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Professionally, I pursued my Masters Degree in Family Therapy at Texas Tech -- where I obtained invaluable expertise and experience helping people with a wide variety of physical and emotional health issues. Personally, I think it's useful when people realize that they're not the only one going through a difficult time. So any time that I think my personal health experiences would be helpful to someone else going through the same thing, I will share my story here. With health issues that I've personally experienced (like Endometriosis, Lyme Disease, Hysterectomy, Skin Cancer, Ganglion Cysts, Autism, and other topics that very few people enjoy talking about) and health products that I've found beneficial (like sleep aids, essential oils, and medications)... I do my best to provide my own raw and honest firsthand experiences that I think others would appreciate hearing about and (hopefully) find helpful. I'm grateful that I have a number of friends who have also been willing to share their very personal stories here -- regarding their own physical and emotional health. When I'm not writing about health topics, you will find me sharing Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites).

My husband has melanoma skin cancer. Here's what we've learned firsthand about melanoma treatment + His skin cancer photos (before the melanoma diagnosis and after the biopsy).

Got neck pain? My favorite thing about going to a chiropractor is the neck adjustment (neck twist). Then I heard about the dangers of neck manipulation. What I've learned...

Trouble sleeping? See how I've learned to fall asleep fast, despite having insomnia for years. Treating insomnia yourself is easy - once you see what causes insomnia!

Do you know the symptoms of an allergic reaction to a bee sting, wasp sting, or insect bite? You should always keep Benadryl on hand - it could be a lifesaver for your child or your pet!

Do you have a ganglion cyst? I do. I've had one for years - it comes & goes. No treatment is necessary but here's what you should know about Ganglion cysts, optional ganglion cyst treatment, and ganglion cyst removal.

My chiropractor's tips for keeping your spine in alignment with stretches & pillows, doing muscle stretches for lower back pain, and using ice & heat for neck pain & back pain.

Having an MRI scan? I just had one. Here are the things I wish I had known before having my first MRI. Tips to help with the claustrophobic feeling, loud sounds & more.

When we want to drop a few pounds fast, we do Keto / Atkins. We've found 10 low carb snacks & desserts that make the dieting process easier... and more FUN!

I had a full hysterectomy at the age of 50, nine years after having a laparoscopy to remove endometriosis. Here are my best tips if hysterectomy surgery is in your future.