Scentsy: Worth it?

I love wax tarts.  I keep them in my home and office, because I find they put out the strongest, consistent fragrance throughout the day.  Usually, I buy the $2 packs at my grocery store, and on occasion I will pick up handmade tarts from local vendors.  I have always been interested in Scentsy.  The…

UV Safety Awareness Month

Summer is here with long, hot days full of outdoor activities.  It’s also sunburn season. Sunburns and blisters tell us we’ve had too much sun, but they’re too late to serve as an alert. That’s why it’s so important to check the UV Index when you look at your daily weather forecast. It’s often ignored,…

Black Bean Tortilla Soup

This is a super fast vegetarian recipe that makes soup for days!  You can keep it vegan if you leave out the cheese and sour cream too. 1 large yellow onion, chopped 1 can diced green chilies 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 T oil 2 t cumin 1 t red pepper flakes 1 family size…

30 Pounds Lighter

This is a big deal to me.  Apart from that time in my early 20s when I lost 50 pounds in 8 months because I stopped working pizza delivery, I’ve never had this much success at losing weight.  I can’t give chronic illness all the credit for pushing me to make the change, but it…

Ready, Set, Hydrate!

As a guideline, the adult body needs about 8 cups of water daily, though the exact amount depends on your physical composition, level of activity, climate, and diet.  As you would guess, people in very hot regions, or those who break a sweat from physical exertion, need to replenish not only the water but the…

Get Well Soon

Last month, I recommitted to my health and invited you on the journey with me, but I haven’t posted much of the progress.  I’ve been nervous to open up about something, because it could be upsetting to the people who care about me, but it has brought out self-discipline I didn’t know I had. When…