Just Keep Going!

Yep, I’ve been missing for a little while. I needed to get some of my thoughts together and adjust my life a bit. Having a chronic illness has taught me that it’s important to keep going. When life gets you down and you have a lot on your mind, sitting still and thinking can actually …

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Improving Strength and Flexibility

There are different types of Strength….. Inner/mental strength and of course outer strength. Either way, strength is the foundation of living your best life.  Without it you will not be able to complete most things, you fatigue easier, your mind gives up quicker. Just like when we lift weights to gain muscle strength, we need …

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The Stress Behind Social Media

Stress! Have you ever thought of what causes you stress in your day to day life? A few years back when I was healing from a “mystery illness”, I made so many changes in my daily routine.  I stopped eating sugar! This was tough since I craved it, ate it several times a day, depended …

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A Common Source of Inflammation!

Are you struggling with losing weight or even maintaining your weight? Do you have abdominal fat that you cannot lose no matter what you try? Do you have a chronic illness and trying to control the symptoms you are experiencing. Believe it or not there is a simple answer to this question. Insulin Resistance! You …

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“I have to give up all of my favorite foods to lose weight”

Tina Butt, Health Coach Getting healthy and losing weight does not mean giving everything up! From me to you, there are foods that I enjoy and continue to have even on my own wellness journey. You can enjoy your favorite foods and beverages along with losing weight and even maintaining your weight! We all make …

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The Broken Me

Have you heard the stories about it taking years for someone to be diagnosed with an illness they suffered with? Have you been one of the people who chalked that person up to “crazy” because they had so many complaints and seemed to always have something wrong? Did you separate yourself from the person that …

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Endocannabinoid System Revealed

What?????? Endo…..what? Have you seen this word and did not understand what it meant? I know when I saw this I was like “cannibis system what is that”. Cannibis is “bad” right!? The Endocannibinoid System(ECS) is located throughout the central nervous system in our bodies, including the brain! The ECS was discovered when scientists were …

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Move It Or Lose It!

This is a very common figurative phrase! This statement means: get up and get going OR you will you will lose move yourself OR you will be become broken It may mean something different to YOU! I do think most people who are saying this mean, If you just sit there and do nothing, you …

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Be Selfish!

When we talk about living an anti-inflammatory lifestyle the importance of it is to live a life free from inflammation or to at least minimalize it! Chronic inflammation can be caused from chronic, ongoing stress. The stress can be from anything! illness pain emotions lack of sleep negative relationships poor diet lack of activity obesity …

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What Is Your Gut Trying To Tell You?

You’ve heard of leaky gut but you just don’t understand what it means.  Leaky Gut seems to be that one term that everybody’s just throwing around lately. You can Google the terminology or go to your medical provider and they bring it up as a possible cause of what’s going on with you. “You may …

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Anti-inflammatory Lifestyle Broken Down Into Simple Steps

You’ve heard about the anti-inflammatory lifestyle but you just don’t understand it do you!? What is it, what does it entail, how do you start living this lifestyle? As a nurse practitioner I knew what inflammation was. But it wasn’t really until I started getting sick with autoimmune diseases that I started doing some research …

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Are You Resistant To Your Own Body?

The question I get asked a lot is “why can’t I lose weight”? That answer is not simple and there is not a simple solution! If losing weight were easy don’t you think everyone would be thin? I bet you have been told “You need to lose weight” “Stop eating carbs” “Exercise more” “You need …

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Get Over Yourself and Believe You Can Do It!

I know you do it, we all do it! The expectations we have for ourself and for others is either very high or very low! Which one are you? Mine is HIGH! I have always been that person who aimed for being the best I could be; make no errors; not settling for anything but …

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What Does Your Mind Tell You?

Have you ever talked yourself into or out of something? Maybe it was somthing you really wanted or thought you needed. What was it that you talked yourself out of? Maybe that job you wanted, or the last pair of Red pumps at your favorite store, or a car you have been eyeing, or joining …

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Learn What Your Body Desires For Health

Health…… What does it mean to you? To me, Health(y) means to feel well from head to toe free from active pain and disease. THis does not mean a “healthy” person is free from illness or disease, but they are dealing with their illness/disease to feel well free from complications, pain and active illness. I …

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Personal Growth In Your Own Home Environment

What is personal growth? I see it as Self Improvment; the ways I can improve myself! I read a study from www.marketresearch.com that shared how much money the US spends on Personal Growth and Development. Here are some numbers: 9.9 Billion/year on Personal growth. NOW compare that to the following. 61 Billion/year on the Music …

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How Fast Do The Hands Move On Your Clock?

Do you sleep all night, wake in the morning feeling amazing, start your day with some stretching and coffee, drive to work then realize you forgot your computer. Now what? Turn around and go back home! This thows you off, so you are now running late. You are feeling stressed because you are late for …

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The Day That Brings Overwhelm and Underjoy

Do you have days when you wake and feel a little off? You know, the kind that people ask if you “woke up on the wrong side of the bed”? No matter what you do you are running behind; the more you try to get done, the more mistakes you make; the more mistakes you …

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Do you ever wonder where FEELINGS come from?

Feelings are a “belief” we have about something or someone. There are 4 main Feelings that we have: Happiness Sadness Anger Fear Have you tried to do something and you just could not reach the end result? Stop and think about what was going on in your head while you were attempting to reach a …

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Surrounding Yourself With Positive People Will Bring You JOY!

Have you ever evaluated the relationships you currently have or the ones you have had in the past? I recently did this and found some similarities in the relationships that I formed or was subjected to. I went back to childhood and found that I was the little girl that sought out the other kids …

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When you think about getting healthy, where does your mind go?

Health means something different to everyone. I was recently talking to someone who does not believe in diets or eating healthy, “I have one life to live and I want to enjoy it, not give things up”. Whoa, wait a minute! Was this person serious right now??? I had to stop and think before I …

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2021 Goal Setting for a Healthy New Year!

Are you one to set New Year Resolutions? NOT me! I like to set GOALS! What is the difference between Goal setting and making a Resolution? A Resolution is you telling yourself that you want to do, accomplish or achieve something in the upcoming year! You could have many resolutions. They usually are not specific. …

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Who Has Time To Be Healthy?

I have developed a Healthy Lifestyle Plan that I would like to share with you! This plan is based off the Anti-inflammatory Lifestyle which I have researched and I also follow. This way of living is NOT a diet plan but a lifestyle. The goal is to make simple changes in your current life in …

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Can Leaves Help Us Heal?

The Bay leaf! I have used this leaf to make sauces(especially homemade pasta sauce). Recently a member in my Private Facebook group, Holistic Wellness for Women https://www.facebook.com/groups/968799043571904/ , shared what a BAY leaf can do for our health! This intrigued me, so I did some research! You see, I love natural remedies that include edible …

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Who Wants a Quick Fix!?

The topic of diets is HUGE! After a quick review of social media and some posts, I find that a lot of people are searching for a “diet”. “How can I drop 50 lbs?” “What diet are you on?” “I have a powder, supplement, pill that will help you lose that last 10 lbs you …

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My Tribute to Dave

Looking back these are some of the things I can remember of the 2 of us growing up together Here are some things I remember as we were growing apart This is a memory of growing without him