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Once upon a time, I wrote an “F-word series” and today I’m revisiting a word that you have to embrace if you want to be great: FORTITUDE According to Dictionary.com, fortitude is a noun meaning, “mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger, or temptation courageously”. Wow. Hard. CORE. Lots of heavy-hitter terms there, did you notice? “emotional strength”, “adversity”, “courageously.” A difficult skill,
One of the really critical lessons I’ve been learning in my journey to make SURE I maintain proper self-care is this: NUTRITION IS EVERYTHING. I mean, high impact training is amazing but if I’m missing ANYTHING (enough sleep, taking my synthroid, having a proper meal before), I will lag. AND of all THOSE things, having enough protein to sustain my workout is the MOST important.
We live in an incredibly toxic world. It seems no matter what you do, you cannot avoid exposure to harmful chemicals, compounds, and nano-toxins in your food, water, and the very air you breathe. It’s everything you own too. Numerous studies link these agents to cancer, Alzheimer’s, learning disabilities, miscarriage and a host of other illnesses, conditions, and complications. (Note that this article contains my
So I thought I would pop in quick for an update about our struggles treating our child who is on the autism spectrum. Since she hit puberty about 2.5 years ago, we’ve struggled with regressions and physical issues, on top of what we’d already been having problems with. Predominantly, she has been suffering with terrible gut health issues common in autism. To date, we had
Where I live, we don’t get tornados, hurricanes or earthquakes – or if we do, they are a mere inconvenience. While flooding is a big concern in this area, our home is not in a danger zone. While that is, of course, a blessing to my family, it also means that disaster planning is not something we often think about. Emergency preparedness for persons with
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