Health

Feeding ourselves in Split

Traveling internationally can be intimidating for so many reasons. Finding food you can eat is critical, especially when you’re working around food allergies and sensitivities. We’re also very COVID aware and prefer not to eat inside restaurants. Figuring out how and what to eat is always at the top of our minds wherever we go. […]

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Safely traveling during Covid

How did we travel for 38 days and not get COVID, Norovirus, RSV, or any of the other things floating around currently? We are perhaps overly cautious, but that works for us and our high anxiety personalities.  We scheduled our last COVID booster vaccine so that our peak protection would be while we were traveling.

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Living with Health Challenges || Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

My care team and I were functioning without all the relevant information about my illness until Covid-19 Long Haul started being reported. My good friend Myndi was unfortunate enough to end up with Long Haul Covid after getting Covid a few months before vaccines were available. It had been a bad flu for her, but

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An Important Post on Aging

This is a post close to our hearts.  It’s information we feel is very important to share because it’s not well known about aging and caring for aging relatives. I’m going to try to keep it short and easy to understand and remember. Please do not assume that your elderly family member, or yourself, is

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Living with Health Challenges || EDS

Finding you have a genetic connective tissue disorder in your 30’s kind of sucks. If you’re like me, a lot of preventable damage has already been done and can’t be fixed.  If you find out you have EDS or Elher Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility here is a little advice that might help. 

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Living with Health Challenges | Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome & IBS

I’m “lucky” enough to have two of the catch all gastrointestinal diagnoses. Over the years I’ve been diagnosed and successfully treated several other gastrointestinal issues, but these are the ones I’m left with.  My first piece of advice is to seek medical attention. My life is so much better after having everything possible treated –

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Living with Health Challenges | Finding Peace

The work I’m doing in therapy is in boundaries and lowering my stress levels. My Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and my Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome are exacerbated by stress. This makes controlling my stress levels and body response to stressors is extremely important. My last therapy appointment my therapist asked me to work on an idea

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2021 Year in Review

Happy New Year friends & readers! We hope this season finds you with some peace and joy. This year brought lots of changes to the Carter-Embry home once again.  We were vaccinated and boosted as soon as possible. Still yet, we have continued to take precautions against covid. Ammi’s health over the last half decade

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A Quiet Week on the Gulf

After a crazy few months with work (both of us) and a very busy neighborhood Daniel and I were looking forward to a quiet week on the beach. Dauphin Island, Alabama is great for a quiet however long on the beach you need. It has the closest dog friendly beaches to Nashville, Tennessee. There is

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