Sick Day

Sick Day

I thought I had gotten by without catching the respiratory bug that was floating around the house but it turns out I was just last in line. Ugh. So I’m calling in sick today, I’ll be back by Wednesday though I think. BONUS CODE: If you are playing along in the Comment & Win Giveaway for a chance to win a Toshiba Tablet be sure to enter this bonus code word: COUGH Continue Reading →
How Yoga Can Help You at Work

How Yoga Can Help You at Work

While I normally talk about tips on growing your business and using social media on Thursday posts, today I am broadening my scope. For most of us who work in social media we spend a large amount of time sitting behind a computer. This can be bad for our overall health but I have been learning from GaiamTV and #MyYoga (disclosure: I am compensated for my work with them but opinions and experiences are my own) on how I can use yoga to help my body and my mind. This makes me happier, more productive, and that makes me more … Continue Reading →
Healthy Popcorn Snacking Options

Healthy Popcorn Snacking Options

  Today is National Popcorn Day! Celebrate with popcorn but make it healthier. We all know popcorn can be quick and easy with microwave popcorn but it has a lot of stuff in their that is not good for us. At the movies none of us are quite sure what that butter topping they put on it is exactly either. I promise you that you can make healthy popcorn easily at home though and in your microwave or a hot air popper plus lots of healthier toppings. Popcorn has only 31 calories per cup of cooked corn and it is … Continue Reading →
Have You Been to the Doctor Lately?

Have You Been to the Doctor Lately?

One of the things I used to do is not go to the doctor. I knew I was very unhealthy and frankly it embarrassed me to go to the doctor because of that. There are some of you reading this and shaking your head knowing exactly what I mean. {{{{HUGS}}} I really do understand that feeling. It really is so important to go to the doctor though and get a checkup. You can do it though! You will feel so much better once you go to the doctor and talk to her (or him) about what is happening with you, … Continue Reading →
Yes You Can Do Yoga

Yes You Can Do Yoga

I know many of us think more about being healthier this time of year. Today I want to share with you my experience with yoga. I am actually working with Gaiam TV (disclosure: I am being compensated) on a campaign right and have been using their online #MyYoga videos to do yoga at home and even in my hotel room when I travel. I promise you if I can do yoga then you can do yoga too! Things you should know: I am not a skinny-minny at all. Plus size people can do yoga! If you have limited mobility because … Continue Reading →
Getting Back on Track

Getting Back on Track

Life is quite a wild ride. Sometimes faster that we would like it to go, sometimes moving too slowly. At times it can be smooth and easy but then those big dips and twists and turns come along. We can squeal with delight, we can shriek in fear. It’s all about perspective. Most of the time I am happy to be on the ride. I like change more than most people so those twists and turns are usually okay. Sometimes though they get to be a little much. Right now I could use a smooth ride for a while. I … Continue Reading →
Infographic: Colds and Flu in America PLUS Med Checker Resource

Infographic: Colds and Flu in America PLUS Med Checker Resource

Hopefully you got a flu shot to help protect against the flu this year already. Unfortunately there is not a cold shot. During the holiday season is the worst time to get sick but yet it seems to be when it happens the most. Many of us will use over the counter medications to treat our symptoms when we do get sick. It is important to understand what is in those OTC medications and take them only as directed. I recently attended a round table with other bloggers and the makers of Tylenol to discuss safety and OTC medications which … Continue Reading →
Veterans Day and PTSD Infographic

Veterans Day and PTSD Infographic

On Tuesday, November 11, we will celebrate Veterans Day which is a day for us to honor all who have served in the military. Thank those you know who have served, take a moment to honor those no longer with us, and participate in a Veterans Day activity in your own community. For those of you reading this who are veterans, THANK YOU! Sadly, our veterans often suffer from mental health issues, especially Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). If you are a regular reader you know that I want to raise awareness and reduce stigma attached to any mental health issues. … Continue Reading →
Get a Flu Shot and Give a Shot @ Life to a Child

Get a Flu Shot and Give a Shot @ Life to a Child

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetAShot #CollectiveBias – This is a cause I firmly believe in! The seasonal flu season is nearly upon us again and it is so important for us to get our annual flu immunization. You have to make time in your schedule to do this. Luckily Walgreens make it very convenient to get your flu vaccine to keep yourself feeling well and to help you feel good for helping give a child a shot at life! The first part is for you to take … Continue Reading →
How I am improving my sleep

How I am improving my sleep

Sleeping has always been a problem for me, not every night, but it goes in spurts and it definitely impacts me the next day. I have done things like get a new bed, new pillows, and various other things but rarely did I try changing my habits. When Food for Sleep approached me about trying their product (disclosure – I was sent samples and compensated) I said yes because it was, I thought, another “simple” way to help me sleep – drink this and you’re done. Well, Food for Sleep has a totally different approach actually. Yes, they have the … Continue Reading →