My Top 10 POTS Triggers To Avoid

As I begin writing this post on a nearly 90 degrees spring day in Upstate New York, I am reminded again how much the heat and humidity are POTS triggers that worsen my symptoms. My blood feels thick. I’m lethargic. I can see the discoloration in my feet from the…

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Exploring the Finger Lakes National Forest

My sister visited from North Carolina this past week and having her–and her dog, Forrest–home was wonderful! We had many fun adventures together during her stay, but our adventure on her last day here was my favorite. We explored the Finger Lakes National Forest, and everything about it was magical!…

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6 Dynamic Exercises for Strong Abs

A few weeks ago, I talked about static exercises and shared a core workout full of static moves. Since I promised I’d give you a core workout with dynamic exercises next, today I’m going to share a strong abs workout to fulfill my promise! I think you’re going to love…

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3 Fruit Smoothies To Fuel Your Day

This week, I’m back with not just one, but three new healthy fruit smoothies full of protein and nutritious ingredients to fuel your day.  These fruit smoothies are all really simple to make. You don’t need to go and buy 5 different bags of frozen fruit to make these delicious…

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How to Stop Negative Self-Talk With Chronic Illness

As someone with a chronic illness, I know how difficult it can be to maintain a good quality of life with such conditions. Whether we’re dealing with symptoms daily, balancing home life, relationships, and work with our health, or visiting doctor’s offices day in and day out, after a while,…

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12 Ways to Manage Pain With Chronic Illness

Pain is an unfortunate and often devastating symptom many must face when chronically ill. At its worst, it can leave you on the sidelines instead of living your life to the fullest. Coming up with a plan to manage this pain with chronic illness can be a frustrating task, especially…

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6 Static Core Exercises For POTS Patients

Have you ever heard of static exercises before? What are they, and how can they benefit your fitness level, physical capabilities, and pain management? Well, read on because I’m about to give you a crash course in static exercises, along with a workout of six static core exercises for POTS…

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ground turkey meat sauce with kale and gluten-free penne

Ground Turkey Meat Sauce With Kale

This week, I’ve got a ground turkey meat sauce with kale recipe for you that I literally threw together as I was preparing it. Sometimes, that’s the best way to cook–having no plan and just working with what ingredients you have. Although I will admit, sometimes, cooking by that method…

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20 Fun Things To Do At Home

I know I am not the only one feeling a bit stir crazy right about now. With no idea how long I could be in social isolation in New York, I’ve had to come up with some creative ways to keep my sanity throughout this process. So, here are some…

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Mango & Berry Protein Smoothie

Give yourself a vitamin C boost with this mango and berry protein smoothie I’ve concocted for you!  Strawberries, blueberries, and spinach are all good sources of vitamin C, which is an important vitamin in supporting a healthy immune system.  I think one of the best parts about this smoothie is…

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