If you’re like most Americans, you probably suffer from some level of work-related stress. According to The American Institute of Stress, 83 percent of workers report being stressed out from work, with 57 percent saying it’s so bad they feel paralyzed by it. The workplace tension is triggered by a number of factors, especially company […]
It’s important to recognize that sleep is a family issue and not just an individual issue. There are so many ways in which individuals in the family can affect each other’s sleep. Partners affect each other, children affect parents and parents are directly responsible for shaping their children’s sleep patterns.
I think most of you reading this blog know about my heart issues over the past year. If not, and if you are interested, feel free to catch up here. The Cliff Notes version goes like this: At 41, I had a massive heart attack, almost went into cardiac arrest [a few shocks from the […]
On Friday, I graduated Cardiac Rehab. For those of you unfamiliar with Cardiac Rehabilitation, it was a program that was offered to me after my heart surgery this summer. It was a 36 session rehabilitation program that I went to 3 times a week that involved exercising while hooked up to monitors. Trained nurses and […]
Thank you AstraZeneca for sponsoring this post. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Now more than ever, there is reason for hope. Please visit LIVE W.E.L.L. and LVNG With Lung Cancer for more information. Did you know that November is Lung Cancer Awareness month? In the United States, lung cancer is the leading cause of […]
Headbands Of Hope will be hosting the 3rd annual Give Gala, aka “The Worst Fundraiser Ever” on 11/16 at the Marble Kids Museum in Raleigh, NC. This is a unique charity in that they don’t ask for donations but instead acts of kindness. This is cool because I think that willingness to help others shouldn’t […]
For any of you that are unaware of what ghosting means, it’s when your significant other basically falls off the face of the Earth. Essentially, you never hear from them again. Or they are done with you and don’t even offer you the courtesy of an explanation. Are they dead? Did they join a cult? […]
I promised to share the story of what I went through in the hospital after the widowmaker heart attack I experienced on July 24th. So, for those of you who might want to know what to expect with the related open heart surgery and stuff, here is my story.
2 weeks ago I came very close to dying. I was alone at home and had a “Widowmaker Heart Attack,” also known as “The Big One.” I am sure most of you have heard of this type of heart attack. It’s the kind that Bob Harper from “The Biggest Loser” had [he survived] and it’s […]
This post was sponsored by Northwestern Mutual. All opinions are my own. In my life, I’ve known many people who have suffered from and/or passed away from cancer. A friend of mine since childhood recently passed away from breast cancer. A former co-worker who was several years younger than me passed away from pancreatic cancer […]