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Breakdown at the Bank or: What My Anxiety Feels Like

It’s Wednesday afternoon, roughly 4 o’clock, and I’m standing in line at the bank trying not to pass out.  My heart is beating a mile a minute, my face feels flushed, and surely someone has lit a small fire under my jacket because I am just burning up.   1,047 more words


Side effects of reducing carbs

Going low-carb is very beneficial, but not the easiest thing to do in the first few days. Once you have passed that first week however it is much easier sailing. 151 more words


Pausing to Breathe

Fall arrived up here on the hill and with it a lashing rain against my window, blowing the leaves to the ground. I don’t mind. This is what fall does — it reminds us of how the winds blow, how life is a series of impermanent moments. 416 more words

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Have a Happy, Healthy, Sensuous Heart! Magical Magnesium

 I have had high blood pressure, aka “Hypertension,“ on and off since I was 20 years old. After lots of investigation, it was determined there was no medical reason for the issue, and that it was most likely due to Stress. 895 more words

Mental Health

When your heart skips a beat

I live for those moments — when I feel my heart skip a beat.

According to science and the internet; a heart skipping is a result of a premature beat of the heart (basically, the heart gets a premature signal to squeeze before being filled with blood), a pause will be felt and the next heartbeat will be more forceful than usual. 106 more words


Hit by the School Bus

I love being a high school teacher.  I received my Masters in School Counseling.  After a brief stint covering for our counselor on maternity leave, I realized how much I actually still love teaching and being around the kids.  565 more words

Thyroid Cancer

Daily Issues

I’ve always told people that I’m lucky. Lucky in the fact that of all the cancers out there, I got papillary thyroid cancer. It’s so slow growing. 491 more words

Thyroid Cancer