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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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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, fifth gear allows for the fastest speed using the least power. 

And Just Like That I am 50- New Chapter Unfolding

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

Highlights

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Hey friends. Things are looking a bit different around here. Same theme, new photos, some old photos. Someone hacked the blog. That said, I lost everything from 2010 to 2020. But, considering all that 2020 has been, this is not a big deal. It truly is not. In fact, I did not lose one moment […]

New Beginnings. New Year. New Era. New Blog.

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An era is over. A new one’s begun. Hi I’m Dixie. I’m an Aquarian. And understanding what that meant helped me move differently in the world. The questions I had about why I am the way I am were all laid to rest the day I read a full length description of my birth sign, […]

It’s The Dawning Of The Age Of Aquarius

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New Blog loading……….The old one was hacked!!! There are six pillars of self-care I live by. Sustenance, restorative practice, relationships, finance, recreation and purpose. How I arrived at this is a story for another post. On this this 20th day of December, 2020, the pillar I poured into was joy. 2020 has been a year […]

Take Time For Self it is A Source of Empowerment

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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.