Staying Healthy While Traveling When Pregnant

  *Consult with your doctor or midwife before traveling or exercising while pregnant. This article was written from a non-medical professional point of view. During this pregnancy I have probably spent as much time traveling for work as I have spent at home. In my 4 years of being a professional road warrior, I thought I knew what to expect. Well traveling and traveling while pregnant has turned out to be two different things. ...more

What I Learned From My Whole30 Experiment

When I first heard about Whole30, I thought it was crazy and quickly dismissed it as something I would never try. It requires 100% compliance 100% of the time, and there are way too many restrictions: no dairy, no grains, no sugar, no soy, no legumes and absolutely nothing processed. ...more
CeceK Thanks, yes it has been a lifestyle change, I had not been feeling well for a few years ...more

Suffering In Silence

Wild and Precious Life

Well, I am trying hard not to cry or kick something.  I just spent 45 minutes writing today's blog and somehow wiped it out.  Damn and double damn!!  There was some really good stuff in there too!  Frigamole.   ...more

How Much Should I Weigh?

The American Cancer Society gives a rough guideline for a healthy body weight. The body mass index (BMI) serves as indicator for it and defines the relationship between height and weight. The weight groups apply for men and women who are 20 years old and older and are defined as...more

I am NOT a Quitter!

My friends and family all share the same response when I tell them I’m starting a new fitness regime or diet. They say that’s great, that they will support me, but the tone of their voice sends off alerts in my head....more

Home Mountain

I looked for it, my landmark that I was headed home, it's muted blue/green peak thrusting symetrically into the late spring sky.   Today, it was like a talisman, a harbinger of comfort, of home. "You're diabetic" Dr. S said, her keen gazed rested on me briefly.  "Your fasting blood sugar should be 6.5-7, your test was 9, you are a diabetic".   ...more

Recipe: Miso Soup with Vegetables

Why Counting Calories Won't Serve You

Calories.  You love them.  You hate them.You love consuming delicious and satisfying food, yet you loathe considering how much you consumed at the end of a day.  What if we said "good-bye" to this love/hate relationship and moved towards honoring our bodies and minds with the way we eat?If you consistently count the number of calories you eat daily, stop for a moment and ask yourself "why?"...more

Wheelchair Bound After Breaking My THUMB!?!

My name is Debbi Haskins, I live in a very small town in Southwestern Ontario Canada. I was injured in a work place accident in May of 2008. A very stupidly simple everyday kinda accident.  Nothing scary or severe… So I thought....more