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, Health

Learning to Live

Friends, First, I apologize for being absent this last 6 weeks.  I will be honest and say I just didn’t feel like blogging.  I won’t however apologize for the raw nature of what I am writing today.  This is not an excuse but rather my attempt to rationalize my summer to date in my own… Read More Learning to Live

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, Health

Just Do YOU

This week has been a mess, I will readily admit it!  My husband has been at a search and rescue conference since Wednesday.  To all you single moms out there, bless you.  It is hard work being everything to a toddler and getting no break! Plus add the joys of potty training and stressful work… Read More Just Do YOU

Emotions, Health

Miracle Morning

So I read a new book, The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM), by Hal Elrod, during a recent business trip and it really hit home. So I decided to give his 30 day challenge a try. For anyone struggling with motivation, relationships,positivity, direction, I would recommend trying it… Read More Miracle Morning

Emotions, Health

It’s the Journey – Not the Destination

Yes, it’s a bit cliché.   It’s something we hear all the time, something we see all the time, but have you ever actually thought about it.  I hadn’t until I was sitting in the doctor’s office last week and he said it as he was examining my foot.  He said, you know, it’s not about… Read More It’s the Journey – Not the Destination

Health

Ready to Walk

Let me be honest, the winter season is not my favorite by a long shot.   The short amount of daylight and the long hours inside really get to me. I’ve found it impacts me even more as I get older.  I just want to be outside and soak in the sun.  With that, I have been… Read More Ready to Walk

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