Did You Gobble Til You Wobble?

How was your Thanksgiving?  I am not just talking about food.  I hope everyone was able to enjoy their Thanksgiving with family and friends.  We had a busy, but a peaceful day.   I can admit I ate a little bit more than I should have, but not too much.  On Wednesday, I watched the Netflix […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I know a lot of the country is experiencing very bad weather.  I hope you will be safe and warm.  Our internet is so slow, today, and I can only assume it is because of so much nasty weather everywhere.  

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Mindful Monday: What are You Thankful For?

I know we should be thankful every day not just the week of Thanksgiving.  But, this is always a fun exercise I do with my kids each year, and it is fun to see how their answers change over the years.  I am doing it with my daughter this year.  She is 15.  I gave […]

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Wellness Wednesday: Cold and Flu Prevention Part 3 Break the Chain of Infection

Updated April 28, 2021. Welcome to part 3 of breaking the chain of infection in preventing Cold and Flu.  Last week I discussed the Reservoir.  Today is the Portal of Exit.  Since I am discussing Cold and Flu I will only discuss Portal of Exit as it pertains to that topic. The Portal of Exit […]

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Mindful Monday: Mindful Yoga

Updated 4/12/2021 Below is an easy, slow Yoga practice video.  Once you learn the Yoga moves it would make sense to me to do your Mindful Yoga with soft gentle music, nature noises, or no noise.  Incorporating breathing exercises, with your Yoga would also be an awesome way to do Mindful Yoga.  Remember with Mindfulness […]

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Sweating on Sunday: Health Buddy Melissa 2020 Walking Challenge

Join me in 2020 to walk 1800 miles in a year.  This is a walking challenge, and anyone can join for free.  Post weekly to the Health Buddy Melissa Facebook page.  The challenge will be pinned to the top of the Facebook page, once it starts, for easy finding.    If you want motivational help, […]

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New Support Group for Chronic Illness Live on Health Buddy Melissa Facebook Page

This weekend I will be announcing a Walking Challenge for the year 2020.  I am very excited about this, and I hope others will join in.  Next Friday, for Foodie Friday I will be writing about CKD and Diabetic food dishes for a Thanksgiving meal that will be healthier options.   I will also be announcing […]

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Health Buddy Melissa Podcast #2 Early Signs of Kidney Disease

I have recorded my second podcast titled, Early Signs of Kidney Disease.  It is available to email subscribers exclusively.  If you would like to listen to it, use the contact form below to message request it. Disclaimer

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Wellness Wednesday: Cold and Flu Prevention Part 2

Updated 4/21/2021: Last week I discussed the first chain of infection.  This week I will discuss the second link in the Chain of Infection:  Reservoirs. So, let us say the first link was not broken, and the pathogen or germ was able to continue to the next link in the chain.  A Reservoir is anywhere […]

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Mindful Walking in Nature

Edited 3/29/2021 Mindful Walking is not Fitness Walking.  It is a walking Mindfully.  What does that mean, exactly? Obviously, if you are walking you are still getting exercise.  But, Mindful Walking will not focus on the exercise but rather experiencing everything about the walk, in the moment.  If you think of who, what, where, when, […]

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