Health and Wellness

This category is for all blog posts and videos related to health and wellness, thyroiditis, hormone imbalances, exercise, beach body, weight loss, healthy eating, diet and nutrition, midlife, and more.

When You Get Discouraged That Your Efforts Aren’t Resulting in Weight Loss

When You Get Discouraged That Your Efforts Aren’t Resulting in Weight Loss

Have you ever felt like picking up your scale and throwing it out your window?

Ya, me too. In fact, just a few weeks ago I had that temptation cross my mind.

You see, my husband bought us a new body composition scale from Withings. ...

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My “Happy, Healthy, and Fit” Goals for 2017

My “Happy, Healthy, and Fit” Goals for 2017

Last year I started the year off with one theme in mind: simplified living. My entire year was primarily focused on improving my health through simple living - less chemicals, less stress, less rushing, less chaos. You get the picture.

This year my main focus ...

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Saying Goodbye to 2016: My Year-in-Review

Saying Goodbye to 2016: My Year-in-Review

Last week, as I traveled around town finishing up my Christmas shopping, I decided to listen to my favorite podcast - This is Your Life with Michael Hyatt.

As is typical for this time of year, Michael was talking about goals. Now, his advice was ...

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Great Books and Resources I Enjoyed in 2016

Great Books and Resources I Enjoyed in 2016

The following books, resources, or websites were all beneficial in enhancing my work skills, family-life, health and wellness, personal development, and spiritual growth in 2016. If the subject matter happens to fit with something you're pursuing or are interested in at this time in your ...

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6 Valuable Lessons I Learned In Army Boot Camp

6 Valuable Lessons I Learned In Army Boot Camp

Last week I was at the grocery store and overheard the check-out clerk discussing army boot camp with the customer in line in front of me. Her daughter had just finished up boot camp at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. They talked about how difficult it had ...

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How to Give Yourself Grace When it’s a Dark Chocolate Gelato Kind of Week

How to Give Yourself Grace When it’s a Dark Chocolate Gelato Kind of Week

It was one of those weeks.

You know the kind I'm talking about?

The dark-chocolate-gelato kind of week.

So there in my kitchen, hunched over the island, spoon in hand, a container of dark chocolate gelato on the counter, and tears welling up in my ...

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From Stay-at-Home Mom to Working Mom: 6 Tips to Help Your Transition Go Smoothly

From Stay-at-Home Mom to Working Mom: 6 Tips to Help Your Transition Go Smoothly

Today marks my 2nd week of employment at my new job. That, along with getting the kiddos ready for back-to-school, is to blame for my lack of writing here at the blog lately. I promise. I'll get it together! Ha! 😀

The truth is, I'm juggling ...

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The Post I’ve Been Struggling to Write. I Have News!

The Post I’ve Been Struggling to Write. I Have News!

The past few weeks I've made more than one attempt to write this post, each time walking away in frustration because I'm not quite sure how to share this news with you.

Do I just blurt it out - plain and simple?

Do I tell ...

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What I’ve Learned About Death

What I’ve Learned About Death

My husband's parents are always on my heart and mind this time of the year. If they were still alive, they would be celebrating 55 years of marriage this month. Unfortunately, we lost both of them (way too soon) a few years back.

They were ...

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8 Baby Steps You Can Take to Give Up Your Control-Freak Status

8 Baby Steps You Can Take to Give Up Your Control-Freak Status

I've been a control-freak most of my adult life.

I can think of a handful of reasons why I've always felt the need to be in-control of every aspect of my life - and yes, even the people in it. The root cause being that ...

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