Triggered – PTSD Awareness Month

  Sites, sounds, smells, resemblances, specific topic matter, any number of things can trigger someone with PTSD.  Once triggered, symptoms can be a rapid heart rate, sweating, tremors, terror, anxiety and muscle tension. Personally, I am triggered by violence on tv or the news, other survivors telling their story, something someone brings up in conversation…

I have the power – a mantra for changing your story

Mantras or affirmations can be effective tools in making change and bringing about the life that you desire.  Repeat the mantra to yourself while meditating, to yourself in the mirror and throughout the day to rewire your brain to believe and achieve the message. What do you want your story to be?  Write it out…

Fabulous Find – ThriVe! Juice Bar, Hampstead NH

If you are traveling route 111 through Hampstead NH, be sure to stop and check out our new favorite hot spot ThriVe! Juice Bar & Wholesome Eats.  This little cafe caters to those who want healthy food on the go without breaking the bank.  Their diverse menu features juices, smoothies, acai bowls and energy bowls…

I’m going to need you to cough…

June is Men’s Health Month and with over 50% of our loyal followers being men, we wanted to be sure to provide some information on the most pressing men’s health topics. Today we are talking about Prostate Cancer, the second most common cancer among men in the US according to the Center for Disease Control…

Signs and Symptoms – PTSD Awareness Month

June is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month.  As a survivor of sexual assault,  one might not be surprised that I suffer from PTSD.  Something my therapist brought to my attention, however, is that I also suffer from PTSD because of my metastatic state, facing my mortality for over 13 years while continuing to battle cancer…

National Cancer Survivor’s Day

The other day I read an article about a woman who was speaking about being a cancer survivor.  She stated from the minute of diagnosis that she became a survivor. This was very interesting to read, as I have questioned many times if I am considered a survivor with the metastatic state I live in….

You’ve Gotta Have Faith

This quote really spoke to me because our overall wellness has a lot to do with our mental state.  During this journey faith has been a large part of my fight. It doesn’t matter what you believe in, just that you believe in something.  Maybe it is a higher being, maybe it is the universe,…

Tea Time – Marvelous Matcha

We may have saved the best for last.  Matcha tea has more antioxidant power per serving than any other tea.  It helps boost metabolism to torch fat and is considered a “cancer killer” due to the specific antioxidants present.  These are just some of the health benefits: Is packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg…