Green Smoothies? What the heck?

A while back, one of those times we set our sights on getting healthier, a friend recommended that we try drinking green smoothies as a start. Whoa, I thought. Put the brakes on. This sounds scary. We talked about it and she clarified. A green smoothie has sweet greens (my favorite is baby spinach), frozen […]

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Note to self: Just buy the brand name bandages!

When you’re accident prone like I am, you have to have a good supply of bandages in the medicine cabinet. Or, in my case, medicine shelf… but that’s another story! See, I’m bandaging my finger right now because there’s a section of skin that keeps cracking open. It started as a paper cut. It almost […]

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A journey begins with

A decision. Sometimes that decision needs to be facilitated by some outside force, a push, maybe, that starts things rolling. I visited my doctor in September and shared my difficulties dealing with the weight that I’ve gained and my frustration at not being able to lose any of it. If you’ve been reading this long […]

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Round-Up

Instead of constantly posting links to articles, videos, and general nonsense I find on the web to Facebook, I thought I would start creating blog posts with links to all the things I find interesting.  Since my Facebook account already pulls in my blog posts and puts them on my Notes page, I will still […]

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Can we afford to keep ourselves healthy?

Last year, when I was diagnosed (again) with bipolar disorder, I didn’t have to worry about the price of my medication.  Though I didn’t have health insurance, the county I live in was able to finance most of my medications  and doctor visits.  My payments were quite affordable and I was thankful for the taxes […]

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PCOS – My Story

I’ve never been one of those people to censor myself or not talk/write about something that’s sensitive.  But some things truly are very private.  So this post is difficult to write, due to its private, sensitive nature. PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is typically caused by an imbalance of hormones.  This usually means that the woman […]

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What’s that in my sleep aid?

I was recently visiting Wally World with my mom who has some pain issues and likes to take one of those “PM” versions of a pain reliever to help her sleep. We’re trying to figure out what’s cheaper and I happened to take a look at the ingredients listed on the boxes. I used to […]

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World Swim Against Malaria

I will be swimming April 5th to help fight malaria! Please donate here: http://www.worldswimagainstmalaria.com/jen52. Every $5 donation buys a mosquito net to help fight malaria – a very preventable, treatable disease that kills far too many people every year.

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