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Parental Maintenance – are YOU Taking Care of Yourself?

Parental Maintenance – are YOU Taking Care of Yourself?

What is parental maintenance? In a nutshell, t’s making sure that you’re taking care of your own needs. All parents have been there. Whether it’s sleepless babies, illness, high-maintenance kids, or kids with disabilities, we all end up sleep-deprived, exhausted, and overwhelmed at some point in our parenting lives. I’m sure you’ve all heard that you can’t take care of anyone else if you aren’t taking care of yourself. Let me give you a little background about my own experiences…

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Fall Activities for Chronic Illness & Pain Sufferers

Fall Activities for Chronic Illness & Pain Sufferers

With the Fall comes some amazing colours in parts of North America, with the gorgeous fall colours as trees change colour, and Fall bushes and plants burst into life with radiant reds, golds, pinks, and oranges. For people who are active, it’s a favourite time to get out there and get in some running or cycling, but for those of us who are less capable of such wonders, there are still ways to enjoy the fall without the pain! 1…

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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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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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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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Overcoming Rape

Overcoming Rape

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I don’t often get very personal on my blog, because I value my privacy, and I blog because I want to help others, bring awareness to issues, and educate people in any way I can. Helping and educating others helps to empower them, and that’s what I love to do – empower others. My life has been hard, wonderful, complicated, wonderful, scary, and, yes, wonderful. Today I’m a different person than I was 6 years…

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A Letter to my Family & Friends About my Chronic Pain

A Letter to my Family & Friends About my Chronic Pain

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I have to thank Lifeinslowmotion for this writing promt, which was only meant to be personal journalling, but that I just needed to share here. Hopefully, it will help others with Chronic Pain to communicate their struggles to family members & friends. To my dear loved ones; You may have heard snippets about some of the medical issues I have, or you may have heard me complaining about various ailments that don’t seem typical of…

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