If you are anything like me, you grew up in a family where your grandparents had just survived the great depression and they brought up their offspring with the mentality of ‘Waste Not- Want Not’. So as a child whenever you wanted anything from a piece of candy to a new bike, YOU HAD TO WORK HARD TO EARN IT…because ‘MONEY DOESN’T GROW ON TREES!’Read more
I was out for a catch up with a few girlfriends the other night, something we really try to make a point of doing at least once per quarter to maintain our connection despite all of our busy lives. The group consisted mainly of wives and mums in their 40s with kids at various ages. One of the women attending was not married and had not had any children to date.Read more
One of the things that never sat right with me after I had surgery, chemo and radiation was that once those things were over, I was sent home with a kind of a, “Well, best of luck…most likely we will see you again in five years or sooner.”Read more
No one really knows why some women have to suffer through endometriosis but it is more common than you might think. I personally know at least a handful of women who endure this every day.Read more
I watched a wonderful video clip recently from a female doctor in the US who was lecturing on ‘how to communicate with your children effectively to get the result that you want first time.’ The title piqued my interest, as of course my children always listen to me first go … NOT!Read more
Even as I write this I can feel my heart start to race. My son carries an Epipen, and has done so since he was 2 years old. But we’ve never had to use it. Until the last day of school last year.Read more
Recently I have been connected to two heart attacks. Not too close, but close enough.Read more
Breast cancer is no longer a disease for the aged, hard-living person; it is affecting more and more otherwise healthy young women every day.
Early detection is definitely key, as is a complete change of lifestyle, if one wants to prevent reoccurrence of breast cancer. I really wish I had known then what I know now about the ways I could have helped my body not only get rid of cancer naturally, but also prevent it from ever occurring in the first place.
Yep, and even the gym junkie is not immune. If you sit all day, or for a great part of the day, then even the daily workout you may be doing may not be enough to offset the damage that prolonged sitting can do to your body.Read more
According to Dr. Robert Lustig we have been duped. Duped for about the past 40 years. What has been sold to us as ‘healthy’ has often been nothing more than a sugar-laden farce designed to make the food taste good so food companies can make billions of dollars. This man is calling sugar ‘toxic’. Literally, it is killing us.Read more
Far out, it’s everywhere. What used to be ‘party food’ is now ‘every day’ food and the rise of the Fitspo social media gurus flaunting their perfect bikini ready bodies say that you can have your cake and eat it too. Um, yeah, well no…I disagree. It’s now filtering down to the kids and everyday households are now offering their kids a ‘treat’ for just about everything.Read more
If your baby, toddler or preschool aged child begins to attend day care, what follows can be a huge shock to parents, especially if you are doing this for the first time.Read more
Health experts are warning parents about the rising trend threatening eating disorders in teenagers with a rapid rise in social media accounts that promote thinness as a way of life.Read more