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Fave Food Hacks (Candy Included)

Life is too short to completely eliminate what you love so I developed “food hacks.” These hacks allow me to continue enjoying my favorites while taking control of what goes in my mouth. And guess what? I actually enjoy these reincarnated versions of my old favorites even more than the processed quasi-food of my old life. The backstory?  I was…

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Another Diet? What’s A Girl to Do?

Paleo, Keto, Zone, Mediterranean, Plant Based, Vegan, etc. What’s a person to eat? If you want to be healthy, where do you begin? I’m certainly no doctor or nutritionist but I know what works for me. I’ve been mostly gluten, dairy and sugar-free for almost four years and have radically changed my life. Prior to my food shift, my pain…

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What’s YOUR Movie Trailer?

Movies have trailers. (What’s YOURS rated?) Books have Cliff Notes. But people? We do too! All of us have a few overriding belief systems that drive us. Finding a few words or quotes that focus you on what matters each day can be powerful. As the publication date of my book, Stumble to Rise (STR) draws near, I look at…

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Misery vs Joy — You Choose!

My Stumble to Rise story is told from an honest and very real perspective. Thanks to MS, I’ve become somewhat of an expert at making adjustments to keep moving forward. I continue to weather the continual changes of diminishing abilities. Sure, I’ve mourned the loss of a version of myself that I used to take for granted. But I’m proud…

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Is Everything Really This Perfect?

I’ve seen the holiday fun and excitement posted on social media lately and it warms my heart I love this time of year! We all look so perfect in our smiling pics by the tree don’t we? I’ve also seen posts from my fellow MS Warriors who are physically challenged to keep up with all the holiday hubbub. You see,…

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From Broken Rib to… Author?

     As I share in Stumble to Rise, “I broke a rib and bruised a few others after a bad fall into the unforgiving kitchen granite countertop. I was in pain and received doctors’ orders to rest and recoup for six weeks. After a couple of days playing with my phone and watching TV, I stationed myself in a…

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Reinventing YOU!

     When is the last time you reinvented yourself ? When you started driving, when you left home, started a new career, became a parent, your children left home, when you retired — those times are all life changes that require a new version of you to be born.       Some of these situations occur because we “want”…

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Stumble to Rise Tribe Invitation

I need your help! As my book nears completion, there are several aspects of this creation process on which I would love your feedback! Who knew that bringing a book to fruition was such a daunting task! I’ve learned that writing is a process — not an event and it takes a mighty village so I need YOU!! I’ve created…

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A Daughter’s Gratitude

Besides turkey and stuffing, we usually associate this Thanksgiving holiday time with family. My family recently suffered a great loss. Since I originally posted this blog, my Daddy passed away on November 8th, 2018. Dad’s favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal was devouring Mom’s homeade pies — pumpkin, pecan, gooseberry, chocolate, coconut — all 100% homemade with love from the…

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