I’m one of millions of women in menopause!

Statue called Menopause.

  Women in menopause… Yup! We’re a fun group!   …or at least we used to be! I have been well into menopause a few years now. My husband and children learned to be very adept at surfing the waves of my moodiness, depression, anxiety and stress. It doesn’t help that my mental symptoms are highly exacerbated by my…

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Costco vegetable tray: Low cost way to stock a fridge with fresh veggies.

Costco vegetable tray.

Mark and I have shopping at Costco down to a science. I’ve written before about how we feed our family very cheaply using the deli roast chickens. It also pays to buy the large vegetable trays with dip for a low cost way to stock a fridge with fresh veggies.   We used to buy each vegetable…

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What you must do to ensure a healthy pregnancy.

Things to do to ensure a healthy pregnancy and baby.

  Pregnancy can be a worrying time for expectant parents.   Most of the time these worries can be alleviated by visiting the doctor or midwife, but it is still important to take precautions.   If you are currently going through pregnancy, or are considering motherhood in the future, it is vital you look after…

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Be your own best friend: Live an environmentally friendly lifestyle.

Be your own best friend - Live an environmentally friendly lifestyle.

  We want the world to be the best place possible for our children and children’s children to grow up in. There are so many things to worry about, but climate change should be topping our list.   Environments around the world are changing at a rapid rate. Polar ice caps are melting, sea levels…

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It’s important to mind your fruits and vegetables!

Mind your fruits and vegetables!

  This colorful and very readable infographic entitled “Ripe and Easy – A Guide to Produce Ripening” was designed by LundsandByerlys.com and although I do know some of these hints for storing and preparing fruits and vegetables to ripen, some are new to me and should prove useful.   It’s important to mind your fruits…

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Is it time to put your heart into being healthier?

Is it time to put your heart into being healthier

  For many of us, our health is something we take for granted, and we don’t really think about what we could have done differently until it’s too late.   It’s not possible to prevent every illness, but many cases of heart disease are linked to lifestyle factors. If your health isn’t top of your…

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Body image: Why is it so difficult to listen to those we love?

Body image: Why is it so difficult to listen to those we love?

  I am fat.   I have fought my weight my entire life and I must admit that, looking back at it now, my body image has definitely tormented me and been shaped by the media – all forms of media. At 57, my age has spanned the decades of the growth of media from radio to…

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Getting clean, inside and out.

Getting clean, inside and out.

  Nowadays, we simply accept too much as being ‘the way things are’. We’ve come so far in terms of technology but we’re getting further and further from the healthiest way of living.   We’re not as active as was once second natur we once were, we eat more processed and altered foods than ever, and…

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