Posts About health

How I Use Essential Oils For Health

December 18, 2012

I am nowhere near an expert on this subject and am only just beginning to learn about it. But I’m a big fan of natural health products, it’s something that is very interesting to me, and a few people have asked me about it, so this is just some background and my limited experience. *** Last year I got together with my good friend Karlene who I hadn’t seen in awhile. She had been a teacher for many years, but she told me that she was planning on quitting her job at the end of the school year and building a business selling essential oils for Young Living. She in no way was trying to sell me anything, she was…
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Self-Care Resolutions Chart

December 12, 2012

So after I wrote this post last week about how far my reality falls from my ideal in the area of self-care, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. My original intention was to incorporate these things into my monthly goals for next year, but I was inspired so I decided to do something about it right away. Most of the changes I needed to make were small and all I really needed to do was get them incorporated into my routine. To that end, I made myself a self-care resolutions chart. Right now I have it hung on a clipboard that’s on our refrigerator, and I glace at it a few times a day to make sure I’m not forgetting…
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Self-Care List: Ideal v. Actual

December 5, 2012

In general I consider myself a healthy person, but every day I think about all the things I should be doing to take care of myself and then I knowingly fail to do them. So even though I’m still healthy, I’m not actively pursuing health.┬áLet’s have a couple of lists to illustrate. Things I have every intention of doing to take care of myself: 1. Get 7-8 hours of sleep each night 2. Brush my teeth in the morning and at night 3. Floss daily 4. Morning and evening facial skin care regimen including cleanser, toner, moisturizer, & eye cream 5. Weekly facial exfoliation 6. Body moisturizer daily 7. Extra sunscreen daily 8. Drink a bunch of water every day…
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pregnancy & diabetes

November 27, 2012

November is diabetes awareness month, and as a nurse health issues are close to my heart. Allison is an online friend of mine who has type 1 diabetes, and because of my own struggles with infertility I am also sensitive to any difficulty when it comes to conception and pregnancy. I encourage you to read her post today about how having diabetes affects everything related to pregnancy. It’s super interesting and I guarantee you’ll learn something! *** When Kathleen asked me to write about diabetes and pregnancy, because of Kathleen’s own troubles with pregnancy, I thought it was a brilliant idea! I’ve had type 1 diabetes for 19 years, so I know that often times people have flashbacks to the…
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on a quick hospital trip

March 26, 2011

I had a fun, random Friday post set to go for yesterday, but the day didn’t go as I expected. When I woke up on Thursday I began having a sharp pain in my right side that didn’t feel like the normal backaches that I’ve been getting. I didn’t worry too much, though, because I had been coughing a lot and I figured I pulled a muscle. By the time I went to work it had gone away. A few hours later while I was at work the pain returned. It was quite sharp, made me nauseous, and I couldn’t ignore it. My coworkers encouraged me to call my doctor, and although I didn’t think anything was seriously wrong, I…
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