Allergies, anxiety, asthma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Beachbody, chronic pain, coaching, constipation, coping skills, dairy free, digestive health, eczema, fibromyalgia, Getting to Know You, gluten free, gut health, health & wellness, healthy eating, holistic wellness, inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut, Mental Health, My Story, Nutrition, obesity, Shakeology, Sleep, stomach pain, superfoods, weight loss

Why I Believe in My Superfoods

Superfoods...  a health term that gets thrown around A LOT these days, huh? So, what are they? Why are some foods super and some not? GOOD QUESTION! It's taken me a long time to figure it out too. If you want to know the truth, I'm still learning more every day! My superfoods have changed… Continue reading Why I Believe in My Superfoods

fibromyalgia, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, holistic wellness, My Story

What Fibromyalgia is Really Like

I know I look perfectly fine, the picture of health to some... that's because pain is invisible. I can't even remember a time when I didn't have some sort of pain to deal with, sometime during my childhood I guess. I remember complaining that my back hurt when my mom would ask me to vacuum when… Continue reading What Fibromyalgia is Really Like

chronic pain, coping skills, digestive health, exercise, fibromyalgia, fitness, functional fitness, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, holistic wellness, irritable bowel syndrome, Mental Health, My Story, Nutrition, obesity, Sleep, sleep issues, stomach pain, stress

Why I Believe in Functional Fitness

Contrary to popular belief, I am not superwoman... I'm soooo far from it. I AM Katie Pink extraordinaire though... that works for me. It's taken me a long time to figure that out. My path has had many avenues and many dead ends, paths that were laid out for me, and paths I foraged own my… Continue reading Why I Believe in Functional Fitness

anxiety, Dear 17, family, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, Mental Health, My Story

Dear 17, (yup, he’s the one)

Dear 17, All the heartache. All the highs. All the lows. All the anxiety. All the love. All the stupidity. All the moments waiting for the phone to ring. All the butterflies when he was on his way. All the tears when he left. You would think it would lessen in 30 years… but no.… Continue reading Dear 17, (yup, he’s the one)

Dear 17, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, Mental Health, suicide

Dear 17 (there’s always more;)

Dear 17, Those that die...  they don't want to... not really ... They just don't know what else to do... It's not that nobody is listening... It's that nobody hears... Nobody has time to really absorb the impact, the compound effect of what's happening... The words are never clear, or never clear enough... But, TRUST… Continue reading Dear 17 (there’s always more;)

anxiety, birth defect, chronic pain, coping skills, Dear 17, family, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, Mental Health, My Story, pediatric mental health, self esteem in children

Dear 17 (that d@~m hip)

Dear 17, (that d@~m right hip) You laugh, but it bothers you. That’s a defense mechanism. You’ll learn more about that during college when you get your psych degree. You jokingly say, “yea, that’s my birth defect” thinking that it doesn’t have an effect on you, it does. It has more of an effect than… Continue reading Dear 17 (that d@~m hip)

Getting to Know You, health & wellness, My Story, stress

Work Hard. Be anything you want to be… #whatajoke #iamconfused #nowwhat

If we work, we will succeed, and be rewarded. WHAT A FUCKING JOKE! We grew up in a time that hard work meant you could do and achieve anything. So, we worked hard. That was the American way. You went to college, you worked in trade, you went in the service. You gave back. That's… Continue reading Work Hard. Be anything you want to be… #whatajoke #iamconfused #nowwhat

Allergies, anxiety, asthma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, casomorphin, constipation, dairy free, digestive health, fibromyalgia, food allergies, food intolerances, gluten, gluten free, gluteomorphin, gut health, health & wellness, holistic wellness, inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut, Mental Health, My Story, Nutrition, obesity, Parenting, pediatric mental health, sinus issues, stomach pain

Getting ‘Glutened’ is Drugging My Kid! I’ve had it!! (Digestive Health Series, Part 3)

  So, What does getting 'glutened' look like? A. Laziness, fatigue B. Anxious, depressed, irritable, angry C. Disoriented, unaware, spaced out, Cognitive dysfunction D. Stomach ache, migraine, joint pain E. All of the above and then some!!! Anyone that has talked with me knows this is a hot topic for me. What angers me the most is… Continue reading Getting ‘Glutened’ is Drugging My Kid! I’ve had it!! (Digestive Health Series, Part 3)

coping skills, exercise, family, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, Mental Health, stress, weight loss

What’s Your Excuse?? Reality Maybe?

Here's my list of excuses: Congenital Hip Dysplasia Asthma Fibromyalgia Chronic Fatigue Syndrome My Kids, time I want to spend with them, and the time they just need me Work Taxiing my kids to/from wherever it is they have to be.... Care for my family, aka paying bills, cleaning, pet care, permission slips, troubleshooting printers (and f'n… Continue reading What’s Your Excuse?? Reality Maybe?