Depression Facts and Stats

Depression Facts and Stats

October is National Depression Awareness Month. Even though I’ve written about depression before, I thought I’d take a moment to talk about it again. FACTS: 1)  Most people who are depressed, about two-thirds, do not seek treatment. 2) Women are TWICE as likely to suffer from depression as men. 3) Exercise can alleviate depression and […]

Required Summer Reading: Secondary Drowning

Secondary Drowning Signs

I’ve written about drowning before and how the actual process of drowning doesn’t look like you might think it would (if you missed that important post, you can read it HERE).  Today, let’s take a look at secondary drowning. If you’re like most of the world, when it gets hot, you want to cool off […]

May Is Melanoma Awareness Month

Melanoma Skin Cancer Infographic

As a melanoma survivor,  I feel a strong responsibility to share this post every year.  It’s important information that can save your life. If you’ve read this before, whoohoo!  If not, please take a few minutes, if for nothing else but to look through the infographic.  It could honestly save your life or the life […]

The Essential Foam Roller

Foam Roller for Pain

Do you foam roll?  Do you roll the foam?  Do you have any idea what I’m talking about?! No?  OK, don’t be embarrassed.  Let’s break it down. A foam roller is essential for anyone with muscle pains, aches, and injuries.  It’s also essential to prevent injuries (OMT likes this one!). BONUS: It’s easy!  You basically […]

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

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I am not a fan of cold weather and if at all possible, I won’t run in the cold (under 50°).  Thankfully, I currently live in an area where we get a few days of warmish weather mixed in with the cold, so I can get out occasionally.  It’s those interspersed warm days that save […]

Run For Your Life: Coping With Injuries

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The Run For Your Life series continues! Catch up here: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Running injury?  Let’s talk about how to cope when an injury either curtails your running schedule or completely interrupts your ability to run. I am currently suffering through a training-ending injury.  The ligament that runs along my […]

Temporary Melancholy or Depression?

Temporary Melancholy < Depression

Temporarily and briefly suffering sadness for no apparent reason makes me a walking definition of melancholy. It happens so rarely that when it takes its leave, it has the ability to switch off my intense memory of it, only to switch it back on when it returns. Oh, yes.  I remember you. I looked over […]

Perimenopause Can Suck It #6: A Waning Libido

Perimenopause Can Suck It

The Perimenopause Can Suck It series is one of the most popular on this site.  I’d like to believe it’s because we’re all either on the crazy train or about to board.  Either way, you can gain useful information within these posts to use when the the doors slam shut and there’s no getting off […]

Water Benefits: (H)201

The last time we talked about water, I left you with this advice: DRINK UP!  Did you?  Let’s expand that theme. What do you consider before deciding what to drink during the course of the day?  Is it tasty?  Is it convenient?  Is it hot or cold?  Is it carbonated?  Is it fashionable?  Is it […]

Water Benefits 101

When I was a kid, neighborhood moms mixed pitcher after pitcher of sweet fruity-flavored Kool-Aid for thirsty growing bodies.  As they handed out the paper Dixie cups of our generation’s drink, I was the kid asking for a cup of water instead.  The request would be met with surprise, and some good-natured cajoling to try […]