Book Review: Sacred Rest by Saundra Dalton-Smith

Staying busy is easy. Staying well rested— there’s a challenge. How can you keep your energy, happiness, creativity, and relationships fresh and thriving in the midst of never-ending family demands, career pressures, and the stress of everyday life? In Sacred Rest, Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, a board-certified internal medicine doctor, reveals why rest can no longer remain optional. Dr. Dalton-Smith shares seven types of rest she has found lacking in the lives…

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Invisible Illness Week 2015: I Fight with Caffeine

In years past, I shared stories about my own journey with severe PCOS, infertility and hormonal imbalance. Those were tough days and I’m thankful most of that fight is over. (I had a total hysterectomy in 2008 that relieved 95% of my pain and hormonal issues.) This week my sharing is for our daughter. I blogged about my quest on her behalf for answers, and the fight against ignorance. Today,…

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Character Confession: The Drop Dead Notebook

Years ago when I was in the traditional working world my boss encouraged us to create a “drop dead notebook.” It was filled with information regarding our position that if the worst happened and we dropped dead–well, someone could step in and do the job. After grieving my loss, of course. I’ve kept a semi-updated home version of this notebook. What bills I pay/when, passwords, who I partner with and…

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Character Confession: The Empty Juicebox

You’ve seen an empty juicebox. My hearing is sensitive enough that when my daughter tries to get that last drop and the pouch flails, gasping for breath, it hurts my ears. But the visual speaks volumes. When I was a mother of a preschooler, this was how they explained a moms need to rest, even for a few minutes each day. No one is worth much when they are as…

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