Hippocrates is known by many to be the father of medicine. He believed that the foods we consume have a direct and profound impact on our health and overall well-being. One of the quotes he is most recognized for is “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” As a supporter of this concept, I spend much of my spare time reading books, watching documentaries, and seeking knowledge and understanding of how the foods we eat (more specifically the nutrients we absorb) impact the way we feel. [Read more…]
If you were to ask me what I did for fun when I was a kid, I would tell you that I enjoyed playing soccer, singing, jumping on my neighbor’s trampoline, chasing boys, and riding my totally cool pom pom handlebar bike (Can you tell I was raised in the 80’s?). In contrast, if you were to ask me what I LEAST enjoyed as a kid, I would have said (without hesitation) READING. Bleck! Seriously, if someone would have approached my eight-year-old self and given me the option to read a book or be thrown in a den of lions, I would have taken my chances with the lions (I mean Daniel survived the lion’s den, so at the very least I knew I had hope. But reading, I felt, was certain death.). As you might have guessed, as a kid, I absolutely DREADED going to the library. The building smelled musty and I felt instantly overwhelmed by the sheer volume of books. I remember my little brain feeling like it was going to explode. Inevitably, shortly after arriving at the library, I would feel my head begin to throb which was my queue to get the heck out of dodge! [Read more…]
WARNING: Due to some graphic details, this post is not for individuals who have an aversion to potty humor.
All parents know that one day their children will go through “the change” and begin to take an interest in certain parts of the human body that they were previously unaware even existed. Even though I knew this day was coming, somehow that didn’t make it any easier. I’m writing about it in today’s post in hopes that many of you can relate to what I’m going through and so that we can be a support to one another. I think it best if I forgo tiptoeing around the subject and just come right out and talk about it. Parker (our dog/child) is a BUTT MAN! Yes, I said it, he likes butts (and I cannot lie) and he likes them any way he can get them: [Read more…]
BRAGGING ALERT: I’m not trying to brag or anything, BUT our dog goes above AND beyond to help do his part around the house. I would like to take credit for his helpful disposition, but I’m sure he gets it mostly from his biological parents (yes he was adopted). I’ve spent the past few weeks secretly capturing the below pictures of him doing helpful things because I KNEW people wouldn’t believe me if I told them.