Self Care Mini-Episode: Belly Breathing

On this short mini-episode, Patti shares this simple reminder on how it is important to breathe from the belly to help reduce stress. Deep breathing helps lower stress in the body. When you breathe deeply, it sends a message to your brain to relax. The brain then sends this message to your body. Breathing exercises are a good way to relax, reduce tension, and…

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Self Care Mini-Episode: Ways To Show Yourself Love

Let’s start with the definition of LOVE from the Dictionary. Love: An intense feeling of deep affection A great interest and pleasure in something A person or thing that one loves Often, we look to others to show us love. Maybe you feel like your family, your significant other or friends don’t tell you they…

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12 Steps To Better Sleep

I don’t know how many times I’ve read on social media, “Can’t sleep, have insomnia, not going to fall asleep tonight…” and guess what? I’m guilty of doing that as well. After a few years of riding the lack of sleep rollercoaster, I’ve come up with a few of my own tips that help me…

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Keep Moving Forward

I’m not going to let social media define what beauty means to me I’m not going to let politics divide my friends and family I’m not going to let outside pressures from people who don’t live my life, define who I am I’m not going to debate with keyboard warriors who have wayyyy too much…

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Love Is Louder Than The Pressure To Be Perfect

Suicide rates and depression among military veterans AND their caregivers is a big issue. There are groups online that are supposed to serve as SUPPORT groups but over the past 12 years I have seen many of these groups deteriorating and even becoming a breeding ground for hate and picking on others. Each of us…

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Stop Being So Stubborn When You Need Help!

Don’t be that stubborn person who won’t admit you need help when people who love you are reaching out to try to help you. For some reason, my dad never liked to accept help from anyone. He always said he didn’t want to be a burden. Truth is, the biggest burden was when he wouldn’t…

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Unplug and Lose Stress

Life can become very stressful if you are not careful. Technology can actually add more stress to the mix if you don’t watch it! Who else finds themselves scrolling through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram before bed? Of what about flipping on the news? Only the worst of the worst seems to make the news and the craziest drama can be…

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Easy Homemade Body Scrubs

Over the past several years, I have been using a very simple, homemade body scrub made of coconut oil and sugar. I do not measure the ingredients, as it really depends on how coarse I want the scrub. For example, making a face scrub is different than making a foot scrub. The more sugar you…

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