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It was a weird Thanksgiving. We changed our plans to be with David's grandma (a month ago, she and her boyfriend were going to come to our house for t-day). We are staying in a condo with my parents and visiting D's gma's house, so we do get to see everybody ....more

Ann Arbor Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K race report

I'm glad that I recruited my brother to do this race with me; otherwise, I certainly would have said "screw it" and gone back to bed this morning. But, I got up at 5:00, and left the house at 6:30 to pick up Nathan. I wish that I had something festive to wear for the race, but I didn't have anything even close to resembling Thanksgiving to wear, so I just wore plain boring running clothes ....more

I feel it again.

The urge to run as far away as possible. But then not to leave the people I care about the most behind. I don't want to live a life without some people, I need them in my life, if it's not for my own sanity its for stability. I need to stay, but at the same time I also need to go. Why is it so difficult? I try not to put all my problems on people, I don't want to be that depressed girl that puts all her burdens onto other people. That's not me, I'm not going to do that....more

Enter 2016 as healthy as you were before the holidays started!

Happy Thanksgiving!Here we are, about to enter the final month of 2015.  You probably started this year with some goals for yourself in many areas of your life.  As we approach 2016, you may already be thinking of goals you will set for yourself in the new year.BUT, don't let yourself go in the final month of 2015! Enter 2016 as healthy as you were before the holidays started. This is WITHOUT giving up many indulgences and WITHOUT requiring hour/day workouts. I will guide you happily and healthily into 2016!...more

The Faulty Logic Conflating Postpartum Bellies with Body Image

Bellies get a lot of body image blame. Postpartum women, in particular, try to excise their midsections as quickly as possible; no one wants to get the “when are you due” question while cradling her 6 month old. And personally, my belly was my body image Achilles heel. In other words, I drew a straight line from my belly (particularly my diastasis recti) to my body image. ...more

5 Myths about Energy Healing

I’ve always been super sensitive– as if I could ‘feel what others were feeling.’ I used to think it was crazy to be so affected by the mood and energy of others.   In my mid-20s, I met a woman named Carol who called herself a Reiki Healer – she was short and eccentric like that psychic lady from the Poltergeist movies....more
This empath, witch, and Reiki Master says thank you, thank you, thank you!more

My Weight Loss Ideas: Drop Those Pounds

Happy Thanksgiving! While I’m off to cook, here’s something to think about for tomorrow. ...more

Indulging in the healing waters of Széchenyi Thermal Baths in Budapest, Hungary

 Budapest is blessed with natural thermal sources which are found in various points in the city and is known as the city of Spas. There are several and many popular baths and one of them is Széchenyi Fürdo or Széchenyi Thermal Baths.  ...more

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I was so happy when I woke...more

Who is in your circle? My circle is small.

Who’s in your circle? Who are the people you hold close to the vest and support you regardless?...more