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Debunking Weight-Loss Myths

Debunking Weight-Loss Myths

If there’s anything that drives me crazy as a Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Exercise Physiologist it’s all the fitness myths floating around out there. There are people and companies out there that only want your hard-earned money, and they’ll stop at nothing to get it. Here are my top 5 Weight-loss myths: Exercises to ‘bust’ X fat: I have seen so many articles about exercises that ‘bust belly fat fast!’ or ‘get rid of glute fat with these…

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Comfy Comfy Canada Cold/Hot Packs

Comfy Comfy Canada Cold/Hot Packs

Follow my blog with Bloglovin NOTE – this post contains affiliate links, and the item being reviewed was gifted to me for review purposes. It is being raffled off in the Migraine Survival Kit Giveaway with other fabulous products! Anyone who knows me knows that I have, and use, a LOT of hot/cold packs. I use them cold from the freezer for migraines and injuries, and hot for Irritable Bowel Syndrome flare-ups, back pain, and shoulder/neck pain. I have Fibromyalgia,…

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Work Out With Me Wednesday #2

Work Out With Me Wednesday #2

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Good morning to all of you! I hope you had a great week starting to get moving with WOWMW #1! If you ever have any questions, please feel free to post in the comments or to contact me directly, I’m always here to help out! Before we get into this week’s workout, a few quick words. If you are NEW to these workouts, then WELCOME! If you haven’t done WOWMW #1, then start there, and…

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My "Hey, It’s Okay!" Post for Airing My Dirty Laundry Blog

My "Hey, It’s Okay!" Post for Airing My Dirty Laundry Blog

Follow my blog with Bloglovin So the author of the blog, “Airing My Dirty Laundry” got the idea for a linkup, and I thought it fit in perfectly with my niche(s), so here we go! Hey, It’s Okay… -to take a nap in the middle of the day because I’m having a fibromyalgia flare-up, and I’m just plain exhausted! -to spend an afternoon watching Netflix because my body hurts so much from a flare-up that I just can’t haul myself…

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Migraine Survival Kit GIVEAWAY!

Migraine Survival Kit GIVEAWAY!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Yes, you read that right – a Giveaway! I’m pleased to announce that Stephanie Grant was the winner of this giveaway! Congratulations, Stephanie, and enjoy your Kit! For those of you who didn’t win, stay tuned for a new giveaway coming up soon! On October 15th, I will be giving away a Survival Kit full of items to help one of you wonderful subscribers survive those migraines. If you don’t get migraines, these products can…

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Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Follow my blog with Bloglovin For those of you with IBS who are looking for solutions for the gut-wrenching pain, check out this list of natural remedies to help you get through it. Medication There are several medications out there, such as Modulon, Dicetel, and Buscopan that work on smooth muscle tissue to stop the painful stomach contractions that go along with an IBS flare-up. Unfortunately, the one that works for a lot of people, Buscopan, has been unavailable for…

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Tornado Warnings – Why you MUST Take Them Seriously, and How to Prepare for Them

Tornado Warnings – Why you MUST Take Them Seriously, and How to Prepare for Them

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Having lived through 2 tornados as of yesterday, and losing 2/3rds of the roof on one house, and everything in the back yard during another tornado, I’ve learned to take the warnings seriously. People laugh at me, but I literally watched as the tornado touched down, and made its way straight to my house, hurling our sheds, trampoline, and our huge Costco play structure through the air, over the fence into the neighbor’s yard in…

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Writing Course Review for Life in Slow Motion

Writing Course Review for Life in Slow Motion

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I recently had the truly blessed opportunity to review a writing course for Esther of the Life in Slow Motion blog. Esther has an MA in Professional Counselling, and does one-on-one in-person counselling in the Baltimore area, in addition to blogging, so this isn’t your average course – it was written from experience and expertise as a writer and Counsellor. I never recommend anything I haven’t tried for myself, and I won’t recommend something that…

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Work Out With Me Wednesday #1

Work Out With Me Wednesday #1

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I’m delighted to get started on Work Out With Me Wednesdays! Please always check with your doctor before starting any exercise, and find out whether it’s safe to work out, as well as identify any limitations you may have. I’ve designed this to be for those who are suffering from Chronic Illness and Chronic Pain, so we are starting out very slowly. This is not meant to replace hands-on personal training by a certified trainer, however, I…

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Helping Your Autistic/Learning Disabled Child Get a Great Start in High School

Helping Your Autistic/Learning Disabled Child Get a Great Start in High School

Follow my blog with Bloglovin It’s been awhile since I posted anything about Asperger’s/Autism or Learning Disabilities, and since my Asperger’s/LD diagnosed son is just starting high school this year, I thought I’d share some tips with you to help you get started. Making the change from one school to another is difficult enough, but when your child has Asperger’s, Autism, Anxiety, or an LD (or all of the above) it can be terrifying for both the child and the…

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