benefits of ginger

benefits of ginger

The alarm went off in what seemed like the middle of the night. I kicked the blanket off pausing a moment for a stretch. I was the same person but everything was different. A tiny life was slowly growing inside me. Once sleep started fading, I dangled one leg off the bed then another, finally making my way on to my feet. I felt it move through me starting at the top of my head pushing against my skin, pulsing. Wave after wave of nausea shattered the last bit of sleep. And there it was - an official sign that I was pregnant. 

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9 benefits of the mostly paleo diet

9 benefits of the mostly paleo diet

I don't much like the term "diet". There is a lot of negativity associated with it so I don't use it often but in this case I'm using if for the sake of clarification. For me eating a close to paleo template is more of a lifestyle than a diet. I also say close to because I find the standard paleo diet to have some limitations. Having found a way of eating that works for me took a lot of trial and error but after 10 months of it, I can finally say I'm in a happy place. 

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postpartum depression - a personal story

postpartum depression - a personal story

I thought about writing a post about this subject for some time. While I share a lot about myself through stories, thoughts and musings, I try to keep the intimate stuff to myself. But I kept thinking about this topic and wanted to put it out there as I hope others are inspired to say something and not suffer in silence. 

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