awareness of kidney disease

Raising Awareness of Kidney Disease: Thoughts From A Kidney Nurse

Today is World Kidney Day! In honor of this special day, I thought I would share my thoughts about kidneys and also raise awareness of kidney disease and failure. I worry about my kidneys a lot. Probably more than the average person (the average person might not even know what the kidneys do). This is because I have seen first hand how important they are to our overall health as a Registered Nurse. Kidney Disease is …

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cleaning habits

Cleaning Habits From a Former Slob Turned Neat Freak

Ok, I think I’ve always been a neat freak at heart. My life just got crazy and I stopped caring as much about cleanliness. I have also struggled to have the motivation to get off the couch at times, due to mild depression. Here are some habits I have been working on to overcome my slobiness (I think I just invented a word). Dish/Kitchen Habits Nothing stresses me out more than a messy kitchen. It can …

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meal planning

How I Finally Started Meal Planning and Quit Buying Fast Food(Mostly)

Before I started meal planning, we spent $100 dollars a month or more on fast food. We still spent quite a bit on regular groceries too. Since we are trying hard to pay off our student loan debt we needed to stick to a better food budget. I knew that the best way to do this was to start meal planning better. Here are some steps I took to get motivated and organized for meal …

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fight depression

How to Fight Depression With Exercise, and Increase Your Happiness

Why Exercise? People exercise for different reasons. To lose weight. Or build muscle. For fun maybe. But for me, it is essential to my mental well being. It is one of the ways I am trying to fight depression. I began exercising regularly a little over a month ago and I am loving it. Exercising has helped me have more energy to keep my house clean and play with the kids more. I have been …

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5 ways to Overcome Your Negative Thinking

I am a negative thinker. I don’t even know why or how it started. It has been something I have always struggled with. It is not an easy thing to overcome. This has been one of my many goals of late though. To overcome my negative thinking. As I have mentioned, I am new to the blogging world. I’ve been working on my blog for a little over a month now. The last few weeks …

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