April has been crazy for me. I’ve had multiple projects going at once and it seems as if they all need to be wrapped up at the same time. I have to confess: I also have some OCD issues around getting tasks complete. So, until everything comes together, my stress meter is pegged.Read More
It’s not an uncommon reaction to try to minimize situations instead of dealing with them head-on. Like, maybe if I’m really quiet, it will all go away.
What ends up happening to me when I do that is I start to feel like everything in my life is unraveling and I’m hanging on by a string.
If you are making some big lifestyle changes, this may sound all too familiar...
Over this last week, I’ve been dealt some seemingly big blows. At one point, I felt like the wheels were flying off and I was barely hanging on for dear life.
I’m in a better place now, thank goodness, but boy, when I was neck-deep in it, I didn’t know how I was going to be able to manage to stay out of the loony bin.
After hearing from some of you, I’ve realized I’m not the only one. I’m facing some personal growth challenges, as many of you are, and this has caused me to have a few breakdowns followed by some big breakthroughs.Read More
We need friends. We especially need friends during periods of high-stress. As much as we like to think of the holiday season as joyous, more often than not, it’s just more work added to an already-full plate (lol).
In order for me to not completely lose my sanity, gain weight, and head into the new year with regret and a long list of resolutions, I know I need to surround myself with my peeps. Specifically, my keto-peeps.
I have a love/hate relationship with this time of year. I LOVE the idea of holidays; spending time with loved ones, in a house decorated for the 3 holidays in as many months. I HATE the OCD side of me that won’t let me sit down until everything is in its place once I start the decorating. My life is one, big lesson in aiming for balance in all I do.Read More
Sometimes it feels like the Universe is just screwing with me. I’m half-in and half-out of my 2 houses: furniture in the old house but pretty much everything else either in boxes or unpacked at the new house. And then along comes Matthew.Read More
As many of you may know, along with living a ketogenic lifestyle, I practice intermittent fasting on a daily basis. My fasts range from 16-20 hours... most of the time falling somewhere close to the 18-hour mark.
The days I fast longer are usually planned and I prepare the day before by having loads of good fats: I eat things filled with coconut oil, grass-fed butter, avocado or macadamia nuts and seeds. And of course, there is always my MCT oil that I take daily.
Trying to do an extended fast without eating well the previous night can lead to acts of desperation. Trust me.Read More
After the memories have been made, Instagram pics posted and the pounds on the scale proving, yes, you did indeed have a great time on vacation... now what?
There are a few ways to make sure you're staying on track and to help you when you start to veer off the road too much.Read More
If you don't already know, fibromyalgia is an autoimmune disease, as is rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Many Americans suffer with autoimmune diseases with very little relief.Read More
In a “hunker down” situation, the items that seemed to make the most sense to have around are things that would be easy to grab and wouldn’t require refrigeration. Well, that wouldn’t be too bad if we could eat all of the packaged stuff we used to live on. Now, things get a little trickier.Read More