Pleurisy and osteopathic treatment

Grad school, kids and life have been keeping me quite busy lately, but I finally have an update. Last April, after experiencing really extreme pain in my back wrapping around to my chest, I was diagnosed with pleurisy (inflammation in the lining of my lung).  The pulmonary specialist I went to put me on a [...]

I’m still here!

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I intended to take a short blogging break over the holidays, but my break went on longer than planned after my grad classes started last week.  I spent the first half of the week feeling completely overwhelmed by the amount of work I had to get done in just the first week.  How was I [...]

Giving away Bits!

Magical bits

Two weeks ago, I started to come down with a cold thanks to the millions of germs my 3.5 year old likes to bring home from preschool.  I thought that was the perfect time to try out some Recovery Bits – 100% chlorella algae.  I’ve had such a great experience with Energy Bits that I’ve [...]

Homemade Almond Milk


Rich in selenium, manganese, magnesium, and vitamin E, almond milk is a heart-healthy delicious alternative to dairy milk. Being vegetarians, we rely a lot on non-animal sources of protein and other nutrients in our house.  One of the main ways we do this is with nuts.  Lots and lots of nuts (and seeds). Almonds, walnuts, [...]

Heart rate training, shoes, and veggies


This weekend I did something I haven’t done for months – I ran without my heart rate monitor.  It was liberating and it was glorious not to hear my Garmin’s obnoxious chime that my heart rate was too high. I had a realization this past week when I was getting increasingly frustrated with how slow [...]

Play with your food

My mind was still on vacation

I’m not going to lie and say that my 3.5 year old loves eating his veggies.  I hoped my kids wouldn’t be picky eaters, but somewhere between the ages of 18 to 24 months, Zain’s list of acceptable foods shrunk drastically. He started back at preschool last week.  When I picked him up on the [...]

Vacation and back to school


Zain is back in preschool so that means I have a tiny bit more time to actually blog.  This summer really flew by.  We wrapped up our summer with a trip to St. Thomas.  We weren’t planning on going on vacation this summer because it was hard to squeeze one in with my husband’s grad [...]