Health Tips 60 Simple Ways to Practice Self-Care

60 Simple Ways to Practice Self-Care

The picture above was sent to me a few months ago by my sister. It’s of my young nephew inside his cubby at school. His teacher sent the picture to my sister and she knew what it meant. This picture says 1,000 words- two of those words being “not today.” We’ve all had those days. …

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Goals Almost There

Almost There

  My site looks different, but the content is the same (and expanding!) A few weeks ago, I was debating what to do with my blog. It’s something I really like to do, but felt limited by the semi healthy housewife name.  Last year around this time, I wracked my brain to come up with …

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Marriage Thankful November Day 30

Thankful November Day 30

  I end my month of thankfulness with something I’m eternally thankful for: my husband, Jim. I’ll start off with this thought: marriage is HARD.  While I always wanted to get married, I must admit that I had the idealized vision of marriage. The Hollywood version, if you will. I didn’t really have marriage role …

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Mental Health Issues Thankful November Day 22

Thankful November Day 22

“I’m not making a decision until I talk to Theresa,” I stated definitively to my husband as I stood in the kitchen, feet firmly planted on the ground, arms tightly crossed against my body. “You can’t let your therapist make decisions for you,” he told me. We had an argument and I wasn’t quite sure …

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Showing Gratitude Thankful November Day 16

Thankful November Day 16

Alone Time I love spending time with my husband, family and friends. It’s great to catch up, have a few laughs and have great discussions. Nevertheless, I need my alone time. I crave it. Time spent alone helps me to recover from my day at work, as well as to focus on my interests. I …

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Uncategorized Thankful November: Days 10-13

Thankful November: Days 10-13

I had a busy weekend with family, which is one important thing I am thankful for, and not just in November.  Since my weekend consisted of a whole lot of time with my siblings, I made them what I was thankful for these past few days. I’ve always had a close bond with my siblings …

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Showing Gratitude Thankful November- Day 7

Thankful November- Day 7

Thankful November- Day 7 Today was one of those days…and it’s only Tuesday. I didn’t sleep well last night, so the thought of coming home and napping seemed delightful. I have baskets in just about every room in my house, filled with soft blankets, ready to be used for a light sleep session. After running …

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Uncategorized Thankful November- Day 6

Thankful November- Day 6

Last night, I prepped my veggies and fruit for the week. I don’t always do this each week, but when I do I’m thankful because it makes the week go by much smoother! I can easily pull some carrot sticks for my lunch and add some broccoli to my omelets. My husband and I sit …

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Showing Gratitude Thankful November-Days 4 & 5

Thankful November-Days 4 & 5

  Weekends and Self-Care Yesterday was a busy day, so I missed out on posting my Day 4 for Thankful November. So, I decided to combine the two into something I’m doubly thankful for: the weekend! I love my job, but there’s just something about not setting an alarm that makes me super thankful.

Showing Gratitude Thankful November-Day 3

Thankful November-Day 3

Ah, coloring! There’s just something about a fresh pack of crayons and a coloring book to bring out the inner kid (and a sense of calmness) to your life. Growing up, my mom always bought us new crayons and coloring books before we headed off for our annual summer vacation to Canada. The lodge where …

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