My Diva Cup Experience

I’m getting ready to travel this fall, and according to my FitBit app, I’ll be taking along some extra baggage.  Nobody likes traveling on their period, but it seems like whenever you have plans, that’s exactly when it shows up. Personally, I’ve always preferred pads.  My heavy days are too heavy to be changing tampons…

Never Stop Learning

School is back in session for many. It’s the time of year when we adjust to new schedules, new traffic, new weather, and maybe even new neighbors. Even if you’re not in school, it’s a season for learning. Most learning takes place outside of a classroom, and continues throughout our lives whether we actively seek…

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,…

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…