Self Care Is An Actual Thing

Self-care is something that I think everyone should try out. It may seem like another trend going around, or only “young” people do it, but self-care is something that everyone should incorporate into their daily lives. According to verywellmind, their definition of self-care located on their website states, “Self-care describes a conscious act one takes…

How To Start Your Meditation Journey

During this quarantine, I’ve been doing a lot to keep myself occupied and sane, but mostly I’ve been trying out many things to keep my mind and body balanced, and one of those things has been meditation. I will say that my meditation journey has come a long way, and I can see a change…

A Different Perspective

Dealing with an illness or disease can put a “damper on your day.” Not only that but having a medical condition leads to anxiety and depression. Diseases that affect you physically, mentally, and emotionally are sometimes incurable, fatal, and leave a dark spot so full in your life that you are dying to empty. What…

My Journey to *FINALLY* Being Comfortable with My Body

It’s been a long time comin’…. I’ve been unhappy with my body for as long as I can remember, and some of my most vivid childhood memories include getting bullied for being overweight. While most kids lose their “baby fat” sometime in their pre- or early teen years, that just wasn’t the case for me….

Three ways to Regenerate and Combat Stress and Anxiety

Who out there feels as if they have time for everything? Time to take a vacation, have fun, explore your hobbies, lean new skills, read a book, get all of your work done, meditate, exercise, spend time with friends and family, go shopping, cook a five-star meal, go dancing, go to the museum, enjoy a…

The Easiest Way to Lose Weight without a Diet

Many of Us Struggle to Lose Weight With fast food dining and delivery being the cheapest and easiest way to get something to eat, it is hard to focus on a more home cooked meal when everything is on the go. Some people have trouble with self-control, others may be on the right track but…

It Happened to Me

I was in the dentist’s office today and I had to fill out some paperwork. The dental hygeniest looked at my paperwork and said that I did not look 54. I replied thank you . She then looked at my chart and said that I looked very young for someone who had a heart attack….

How did we get here with Covid-19?

What went wrong with the handling of Coronavirus? At the beginning of this year we all had so many hopes and aspirations. 2020 was going to be the year that had to be so much better than 2019. But then March hit and the rest is history. Not wanting to go over the history over…

10 Tips to Enjoy Your Next Beach Getaway Safely

Are you craving a beach getaway? Are the coronavirus statics preventing you from putting a plan into action though? Staying healthy should always be your top priority. Although getting away from the house and getting some vitamin D would be beneficial to your mental and physical health. You can’t deny that all negative emotions quickly…

What Is The Secret to Eating Clean?

You’ve heard every influencer, company, magazine or ad use the word “clean” to describe a diet or product.  The word clean refers to a food that only contains whole or real ingredients that one can identify. In theory, clean means better because the ingredients in your food are wholesome without preservatives or chemicals. People tend…

And Now We Wait Some More

Here we are again folks. This will be a super short freak out. So my state just announced that we will continue to be in this limbo, weird, floating 4.5 stage of opening for at least two more weeks. At least two more weeks. School starts back up in less than that. What the what….

Weight gain during Coronavirus Pandemic

People who start college always talk about weight gain and dub it the freshman fifteen. During this time at home, I noticed I and the people around me were gaining some weight. Was it stress, was it boredom? With the pandemic, I deemed it the quarantine fifteen. I decided to do a little anonymous survey…

To School Or Not To School

Well my, my, how the turns have tabled. Talk of kids going back to school are heating up in my city, as the public schools are supposed to return in just two weeks. My own kids are supposed to go back a week after that. It seems to be an either-or situation at the moment….

Oatmeal is Making a Comeback

When I was a kid, I never thought oatmeal would be my favorite type of breakfast. Now I think about my oatmeal the night before. The best way to make oatmeal is to add a bunch of toppings to it. No one wants to eat hot plain rolled oats. Here are some suggestions to spice…

Salad Can Be Satisfying

I never used to eat salad because I don’t like lettuce. I don’t like butter, iceberg or romaine, the typical bases of salads. However, I recently discovered arugula and this changed the game or me. Finding a leafy green that you enjoy is the first step to enjoying salad. This could be lettuce, arugula, spinach…

What Are Chia Seeds?

When you were a kid, you probably had a chia pet, knew someone with a chia pet or saw a commercial about them. Now, people are eating them! Not eating chia pets, but chia seeds. But what even are chia seeds? Chia seeds have flooded the health and wellness space. Chia seeds are one of…

Sahara Dust Storm Threatens the US

As if we did not have enough reasons to quarantine, we now are saddled with of all things, a torrential Saharan dust storm. I want to believe we are just in a terribly awkward B movie, but this is reality for some of the United States in the next few days. A few facts about…

Making your wishes clear: Advance Directives

Mrs. B died yesterday, her body gone, overcome by pneumonia that has overwhelmed so many is so short a time. She was a wife, a mother, a friend.  She was 88 years old. She was on breathing machine for 25 days before she died, a feeding tube in her nose giving her nutrition a big…