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We Survived Cannon Falls Duathlon!

It was a pretty windy day down in Cannon Falls, but my gang all survived and did well at the Cannon Falls Duathlon: My family pre-race: Annie, her hubby Matt, Steph, my wife Sarah, and me. Sister-in-law Steph finishing up the run along...Show More Summary

Goodbyes are hard.

4/28/17 Our Pacific Crest Trail journey begins. We are homeless and unemployed… doesn’t get more real than that. No going back now!  ... The post Goodbyes are hard. appeared first on The Trek.

You just learned you have breast cancer. What's next?

8 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Don’t let quick decisions limit treatment options, an expert advises. “Take some time."

The Amazing ‘Bucket List’ Feat This Soon-To-Be Blind 6-Year Go To Do

9 hours agoHealth / Pregnancy : Belly Itch

Before 6-year Cailee Herrell goes blind from a rare genetic disease, she created a Bucket List of things she wanted to accomplish. One of them was to create her own fashion line. With help from the folks at FabKids, Herrell, who was diagnosed with FEVR at age two,  got to experience each step in the... Read More »

Skywatch: May evenings are all about Jupiter, followed by Venus

9 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Jupiter holds court over the eastern evening heavens throughout May, as this bold, bright -2.5 magnitude planet hangs out in the constellation Virgo. This gigantic, gaseous planet gets a lunar date n...

Moving Past My Bad Blood Sugar Days

By Jenn Houchins I’ve reached that point in my life. The point in my life that when I share that I have diabetes, I get that knowing look. The look that says, “Yes, I can see you’re overweight.” Then come the suggestions that my diabetes will magically go away if I just exercise and control […]

Quitting Meth: The Struggle is Real.

The first time was amazing. I felt like I was standing on the edge of a cliff. As if I was I invincible, and I could fly at that moment. Nothing could touch me. Since I was 12 years old. I had spent most of... Read the full article... The post... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my blog for the full story, more meth resources and more! ]]

Crystal Meth Kills Me

Closely I watch as you claim another Restless mind to steal its soul. Years of pain leave me threadbare Searching for for the serenity I once Took for granted. I am lost I can’t Afford the things I need anymore, I’m Left more sick than... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my blog for the full story, more meth resources and more! ]]

5 physical signs you’re way too stressed out and need to take a breather

To state the obvious, life is really stressful, and many of us (raises hand) fall victim to the pressure to “do it…

Gear Review: Mountain Hardware AC Long Sleeve Men’s Henley

(Disclaimer: This item was donated for the purposes of reviewing.) Basic Specs Name: Mountain Hardware AC Henley (Men’s) Material: A super light poly-blend grid vent Features: Three-button collar, WickQ moisture-wicking weave Weight:...Show More Summary

dear alcohol: you lied to me

from my inbox email from TickleMeShelmo (day 26): “Dear alcohol, Firstly, this is the hardest decision I’ve ever made, but make it I must. It’s over. We are finished. For years I thought we were amazing together. Life with you made the world seem more colourful. You made me feel whole, feel important and feel […]

Medical News Today: Polyneuropathy: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Polyneuropathy is damage to multiple nerves outside of the brain and central nervous system. This can cause pain, discomfort, and mobility difficulties.

Medical News Today: Diabetes and hypertension: What is the relationship?

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is linked to diabetes, and each condition can make the other worse. How can people reduce the associated risks?

Metabolism-Boosting Rainbow Breakfast Bars

Turn your breakfast into a magical treat with these rainbow bars - a mix of protein-rich Greek yogurt, fiber-filled fruit, and gluten-free granola. They are almost as fun to make as they are to eat. Check out the recipe below after watching...Show More Summary

Breaking Rules

What Is That Noise We set an alarm to make the 6:30 am pickup.  First alarm setting of the trip and hopefully the last.  It was worth it though as we only have a few more days to spend with Kelly (aka Jolly Rancher) before he departs back to the real world. Show More Summary

Nurses will see their pay ‘cut by 12% over a decade’

Impact of wage restraints could lead to staffing shortfall of 42,000, says Health Foundation report NHS workers will have had their pay cut by 12% by the end of the decade because of a government-imposed wage restraint that is now exacerbating chronic understaffing, new research reveals. Show More Summary

Medical News Today: CBD oil: Uses, health benefits, and risks

CBD oil (cannabidiol oil) has a number of alleged benefits. Learn more about the wide range of potential uses, health benefits, and risks here.

Green Goddess Chicken

A blend of heart-healthy avocado oil, vinegar, and zesty herbs and spices make PRIMAL KITCHEN® Green Goddess Dressing the perfect marinade for chicken. Chives, tarragon, parsley, savory and rosemary, plus black pepper and garlic, turn plain chicken breasts into a sensational meal. Show More Summary

Does Laila Ali Really Put Being A Mom Fourth on Her List?

14 hours agoHealth / Pregnancy : Belly Itch

I saw Refinery29’s feature on Laila Ali and was captivated by the headline which read, “Why World-Famous Boxer Laila Ali Puts Being A Mom 4th On Her List.” Interesting because a lot of women put motherhood in front of everything else in their lives, including ahead of themselves and their own dreams and aspirations. So, to... Read More »

Medical News Today: Apple cider vinegar and diabetes: Does it help and how is it taken?

What do emerging studies say about the health benefits of apple cider vinegar and how it may help diabetes? How is apple cider vinegar consumed?

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