Healthy Dessert Idea #1

 Today on my blog, I'm sharing an awesome dessert idea that's good for you and will not make you gain five pounds in one night!See the recipe and pictures here!...more

The Phantom Boob

When I was in school, I read all about Phantom Limbs for a psychology class or two.  People who have had limbs or appendages amputated still feel as those those body parts are still attached to them somehow.  There's a neurological basis to the experience....more

The Do's & Dont's I learned in my Early 20's

Its obvious that we will learn do's and dont's throughout our life, however through the different ages, its impressive to see how lessons change. I have learned a lot already through my early 20's, some very important lessons on love, success, and family. Some are small lessons, on beauty and looks. I have decided to share them with you, seeing as not all of us learn the same lessons throughout life. Dont's:...more

5 Life Hacks For Cold And Flu Season

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I carried my son's poop to Las Vegas and back

I am pushing my child in a stroller through the labyrinthine casino at the Bellagio in Las Vegas with a giant sterile milkmaid pail stashed beneath him. Not to hold my winnings at the Blackjack table, but because I have doctor's orders to hang on to every dropping my son evacuates, every molecule that emerges from his bowels, for the next 72 hours. And I am hyperventilating because my four-year-old has just announced that he has to potty....more

"To say I'm angry is an understatement" ~ Lyme Disease and Dysautonomia

A Facebook post from a Lyme patient about low blood pressure and unacceptable reactions from doctors--in this case neurologists and cardiologists.The bp photo is part of her post.  The photo is mine from Philadelphia, which I just thought to add.  Commendable rant, as well as commendable sign-making and advocacy, from Katie Eelila....more

Chelsea Perry on weight loss, surgery and the struggles of living with obesity

College is where you're supposed to meet the people you'll be friends with for life, and I was lucky enough to meet a person like that named Chelsea Perry. We met in  journalism class we both had to take during a summer semester, and we gravitated toward each other because there weren't a whole lot of other options. That turned into a real friendship, though....more

Day 29 NaBloPoMo

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I'm so lost. I want to feel like myself again.

Hi, I'm new here. I'm 23 and I've gained approximately 30 pounds in the past two years. I've been through a lot including a big move to a new city, graduating college, learning to live on my own, etc. it's tough. I don't feel happy with my self. I've started many different diets, and I can't stick with it. I am at my wits end. Can someone please help? I'm afraid I'm losing control. I've never felt this big....more

How My Son Improved His Health & Changed His Risk Factors

Turns out sugar and processed foods really are very bad things. Or, at least they are for my autistic teenage son. Eliminating those foods (mostly) from his diet was a big part in Leo going from being at high risk for type II diabetes, pancreatitis, and heart disease just a year ago, to him having none of those risk factors at all today. ...more