Why You Should Never Check Your Phone in the Morning

Woman checking her phone in bed

We all do it. You’re lying in bed all warm and cozy, snoozing away, immersed in a dream, when your alarm suddenly jolts you back to reality.  Most likely, your phone is your alarm. As you grab your phone and shut off the alarm, you notice 3 missed texts. And there’s a little red notification [ keep reading ]

Bad habits: Are yours in the top 10?

bad habits, woman biting nails

It’s your constant companion, greatest helper or heaviest burden. It will push you onward or drag you down to failure, and is at your command. It’s easily managed — you must merely be firm with it. After a few repetitions, it comes automatically. It is the servant of all great people; and alas, of all [ keep reading ]

Chronic cough remedies: Drink lemon water

chronic cough remedies, lemon water

Several years ago, I contracted bacterial , community-acquired pneumonia. Never in my life have I ever felt so ill. I’m talkin’ unable-to-lift-my-head-off-a-pillow ill. I typically avoid doctors’ offices and hospitals as much as possible. When I had bacterial CAP, I sought medical attention because I literally felt like I was dying. I learned later that [ keep reading ]

I Stopped Working Out for Three Weeks

For several years now, I’ve been a dedicated exerciser. My routine has varied, as I’ve experimented to figure out what exercise strategy works best for me. I’m finally at a point in my life where, even if I miss working out for a few days or a week, I trust myself to get back to [ keep reading ]

Keto diet: Possible dangers and unpopular opinion

keto diet, woman eating

As someone who recently navigated the trials and challenges of menopause, quick weight loss ideas greatly interest me. (Sorry, ladies, but all the horror stories you hear about sudden onset of visceral fat during menopause are true.) It has been difficult for me to resist the temptations of converting my eating lifestyle to keto. The [ keep reading ]

New Year’s Resolutions You Won’t Break

Can you believe 2020 is already underway? Seems like I’m still trying to catch up with my to-do list from 2019 (okay…2018)! If you haven’t made any New Year’s Resolutions yet, don’t stress. The holidays can be so hectic that it seems like the entire month of January is a time for everyone to regain [ keep reading ]

Nourish Yourself in the New Year by Limiting Sugar

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We’re always hearing about advances in modern medicine and healthcare technology, so I was under the impression that life expectancy is increasing as time advances.  Nope!  You may be as shocked as I was to find out that life expectancy in the United States is actually decreasing. The obvious question here is…why?  Chronic disease.  Chronic [ keep reading ]

Reasons people drink: Can you relate?

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It’s definitely a time of year (holidays) when liquor stores and beer distributors make a lot of money. You might be one of millions of people who enjoy spiking your eggnog with a bit of bourbon. Perhaps, you like to imbibe when you gather with co-workers or loved ones at your annual Christmas or New [ keep reading ]

Fashion trends for 2020 may look familiar

My mom in her day was always on top of fashion trends despite barely having two nickels to rub together. This was because she rarely got rid of clothes. Instead, she tucked them in the back of her closet, a firm believer that yesterday’s fashions would come around again. She was usually right. I have [ keep reading ]

Ironing clothes is a thing of the past

ironing clothes, iron with shirt on ironing board

Apparently, millennials are not buying irons. This means they are either wearing their clothes as is or their parents are ironing clothes for them. I have nothing against millennials. I delivered three of them. And I taught each and every one of them how to handle an iron, especially my son. A lost skill? When [ keep reading ]


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