i am giving away 25 free coaching sessions in march

As promised I have decided on my first freebie for 2021. These will repeat each month, with a different theme or topic, and limitations. Be sure to read the whole post if you are interested. March is National Kidney Month. I have decided for March to give away 25 free coaching sessions based on the […]

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My very exciting kidney update!

Happy Monday! What do you think of my new logo, and color scheme? I think I need a brighter more colorful one, too, especially for social media. If you read this blog, then you already know I have had CKD since 20`17. You would also know that it has been my goal to get back […]

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it’s a new day, 30 day coaching plan

We had nasty storms come through here yesterday, and a possible tornado. It caught me totally off guard as I was just expecting rain. The alert came over my phone about dinner time. When these storms come though I really need to pay attention so being online is not suitable. We had some limbs down […]

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i got vaxxed!

There is a lot of anxiety about the new Covid 19 vaccines. I was supposed to have gotten my vaccine from my job last Saturday. But, for some reason all of the doses were pulled back by the governor. I was given the opportunity to get it at my local Health Dept on Wednesday. My […]

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updated Health Buddy Melissa Mission and privacy statement

Updated 2/4/2021. I hope everyone had a marvelous Christmas.  It was a beautiful day here and we were blessed with lots of love.  We had a full week of finishing up shopping, lunches out, wrapping gifts, dinner prep, etc. I am 51 years old, and I have CKD. I am a LPN of 34 years. […]

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Follow Your Dreams despite your chronic illness

Everyone who lives with a chronic illness knows how hard it is.  Those who are blessed enough can not know, until they have one.  It can be hard to follow your dreams, when you aren’t living with a chronic illness, let alone when you are.  I know what it’s like, and I refuse to let […]

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National kidney month: Better food choices

March is National Kidney Month and each Thursday I will be sharing some older posts to help you make better food choices to prevent Kidney Disease and may also slow the progression of Kidney Disease. If you read my post from Monday then you know I have gotten back to stage 2 and I am […]

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my thoughts on the dash diet

Happy Healthy Tuesday! It is cold and dreary here again in the Sunshine State. Today I want to talk about the DASH Diet. I will give my pros and cons. First the pros, and most of it is positive. The DASH Diet which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. I believe it was created […]

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my experience with the covid vaccine #2

Happy Friday! I did not get much done since Wednesday, because I got the second dose of my Moderna Covid vaccine. They actually wanted to schedule me to have it today, but I requested to do it Wednesday, because I have to work tomorrow. Boy am I glad I did it Wednesday. I am totally […]

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Wellness wednesday quote for the day

Welcome back! I hope your Wednesday is seeing you well. I have to get my second dose of the Moderna Covid vaccine today, and I have no idea if I will be functioning tomorrow. Going from experience of others who got the second dose I can expect to be quite sleepy. I will be seeing […]

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healthy tip Tuesday: Drink 2 cups of water to lose weight!

OMG it sounds too good to be true! Right? Well it apparently is true. If you create a habit of drinking 2 cups of water before each meal, you will help yourself lose weight. Of course you still have to eat less food also. I mean water is not a miracle worker. There are studies […]

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The art of saying no!

Welcome back to another episode of Self Care Sunday. I hope everyone is doing well. I have been busy updating old posts, figuring out how to use Mailchimp effectively, creating new content and new Coaching Plans. How many of you are people pleasers? You just can’t say no. You leave yourself over worked, over stressed, […]

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It’s Your heart Attack! Dealing with difficult people

Welcome to Thinking on Thursday! As I complete my Mindfulness Certification it becomes more clear that the only way to deal with difficult people is to control our own responses. There are difficult people everywhere. I would say in the work environment is where you would encounter difficult people the most. But, it can also […]

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potassium and kidney disease

Below is a webinar from the AKF on the topic of Potassium and Kidney Disease. Not all kidney patients have issues with potassium, but a lot do. Knowing how to monitor your diet for Potassium intake is vitally important. Disclaimer

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