crafting with melissa

Happy Thursday! Did you see my new paid subscription yesterday, Meals with Melissa? If not you can read about Meals with Melissa, here. My meal plan for next week is complete, plus Valentine’s Day and the Super Bowl are in February. If you would like to see what I will be making, get the meal […]

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Wellness wednesday: the christmas blues

Happy Day before Christmas Eve! This time of year is not always festive, bright and cheery for some people. Not everyone gets all warm and fuzzy. There are a lot of reasons why people get the Christmas and Post-Christmas Blues. 1- Too high of expectations. When you want everything to be perfect, or expect a […]

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Halloween and Kidney Disease!

First let me state, for new readers, I have CKD stage 3. I do not have Diabetes or HTN. I have dedicated my Health Coaching to bringing awareness to Kidney Disease and the complications that come with it. If you would like to learn more about my Health Coaching service, use the contact form at […]

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My very best 10 ways to Boost My immune system!

Halloween is coming, and so are the holidays! That means so is Flu Season and with Covid still hanging around there is no better time than now to start boosting our Immune Systems. There will eventually be a vaccine, but not everyone can take a vaccine for different reasons. Some people may just choose not […]

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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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Food on Friday: Easter Meal Choices

Updated 3/26/2021: As I continue to update old posts with my opt in mailing list and other items, some of the post is no longer relevant. Such as I am no longer eating 1,000 calories per day, and other items. You can read more recent posts to see what I am eating. So, Sunday is […]

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My Top 5 Tips For Staying Stress Free During the Holidays

LOL!  Who doesn’t love Grumpy Cat?  5 days until Christmas, and the seasonal stress is on the rise.  The holidays can be especially stressful for people with chronic diseases, like me.  I have CKD, and while I do not have high blood pressure, stress of course can make my blood pressure rise.  That can effect […]

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