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Gail Straker

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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Interesting Things to Know About Dandelions

By | Self-care

I decided to write about dandelions this week because I’ve received a few of them as precious gifts from my granddaughters. It is spring. Children are fascinated by these bright yellow flowers. Moms, Grammas, and Aunties show their appreciation with oohs and ahhs, and by putting the dandelion bouquets which…

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Earthing Techniques for Earthlings

By | Stress Management

Here is what I discovered about it. Earthing is exactly what it sounds like. It is connecting with Mother Earth, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It may help reduce inflammation, pain, and stress. It can improve sleep, circulation, and mood. Earthing techniques may also help with anxiety, PTSD, and depression.  As…

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Difference Between Self-Care and Self-Caring

By | Self-care

Recently I have been pondering the terms, ‘Self-care’ and ‘Self-caring.’ Do you think they are the same terms? Me too, or, at least, I used to. I was surprised to discover a notable difference between these two terms. Let’s try and understand that today.  What is Self-Care? When thinking about…

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Benefits of “The Simple Hug”

By | Stress Management

The simple hug is not so simple. It has many benefits for us. A hug can show support, comfort, and consolation. It can take the place of words when there are no words that can express your feelings, or when words are not enough. A hug usually shows affection, fondness,…

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Mirror Exercises and Self-Care Tips

By | body image

Often, when we see photos of ourselves we are startled. We look away and we can’t believe we look like that. This is because we don’t recognize our bodies. We don’t look at ourselves to recognize and accept that this is what our bodies look like at this very moment…

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How to Stand up for Yourself

By | Self-care

One of the most wonderful things in this community is that we all support each other, stand with each other, and share a common bond. But do we do the same for ourselves? Do we even know how to stand up for ourselves? Advocating for oneself Self-advocacy can be extremely…

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