Make Ahead Frozen Smoothies

June 23, 2014 in Food & Recipes, Thrive - 1 Comment
Over the last year, I think I've hit a record high on how many times I've been sick. It has just been ridiculous. I never get sick. Like ever. But I'm the one to blame. I'm guilty of multiple counts of self neglect. The self care struggle is real over here. When looking at my diet… Read More »

Motherhood and Depression

September 23, 2013 in Thrive - No Comments
Today's society isn't always mom-friendly. Due to the overwhelming pressures associated with raising children, maintaining careers and homemaking, it's not uncommon for mothers to experience the symptoms of depression. The following details depression in women, and includes tips on identifying and addressing symptoms. Recognizing the Symptoms of Depression Depression is a very personal illness; therefore, it… Read More »

Sponsored Video / 7 Cancer-Fighting Superfoods

September 17, 2013 in Thrive - No Comments
This post is sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Cancer. It sucks and it's growing rampant. There's no denying that the ferocious beast is being fueled by additives and modifications made to the foods we consume. Food is simply not what it used to be. Everything is being mass produced for convenience at our health's… Read More »

Staying Healthy During Hectic Times

September 3, 2013 in Thrive - No Comments
Back to School season truly snuck up on us and it has proven to be a hectic time as we adjust to new routines. Often times, we tend to neglect simple necessities that impact our health when things pick up in pace. With school in session, it's vital to continue nurturing our bodies. It's been… Read More »

A Thorough Clean With Oral-B Deep Sweep

March 9, 2013 in Thrive - 2 Comments
Since I am terrified of the dentist and refuse to make an appointment (but terrified of losing my teeth), I made a commitment to spend more time focusing on my oral health. I recently bought the little mirror, plaque picks/scrapers and everything. Eventually, I am going to need to have some work done though, but… Read More »

Oral Care Challenge: Brush. Floss. Rinse.

February 22, 2012 in Kids, Thrive - 4 Comments
A few months ago, I let you all in on one of my most deepest and darkest fears. And while some people have cute fears like spiders, I'm scared of losing my teeth. Terrified. Right up there next to public speaking terrified. So as terrified as I am of losing my teeth, you'd think that… Read More »

Up Close and Personal with My Teeth

October 3, 2011 in Defining She, Thrive - 5 Comments
Today, I'm letting y'all get up close and personal. With my teeth. Quite often, I am complimented on my smile and I LOVE that, so please keep doing it, thanks :). Inside my mouth, I do have a few offenses, besides the numerous fillings from childhood, that I am looking to correct. I have an… Read More »


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