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Review: Serenity CBD Lotion for Stress & Anxiety

I have been asked to review the Serenity CBD Lotion for the Fay Farm. I was eager to try this product after I had a great experience with the CBD Muscle Warming Rub and the Rejuvenation Lotion. You can read that review on my blog here. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more… Continue reading Review: Serenity CBD Lotion for Stress & Anxiety

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In the Pursuit of Balance

  I am starting off this blog feeling rather speechless. Speechless because for the first time in my life I don’t have an answer or a plan that I am satisfied with. All of my answers depend on a shady source that doesn’t have a good track record in being dependable. And although I am… Continue reading In the Pursuit of Balance

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5 beliefs about pacing That Hurt Us

They say the key to happiness, sustaining our lifestyle and managing pain is to simply pace ourselves. We have all been in a place in our lives where pacing our actions would benefit us. Whether it be because we had the flu, were pregnant, broke a leg or we were just too stressed and we needed a break! I… Continue reading 5 beliefs about pacing That Hurt Us

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#besides my diagnosis

First and foremost, this is not my great idea…but I LOVE IT!  A friend of mine who has an AWESOME BLOG, http://www.shipwithnosails.com  posted this topic over the weekend and I fell in love with the idea.  She had borrowed the idea from another blogger The Girl with five Lads and Fibro and I thought I would… Continue reading #besides my diagnosis

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Mindful Monday: Who are you in the moment?

The clock on Monday is quickly winding down from a long holiday weekend with family & friends. I just realized it was Monday as I closed my eyes and began to meditate before bed … So this will be a very sweet & short Mindful Monday,  Focusing on blessings. Also known as Gratitude. Despite feeling… Continue reading Mindful Monday: Who are you in the moment?

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CBD oil for chronic pain

Have you heard the latest buzz on CBD oil? ?? Well I hadn’t either until I was reading through some online Blogs where the product was being reviewed for Chronic Pain. So I immediately contacted the company, The Fay Farm and was asked to review 2 of their Products.  Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one… Continue reading CBD oil for chronic pain

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Mindful Monday

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Today is the kick off of  Mindful Mondays! This idea came to me as I was meditating one evening and it seemed to resonate with me. Every Monday I plan to write about a topic and share how having a mindful practice can help center your life & ultimately give you… Continue reading Mindful Monday

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Today I’m grateful

Today I am trying to focus on the things that are going well instead of living in fear of tomorrow.  Science tells us that when we remember our gratitude, we begin to build new highways for our thoughts and we overcome fear & negative thinking. Today I spent time in Meditation for this reason.  It… Continue reading Today I’m grateful

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I’m strong but I am scared

I am writing today because I am scared. It’s been 23 days since my toenail removal surgery and 5 day inpatient stay at University of Virginia Hospital. I know what you are thinking… a toenail removal surgery? Seriously? 5 days in the hospital for a toenail removal? Yes..yes, I am being serious. As you all… Continue reading I’m strong but I am scared

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the words that heal me

  This past week I have been struggling with writing my blog. I have had an intense week of pain shadowed by the inability to write a quick (but fabulous) post. The combination of the two became overwhelming frustrating as I racked my tired and overstimulated brain for an article that would rock the world. Needless… Continue reading the words that heal me