I'll say it a little louder for you in the back: men suffer from depression, too! It often goes undiagnosed, hidden by society's pressure on toxic masculinity. The signs may surprise you and it often manifests differently in men....
I've always considered myself to be health conscious. Even as a high school student, I can remember looking for healthier items in the cafeteria and looking for ways to stay active. It wasn't until well into my 20s though,...
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A Cup for You

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I’ve come to accept that I am the friend who will talk about uncomfortable things. Alcoholism, mental health issues, having the sex talk with your kids, and even being the one who brings up that uncomfortable conversation about gift-giving...
It's picturesque in my head. The kids are napping and my husband and I steal away to the bedroom for some alone time. I lock the door just in case. Anticipation fills my heart and my head. It's a...
As we wrapped up a decade, I decided to look back on 2019's greatest purchases and discoveries to round up my list of favorite things. I crowdsourced my Facebook friends to see if they had anything to add and...

Mourning Your Hysterectomy

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When I was young and naive, I thought ladies like my grandmother were the only women who had hysterectomies. With all due respect, I believed these women were past their prime and having a hysterectomy was just par for...
How many times a day do you hear, "Life is just crazy right now" or "I feel like I'm always running!"? We live in a society that is over-scheduled, over-committed, and chronically fatigued. It is not popular to have...
When I discovered over a year ago that I was intolerant to seemingly every good food known to man, I asked a nutritionist friend for recommendations on where to find recipes to accommodate my needs. She’s known me since...
For the past 10 years, I've been on a journey to find the best eating style for myself and now my family of four. I've tried everything from Paleo to Mediterranean to Keto. I don't believe there is a...
Since I was in tenth grade, I have been on the merry-go-round of health goals and dieting. There weren't many years that I did not spend New Year's Eve thinking, “In six months, I’ll look like…” Atkins, South Beach,...

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Family Trip to Lake Barkley

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My family and I went on a last-minute trip last week to Lake Barkley. I am hopefully starting a new job in the next...