My name is Stephanie, I just turned 30 and I run a small business from home. I have two amazing children and a super supportive husband. I was a thin healthy active teen. I started to gain weight in my early 20s after having kids going through a divorce and the depression that followed my divorce. I gained my weight … Read More
Weight Loss Journey: Charlotte’s Story
What an awesome opportunity to start this new portion of my blog, meant to encourage and inspire others to take charge of their health, with the very woman who help me take charge of mine. This wonderful woman gave me the final push I needed, to begin my own weight loss journey, with the kind of Blunt Honesty I have come … Read More
The down and dirty weight loss trick 1
As promised, here is one of my dirty weight loss tricks. This meal plan is my go to fix, when I have indulged over a Holliday or maybe even stretched that Holliday indulgence out over a family visit and let’s say… Finals week:). Let me preface this post, with the facts. The best advice I can give you is to … Read More
Terrible Horrible No-Good Very Bad Week
Have you ever had ” one of those days “, where you are on top of the world one minute… and then face down and confused the next? Like, when you were a kid and beat out all the other neighborhood punks in a bike race. Throwing your hands up in victory… only to go flying over the handle bars of … Read More
Life Lessons from Spring Daffodils and AIDS
I have always loved spring. The sweet dewy scents that hang in the crisp fresh air, the vibrant new blades of grass, and the sweet and promising warmth of the spring sunshine on my skin. These are just a few or the reasons I cherish the onset of the new season. In college, I worked as an in-home healthcare aid, to many wonderful … Read More
Lets show support, not wast time bashing each other.
Let’s not wast time bashing each other or criticizing the way one goes about showing support for Breast Cancer Awareness. Let’s keep the focus on what is important, support, compassion and awareness for an important cause that affects all of us one way or anther. I am touched by the efforts to create awareness for breast cancer and those affected. … Read More
One thing every parent needs? A good laugh!
Parenting can be frustrating, fun, fascinating and filled with challenges. It can also be down right hilarious, if you can pause long enough to take a deep breath and laugh in those moments of insanity. Laughing helps to lower blood pressure and increases vascular flow: So, I tune out the tantrum and get a kick out of the fact that her sisters … Read More
No excuses Monday (with only an hour left)
Today was another ” no excuses Monday…. even though I had a whole wad of legitimate one :). Sunday, I found my self with a weeks worth of, procrastinated, home work for grad school. (Remind me NEVER again, take three core classes at the same time!) So sunday night, I buckled down determined to finish my online module development, Research proposal and … Read More
Nurse reveals the top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed
Hospice nurse reveals the top 5 deathbed reagrets. For many years I worked in Hospice care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learnt never to underestimate someone’s … Read More
Bahahahah } The Truth!
I LOVED Every Bit of Teaching! I need to start writing down some of the comical moments that showed my students I was human and the ones that we will all remember for years to come.