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Self-Care Challenge (Day 295): Making Vegan Clamless Chowder

Vegan Clam Chowder

On day 295 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I made a vegan clamless chowder. As much as I enjoy my husband’s company, I also enjoy the solitude that I experience when he is traveling. (I’m an introvert, people!) Not only is the quiet time vital for me, it also gives me a chance to experiment […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 269): Packing a Mobile Emergency Kit

Lime green Mountainsmith zip bag with emergency supplies

On day 269 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I packed a mobile emergency kit. As we ease into the fall season, I’m painfully aware of looming colder temperatures and their potential to invite a variety of less than desirable travel scenarios. While the weather conditions in the Pacific Northwest are less severe than anywhere I’ve […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 249): Changing the Air Filter

Filtrete air filter

On day 249 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I changed my home air filter. Some acts of self-care are seasonal, and since we perform them so infrequently it can be easy to forget about them unless we schedule them on our calendar. Simple home maintenance tasks, like changing the batteries in smoke detectors or swapping […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 239): Carrying an EpiPen

Epipen injector

On day 239 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I carried my life-saving EpiPen on a hike. I learned at a very young age that I would need to carry an EpiPen for the rest of my life. (I can tell you first-hand that anaphylaxis isn’t fun.) Fortunately, I’ve never had to use it, but I’ve depended […]

Wild vs Farmed Fish: Which is Better?

healthy salmon salad

  The wild vs farmed fish debate continues, and quite honestly I doubt we’ll ever reach a definitive conclusion. Why? Because there are risks and benefits associated with both options. The better question is: which is right for you? Wild vs Farmed Those in the “wild” camp argue that there are more health benefits associated with […]