Finding Stability… with my blood sugar!

How Do I Keep My Blood Sugar Stable?   Oh, the words “blood sugar.”   Does it conjure up visions of restrictive eating, diabetes medications, or insulin injections?   Blood sugar is the measure of the amount of sugar in your blood. You need the right balance of sugar in your blood to fuel your […]

Burnt-Out-Mom Syndrome & Adrenal Fatigue

Let’s face it, life can get super busy more often than not.  We’ve got a lot on our plates most of the time and can end up feeling like we are barely able to balance it all.  Fatigue, cravings, inability to sleep, and mood swings are REAL! And common.   Adrenal fatigue is thought to […]

Eating my Damn Breakfast… and other meals…

I’ve lived with anxiety since I was 8 years old. I’ve developed my own ways of dealing with it, and have learned much from working with a variety of health professionals as well as through my own self-study.  I’ve got a good selection of things in my “tool kit” to help with cope with anxiety […]

Untangled – How Knitting Helped Me Heal

About a decade ago, I had a serious health crisis.  My kids were still in elementary school, I was a stressed-out super-busy Solo Mom who was trying to keep things together for my family.  I became suddenly ill with weird, seemingly random symptoms – I felt like I’d been “unplugged” from my body’s power source; […]

Is Your Mindset Messing You Up?

The Momma Stress Mess: How It Messes With Your Health   We all have some level of stress, right? (Every mom everywhere puts her hand up… lol!)   It may be temporary (acute), or long-term (chronic).   Acute stress usually won’t mess with your health too much. It is your body’s natural reaction to circumstances, […]

Momma, Feed Your Brain!

The Gut-Brain Connection: How To Feed Your Brain   If there was ever a call for “digestive health,” this is it!   Yes, it’s true. Your gut is considered your “second brain.”   There is no denying it anymore.   And because of the new scientific discoveries about the vagus nerve, the enteric nervous system, […]

Take A Moment…

Let yourself feel how you feel. Don’t let it consume you, but allow yourself to process what’s going on. After awhile, hopefully, you can gain some insight into the experience. Yesterday was a very difficult day for me. Something unexpected happened with a work project that is near & dear to my heart & in […]

Busy or Not, Breakfast is a Must!

Sometimes I’m just too busy to have a proper sit-down breakfast #momlife, and sometimes I’m just not hungry… BUT I always make sure I have something in me to start my day off on the right foot and smoothies are my go-to when nothing else is likely to happen. It is blueberry season in my […]

Free to Create a Life I Love (a story of self-preservation)

Have you ever heard the story about how if you throw a frog into a pot of boiling water, it will jump right out (literally saving its own skin); but if you place a frog in a pot of water then very slowly turn the heat up over time, it will boil alive…  Ick, but […]