Coconut flour. It’s naturally gluten-free and provides a nice break from the standard all-purpose flour. The consistency is light and fluffy, without a detectable flavor of coconut. Before the holidays, I was in the grocery store and saw Coconut Flour and Sugar on sale. I purchased a pound of each for under $7. While looking … Continue reading
What is Intersticial Cystitis?
Those of us with chronic illnesses, like Endometriosis and Fibromyalgia, are also plagued with other diseases and conditions. Unfortunately, I also suffer from a condition called “Interstitial Cystitis” – also known as IC. Interstitial Cystitis is often mistaken for UTI’s but has no presence of infection or bacteria. The typical symptoms of IC are urgency, … Continue reading
Spine Care and Dry Needling
What the heck is dry needling? You’ve probably heard whispers of it. I’m here to give you the low down and tell you why… it’s NOT so bad after-all. After pregnancy, a c-section, and Endo surgery # 4… my low back was a WRECK and in need of some loving care. My doctor sent me … Continue reading
Pain Relief – Bath Tub Style
Is there anything more soothing than a hot bath? Especially on rainy or snowy evenings, a warm bath can become a sanctuary. A calming wave. A fresh start. In the hygiene area of stores, you’ll find all kinds of bath soaps filled with chemicals, synthetics, and fragrances – which is awful for anyone with chronic … Continue reading
Bookroo Holiday Promo – This Week Only
Greetings Readers! WordsByMara has teamed up with Bookroo and, for this week ONLY, they are offering a special promotion just for YOU! Bookroo’s mission is to enable and empower parents to build their children’s book collections in an affordable and exciting way through curated monthly book deliveries – right to your door. They believe the … Continue reading
Using Essential Oil for Pain
Last year, my sister gave me one of the greatest gifts… a starter kit with essential oils. I used to think it was weird and probably had little affect. I am here to tell you that essential oils are amazing, especially if used in the right combination. For my friends experiencing chronic pain, I have … Continue reading
Redirecting Your Sails
Hello Readers – you may have noticed my absence since the beginning of September. There is no particular reason for this other than… life and new projects! I wanted to share this image with you on “Motivational Monday” for encouragement. Often times, we experience storms in life and the wind can easily steer us off … Continue reading
The Winning Trials in Life
Do you ever wonder what your life might be like if you hadn’t gone through various trials? Did that particular challenge completely reshape your future by opening your eyes to unfavorable traits or behaviors? Did you vow to turn your life around after surviving those difficult moments? The truth is… some people will learn and others … Continue reading
Dairy Free Zucchini Cupcake Cookies
Calling all cookie connoisseurs! I’d like to introduce you to one of the softest, most delectable cookies… ever! A few months ago, I was presented with a problem. My husband and I had a ton of garden-fresh veggies, and a very stubborn toddler that refused to eat them. The solution seemed clear – I would put … Continue reading
Are You Ready for a Diet Change?
Why are necessary changes so hard? If a diet change would help you feel better, why would you delay that change? Why do we mourn the loss of food like it’s a friend or a pet? It’s food!! Nourishment for your organs and body. A life sustainable resource! When we stop looking at food like … Continue reading
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