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Sometimes, my thyroid causes my neck to hurt when I touch it. We still are not sure why.

Hypothyroidism and symptoms–it explains so much!

  Thyroid issues, common yet frustrating. In light of January being thyroid awareness month, I couldn't let this last day pass without saying something about it. It ...

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Science // What causes a knee jerk response?

Hammer + Knee = Kick? A knee jerk response. Remember when you were a kid (or even as an adult) and the doctor would tap a reflex hammer to your knee causing your foot ...

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Eleven // Teach, Inspire, Shine

ELEVEN 11 My Chinese coworker shared this image with me today symbolizing the number 11 (✌), in honor of today being November 11th. She said it was a very special ...

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Dream Board // Make Your Dreams a Reality

Dream board Do you have big goals for the future? Maybe some of those goals seem so far away that you are not even sure they will ever come true. I HIGHLY recommend ...

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Scientific facts about pomegranates

Pomegranate juice may protect against cardiovascular disease I was elated when I saw that pomegranates were on sale! Not only are they delicious, but they have many ...

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Be Who You Needed When You Were Younger

"Be who you needed when you were younger." I saw this image while scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed at lunch today. This is a powerful statement! Think about ...

I am starting to my journey to become an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer.

Becoming a Certified Personal Trainer

I have decided to become a certified personal trainer! I want to know the how and why behind everything we do. I love science and have a thirst for knowledge that ...

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Public speaking: Overcoming my fear

Public speaking has always made me nervous and is way outside of my comfort zone.  Listening to TED talks is one of my favorite ways of doing a little personal ...

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Welcome! Change for the better

Welcome friends! Are you in need of a positive change in your life? You have come to the right place.  I am here to help--it is my passion to help ...