How to Live a Laptop Lifestyle

Do you ever just feel like rambling, even though you have absolutely nothing to say? That’s how I feel right now. It’s day 4 of not sleeping and my brain is misfiring. (I know, last week I made a public announcement declaring that I was sleeping well for the first time in my life. It was awesome. Truly amazing. For like ten days or something I enjoyed deep, blissful sleep.)… Read Article →

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How to Give Thanks With a Grateful Heart

  Yesterday was one of “those” days. You know what I mean. Sometimes before you go to bed at night you say, “Tomorrow I’m going to do thus and such. It’It is going to be a beautiful day and I’m looking forward to doing the things that I’m planning to do.” A wise sister once told me, “We cannot always control our circumstances but we can control our attitude about… Read Article →

How to Deal with Osteoarthritis Pain – Some Helpful Tips

I’m in my fourth month since I found out that the unexplainable aches and pains throughout my body are partly due to osteoarthritis. The grieving process kicked in as soon as I heard the news. I have been through all five steps, and most of them more than once: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Denial dominated my thinking for three years before I finally went to the doctor. Depression… Read Article →

Best Way to Go Shampoo Free

Have you ever tried to go shampoo free? I tried once a few years ago and it didn’t go well but this time it went much better! I think I found the best way to go shampoo free! When I wrote an article recently about the dangers of automatic air fresheners, I found out that just one fragrance can be made up of over one hundred chemicals and that many… Read Article →

Idea for Starting a Home Business

I have never been a big fan of thrift stores but one year my son was helping with props at a local theater company and we spent the better part of three months running in and out of thrift stores looking for unique items to be used in an upcoming production. As he searched for items on his list, I wandered around and sometimes ended up talking to people while… Read Article →

How to Deal with Osteoarthritis Pain – What Works for Me

As I write this post, I am in a lot of pain. My neck hurts. It has been hurting since yesterday, and I can feel the pain traveling down to that hard-to-reach spot on my upper back. Meanwhile, my hands are threatening to become numb and I am still on the first paragraph of this article! What is a person to do? Let’s talk about how to deal with osteoarthritis… Read Article →

How to Deal with Osteoarthritis Pain

Osteoarthritis, or Degenerative Bone Disease, is the most common form of arthritis and is usually caused by wear-and-tear of the body or by injury and results in pain and stiffness of the joints. In this article, we will present an overview of the many techniques for handling pain and give you some ideas for how to deal with osteoarthritis pain. Exercise is the most frequent non-drug recommendation for easing the… Read Article →

Weslo Cadence G 5.9i Treadmill Review

I purchased this treadmill in the fall of 2018 and use it almost daily. My intention when I was to use it to help me get into shape for a hiking trip that I had planned for the summer of 2019. Normally, I would walk daily at local parks but I needed something to supplement on days that weather or my busy schedule prevented me from getting out. Shortly after… Read Article →

Walking with Osteoarthritis – Using Nordic Poles

Exercise is the best non-drug treatment for osteoarthritis, as I shared in my article How to Exercise with Osteoarthritis. There are many beneficial forms of exercise for people with osteoarthritis, but walking is one of the most versatile because it can be worked into our daily routine, we can control how much or how little we do, it can be done indoors or out and it has many health benefits…. Read Article →

How to Exercise with Osteoarthritis

It doesn’t make much sense when your body is already stiff and/or sore, but exercise is the best non-medical treatment there is for osteoarthritis. Although I am fairly new to the world of degenerative joint disease, I am quickly learning what works and doesn’t work for my body and the more I listen to what my body needs, the better I feel. Maybe you feel like it’s enough of a… Read Article →