8 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy and Sharp

8 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy and Sharp

The brain is the body’s most complex organ. It’s also the most important one. Brain health is so important and there are things you can do to “work out” your brain! That’s why keeping it healthy is critical, especially as you age. Every day, scientists are discovering how closely our minds and bodies are connected. As it turns out, the things that you do to keep your body and heart healthy may also be good … Continue Reading →
Sadness on Mother’s Day – What’s Happening in My Life

Sadness on Mother’s Day – What’s Happening in My Life

So today is going to be a bit of a rant and an emptying of many thoughts in my head about what is happening in my family lately. I’m just warning you ahead of time. Another warning is that this is *MY* story. Yes, it involves my family, especially my son, but even so these are things happening to me that I need to get out and I want to share because I know I … Continue Reading →
Infographic: Food and Mental Health

Infographic: Food and Mental Health

This week’s infographic is all about the connection between food and mental health. It really can make such a big difference, my therapist and Hubby and son’s psychiatrists have been telling us this for years. If you, or someone you know, has any issue with mental health please consider adding some of the positive foods and reducing negative foods from your diet. Have you noticed the correlation between food and mental health? Infographic source: http://www.topcounselingschools.org/food-and-mental-health/  Continue Reading →
How to Truly Enjoy the Holidays

How to Truly Enjoy the Holidays

It is nearly impossible to escape the holiday season, it surrounds us everywhere. For some of us it can become extremely overwhelming. It is possible though to really enjoy the holidays. We all have to understand certain realities though and work hard to not get too stressed out during this time of the year. Here are eight things to remember so that you can really enjoy the holidays this year. You Don’t Have to Do … Continue Reading →
Procrastinating Does Not Help

Procrastinating Does Not Help

I’m sure I have talked about being a procrastinator here before. I am really good at it. Sadly.  Hiding out in bed, pulling the covers up over you, none of that makes things go away. However, I have been trying really hard lately to reform my ways. Really, really hard. This does not mean I have overcome my procrastination, it just means I am trying and finally noticing the benefits of taking on tasks and … Continue Reading →
What I realized in therapy yesterday

What I realized in therapy yesterday

Most of you know I am a big believer in therapy. My family and I have been seeing one for quite some time. We started going as a family for my son when he was little and went both as a family, just him, sometimes son and I, sometimes Hubby and son. Our current therapist (there have been several over the years) is my favorite. Therapy can be really hard, but in a good way. … Continue Reading →
Working Through Your Stuff

Working Through Your Stuff

Along with working on our bodies to get healthier, we always have to work on our minds. Luckily, we can work on both of those things and they help each other at the same time. Don’t you love when things work out like that? stuff (noun): all of those emotions, triggers, and thoughts that cause you to be closed and not enjoy life as much as possible I was browsing Gaiam TV’s site yesterday after … Continue Reading →
April is Stress Awareness Month [infographic]

April is Stress Awareness Month [infographic]

If you have been reading my blog lately you know that I have been under a lot of stress lately with my son. It is what it is and I am managing to get through it. However, I do always notice when I am experiencing a lot of stress that I start feeling it physically. I tend to catch colds easier, have more headaches, and even my blood pressure will go up. Sometimes there is … Continue Reading →
Life is hard, but I will be okay

Life is hard, but I will be okay

Today I am going to share what has been happening with my life as a mom. For those that may read this and wonder why I am sharing these kinds of things on my blog for anyone to read, it is because I know I am not the only one these things happen to. Sharing here helps 1) me by letting it out and 2) others who have had similar situations because it helps to … Continue Reading →
INFOGRAPHIC: Well Being and De-cluttering

INFOGRAPHIC: Well Being and De-cluttering

This week Hubby and I tackled our “junk room” in the house and made significant progress. It is amazing how much stuff you accumulate in 20 years! Then yesterday during the weekly #VZWBuzz party our topic was about being more productive and one of the ways to do that is to not have things in a cluttered or disorganized state. For that reason I found this infographic for today showing the relationship between our well … Continue Reading →