Browsing Category : Body

A Place for Everything


I am organizing my life today! De-cluttering, filing papers, and making lists.  October is going to be a big month for me: I have resolved to soothe my financial worries and I’m determined to fix my gut health.  So, today, I typed up lists of approved foods on the diet plan I have chosen, which is the Wahls Paleo Plus…

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Dear Unhealthy Self, I’m Here For You. Love, Healthy Self.


I hand my unhealthy self a bottle of water and take away the can of pop she’s holding. The first small step, I indicate, without words. My unhealthy self nods in silent agreement and gratefulness. I hug my unhealthy self in a warm embrace. “I’m here for you,” I whisper, “I’m always here for you”. 

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Vacation vibin' at Huntington Beach, California

Pain is My Middle Name


My IBS pain ended up with me in the walk-in. Since IBS has never caused me that much suffering, I thought maybe it was a bladder infection. Josh said, “Oh it might be an infection…or one of your million of other ailments that cause you pain”. And I thought, “Yup, Pain is my middle name”. My gut has caused me…

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morning brew

It Happens Sometimes When the Weather Changes.


Today was not great. It wasn’t a good day, health-wise. Sometimes I have to adjust my whole day around my health and it’s really frustrating.  The weather called for rain- the perfect day to clean! Right? Wrong. My health tanks sometimes when the weather changes. When I woke up, I had so many plans to be productive…. Instead, I woke…

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with my love, who adores my crows feet

Falling in Love with Crow’s Feet


Remember being a little kid, say 7 or 8, and declaring, “When I’m an old person of 20 years old with crow’s feet, I’m gonna fall in love, live in a big house, and invent flying cars!” Old person, at 20? I’m laughing so hard at my childhood self right now. I did picture something right- I did start to…

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Why You Should Wear Sunscreen (Even On Cloudy Days)


I’m militant about people wearing sunscreen.  I remember learning about our depleting ozone layer in school and being horrified- and it’s worse now! People have a lot of excuses to not wear sunscreen but I really, really, really want people to change their minds. The difference between UVA and UVB rays confuses people- including myself, so I looked it up.…

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Counseling And Body Dysmorphic Disorder


I have struggled with eating disorders on and off for a long time. Even today, I’m aware that restrictive diets or plans could trigger old habits. I still find it hard to admit I had a problem. It’s very hard for me to talk about, even today. I was treated with body dysmorphic disorder but it took a long time…

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How To Keep Your Weekend Going All Week


Remember the feel of vacation? It’s a never-ending weekend!  Remember the freedom and ease that follows every decision? I want that sensation to last for us forever. But, when we get home, real life obligations crowd in. The feel of the never-ending weekend begins to fade. We become stressed, overworked and under-slept. But what if we could get that weekend…

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