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Recovery and Treatment, Not Masking Pain

Recovery and Treatment, Not Masking Pain

In medicine today, it’s common to take medication that masks pain and hides symptoms. I’ve talked before about my belief that getting down to the root of the problem is the more important. When I developed plantar fasciitis, I was in a lot of pain. Of course I wanted it to go away, but I … Continued

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Why Self-Care Needs to be a Priority

Why Self-Care Needs to be a Priority

You know how much working out is a part of my life. I’m pretty good at making it a priority, even when life gets busy or I’m traveling. But what I wasn’t making a priority was taking care of myself away from the workouts. Eventually, that caught up to me. Just because you’re working out … Continued

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Mindset Over Injury

Mindset Over Injury

I’ve had my fair share of exercise-related injuries. Like when I suffered through some knee injuries and finally turned to acupuncture for some relief. Unfortunately, Lucy recently had her own injury, a fractured fibula in her growth plate during volleyball practice. I’m far more impressed with her ability to overcome the mental challenges associated with … Continued

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Staying Connected With Loved Ones

With how busy everyone is today it’s hard to stay connected with loved ones, even those who live in the same town as you. I know talking on the phone and texting from time to time makes it easier, but it’s really not the same. This summer we’re taking a trip to Nebraska City, near … Continued

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Adding a New Family Member

Adding a New Family Member

In case you missed it, we added a new little girl to our family in February. It was a spur-of-the-moment decision to get her, and I immediately wondered why I said yes. But we are so excited to have our little Ivy in our lives! I’m a first-time dog mom so getting a puppy has … Continued

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Meditate for Mindfulness

Meditate for Mindfulness

You may have seen my post about my youngest, Molly, trying out meditation. It’s funny that, at not quite 8 years old, Molly knew that meditation would allow her to have the peace of mind to work through the thoughts and frustrations she was having. As adults, we can learn something from this. Meditation is … Continued

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Unearth the joy of real connections & relationships

Unearth the joy of real connections & relationships

Thanksgiving is upon us this week. It’s a time of family and togetherness, of giving and being thankful for who we have in our lives. One of the things I’m most thankful for is the personal connections and relationships I have in my life. I recently read the book No Limits by John Maxwell. In … Continued

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Bargain Shopping Basics

Bargain Shopping Basics

On a recent trip to Wisconsin, I dragged Jeff, Jack and Charlie to Goodwill to scope out some deals. We ended up finding some team T-shirts that we could wear to the football game we attended. But I don’t only enjoy going to Goodwill when I’m out of town. I happen to love finding bargains … Continued

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The Power of Self-Discipline

The Power of Self-Discipline

I love to pick up a good book, but I don’t always have time to sit and read. Every time I do, though, I learn something new. About myself, business, life, relationships, you name it. I recently started reading No Excuses!: The Power of Self-Discipline by Brian Tracy. This isn’t a new book, and the … Continued