My Mental Health: January Reflection


Firstly, I just want to say thank you for all the love and beautiful messages I received (& am still receiving!) for my post My Mental Health – A Happy Update! – I never in a million years thought I’d be in a position where I’d be able to talk so freely about my mental health, and I’ll be eternally grateful to you, the blogging community for making me feel so at peace with myself.

I’ve found myself really reflecting back on this last month – January seems to have gone on forever, but it’s been such a positive one for me. Yes, there have been hard days, yes I still have what I have and yes, just yesterday I might have had a panic attack. BUT, I’m trying this new thing where I let the positives outshine the negatives, and actually, it’s really, really nice.

So here is my…

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Mary’s Health – Health Care in Ecuador

Living It Up in Ecuador

Anyone who has tried to start and maintain a blog will tell you that blogging takes up a fair amount of time.  I just checked and learned that we have been blogging since June of 2012.  We have published 569 posts and currently have about 350 WordPress followers and many more Facebook followers from all over the world.  It really is a joy to be able to communicate with so many of our friends, family, and even strangers through this medium, but, once again, it takes a little bit of time to keep up with the posting.

The reason we mention that here is that lately we have been preoccupied with much more weighty matters and blogging has been moved to the back burner for the last few weeks.  Here is why…

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15 Awesome Health Goals Which Anyone Can Keep


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Hello Everyone!

Can I just say the Queen of Awesomeness wishes you all an Awesome New Year 😁

And yup we are in that time of year where, everyone is rushing, trying to organize their life, ready to complete their New Years Resolution determined to finally keep them, however, hard that may be. But sometimes harder than keeping one is creating one suitable in the first place. Stuck for ideas? Here are a few New Years Resolutions.

  1. To love my body regardless of its body type, its current mass etc
  2. To eat five fruits and vegetables a day
  3. To drink more water
  4. To complete more research on the history of medicine, e,g why not research about Hippocrates?😉
  5. To read a self-help book every month
  6. To watch programs which will aid to, my personal growth, and will help me motivate me to become a healthier person, e,g: super size vs super…

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Health & Fitness in the First Trimester

So just last week I shared with you guys about my goals to be healthier last year and how well those paid off. I’ve had a couple of people ask what this means now that I’m pregnant. Going into this pregnancy, I felt so incredibly healthy and fit and I think that has made a huge difference in the habits I’ve been able to carry on even when I felt so sick. So here are the main things:

1. Obviously I’m going to gain weight. Most likely more than the 18 pounds I lost (my doctor told me anything from 25-35 pounds would be a healthy weight gain for me in this pregnancy). But this doesn’t bother me in the least. Those extra pounds were just hanging around making me feel sluggish and unhealthy last year. This weight gain will be for a great cause!

2. My gym…

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Latest Health Update

A Whispered Wind

Hello dear friends and readers. I come to you all with a heavy heart and in complete frustration. I was ‘well’ for maybe three days tops. I’ve doing all of the right things – high dosages of Vitamin C, cayenne pepper, lemon tonics, ginger, garlic, echinacea, zinc, pre/probiotics, and even Beta Glucan. Pulling out all of the known stops here. Using everything that the experts say work, everything I’ve known to work in the past, and everything I’ve researched recently. And yet, I am once again sick. I am still doing all of those things and haven’t stopped doing any of them for the past 25-35 days (as I’ve added things). And I won’t stop, even though I am so frustrated and feel like I am banging my head against a brick wall.

My symptoms returned on Monday. Fevers, chills, body aches, lethargy, upset stomach (can’t keep solids down), brain…

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Let’s Talk About Mental Health : #BellLetsTalk

Words And Tonic

Here in Canada , it isBell Let’s Talk Day, an initiative tospread awareness about mental health issues in hopes of

  • Fighting stigma
  • Improving access to care
  • Supporting world-class research
  • Leading by example in workplace mental health

Whether you personally are one in five individuals who are diagnosed with a mental illness, or have indirectly experienced its effects through a family member, friend or colleague- you know that mental health is a serious matter. Unfortunately, society has not always seen it as such. For years , it has been one of the most taboo subjects and its severity has often been discredited.

I’ve been debating all day on how I wanted to go about writing this post , as mental health is probably one of the topics dearest to my heart. I was originally going to sit here and just spew out a bunch of facts and ways in…

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The government’s real war on natural health

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The government’s real war on natural health

by Jon Rappoport

February 6, 2017

In 1994, after a lifelong aversion to politics, I ran for a seat in the US Congress out of the 29th District in Los Angeles. My platform was Health Freedom.

At the time, the FDA was raiding offices of natural practitioners, and threatening to cut off citizens’ access to a full range of nutritional supplements.

I watched a trial, if you can call it that, in downtown Los Angeles, in which the federal government was prosecuting a young man for selling, and making health claims about, a substance that occurs naturally in the body.

The defendant told the Judge he was prepared to present extensive evidence that the substance was safe and effective. The Judge refused, saying the only issue was: did the defendant violate an FDA rule? If so, he was guilty. At that point, the…

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