10 Ways to Prepare for Your IVF Cycle

After two fresh IVF cycles and one frozen cycle, I feel like I have a pretty good idea of what it takes to get ready. I thought I'd share my top tips on how to prepare for IVF as smoothly and stress-free as possible. ...more

10 Steps to Eating Better in 2015

There was a lot I learned during my journey to change from being a fat, food-addicted, food-fearing, yo-yo dieter into a healthy-weighted, food-enjoying, former food junkie. And now, I pass these lessons along to you with the hope that these 10 tips ...more

I Don't Want to Lose Weight

It's that time of the year when everyone is abuzz with New Year's resolutions. They include "lose weight," "exercise more," "get healthy," and a million others in between. I'm not against resolutions, but what I do hate to see is an unrealistic ...more

Don't Let Depression Lie and Tell People You're Fine

I've been harboring a secret for the past month or so. Only a few close friends know and my family, obviously. I don't know why I haven't said anything about it or why I've been hiding it. The truth is that about seven weeks after Keira came into ...more

Learn How to Start a Meditation Practice

You've heard all about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness, from reducing stress, anxiety, and pain to making us happier and smarter to warding off sickness. You've probably added it to your lengthy to-do list as something to try. In fact, one ...more

Surround Yourself With the Right People to Meet Your Health Goals

Each of these people motivates and encourages me and supports me in some way. I owe a huge amount of my success to the people that I have surrounded myself with. And this is something that is not just related to my success as a runner. It applies to every aspect of my life. The company you keep and the people you surround yourself with make all the difference in the world, so it's important to choose carefully! ...more
BaxStar23 Thanks!  It really does make a huge difference in your success!more

GOP Pushes Anti-Abortion Vote on Roe vs. Wade's 42nd Anniversary

[UPDATE 1/22/15 10:50 a.m. PST: The House approved a bill permanently barring federal funds from abortion coverage and blocks tax credits for health insurance covering abortions. --Grace] ...more
Last year I purchased the Annie Leibovitz/Susan Santog book "Women" and I was really surprised ...more

How to Prepare for IVF in 10 Steps

After two fresh IVF cycles and one frozen cycle, I feel like I have a pretty good idea of what it takes to get ready. I thought I'd share my top tips on how to prepare for IVF as smoothly and stress-free as possible. ...more
obgyn_info Thanks for the RTmore

What a Bargain Thanks to Eloise

Photo mine. As so often happens here on Reasonably Well, I feel the need to begin my post with this disclaimer:...more

Peanut Butter Fudge Bites

A rich peanut butter and chocolate dessert bite that is no bake, gluten free and dairy free! I’ve had a full 3lb tub of pitted dates in my cupboard since Christmas. I’m actually quite ashamed to admit that, but my shame has been lessened now that I’ve put them to such good use ....more

Marvelous Random Monday

Happy Monday! Is it too soon to say I’m ready for this week to be over? ...more

Got Wisdom?

It's been a week and I still like my job, my boss, and insurance. The week was a little slow. I'm being trained by a gal who juggles a lot of balls (none are deflated), which means there are lots of interruptions. It's all good, but I'd rather write about something other than that, and you'd rather read about something other than that!...more

Finding Yoga {Again}

The snow falls slowly, flake by flake, on the ground. Piling up gently, one on top of the other, just like soft down pillows. As I lay in Savasana, I watch the snow pile up rather than closing my eyes ....more

AVON39 Houston Walk to end Breast Cancer

While October has been declared Breast Cancer awareness month, we all know that it affects families throughout the year. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide and the second-most common cancer overall. Early detection and screenings along with educating yourself on the risk factors associated with the diagnosis and understanding treatment can improve your quality of life....more

Disney’s Animal Kingdom: The Boneyard

One of the best things that Disney has done as it has expanded its theme parks is to add open play areas for kids to burn off some of the pent-up energy and excitement that is a natural part of a trip to Walt Disney World Resort....more

The Top 5 Marathon Mistakes (and how to avoid them)

Ah, the marathon. Twenty six point two miles of wonder, joy, and things waiting to go wrong. It’s hard to have a perfect race, but there are some things (aside from following your training plan) that you can do to make your experience as successful as possible ....more

Mom Duties and Infertility

It has been three years and one month.  Three years and one month ago we decided to have our second child; an easy decision that I thought would be a great new year in 2013. By 2014 I was heartbroken that it hadn't happened yet and knew why; I was infertile.  I was told I had PCOS when I was in high school and began taking birth control to regulate my periods....more

The Weekend Rundown

It was a nice little weekend in our neck of the woods! I will say this over and over I’m sure, but being around family, especially with a baby, is priceless. ...more