Category Archives: health

Lavender Love

The past few months have converted me into an incredibly anxious individual. I deal with high anxiety on the regular because I was fortunate enough to be born this way (sarcasm) so when I speak of any kind of stressful … Continue reading

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There is a good reason why I am sitting here at home and not driving to the tropical wilds of South Florida to guzzle down Amish cream pies and party it up with my kinfolk, which was the plan. The … Continue reading

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At the Beach

A few years ago, I discovered how healing and calming the beach really is. At least, this is how it is for me. I know plenty of people who balk at the idea of lugging beach chairs and towels to … Continue reading

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Earth Day Resolutions

Have you ever noticed how Earth Day is a New Year’s Eve of sorts? You know, complete with the inspiration to do good things and make changes, to become a better person and steward for the planet. Preparations, big or … Continue reading

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The Beaches Green Market is my favorite farmers’ market in the Jacksonville metro. Too bad it takes nearly thirty minutes for me to drive there. Because of that, I signed up for the weekly email and I get a heads … Continue reading

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Smiling’s My Favorite

A few weeks ago, I spent about 48 hours of my life tremendously frustrated with things and circumstances and people over which I have no control. Many people would consider that to be a time sucker, a drainer of energy, … Continue reading

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We’re having pancakes for breakfast, kids! Just kidding…

When I was growing up in Upper Michigan, summertime fun revolved around three things: swimming in the nearby lake, camping with family and neighbors, and picking wild blueberries. My friends and I would walk all throughout the woods and collect … Continue reading

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