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I'm Dixie. 50+ biology/health teacher, Qigong practitioner, beauty & wellness founder, self-care connoisseur, and live life lover.

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A few weeks ago on Instagram, I shared that the liver, adrenals, and nervous system are three areas to support during perimenopause and menopause consistently and wanted to follow up with some specific ways. 

3 Organs/System To Give Extra TLC During Perimenopause & Menopause

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After a two-year hiatus, I made my way back to the sauna, and boy, did it feel good. If you’ve ever considered using the sauna, starting slow is best. Beginners should begin with a sitting time of 10 to 15 minutes and gradually work their way up to 20 to 30 or perhaps 40 minutes. […]

What Is Infrared Sauna Therapy And Does It Work?

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Our bodies are more powerful than we can imagine. Have you ever heard of EPIGENETICS? It is the study of how the environment and behaviors influence gene expression without changing the DNA sequence.

Dial Down Those Genes That Do Not Serve You

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Dan Beuttner coined the term “Blue Zones,” which refers to the lifestyle of the world’s longest living communities; centenarians. They are among the oldest and healthiest people in the world, living with little to no chronic health issues. He is also the author of the book, Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People […]

Aging the blue zone way

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It’s no secret that I love green juices, smoothies and hot cocoa. Green juices. They fill me up and give me good love. So how do I manage to consistently enjoy these delights and have not gotten tired and thrown in the towel?

The Kitchen Gadgets That Make My life Easier + healthier

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Dreaming. It’s what I’ve always done. Even when the dreams feel impossible, like now, at almost 50. I’m still dreaming. I dream of being better of doing better, doing nothing, being happy, accumulating wealth and life long health. I dream of being a good mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and friend. There are […]

Almost 50 And Still Dreaming

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It’s my birthday today. And I can’t remember every feeling such overwhelming gratitude for life. It’s overflowing, even now as I sit on my couch, with no where to go because we made the decision to stay home and honker down. I feel full, cherished and protected.

49 Years Alive

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What a year. One that will go down in the history books for it’s earth shattering effects. Adieu 2020. Of course you don’t need a recap, it’s been a collective experience for the most part.

Adieu 2020 Welcome 2021

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I'm Dixie. 50+ Biology and health educator, qigong practitioner, beauty and wellness founder, empty nester, and all round life lover.