I am a writer, business owner, and mother. Writing is how I share what I learned over the past 40+ years and what is important to me as I love, parent, and thrive through health issues and the balance of family and a career. I live in the beautiful Seattle, Washington area with the love of my life, our four children, and dog, Snickers.

Ankylosing Spondylitis Awareness Month (Blue Ribbon)

Blue Ribbon for Ankylosing Spondylitis Awareness

Ask Me About Ankylosing Spondylitis! As we close out April and Ankylosing Spondylitis Awareness Month I write to share some things about this disease: What is Ankylosing Spondylitis? (pronounced ank-kih-low-sing spon-dill-eye-tiss) Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is a type of inflammatory arthritis that primarily affects the spine or back. Other joints can develop…

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You Aren’t Too Young to Have a Stroke

You Aren't Too Young to Have a Stroke

I am a stroke survivor… and had planned to share my experience on this blog at some point, but when I saw this article Monday morning from United Press International, Inc., “Most younger people with stroke symptoms would not go to ER” I did a quick Google search and found similar articles published…

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Only Two Weekends Left Before Christmas!

Only Two Weekends Left Before Christmas! Where to Find Lights and Activities:

Where to Find Lights and Activities: If you are looking for ways to fill the last two weekends before Christmas, Seattle and the Puget Sound area have been making merry since Thanksgiving weekend. Check out my blog post from November 25th – Let the Holidays Begin! Downtown you can find everything…

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5 Things You Can Do Now to Avoid the Damages of Sitting

Avoid the damages of sittingAvoid the damages of sitting

To Sit, or Not to Sit, that is the Question You may have read recently that sitting is bad. It’s even been referred to as the new smoking. After just one hour of sitting, a biochemical change occurs that slows your metabolism and begins to store fat. Extensive sitting, like at a…

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