Friday, September 28, 2012

Keep yourself Well

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I'm all about health and wellness, since becoming a massage therapist it has taken a major roll in my life. And I find that I am always trying to spread the word to people that I meet. 

Its always nice to find a website that is well rounded and has resources for wellness, but isn't so overbearing with adds that I feel like I'm walking around a wellness add campaign

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My Well-Being is a site that does just that, not only have I found great information about health such as the nutritional value of mushrooms, and suggestions on how to eat healthy now that school is back in full gear, the ideas for snacks were simple but some that I could really use!

 In the money section of the site, I feel excited knowing that my outlet shopping addiction is acctually saving me money! 

The people section has some great ideas on keeping the family together and organized, while the play section has some great ideas for parties and wine making! 

Be sure to play some of the brain games, I'm super ready to get my brain working with the memory games, word bubbles and a whole list of other games that are lots of fun and acctually get my brain working for the day!

This is a site that could benefit everyone, and I have found so much useful information, if you want to stay up to date with the latest information coming out regarding health and wellness then My Well-Being is the site for you, its a great way to learn new things and get some great ideas that you may have never thought of before! 

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Where are my clients?

Oh its a slow week in the world of massage, and mama is BROKE as a joke!

I dislike very much these times of scrounging by, wishing for the best, hoping that things turn out okay for the rest of the week. At the same time I appreciate them, reminding me of what I do (and don't have) in this world and helping me know that I can get through just about any tough time...its bad right now but OH LORD its been much much worse

So I'm blogging, I'm getting things off my mind, I'm taking care of business. I'm doing the things that I need to do so that when my business is ready to get moving, I'm ready to move with it.

And its fall, the leaves are turning, the weather is getting cold, I've broken out my leopard print winter jacket, and I'm ready for fall food, tonight I'm making home made hot pockets so be prepared for that tutorial coming up this week or next., its a great way to use leftovers, without them actually TASTING like leftovers!

I've also been taking some great pictures on my travels, check out this Amish (or something) brother and sister I saw outside of the grocery store in PA

That's all for now! Working on some great stories for the next few weeks so be sure to stay tuned!

Monday, September 24, 2012


Umm excuse me is it just me or was it just summer in New England like last week?

I'm waking up and using my electric car starter and dying for coffee?? Oh sucks here we go!

Today I'm rocking some boots and a sweater and ::oh my:: a scarf, I SWEAR I swear I'm not going crazy it is really this cold out.

(here is me NOT missing California)

I'm not gonna lie, when it comes to weather California has the East coast beat. I would much rather be dealing with the dry same day in and day out predictability that the North Bay always provided me with. I did love to drink up that beautiful fog always sent in from the Pacific breeze.

But here in New England there is something familiar about it all, the smell of a crisp fall day in comparison to that of a cold winter frosty morning, there is something about combining all your senses into one East Coast feeling, the way a cigarette tastes with coffee still on your tongue and the cold air biting your nose while you watch the steam rise up from that same cup of coffee. I love hearing the taps every morning from the Coast Guard Academy, while I go to grab a last minute item out of my purse before I head to work.

There is something here, something about the way the Berkshires feel, when you play James Taylor and sip on yet another cup of coffee and smoke that cigarette, or whatever it may be that your smoking on up there in those hills, its cold so cold, but its somehow more peaceful the Utah or Tahoe, something about being far enough away from civilization so that you can still see the milky way gleam bright in the night sky, but close enough to know that you can go visit grandma just a few hours away, or go grab milk for the baby if you run out.

No Northern California was nothing like this, it had its own charm a barren, charm where everything was far away and closed off, the Wild West, to me the appeal was short lived, but I understand the love that people have for it, the raging rivers in spring that disappear by the time fall comes around the next year. I get it its glorious, nothing to bother the natural curve of the land, where it looks like it just fell right off the edge and into the sea, where the sea breeze is so strong that nothing can bother to live except a few brave juniper trees, roots clinging for dear life as the branches are molded by wind.

But there is nothing out there, to me there is a thing as being too free, and California was just that, you can do whatever you want there which leads people to do nothing

But now back here in CT on this cold fall day (and didn't fall JUST get here?) I'm brought back to being a child, brought back to smelling pumpkin bread in the oven after a day at school, back to making brownies and planning halloween parties with my mom (who always had the best ones)  I'm inspired to be a better mother, now that doesn't mean I'll be the best mother (but hey I'm not sure mother of the year was ever in my cards) but with all the fun things to do around here in the fall, I'm super excited to get started on some Pumpkin-turkey-leave-super-fun-time

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Back and ready for the season

Well its been about six months, probably longer, but I've honestly missed my little blog to the world

What have I been up to well, lots to say the least
After graduating massage school in Petaluma California from the National Holistic Institute; I moved back out East to CT with my family, I am now living with my two best friends in the world as well as my now three year old daughter

I've been single momming it to the max lately, after working night shifts for about three months, I quit that job and am now working at a lawyer doing data entry as well as doing my massage therapy on the side

I recently passed the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, it was a tough exam after a long weekend but I did it and I'm pretty excited that I'll be getting my certification in CT very soon!

I'm happy that I've finally passed the certification and that I quit the night job, I have much less money but I have been spending a New England Fall with my daughter and myself, my daughter have been having the time of our lives.,

I'm working on getting some products for review as well as some giveaways for the fall, most of my time has been spent at home and weekends I have been frequenting music festivals selling massages because hey, its what I do!

The single mom life out here is hard, there is money to be made, but you need to find your niche, I'm thankful to the amazing help that I've found out here through friends and family.

This month you can expect to see some pictures and recipes from the fall as well as some ideas on products that I have found irreplaceable!

Stay tuned, I'm so glad to be back!