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I Got a Gripe This Thanksgiving, Ya’ll…


photo 1In the midst of my holiday happiness, I have a teeny gripe…

As I scroll through my Facebook news feed these days, it looks a little something like:

“Day 7 of 21 Days of Gratitude: I am thankful for blah blah blah blah blah…”


While I think it’s GREAT that my friends are taking time to acknowledge what they’re thankful for, it comes across as a FAD — a New Year’s Resolution that doesn’t stick.

[insert insults: “fakers! posers!” …kidding. I would never say that to/about my friends. :)]

What if we brought in thankfulness everyday of our lives and didn’t feel the need to broadcast it on social media like it was some 21-day diet?

So, what are 5 Easy Ways to Make Gratitude a Regular (even daily) Practice?  (more…)

How I Beat the Flu in 4 Days with No Meds / Doc!


IMG_5328I saw the sign*… did you?

*permission to break into Ace of Base’s “I Saw the Sign.”

Now that we’ve officially entered November, at every corner you can’t miss signs screaming “Get Your Flu Shots Here!!!”

…A more appropriate title would be: “Shot + Shop!”

I admit it: I never do it.

Part of it is because I don’t feel like it. Personally, getting the flu generally only happens when I travel and someone decides to sneeze their snot all over me.

Even if I had gotten the vaccine, I know plenty of people who STILL wind up with the flu after “being good” and receiving the shot.

I’m not a doctor, but you can read up here on why that is.

Thanks for your germs, lady.

Earlier this year, I was hit twice with the flu (the second time was totally in an off-season, and yep ~ I was traveling and someone sneezed snot on me). I recovered within 4 days or less without seeing a doctor nor taking any over-the-counter meds!  (more…)

Don’t Be Caught with STANK Breath!


This past week, I had the pleasure of sharing one of my favorite products with some old friends, new friends, and one singer.

Since we were out and about (and meeting new people), it was imperative NOT to be caught with STANK breath! Gum loses flavor for me way too fast, then there’s the issue of finding a place to throw it out when it goes nasty. Mints + Listerine strips used to be the bomb…  (more…)