change is good, and change is coming!

Hello, and happy Memorial Day weekend! I would like to take a moment and thank all of those who serve and protect this great country. I have to work tomorrow so we don’t have any great plans. We had a small family cookout yesterday, and some pool fun today. I was actually able to safely […]

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$25 dollar food Challenge for 3 people!

This is my first food challenge. It will be for 3 people, 2 adults and one teenager. Now, I must say a few things before I lay out the rules. 1- I am low carb eating. That does not mean Keto. I am not Keto. I have CKD and Keto can be very dangerous. Low […]

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My Top 10 Reasons to Exercise

After having my second child, exercise became almost non-existent.  Though I felt we were active as a family, and as homeschoolers, my physical activity was few and far between.  After being diagnosed with CKD I knew a total lifestyle change was warranted.  Exercise always seemed like a chore, something I had to do, especially in […]

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Thinking on Thursday: What is Pettifoggery?

Welcome to Thinking on Thursday.  These posts will be aimed at Brain Health and ways to improve it. I know for me, in my 50’s, Brain Health becomes even more important than in my 20’s.  I have been following some of the impeachment trials, mostly because we use it for History in our Homeschool classes, […]

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Wellness on Wednesday: Cold and Flu Prevention Part 5

There are only two more parts to this series, so it will end next Wednesday.  I will then move on to other topics.  I hope you are finding this series useful. The 5th link in the Chain of Infection is the Portal of Entry.  A portal of entry can be broken skin, incisions, inhaled through […]

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Herbs on Tuesday: Sweet Orange

You may see a lot of adverts for Herbs that can restore or reverse kidney function.  While this may not be a lie, it can be confusing because most Herbs have not been studied in randomized studies for people who suffer from chronic illnesses or take lots of medications.  So, please be careful in your […]

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Cold and Flu Prevention: Break the Chain of Infection Part 4

Welcome back to part 4 of my series on Cold and Flu Prevention:  Break the Chain of Infection.  You can read the rest of the series in the archives under Wellness Wednesday. The 4th link in the Chain of Infection is the Mode of Transmission.  This means the way in which the germ is spread.  […]

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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 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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Wisdom Wednesday: The Power of Words

Words are powerful, but you probably already know that.  Some people use words to teach, make a point, give an opinion, or show emotions.  Other use words like a weapon, as rhetoric, or propaganda.  So, what exactly is my point? Use words to help you.  A journal, written in pen, or a blog typed on […]

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