I was reading or listening to something about self-care recently and wanted to reiterate one thing about this topic. For me, self-care is not necessarily about self-pampering. Yes, I consider myself a huge advocate of massage, hot baths and taking some you time to get your hair or nails done, but it is also important… Continue reading Expectful App for Meditating Mamas
There are many things that make pregnancy difficult. Many things that are not my favorite. I have daily reminders that I am, in fact, still pregnant. I also have daily reminders of how MAGICAL being pregnant is. My body is making another body. It. Is. Crazy. Of course, I am a person who has always… Continue reading Workouts During Pregnancy
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live” … Continue reading Hypertension: Risk Factors
Well, if you have followed my posts from the last month, you likely saw that we took a belated honeymoon to Ireland and had our VERY FIRST OUTDOOR ROCK-CLIMBING EXPERIENCE! No, my family and friends were not too comforted to see my 5-month pregnant self hanging off the side of a cliff. I assure you,… Continue reading First Outdoor Climbing Experience
It is officially spring! At least, according to my calendar. I am not sure that the midWest has quite gotten the memo yet, but we’re working on it. I am super excited to start some seedlings and get some new flowers in our yard. They really beautify the outdoors and give me all the happy… Continue reading Revisiting Gratitude & Rag-doll Pose
Ingredients for Meat Layer: 2 pounds ground beef 3 C. bone broth or chicken broth 5 C. whole Brussel sprouts, shredded 2 carrots chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 4 T. gluten-free flour blend 1 T. cumin Salt & pepper to taste 1 t. crushed red pepper 1.5 T. cinnamon ½ T. thyme 1 t. Coriander… Continue reading Shepherd’s Pie
Hypertension, otherwise referred to as “high-blood pressure” by most, is a chronic health condition that can have tremendous negative outcomes. These include chronic kidney disease and heart issues, leading to heart attack, high cholesterol, stroke and sometimes death. A higher blood pressure means that the heart has to work harder with every pump to move… Continue reading Hypertension: Why Is It Such a Big Deal?