Posted in depression, Mental Health, Recipe

Quick Healthy Breakfast For Weight Loss: Protein Breakfast Muffins

I’m pretty sure I’m not the only person who struggles with trying to eat a healthy breakfast – or just plain finding time to prepare one.  My mornings are just so busy I consider it a win if I leave the house fully clothed with hair and makeup done.  Bonus points if I don’t forget my lunch.  (Extra bonus points if my toddler doesn’t have food on her shirt.) Continue reading “Quick Healthy Breakfast For Weight Loss: Protein Breakfast Muffins”

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Review: TurboTax Online

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This is a question too difficult for a mathematician.  It should be asked of a philosopher.
~Albert Einstein (when asked about completing his tax form)

I feel quite the same as Albert Einstein when it comes to taxes. So many questions!! Can I claim my spare room as an apartment if my dog lives there?  Does ‘income’ include the 5 Cheezies my daughter handed me last night while watching TV?

But seriously though!  What is the best way to do taxes? Continue reading “Review: TurboTax Online”

Posted in depression, Mental Health, Physical Fitness

Food For The Brain: Mental Health And Nutrition

“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.”  ~Thomas Edison

You’ve all heard it before…  You are what you eat.  But unfortunately, in today’s modern world, what we eat is becoming further and further from actual food product.  Packaged, canned, bagged.. artificial flavors, fillers and sweeteners.. As a results, our consumption of sugar per person, per year has gone from 90lbs in the early 1900s to 180lbs as of 2008! Continue reading “Food For The Brain: Mental Health And Nutrition”

Posted in Books, Mental Health

Minimalist Lifestyle: How Tidying Up Will Change Your Life

Love people, use things. The opposite never works.
-Joshua Fields Millburn

I was (yet again) on the couch in my PJs scouring Netflix for a good documentary to watch when I came across one called “Minimalism“.  It’s about two friends (Ryan and Joshua) who walked away from SIX figure salaries to live a simpler life.

(You have got to be kidding me. Right?) Continue reading “Minimalist Lifestyle: How Tidying Up Will Change Your Life”

Posted in Mental Health

Get Organized, Beat Stress

Stress can manifest mentally and emotionally.  It can change the way you see your life and the world and make you feel helpless and hopeless.  Stress can make a small problem seem like a bigger one and than it actually is and it can cause you to feel closed-off and withdrawn.

Stress can also manifest physically as sore joints, heart palpitations, exhaustion and more.

For those of us suffering from Mental Health issues, the impact of stress can be debilitating.  It is our worst enemy.

So how do you deal with something that is inevitable? Continue reading “Get Organized, Beat Stress”

Posted in depression, Mental Health

Niacin for Depression: Week 1 Progress (day 3,4,5)

Oh MY GODDD!  My face is on fire!

I knew that there would be “flushing” involved.  But I had NO idea it would feel like I stuck my head in an oven…

To be fair.  You are supposed to take Niacin with food and I popped my pill BEFORE lunch.  Now I’m hiding in my office hoping my co-workers won’t see me cause.. really.. I’m sure there’s smoke coming from this room. Continue reading “Niacin for Depression: Week 1 Progress (day 3,4,5)”

Posted in Books

Think And Grow Rich

Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.
-Napoleon Hill

I’m always looking for motivational and inspirational books.  I need them because they help me see that my life has potential.  Sometimes, in my depression, I get trapped in the way I think and see life.  I feel lost.  I feel like my life is pointless.

Books seem to be one of the only things that help me find my way out and so I’m always on the hunt for those that motivate me in new ways.  The ones that change my perception and challenge my ideas.

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Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is one such book.  It was written in 1937 during the Great Depression – commissioned by Andrew Carnegie.  Napoleon Hill spent the better part of 20 years interviewing over 500 people.  Both those who succeeded (Ford, Woolworth, Rockefeller, etc.) and those who didn’t. Continue reading “Think And Grow Rich”