My experiences as I move along the path to wellness and living my best life with a healthy lifestyle. I will write about self-care, healthy living, depression, gut health, migraine, body mind and spirit, workouts and other topics that strike my fancy. Arbonne, 30 days to healthy living, nutrition, skincare, makeup, clean products, nature

It’s been about a week, how’s your challenge going? Are you having a lot of good days? Just getting by each day? Trying to remember what challenge I’m talking about? My Update When last we chatted here, I was having a bit of an IBS issue. Well, that reared it’s ugly head the Saturday before […]

This week has been special what with a hurricane, IBS and a challenge right around the corner. We have a major hurricane headed toward Florida, which does nothing to help my IBS situation, and the 30 Days to Make a Change Challenge starts next week! Ironically, the day after the hurricane is due to arrive… […]

I simply didn’t believe I had IBS. I didn’t even really understand what it was or what it does. But I did, I mean I do, and here’s how it all came down… “Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale,a tale of a bad ordeal, that started on a Wednesday night, with one amazing meal…” […]

You are cordially invited to join me for a little challenge I’m hosting – 30 Days to Make a Change Challenge to feed your body, mind, and/or spirit. It doesn’t really matter what you choose to do. Choose whatever you want! I’d really love it if you join me so I’m not “challenging” alone. The […]

Do you believe in self-care for the soul? Is self-care something that you practice? Many of us gals don’t. We do everything for everyone and take care of ourselves last. Heck, I don’t have a hubster or kids, and I still try to do everything for everyone. What about you? Guess what? That behavior needs […]

I have completed my second 30 Days to Healthy Living challenge. Where did July go? One day it was the 4th of July and I had a wicked migraine. Now it’s the end of the month, time to regroup and review. I did much better this time around. I weighed myself, took measurements, enhanced my […]

I volunteered at the Weedon Island Preserve parkrun #8. It was a steamy day with bugs, but hey, it’s Florida in July! parkrun is an international organization that sponsors a 5-k every Saturday at locations all around the world. Each chapter is championed by volunteers who work together to bring this activity to their community. […]

Wednesday began the four-day migraine. Sadly, I triggered it myself. “How,” you ask? I forgot to eat and I got dehydrated. How Does One Forget to Eat? I got busy. Having spent the day working on my blog and some training, I kept thinking, “I’ll eat when I finish this.” Famous last words. It’s something […]

I promised you I’d post a 30-Days to Healthy Living Part Deux post. I decided to begin a second time and do it better this time around! Then, you know, life…so I began AGAIN this week!! First Day I started again on July 8. I had a good day, with a shake, hummus, gluten-free crackers […]

There are many reasons why drinking water is good for you. Many people don’t drink enough water. Worse, some folks drink caffeinated drinks all day or drinks filled with the evil High Fructose Corn Syrup. I know because I used to be one of those people. Hello, My Name is Penny and I am a […]