Stress Worksheet

Hello Friends!  After many weeks of work, I’ve finally finished my Stress Worksheet.  This worksheet is a combination of my own experiences as well as a course that took many moons ago.  In college, I actually had to take Physical Ed and Health … yes me taking PE [hilarious].  The mere thought of being in […]

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“Snack Time”

After seeing my doctor in December, she laid out some specific guidelines for snacking.  Since then, I’ve been looking at “snacking” in a whole new light.  It’s stressful reading those nutrition labels but they are important if you’re trying to meet dietary needs. It’s also important to know exactly what’s in your food.  I’ve been […]

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Health Update … Type 2 Outlook

Hello friends.  I’m coming to you today with an update and some goals that I would like to achieve with my Type 2 diabetes. Towards the end of last year, I made some big decisions that would affect my health care going forward. Every 3-months I have blood work to determine my levels and visit […]

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50 Things @ 51 [Part 1]

[Go-Go-Go-Go Shortie…It’s Ya Birthday…We gone party like it’s ya birthday] …and you know I only listen to the beginning of that song cause the rest is a blur.  But … yes it’s my birthday tomorrow … and I give thanks and blessings that God has brought me through another year. A birthday is a joyous […]

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Let’s Work Out!

When it comes to exercise I’m in that below 50% range + because I really dread doing it.  I know that exercise does more than just help you loose weight and tone your body + but it also provides natural energy + helps you sleep + it’s good for your skin + and helps your […]

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Bingeworthy Documentaries

It seems that everyone [at some point] is binging something … be it on network television + or a streaming service … there is always something to keep us entertained. I am a documentary junkie. They can be moving + inspiring + terrifying + and gut wrenching all at the same time. To take one […]

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Eating with Type 2

When you have Type 2 Diabetes eating can be tricky.  I still struggle with what I eat + because everything I eat has limitations.  I’ve seen a nutritionist + an education specialist + I belong to a group for Type 2 + and yet I still struggle.  I’ve learned that while this is really good […]

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5 Ways to Help Deal with and Relieve Stress

Let’s face it … stress is an everyday circumstance.  It’s a part of our lives [good or bad] whether we want it or not.  How big a part it plays is up to the player.  My stress was … and still is specific to what’s happening in my life.  It’s pretty much ongoing but I’ve […]

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Summer Cooking | Sheet Pan Meal

Well my libations series is done so I thought I would add some meals that are easy to prepare + and light for summer.  Some of these I’ve tried and some are already in que for some tasty Sunday dinners.  The Garlic Butter with Chicken + Asparagus recipe comes from Eatwell 101 and it just […]

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Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Hello friends and happy Wednesday.  Mothers Day is right around the corner.  Are you ready?  I’m never ready for Mothers Day and I’m always scrambling because I can’t remember if I’ve given my Mom a repeat gift which is embarrassing. I’ve gotten her two of the same movies two years in a row [Payton Place or Return to […]

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Pinchme Box

I wanted to share my Pinchme box with you.  I ordered this so long ago I really had forgotten about it. [end of February] … Also I didn’t expect free samples to be delivered immediately.   I first heard about Pinchme from a lifestyle You Tuber  + but I’m sorry I’ve forgotten the name and channel.  […]

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April | Newbies

I know that I’m a product junky + and I’ve tried hard to curb this habit but these new things [products] they taunt me + they call to me in there cute little packaging with words like “cruelty free” + and “natural”.  Yes I’m a sucker for skin care products but it really doesn’t end […]

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Happy Friday | Spring in the Air

Hello Friends … and Happy Friday!  Happy end-of-the-week … I-can-sleep-till-9am + or just-do-nothing time.  I simply love the weekends + we all do + and since it’s spring what better way to start of the weekend with a Spring themed mood board.  Were still in the 40 degree stage of spring not sprung in DC […]

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March | Favorites

Hello Friends! I can’t believe how fast March flew by + and now we are already in April.  So here is a quick look at my March favorites. Shea Moisture 100% Raw Shea Butter | I’ve used a few raw shea butters and because they are raw they felt like powder and needed to be […]

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“Sunday Tea” // Chit-Chat: I’ve Cried A Thousand Times

Why do we cry? What is the trigger? I don’t mean the obvious things like death and devastation.  I mean those not so subtle reasons why someone is moved to tears.  Crying has always had this negative stigma attached to it … but why?  I’ve shed tears of joy and happiness when my daughter graduated […]

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