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A new cold weather tradition

As I’ve gotten older, my body is getting used to the hot, humid days of summer in the South.

It hasn’t always been this way. (more…)

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Can’t Sleep? Are You Thinking Too Much?

At bedtime, do you ever find yourself thinking too much, so much so that you are unable to find that elusive and much-needed sleep?

You know those nights. You have a problem you’re trying to solve, or an issue you must address, or simply now that the weekend is over you’re having to face yet another workweek.

How do you shut off the mind to get a good night’s sleep?

While I am no expert at this kind of thing, I am one who suffers from occasional insomnia. When sleeplessness hits me, I do something that I learned by accident one night.

I think of something beautiful. (more…)

Yes, I did. I traded sugar for sleep.

It’s been a heck of a journey, but over the past ten months I have shed over fifty pounds of excess weight. The biggest change of all? I gave up sugar. All sugar. Anything that the body processes into sugar found its way to the garbage can.

No more simple sugar carbohydrates for this chica.

Without getting into the details or covering the eating plan I undertook, I’d rather talk about one of the biggest benefits I’ve discovered since losing the weight.

The beauty of sleep. (more…)

When the fuel runs out and your batteries are low

Seems that most of this year I’ve been running on fumes.

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On being sick

If illness has ever taught me anything, it has taught me this.

There are times in life where we simply must slow down, acknowledge our bodies, and rest. (more…)