You Can’t Fix Your Outside Until You Fix Your Inside

Updated 4/21/2021 I forget now who said that quote, but it certainly has a lot of meaning.  I am sure it can be used in reference to any number of issues, but for this post, it will be used in reference to body weight and size. What do I mean by that statement?  It could […]

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Wellness Wednesday: Stretches for A Stiff Neck and the Serratus Anterior

Well, as I mentioned the other day I have strained my Serratus Anterior.  A muscle I knew was there but have never felt like it had been even worked let alone strained.  Then I started doing push-ups.  As I stated I was adding one push-up per day to see how many I could do.  This […]

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Healthy Tips on Tuesday: My 5 Favorite Ways to Add Veggies to My Diet

Updated 3/23/2021: And you can too with these easy tricks.   You may not even notice they are in there.  It is easy to add fruits because they are sweet.  But, veggies are often crunchy and some say with little to no flavor.  After I was diagnosed with CKD I changed my diet completely.  However, I […]

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Sweating on Sunday: Muscles Targeted in Pushups

Updated 4/18/2021 So, last week I moved away from using light dumbbells to trying bodyweight exercises.  Since I have CKD I am not allowed to lift heavy-weights, so I thought pushups would work better for muscle toning and increasing strength.  After increasing the number of reps by one each day, I started to notice pain […]

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Tips on Tuesday: Essential Oils for Fleas and Ticks

We have two dogs and one cat, so keeping fleas and ticks off of them is super important.  Fleas and ticks are pests that can cause diseases, extreme itching, sores, other skin disorders and just plain torment your pet, and you should the little pests take up residence in your home. We use Comfortis but […]

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Foodie Friday: Health Benefits of Pistachios

I hope everyone had a Happy New Year!  For the first Foodie Friday of 2020, I will be talking about the very healthy Pistachio nuts. Pistachios are a tree nut with a green color that is rich in nutrients.  If you are Vegetarian or Vegan, they have almost 6 grams of protein per 1/4 cup […]

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Daily Writing Topics for 2020

I am changing up the topics for 2020. Below you will see the new list of hashtag topics.  This does not mean I will post every day.  I probably will not blog daily.  Please continue to sign up for my newsletter, using the contact form below the images.  Lots of deals and freebies are provided […]

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The 6 Best Gifts to Give Someone With CKD or any Chronic Illness

This list is geared towards CKD because I have CKD and can relate to it.  But, they can be adapted for anyone with any Chronic Illness. There is nothing worse than getting a gift that someone put no thought into at all.  Or, you get invited somewhere for a holiday party or dinner, and there […]

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Mindful Spending at Christmas

I think we can all agree Christmas is supposed to be a blessing, relaxing and time to be thankful for family and friends.  But, Christmas is very often not any of those things, but rather stressful, mindless spending and building of debt, and for some even depressing.  Spending mindfully during this holiday season can help […]

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Mindful Monday: You Are What You Eat!

How many times have you heard that in your life?  Do you believe it?  Does it offend you?  I have two ways that I used to look at this idea, one good, one bad. First the bad.  I used to get offended by this statement.  Mostly because I was ignorant of what the people who […]

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