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My Road to Wellness

  My road to wellness has been winding and bumpy and I’ve hit a few pot holes along the way. I was fortunate to have been taught various wellness practices at a relatively young age that I continue to incorporate in my daily life. Unfortunately, my realization about putting wellness practices at the forefront of my daily life arose from a diagnosis of severe acid reflux at the young age of twenty-four. At the time I was the head accountant at Whole Foods Market in the Midwest regio read more...

Affirming My Life!

This morning I shared with you how I found my higher purpose after Larry died. In addition to asking myself the questions listed in this morning’s blog, I also turned to another wellness practice I’ve used for over twenty years: affirmations. I first learned about affirmations from an unexpected source during a leadership training at Whole Foods Market. Every team member in a leadership role was required to take this week-long leadership series. Each day focused on a different aspect o read more...

The power of Magnesium to relieve stress.

Hey there, This morning I discussed getting through the holiday season. You’ll undoubtedly have a mix of emotions over the next couple months. You may find you’re more anxious when faced with having to make decisions about this holiday season. I would like to offer you a relaxation technique that I’ve followed since the time I was a young adult- soaking in a hot bath, preferably with Epsom salts. Yes, you read that correctly, I want you to take a bath. But not any old bath, I want you read more...

Learning how to breathe again

 Hi there, I shared with you this morning that I live with mild anxiety and one of my biggest challenges is being able to capture a full, deep breath. Besides the panic attacks and anxiety that contribute to my difficulty in catching a deep breath, all the heavy crying I did after Larry died made it worse. When Larry died and my whole world fell apart I cried like I never knew a person could cry. Alone in the house while the kids were at school is when the grief poured out of me. With each read more...

How I healed, one journal entry at a time.

 Hi there, This morning I shared my story of the depression I faced as a result of my grief. One of the tools I used to help cope during this time was writing in my journal. I’ve mentioned in many of my posts that writing in a journal is a wellness practice I engage in on a regular basis. It’s helped me to reduce stress and anxiety, cope with my grief and even helps me plan for my future. Writing in my journal provides me an avenue where I can let it all out. It’s uncensored and gramma read more...

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