Make Sure you are Safe to Drive Home

The holiday season is upon us, and that means office parties, parties with friends and family, and the opportunity to overindulge and possibly drive. If you live in a large city, it’s not really an issue, you can always leave your car for a few extra hours and catch a cab home, or public transportation (depending on the time). But if you live in the Suburbs or somewhere where the options of getting home are minimal, other than driving or staying over, many people overestimate their ability to drive, and they head on home....more

Believe in The Possible, Live Daringly……..

          If there’s a messenger of hope, I like to be the one who can at least entertain that thought to all whom are in despair of any life’s challenges especially poor health condition.  Almost 5 years ago on Monday, December 29, 2008, I walked into a reputable hospital to have an hysterectomy which seems to be a standard normal surgical procedure, well… little that I known beyond my wildest dream or nightmare for that matter, that that infamous Monday will forever changed my life indefinitely....more

Tips to Prevent Travel Anxiety

Do you ever get really excited to go away on vacation, or go away for a long weekend, and then become totally seized with anxiety right before it’s time to go? Whether your anxiety is due to flying, packing, leaving your kids/family, animals, plants, or whatever makes your freeze up, it is a real life issue and more people than you might realize are affected by these fears, even if they don’t have a diagnosed anxiety disorder.  There are some tips that you can use to help to decrease your anxiety and make trips and traveling MUCH more enjoyable....more

And Here Comes The Shit Part Three


AND Here Comes The Shit Part Two!

Part One Here!...more

an apology

I'd like to take a moment to make a long overdue apology.To my body.Hey you,I know we've had a rough go, you and I. We've been through a lot together. And I've got some things to say to you...We've made countless trips to the book store, you and I, looking for new diets and secrets on weight loss. And if that wasn't enough, we went through countless web searches looking for "quick" and "easy" hints to attain this magic goal weight.I am sorry....more
@agentsully Thank you so much for reading and your comments! I appreciate them :) I'll be sure ...more

Thoughts on Attending BlogHer '13 with a Disability

There are many blog posts about the mega BlogHer event that concluded in Chicago almost two weeks ago. Each one I read was wonderful, detailing the unique camaraderie between bloggers, discussing the brands at the Expo Hall, and summing up what each blogger learned both from the sessions and their own personal experiences. As a writer and a health advocate, I can’t sit still without using my own voice about BlogHer from the point of view of a midlifer and someone living with a disability. ...more
cgermans Thanks Christie!  What a lovely thing to say.more

‘Tis the season for Poison Ivy, Sumac, and Oak!

Hiking, camping, going to excluded beaches, and enjoying the amazing sunny weather unfortunately also leads to a lot of unfortunate exposures to plants that can be irritants and cause rashes, just like Poison Ivy, Poison Sumac, and Poison Oak. What are the symptoms of the rashes?  The at home treatments and when to go see a Healthcare Practitioner (HCP).What is a Poison Ivy, Sumac, and Oak reaction?...more

Overnight contacts for perfect daytime vision?

A lot of people with vision problems don’t like wearing glasses, and they get annoyed with the responsibility of contacts…but you need to maximize the vision you have, right? So you either need to wear glasses or pop in those contacts and deal with the irritation that can occur, things getting stuck in your eyes, the itching, etc. If you have had poor vision from birth, this new trick won’t really help you, but if you are one of the many people who start suffering from presbyopia (the age-related loss of near vision), this new research can benefit you!...more