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Gail Straker

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A Celebration of Our Lipedema Community

By | Reflection

Words are important: the ones said aloud, the ones said silently, the ones we say to each other, and the ones we say to ourselves. All of our words go out into the universe and have tremendous power. We should always select our words carefully and wisely for each other….

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Decluttering the Mind and the Room

By | Self-care

This weekend as I walked through the living room, my daughter-in-law offered to help me organize my sewing center. I froze in my tracks! Panic and fear coursed through my body – my mouth went dry, and I got a lump in my throat – I quickly said, “No, thank…

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Gardens as Safe Spaces

By | Reflection

“I come to the garden alone,  While the dew is still on the roses.” ~C. Austin Miles (1912) I have sung and found peace from these lyrics all of my life. The imagery of being in a garden, alone, hearing a clear calm inner voice, and letting the stress of…

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Be Your Own Cheerleader

By | self-love

As women, we wear many hats and hold many roles in our lives, but there are a few roles that seem to be of more value than others (or so we think.) For example, the roles of Mom, Significant Other, Grandma, Aunt, Caregiver, and Employee seem to be at the…

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Evaluating-Information

How to be Better Informed

By | self-love

Looking at all the resources about the Ketogenic way of eating out there, it can be quite overwhelming to figure out what it all means. Information is abundant. It can also be contradictory, overwhelming, disparaging, or narrowly focused. With that said, information is vital for us to have as we…

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