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Empty nesting is not going quite as I expected. It’s way more difficult to cope than I thought. More to come in another post. With all the preparation for my daughter’s journey to the UK to begin university, I barely had time to focus on my work and passions, much less share properly. But I’m […]

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Aside from science, biology, and health and wellness, I’m also a style lover, influenced by the many aspects of my surroundings. And if you know me, are close to me, or engage with me via social media, you’ve witnessed this side. Over the years, I’ve attempted to be more intentional and minimal with my clothing/apparel […]

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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. I wanted to follow up with a bit more information. Disclaimer: This is not medical advice. It’s a summary of my experience and education. Do talk to your functional or […]

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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. […]

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And just like that, I’ve changed gears and have officially left the fourth gear and shifted into the fifth gear. If you know anything about changing gears in manual cars, the fifth gear allows for the fastest speed using the least power.  I powered through the last three decades of my life, and for a […]

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Our bodies are more powerful than we can imagine. Have you ever heard of epigenetics? It studies how the environment and behaviors influence gene expression without changing the DNA sequence. Studies have shown that epigenetic changes can pass from one generation to another. Think about the implications of that. Yes. We can inherit our ancestors’ […]

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Dan Buettner 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 Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who Live the […]

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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 a better human being, sometimes doing nothing, being happy, acquiring financial wealth, being in service, recreating, and enjoying lifelong health. I dream of being a good mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, […]

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Four years ago, I stopped dying my hair. I had been dying for four years before calling it quits. For the first two years, I dyed two to three times per year using regular dyes. Then I switched to henna for the last two years. Truthfully, neither made much of an impact. They provided coverage […]

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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.