Author Archives: Caren

About Caren

Caren Schmidt is a writer, blogger, and health enthusiast (sometimes). After a brief career in the health and wellness industry , she has chosen a different path, yet one that is very familiar to her. Caren loves writing, yoga, gardening, and keeping up with her pup, Harley.

Massage, the Essential Self Care Tool

Self care is back full time in my life. Shout it from the roof tops. It took a while to find myself practicing what I preach, however, the self care hiatus is over. I am getting plenty of rest. Okay, … Continue reading

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The Healthy Portion

We are a nation of eaters.  It doesn’t matter if we are vegan, vegetarian, or omnivores, we enjoy dining out.  What I have noticed about dining out lately, is that not all restaurants are created equal, and not all portions … Continue reading

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Single in the Suburbs

I Am Single in the Suburbs. There is an awareness living in the suburbs that I had never experienced before. In the last couple of years I have come to realize some solid truths about myself. I am single. The … Continue reading

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Finding Closure

Time to Find Closure I recently embarked on a weekend getaway to San Francisco. If you have been reading me for a while you know that is where I used to live and where I left my heart. It was … Continue reading

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Practicing Forgiveness

The Act of Practicing Forgiveness As humans, our capacity for forgiveness knows no bounds. It is when we do not show forgiveness that we do ourselves and injustice. And yet, forgiveness is a practice that can be difficult to master. … Continue reading

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Wake Up Call: Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmune Disease Calling I made a startling discovery recently. I was reading The Paleo Mom‘s recent blog post about her diagnosis with Hashimoto Thyroiditis. In her recent post she spoke of how she had many of her symptoms since her … Continue reading

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Autoimmune Protocol: Lifestyle Commitment

Autoimmune Protocol – A Lonely Commitment When I finally made the decision to “do” the Autoimmune Protocol, I knew there would be chanllenges. Transitioning to a Paleo lifestyle was one of the biggest, eating meat of any kind,after not eatinganything animal for … Continue reading

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5 Signs of Food Addiction

Food Addiction, An Autoimmune Love Story There is one word that wreaks havoc on a food addict more than any other, restrictive diet. I know because I was a food addict. I remember several years ago I went to a … Continue reading

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A Letter from Hashimoto’s

I came across a great letter recently. It was written by Gena Lee Nolin on her website and posted on her Facebook page. I did not watch Gena Lee Nolin on Baywatch, and I am not what you would call … Continue reading

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Hashimoto Disease: A Work in Progress

It has been three weeks since I have written, thus, three weeks since I decided it was time to give up being a vegetarian. I feel like I have had the wind knocked out of me. I have cried, gotten … Continue reading

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