According to the American Psychological Association, anxiety is a broad range of disorders defined by "an emotion categorized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes." These disorders trigger unwarranted fear, nervousness, apprehension, and feelings of unrest inside one's own body, an inability to focus, lack of sleep, appetite changes, feelings of wanting to… Continue reading Five Natural Ways to Reduce Anxiety
Listen closely: the secret to wellness is really no secret at all. There is no magic pill or fountain of youth. We are all born with a sense of how to stay healthy. Somewhere along the line, we lose track of it through commercials, paper advertising, and other outside influences. Some of us live in… Continue reading What’s the secret to wellness?
If you read my previous blog post on why I stopped counting calories, you know that I am getting ready to start a new health & fitness program with my Challenge Group called 80 Day Obsession. This program's meal-plan piggy backs off of the 21 Day Fix and Portion Fix plans from years past. Don't get… Continue reading How A Diet Meal-plan Will Fail You
Hey there! 2018 already?!? Sheesh. I am getting ready to start a new program with Beachbody called 80 Day Obsession. It is led by Autumn Calabrese - one of my favorite trainers. I am super excited to have been accepted into her test group, and, a couple other Coaches and I are running a group… Continue reading Why I Stopped Calorie Counting
Ok, I don't know if "Holiday Induced Anxiety Disorder" is a proper medical term, but I am positive that I have it. I guess it started about 5 years ago when I was newly re-married with a three year old. In some sense I guess I have always longed for a traditional family and traditions within my… Continue reading Holiday Induced Anxiety Disorder
If you asked me, "How are you?" any time between ages 19 and 33, my answer would have been, "I am sick and tired of being sick and tired." I spent over a decade working in smoky bars, working 2 and 3 jobs at a time with multiple 18 hr. days per week, and searching aimlessly for a… Continue reading Be Nosey!
...unless you are ridiculously awesome. In which case, do your thing. For the rest of the average folks, read on. There are a lot of people obsessed with this notion that being "who you are" and "accepting yourself" is the fastest/best/most natural way to some sort of zen-like, happy existence. We have been told by society that whoever we… Continue reading Don’t Be Yourself
UNFORTUNATELY, the photos from this blog post were deleted. So sorry! -Jessa We are here on our annual Fall Break trip, watching the boys play, and generally doing nothing for 4 days. Hurricane Matthew is wreaking havoc on the East Coast of Florida, but here in Gulf, it's gorgeous. The Emerald Coast's white sands and… Continue reading Fall Break-ing Point
Happy Monday! My family and I went to my "home church" yesterday for the 50th year celebration and to hear my favorite (retired) preacher one more time. As a couple, we decided to leave there and have now found a new church home that is working for all three of us. Nevertheless, I will always… Continue reading Remember, Repeat, Recapture
I have been back and forth a thousand times in my brain on what I should post about first on this blog. I have a whole spectrum of topics that I want to share along the way: homeschooling adventures, health coaching stories, clean eating information, my son's health issues, and a host of other… Continue reading Start Before You’re Ready