8 Ways to Deal with Sugar Cravings

True Confession Time I used to buy chunks of white wedding cake at Von’s grocery store, then hide from the kids in my bedroom and secretly eat it. I didn’t want to share it. This, and other high carbohydrate excesses, led me to weigh a chunky thirty-five pounds more than I do now. I was … Continue reading 8 Ways to Deal with Sugar Cravings

Toxins: Avoiding Them and Detoxing

What do Tuna Towers, plastic shower curtains, and wearing street shoes in the house have in common? They all can expose you to toxins. One healthy habit that would serve you well is to be on the look out for toxins in your environment, food, and the products you use, either to clean with or … Continue reading Toxins: Avoiding Them and Detoxing

Intermittent Fasting for Health & Weight Loss

If you are wanting to get off the weight loss/weight gain roller coaster, intermittent fasting just may be your ticket. And it is simple, doable, inexpensive, healthy, time-saving, and even age-old. Struggling with diabetes or pre-diabetes? Intermittent fasting may be the solution you are looking for. Plagued by an autoimmune disease? Give intermittent fasting a … Continue reading Intermittent Fasting for Health & Weight Loss

Ending STARTOVERS

What is the STARTOVER Mentality Most of you know what it is. You start a diet plan, likely do well on it for days or weeks, then a certain lack of resolve hits. You decide it's a good idea to discontinue your plan and start over on Monday, or after Mother's Day, or the day … Continue reading Ending STARTOVERS

A Day of Rest is Essential to Health

I strongly believe that my adherence to a weekly day of rest from normal activities since my early twenties has been a key part of staying high functioning with a chronic illness. I know that Sabbath-keeping is probably not a popular topic, but hear me out. Your well-being implores you to! I am all about … Continue reading A Day of Rest is Essential to Health

Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain This Year

There are 61 days left in the year. So 1/6 of a whole year. Starting with Halloween and its candy-laden treacherous waters there are many indulgence opportunities lurking behind the upcoming holidays, parties, events, fatigue, loneliness, and stress. These temptations do not need to be your demise. What is your strategy going to be this … Continue reading Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain This Year

Hope for the Hopeless Smoker

Practically everyone has a loved one who smokes or smokes themselves. This post is for you. Quitting smoking is one of the best things a smoker can do for their health. In Bondage to Tobacco-My Story I started smoking when I was 15 years old, several months after my best friend Robin started smoking. Both … Continue reading Hope for the Hopeless Smoker

The Importance of Sleep

Going to bed and going to sleep every night seems like a very indulgent thing to do, in my mind at least. We change our clothes (or take them off), perhaps shower or bathe, lay down in bed, close our eyes, and check out of life. Every night, for like 7-8 hours. And we get … Continue reading The Importance of Sleep