Category: Wellness

Doing the Same Thing Expecting Different Results

In this two part series of videos my horse and I amble around our farm while I ponder why we keep trying the same approach expecting different results.

BASICS OF SKIN CARE, SUNBLOCKS AND ANTI-AGING

It is embarrassing how lazy I am with my skin care. I go to bed with makeup on at least once a week and generally do the minimum I can to get by and look at least ok. So I’m excited to have Kelly Rose as my guest in this interview who shared what we absolutely must do for basic skin care and the few things we can add to our regime.

Guilt, Grief and Caregiving of an Independent Dying Parent

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GUILT, GRIEF AND CAREGIVING OF AN INDEPENDENT DYING PARENT
This blog is not just about my journey. I want to share other peoples stories. It is remarkable how many commonalities there are in our experiences. However, each person has a different perspective and something they can teach the rest of us.

Speaking to Medical Staff for Your Loved One

My Mom died of pancreatic cancer. As she became weaker, it was exhausting for her to communicate with medical staff. Because I spent so much time with her I had a decent idea of what the answers were but I didn’t want to speak for her and get it wrong. Eventually, a system evolved though.

Guilt After Someone Dies: The What Ifs

My fourteen year old daughter’s friend died.   Fourteen year old kids are not supposed to die and when they do, it is hard to wrap your head around it.

5 Tips For when your parent starts dating after their spouse dies

My Dad started dating pretty quickly after my Mom died. It shocked some. It shocked me. Didn’t he love Mom? How could he betray her that way?

I Should Have Worn the Bikini

I sit at my high school alma mater athletic fields and share some stories about myself during the awkwardness of middle school and high school.

Happy & Healthy WITHOUT Giving up Favorite Food and Drinks

I’ve been struggling with how TO make eating well a long-term lifestyle. I feel great when I’m eating more vegetables, less carbs and exercising but it is hard to keep it going week after week so I reached out to Nirit Roddy, certified trainer and nutritionist from Fit With Nirit who gave me some great tips on how to see long-term results — but still enjoy the food I love.

Finding the Hero in Dying

There are many moments in my life that defined and changed me. The death and dying process of my Mom ranks high. My Mom died in 2012 after 3 1/2 years of having pancreatic cancer. We congratulate people fighting cancer for being warriors and being strong — we call them heroes for fighting the good fight. What happens though when the patient decides they are done fighting and want to discontinue treatment? Are they no longer a hero?

Ten Things to Banish the Winter Blues

During my Tuesday Sunrise videos, I shared I was feeling the winter blues. There wasn’t anything really “wrong” but I just felt blah and unmotivated. I asked for ideas to help shake the blues and got some good ones! Following are ten great ideas to banish the winter blues.

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