I would encourage others to do so as well. Here are the ones I suggest all children… Read More Back to school – Vaccines

Emotions, essential oils

Emotional Application of Essential Oils

This July,  I had the opportunity to listen to D. Gary Young speak at the Young Living Convention. He spoke about using the oils for emotional support. As I am on my journey of personal development, I have found myself going back to my notes again and again.  I thought I would share some of… Read More Emotional Application of Essential Oils

Health

Knowing Your Cholesterol – Why Does it Matter

I went to my yearly checkup with my physician this week and he ordered lab work as well.  I’m always eager to get the results, just to make sure that there isn’t any warning signs of trouble even though I have been feeling great.  I was surprised when the results of my cholesterol levels.My triglycerides… Read More Knowing Your Cholesterol – Why Does it Matter

Emotions, Health, Time Managmeent

Sleep Habits

I have horrible sleep habits. I know this because it’s 11:45pm and I am researching cures for insomnia and better sleep habits.  I have tried many techniques, mediation before bed, TV on and TV off, wedge pillows, sleeping in all kinds of positions, the list goes on and on.  I can’t blame just one thing… Read More Sleep Habits

essential oils, Health

Pain and Treatment

Three weeks ago I was in a single car accident. I hydroplaned on the interstate and hit two guard rails before coming to a stop. I walked away with seatbelt abrasions and bruises and an incredible sense that I was lucky. In the ER, the physician offered me an anti- inflammatory or a stronger Opiod… Read More Pain and Treatment

Emotions

Winter Blues

It’s been an emotional couple of weeks for me.    That period after the holidays always seems to be tough.  Work seems to pile on due to new goals and the days are long but daylight is short.  To top it all off, several friends and family members have lost family members this month.  I… Read More Winter Blues

Uncategorized

Year of…

As I have said before, I don’t do resolutions. What I will do is set an intention for the year and I have picked mine for 2016.  For me, 2016 is the Year of Determination.   What is Determination? de·ter·mi·na·tion dəˌtərməˈnāSH(ə)n/ noun 1.firmness of purpose; resoluteness. “he advanced with an unflinching determination” synonyms: resolution, resolve,… Read More Year of…

Health

Goals vs resolutions

As we near the end of the year, I have already set a goal for next year. I am going to run a 10-mile race and I am going to continue to focus on my health. What I am not going to do is post every training run, every on target meal, and every off… Read More Goals vs resolutions

Health

Why Fitness? 

As my personal journey to finding balance progresses, I find myself thinking about fitness a lot.  Why do the experts recommend it? Why is it so hard for me to stick with it?  How do others make a career out of it?  If someone has all those answers, comment! I’d love to hear it!  I… Read More Why Fitness?