Epilepsy

How I Have Managed My Epilepsy from Adolescence into Motherhood

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As an adolescent, I suffered a head injury during a middle school basketball practice. Knocked out cold after slamming my head against a wall the days and months that followed altered my life, and...
Health

5 Health Choices I Made for Me

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While tucking and rolling to dodge the countless diet advertisements the past few weeks, I started to set my intentions for the new year. Let’s be real, I’m 7 months pregnant so there’s definitely...
5 Ways to Stay Engaged

5 Ways to Stay Engaged (& Healthy!) in 2021

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Now that 2021 has arrived - as one meme put it, it's looking a lot like 2020, only with bangs - many of us are wondering how to keep up. We see the divisiveness...
Healthy Restaurants

Healthy Restaurants and Places to Eat in Austin

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Happy February, Mamas! If you’re anything like me, you are on detox from all the treats you consumed over Christmas and the Holidays. I love eating healthy; I just feel better. I love eating...
Migraines

Mommin’ with Debilitating Migraines

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I used to wake up in debilitating fear of when one of my next migraines would hit. They would often sneak up on me with no notice, take my sight and sanity, and leave...
Death of a Spouse

Preparing for the Unexpected Death of a Spouse

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1 year ago today Kobe Bryant tragically passed away. Many of us watched the heart wrenching, but beautiful eulogy Vanessa Bryant gave in memory of her beloved husband and daughter and like many of...
Cervical Cancer Awareness

I Am One of the Lucky Ones: Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

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I am one of the lucky ones. My regular pap smear triggered a follow up call to tell me that abnormal cells were found and I would need a repeat, just to rule out...

Hair Loss, Fatigue, or Weight Gain? | National Thyroid Awareness Month

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I would’ve scrolled passed this thyroid article with ease a few years back. Taking in the general title and thinking it wasn’t applicable, sending the information away. It sounds like something my mother would...

Texas’ Compassionate Use Program: Providing Medical Cannabis to Patients Across Our State

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On February 8, 2018, I had the honor of being the first person in Texas to legally purchase low-THC medical cannabis from one of the three licensed and operating dispensaries in our state, Compassionate...
Lose Weight

Try a “Non-Diet” in 2021 to Lose Weight

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Your neighbor lost weight eating paleo and you sister-in-law swears by Keto. Have you tried intermittent fasting yet? It’s all the rage. What about Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, and have you heard of Noom?...