Health First: Taking a Blog Break + Addressing EMF Sensitivity

framecomic65Hey folks, it’s certainly been a while hasn’t it? 

A few months ago I began to notice symptoms of agitation, brain fog, and fatigue after working on the laptop or using my smart phone. So I started cutting back on my screen time, staying mindful of how long I was using my devices and how I was feeling as I used them. When I felt those symptoms arise, I knew it was time to put down my iphone, or walk away from my work desk.

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Easy Acupressure: Using A Home Acupressure Mat

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There are a few things I think everyone could benefit from including as part of their daily Wellness Routine, and using an acupressure mat is one of them.  Acupressure mats are affordable, easy to store, easy to use, and effective. I’ve been using mine for the last few months and folks, I LOVE it. I’ve bought and tried a lot of things on my healing journey, and this at-home option is one I whole heartedly recommend, especially if you’re on a budget.

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Celery Sauté With Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette

_frameceleryfirst-55This recipe is:  Paleo + AIP (Autoimmune Protocol) + Whole30 + vegan + low carb/ketogenic +  SCD + coconut free

Sautéing celery enhances it’s digestibility and primes it for soaking up my bright + bold lemon garlic dressing. The tangy citrus and spicy garlic are perfect for the season’s shift, offering anti-microbial protection as the weather cools. Whether you’re looking for a savory side dish, or a warm salad with a bit of bite on a cloudy day, this deliecious recipe delivers.

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In Sickness & In Health: Chronic Illness and Keeping an Open Heart

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My husband and I have been together for almost 11 years. For the last 7 of them chronic illness has affected our relationship, but it hasn’t changed our love.

In a partnership like marriage, when one person lives with chronic illness, both people end up hurting, even if it’s in different ways. When I first became severely ill, I was unable to look beyond my own suffering to recognize that it wasn’t mine alone.

True, I was the one feeling the physical pain, but suffering is different from pain. Suffering has a mental quality to it, and includes the emotional states of fear, grief, anger, disappointment, guilt, frustration, hopelessness and so on.

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