health

  • How to Control Blood Sugar With Gestational Diabetes

    Dena October 21, 2022

    During my twin pregnancy, one of the first things that my doctor told me was that I was at increased risk for gestational diabetes. Gratefully, I did not develop this condition, however, through the pregnancy I remained mindful of the risk factors and worked to stay healthy and avoid any complications. In today’s post I will share some of what I learned while researching gestational diabetes in hopes of helping…

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  • A Simple Formula for Weight Loss

    Dena October 19, 2022

    If you haven’t read my post, The Simple Equation for Fitness, read that before you read this one. In that post I talked about the fundamentals of weight loss and gain, as well as my personal history with the topic. It is a critical precursor…

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  • The Simple Equation for Fitness

    Dena October 12, 2022

    Let’s talk about physical health, particularly our physical bodies and body weight, also called fitness. I could write a novel on this topic, you know. I have run the gamut on it. In my lifetime, I have been everything from obese all the way to…

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  • On Starting Over Again with Self-Kindness

    Dena July 20, 2022

    During this first year of twin motherhood, my physical wellness has slipped away once again. Mentally and emotionally I’ve done remarkably well. I’ve been hit with obstacle after obstacle during these 12 months but I’ve handled it all with grace. I’ve remained present. I’ve enjoyed…

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  • The Stages of Mindfulness

    Dena October 14, 2021

    The Stages of Mindfulness⁠ ⁠ ❈ P𝕒𝕪𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝔸𝕥𝕥𝕖𝕟𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟: Be aware of your surroundings. Use your senses to bring you more deeply into this moment. What do you see? What do you hear? Be aware of your body. Be aware of your breathing.⁠ ⁠ ❈ 𝕀𝕟…

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  • Naturally Boosting Your Immunity // Nature > Chemicals

    Dena May 17, 2021

    The issues of health and immunity are hot topics right now for obvious reasons. Navigating the decisions that we make for ourselves and our families at this time in history can be incredibly difficult and overwhelming. Over the course of the next few weeks, I…

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  • 5 Health and Wellness Tips for Winter

    Dena December 4, 2020

    Winter is a polarizing season. People either love it (coziness, holidays, decorations galore) or hate it (cold, cold, and more cold). But if there’s one thing people can agree on, it’s that winter should be a time of comfort (and alright, a little overindulgence). Between…

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  • Choosing Sobriety with Grüvi Bevies

    Dena September 30, 2020

    Today marks 45 days since I’ve had an alcoholic beverage. For a long time, I’ve known that alcohol didn’t agree with me. No matter how many, or how few, drinks that I had, I always suffered a hangover after drinking. Even just a couple of…

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  • Do You Have Anxiety? Get support from BetterHelp

    Dena September 23, 2020

    Do You Have Anxiety? Get support from BetterHelp According to the AADA, 40 million adults in the United States suffer from an anxiety disorder per year. Even so, some people don’t have a diagnosis, whether that’s due to financial barriers to diagnosis or not recognizing…

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