Since I began pursuing becoming a health coach, my Instagram feed began filling up with all of these vegetarians demonizing meat and milk products as killer foods. It seems their solution is to stock up on food I don’t normally buy, like nutritional yeast and white miso paste so I can make a palatable vegetarian … Continue reading Alright Vegetarians, I’ll Try It!
2022 was not what I expected. Oh, the year’s never do go according to plan. But this one for me had more drama than 2020! The year began with me working part-time at my church while attending school to pursue a career as a health coach. It was a pivot I made after a year … Continue reading Goodbye 2022!
For this Self-Care Sunday on Christmas Day, I thought it would be a good time to talk about joy. After all, churches and radio stations all over the world will be playing the famous Christmas carol, ‘Joy to the World’. But what is joy? And what is it not? I’ve heard many preachers say that … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Joy to the World
How do I tell my mother she can’t live in her home anymore? A home she’s lived in for over 20 years. A home she imagined living in until the day she passed. It was a very difficult discussion. But after she fell 3 times in 6 months, with two of those times requiring an … Continue reading Telling Mom to Move Out of Her Home
Hey everybody! Recently, I started a part-time job working at the Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch. We've been to this event many times, and it really is a lot of fun. They even shoot pumpkins out of cannon! Unfortunately, my job isn't so exciting. I've been serving as a greeter, welcoming guests as they come in. … Continue reading Working in a Pumpkin Patch!
The most difficult climb can have the best views. Which is what compels so many people to scale tall mountains. To reach that summit and gaze in wonder at the gorgeous view. Much like the beautiful view in this photo taken during our visit to the fjords in Norway. Climbing to this summit was well … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Enjoy the View
Dot Day? What the heck? So I looked it up. This day is based on the classroom introduction of a very clever book by Peter H. Reynolds called… you guessed it, The Dot. The story features a child who doesn’t believe they have the ability to draw. In protest of an art assignment, the kid … Continue reading It’s International Dot Day! 🖌
Every Sunday is Self-Care Sunday here at Nuts and Crackers. But what exactly does it mean to self-care? Is it taking a rest, a vacation, meditating, working out, reading a book? Well, according to this article from the Health Coach Institute, there are seven types of self-care: • Emotional self-care• Physical self-care• Mental self-care• Social … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: 7 Types of Self-Care
The good news, I had a job interview! The bad news, I had a job interview that prompted me to be on my A game, and not screw up! *Cue butterflies in stomach.* As the expression goes, job hunting is the hardest job a person will have, and I believe it. The constant pressure to … Continue reading 5 Things to Do While Job Hunting
As I watch my mom struggle to get up from her recliner to the walker, I couldn’t help asking myself, “Is this my future?” Last week we picked her up from a rehab facility where she was recovering from hip surgery. Yep, she became one of those senior ladies who fell and fractured her hip. … Continue reading Do we have to get old?