A Better Self · Health

Mental Health Awareness

For those who did not know, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. As a behavioral health nurse, I see how important this is. How we all need to take the time to pay attention, not only to our physical health, but our mental and emotional health as well. To educate ourselves and raise awareness. Not…… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness


Current Mood: #Tired

I don’t know that I have felt more utterly exhausted than I have the past few weeks. I have been dealing with some minor health issues which, in themselves, can drag you down. I believe, worse so, is that the stress associated with worrying with these issues. Stress can be physically and mentally draining. It acts…… Continue reading Current Mood: #Tired

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Ignoring Miracles

Have you ever witnessed a miracle? I guess for you to be able to answer that correctly it would only be fair for me to also ask what you would consider to be a miracle. So, what is a miracle to you?  Is it winning the lottery? Passing a difficult exam? Getting the job you…… Continue reading Ignoring Miracles


What’s a “Super” Food?

I’m pretty sure my first reaction to initially hearing the word superfood was something along the lines of: “Um, excuse me, my expanding waist size is here to tell you that all food is super.” I had never heard of such a thing before in my life. Now, you see the term everywhere. I figured maybe we…… Continue reading What’s a “Super” Food?

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Why You Need To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone

I know that when my husband sees this title he’s going to think, “Honey, you need to practice what you preach!” And that is true. It’s something I steadily work on and encourage you all to do as well. To step out of your comfort zone. To see the world outside of whatever box you…… Continue reading Why You Need To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone


Preparing for Passion

Whenever Easter comes around, I can’t help but to be overwhelmed with emotion. I think this has only increased since becoming a mother. (I blame it on the crazed jumbling of hormones that never quite goes to back self-correct mode). I become engulfed with a combination of awe, love, sorrow, but mostly faith. I am…… Continue reading Preparing for Passion


FA(s)T Food

Whoever the sly son-of-a-gun was that managed to sneak that ‘s’ in there was slicker than snot on a doorknob. (I know my fellow southerners expected a goose poo reference instead. 😉)  For those who are unaware, fast food can cause immense weight gain along with many other complications. The problem is, it’s so stinking…… Continue reading FA(s)T Food