Four Superfoods for Healthy Hair

If you want a healthy head of hair, start with your insides first. What are you feeding yourself? Diet plays a very important part when it comes to our looks. These superfoods will have your hair growing, shiny, and healthy.Blueberries This little berry has a lot of power. Not only does it enhance your brain health. Your skin and hair will thank you too. Blueberries have a plant chemical called proanthocyanidins. This is a plant chemical that interacts with hair follicles to speed up the growth process....more

January Running Challenge

 I have been setting goals and thinking about areas I'd like to improve in and running is definitely one of them...more

Writing a Chapter for a New Year

In less than two weeks I'll be 30 years old and somehow, I feel like I should have some huge plans in store or conquered some huge milestone. I've come to terms with the fact I'm not married and don't have kids (which is fine by me), and those things never really made me feel like I'd be more up to speed with life than I am now. I've always been pretty focused on making a career happen for myself, but sometimes I do question how life would be different if I'd ever taken a different path. Not out of regret, just curiosity I suppose....more

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


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