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The Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Pain Management Starter Pack (20+ Ways To Relieve PCS Pain)

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome pain is hard to treat. Here are 20 ways to relieve PCS pain — most are natural, some aren’t. I call it The Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Pain Management Starter Pack. There are sure to be some PCS pain relievers here you haven’t tried!

When Physical Health Problems Turn Into Mental Health Problems (& how I got help before it was too late)

The past 4-1/2 months of my life have been utter hell, starting with mysterious physical health issues that quickly spiraled into serious mental health problems. Anxiety and depression led me to the dark place of suicide, but I found the last bit of strength I had to ask for help before it was too late.

5 Things That *Really* Helped My Anxiety

Insomnia, heart palpitations, irrational thoughts, second-guessing, a knot in my throat… Anxiety. My anxiety isn’t paralyzing me anymore because I have been using these 5 things that really help! This is a holistic approach to relieving the symptoms of anxiety — physically, emotionally, and mentally!

7 Tips For Minimalism In A Real Food Kitchen

A Real Food kitchen requires more gadgets and gizmos for food preparation and storage than a kitchen full of processed, pre-made foods. But what if you want to practice minimalism? Can Real Food and minimalism converge? Yes! Here are 7 tips to practice minimalism in a Real Food kitchen!

Losing Myself… 11 Years Of Postpartum Depression & How I Found My Way Back

After almost 12 years, I’m sharing my story of trauma from postpartum depression and the way EMDR therapy set me free from the darkness and helped me find my way back to true happiness without guilt, fear, and shame.

15 Ways To Practice Self-Care

A woman who does any of these things is the furthest thing from selfish. Rather, she is sure enough of herself to know that her world comes crumbling down because of her own self-neglect. It is a confident momma — not a selfish momma — who can ask for help, insist on time to herself, expect her family to pitch in, or admit that she doesn’t have it all together.

3 Ways I Learned To Accept Myself In 2016

I felt like I had been waiting until I arrived at certain goals before I could accept myself. So I was really, really hard on myself and placed crazy expectations on myself — that led to constant self-rejection. Here’s how I learned to accept myself in spite of all that.

Nutritional Balancing For Dummies: Lifestyle

Welcome to the fourth and final installment of the Nutritional Balancing for Dummies series! The lifestyle aspect of Nutritional Balancing is, in my opinion, the hardest part of the program to consistently follow because it’s not something you can check off a list. Keep reading to learn some tangible and intangible ways you can change your lifestyle for a positive impact on your health!

Spontaneity In The Real Food Kitchen + My CSA Pasta Recipe

I have a bent toward perfectionism — even to the point that, if I make a mistake when writing a grocery list, I will often wad up the paper, throw it in the trash, and start all over. I thrive in a clean, organized environment and am frequently re-organizing my already organized spaces in an attempt to make them even more organized. I am overly practical and have very little tolerance for frills and fuss. I am a do-er and find it difficult to sit still and just be.
In all this organization, list-making, doing, and planning, it might surprise you to know that I have an alternate ego — the Mr. Hyde to my usual Dr. Jekyll. This side of me flies by the seat of her pants. In this alternate mode, creativity flows, unlimited by a plan, to-do list, or the written menu on the fridge.

This is when I do some of my best work … like the recipe I’m sharing for one of our new family favorites: CSA Pasta!

For Real Food-Resistant Men

This is a post my wife has been urging me to write for a while now. Quite frankly, it’s been put off long enough. It’s time you ladies had a guy backing you up! I’m happy to oblige…at least now I am. I’m fairly positive that the majority of the readers of this post will be female, but I encourage my lady friends to take comfort in its words, then shove them in your partner’s face.