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.

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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Hospitality: How to Host a Healthy Get-Together With Friends

Hospitality: How to Host a Healthy Get-Together With Friends

Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.

~ 1 Peter 4:9

Yes, the Bible encourages us to open our homes and our hearts to others.

I actually love to have guests over to our home. Putting on a big spread and entertaining family or ...

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What to do When You and Your Spouse are on Opposite Sides of the Fence Regarding Natural Living

What to do When You and Your Spouse are on Opposite Sides of the Fence Regarding Natural Living

Not long ago, my daughters and I shopped at a favorite health and wellness store in our quaint little town. I love the products they sell in that store and could have looked around for a good hour, but on this particular day, I only needed ...

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How I Finally Conquered My Sluggish Thyroid

How I Finally Conquered My Sluggish Thyroid

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Friend, I have news! Glorious, happy, makes-me-want-to-do-cartwheels-through-my-house news!

You know how I've spent the past couple years struggling with thyroiditis and adrenal fatigue?

Well, I just got blood lab results back that ...

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40 Thoughts About Becoming a 40-Something

40 Thoughts About Becoming a 40-Something

Today I turn 43-years-old. It seems like just yesterday I was freaking out about leaving my 30's and becoming a 40-something. I've had some time to live it for a few years, though, so I'll share my perspective on the whole 40-something age group. Warning: ...

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