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4 Life Lessons From the Great Outdoors

Few things made me as happy and exuberantly alive as trekking through the great outdoors with my family. I've always felt that way, but at age 42 things changed as I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Mom and dad introduced my brother and I to the great outdoors before we could even walk.  We ...

Feeling Good About Losing Big

Buddha was asked "What have you gained from meditation?" He replied; "Nothing! However, let me tell you what I've lost: anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity, fear of old age and death." All of these words are on some level present in my daily life with Type 1 diabetes. How can spiritual fitness ...

Overcoming Your Fear of Needles

Living with Type 1 diabetes requires you to prick your fingers and give yourself insulin injections several times per day for survival.  Yes, technology has made this process a bit easier (CGM's and pumps), but nothing will bypass the need to use needles, injections and insertions. About 25% of ...

Emotions In Motion

Emotions are constantly in motion, even when we sleep they are instrumental in creating dreams. Emotions are rational and they follow patterns based on explainable events. Emotions are physical events that take place in our bodies and minds. Our brain and our body are constantly communicating with ...

Flex Your Mental Muscle

Just like staying physically fit is crucial to a healthy body, staying mentally fit is crucial to a healthy mind. Mental fitness is often undervalued, overlooked, dismissed and misunderstood which is unfortunate because to prevent or eliminate mental weakness, deterioration, or injury, we need to ...

Charged Up

In this day and age there are many batteries in need of a charge along with on-going maintenance, and in the world of Type 1 Diabetes it includes CGMs and pumps. But I am referring to a very different charge - one that keeps you happy, healthy, relaxed, focused, energized, loving, patient and free ...