The Winning Trials in Life

The Winning Trials in Life

Do you ever wonder what your life might be like if you hadn’t gone through various trials? Did that particular challenge completely reshape your future by opening your eyes to unfavorable traits or behaviors? Did you vow to turn your life around after surviving those difficult moments? The truth is… some people will learn and others … Continue reading

Dairy Free Zucchini Cupcake Cookies

Dairy Free Zucchini Cupcake Cookies

Calling all cookie connoisseurs!  I’d like to introduce you to one of the softest, most delectable cookies… ever! A few months ago, I was presented with a problem. My husband and I had a ton of garden-fresh veggies, and a very stubborn toddler that refused to eat them. The solution seemed clear – I would put … Continue reading

Are You Ready for a Diet Change?

Are You Ready for a Diet Change?

Why are necessary changes so hard? If a diet change would help you feel better, why would you delay that change? Why do we mourn the loss of food like it’s a friend or a pet? It’s food!! Nourishment for your organs and body. A life sustainable resource! When we stop looking at food like … Continue reading

Signs You Might Have Fibromyalgia

Signs You Might Have Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (Fibro) has a mind of it’s own. Ironically, this misunderstood illness is caused by abnormal pain signals within the brain. This condition can often feel like a bunch of “random symptoms” occurring within your body. And until you’re diagnosed, these random symptoms can feel… scary, overwhelming, lonely, and painful. When it comes to patients with … Continue reading

HELLP Syndrome Awareness – My Story

HELLP Syndrome Awareness – My Story

Every mom has a story about the day their baby(s) entered the world and mine is no different. People might assume that pregnancy and delivery come with a few “discomforts” but it seems the most serious are rarely talked about. Three weeks before my due date and 3 days before my maternity leave, I started … Continue reading

Busting the Misconceptions of Yoga

Busting the Misconceptions of Yoga

When you hear the word “yoga”, what do you think? There are a TON of misconceptions when it comes to yoga. And though I am not a certified expert (like a yoga instructor), I’m here to clear up some preconceived ideas when it comes to practicing yoga. When I started practicing 4 years ago, I … Continue reading

My Health Journey – One Year Later

My Health Journey – One Year Later

I slipped on my running shoes with tremendous anxiety, while wondering how badly it was going to hurt today. Taking a deep breath, I stepped onto the sidewalk. The path ahead seemed grim and torturous. My body tensed as I bravely took the first steps. It only took 3 blocks for my low back to … Continue reading

My Letter to Endometriosis

My Letter to Endometriosis

*This post was first posted on MyEndoTeam and is shared on WordsByMara with permission. —- Dear Endometriosis, We’ve known each other for quite some time now. You were quite tricky to nail down, but it’s been a “pleasure” learning more about you. It feels like just yesterday that we were acquainted after my first surgery in … Continue reading

Random Confessions of a New Parent

Random Confessions of a New Parent

Here is a true confession. I used to judge parents before I became one. Fact. I used to say stuff like, “Oh I’ll never do this” or “I can’t believe parents do that”. Honestly, you need to find what works for you and your children. That is the most important factor. So forget what your … Continue reading