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Ba to you too!

Have you ever been part of a team where ideas flow freely, everyone gets along, and new solutions pop up like popcorn? Or maybe you've been in a group where it's the opposite—people are quiet, ideas are rare, and it's just not fun. The difference between these two...

Random thoughts

Be bothered

In a world where more people seem to be taking a near enough is good enough attitude, can we make a collective effort to "be bothered?" While some may perceive it as pickiness - and yes, I am pedantic, and have been referred to as Picky Vikki - I was brought up on...

Random thoughts

When you don’t know what to do

When you don't know what to do, be still.Unknown I know this was a quote I heard somewhere, and no amount of research is turning up a reference, so maybe I'm just wishing it was a published quote, or maybe someone said it and it just sounded profound. What should...

living room with dining table and chairs
Health issues

Frozen shoulder – what a pain!

It started as a cold feeling in my arm. It felt like I was sitting in a draft, but there was no open window or door, no cold air coming into the room. Shortly after, I noticed my arm felt really heavy. I was worried that I'd had a heart attack, but when I Googled...

partial shot of back view of head and shoulders of woman, her right hand holding her left shoulder
Health and Nutrition

Nourish: Week 3 Results

No, you haven't missed a week. It was a scheduling thing. Instead of meeting on a Saturday, I met with Coach Deb on a Wednesday. And, good news! My food sensitivity results were in, so I was excited to really dig in and start creating my menu plans based on real...

colorful sliced vegetables
Health and Nutrition

One week down, forever to go

If you have landed here and are experiencing confusion, see the previous post! On the other hand, if you came looking for this post, ignore the previous paragraph. Prior to starting this program (and please understand, I call it a program for lack of a better word....

chopped peppers, zucchini, and onion frying in a cast iron pan
Health and Nutrition, It's All About Me

I’m done

No, really. I'm done. For about 40 years I've been dieting and I'm still fat. So I'm done. I'm meeting with a nutrition coach. and this came about in an unconventional way I'll explain shortly, but in chatting with her yesterday it hit me like a ton of bricks. With...

ciabatta roll with spring mix, bacon, and guacamole
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