Should Biological Males Compete as Females?

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The world of track and field is immersed in controversy regarding transgender and intersex athletes competing as female runners. The two issues are slightly different; yet, the base questions when males compete as females remain the same. I believe such issues will continue to proliferate in the coming years. We can’t deny that every human [ keep reading ]

Nike Plus-Size Mannequin Sparks Anger, Because We Can’t Have Nice Things

Did you know that right now, at this very moment, there are people living in bigger bodies? Just going around existing like they have some kind of right? Apparently some companies are even trying to sell products to these people. The nerve. Like the Nike plus-size mannequin that recently went up. According to, like, everyone [ keep reading ]

Go Bananas: Why You Should Eat a Banana Every Day

It goes without saying that including fruit in your diet is always a good idea. These days, we’re always on the go so it can be tough to incorporate fruit in your daily diet. I mean, who has time to sit and peel an orange, cut up a watermelon or wash down a batch of [ keep reading ]

How to Manage Menopause Without Going Bonkers

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April 2019 has a deeply etched place in my heart. It’s the month when I officially completed menopause. After 34 years of parenting, it was one of the biggest milestones of my life. I had heard and read so much about this mysterious, sacred, often turbulent time in a woman’s life. Nothing I heard or [ keep reading ]

I Started the Whole30 and Quit 10 Days Later

It was not all that long ago that I posted about my 2nd round of the Whole30. I had completed the food elimination diet two years ago with great success. On my first round of Whole30, I completed more than 30 days of the food elimination diet. On completion, I had lost approximately 10 pounds [ keep reading ]

Foods to Fight Cancer: Top Five Choices

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We’ve all heard the saying that we are what we eat. While it might not be a literal truth, there is definitely merit to the old adage. Current data shows that there are specific foods to fight cancer. Incorporating some of these foods into your daily (or, at least, weekly) diet may help prevent cancer-related [ keep reading ]

6 Songs That Should be on Every Runner’s Playlist

Running and music go together like socks and shoes. Without a doubt, listening to music while running can make the miles fly by. The right song at the right time gives you an added boost when you thought you had nothing left in the tank. For the majority of my running career, I’ve preferred to [ keep reading ]

How to Garden when You Don’t Know How to Garden

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Growing your own food is definitely one of the best means for combating a contaminated national food supply. If you purchase healthy seeds or plants and put them into the soil, you can provide staple foods for your family. Not knowing how to garden makes some people hesitant to try at all. As in many [ keep reading ]

What I Want You to Know This Mental Health Awareness Month

May is host to a number of days, weeks, and month-long holidays and awareness campaigns. Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Star Wars Day, and even No Diet Day. As you may already know, May is also Mental Health Awareness Month, and it’s not exactly something that I find comfort in. Campaigns throughout the month of May [ keep reading ]

Energy Drink Dangers: Parents, Be Alerted!

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One of my daughters recently suffered an adverse health condition due to dehydration. We’re a big water-drinking family. This particular child, however, never drinks enough water. (She does now, thanks to an app she downloaded to remind herself.) Many parents think that as long as their kids drink something, they’re hydrated. This post will hopefully [ keep reading ]


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