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Yummy Raw Veggie Salad

My raw dinner... For 2018, I've been eating more veggies and more raw food to better my health. ❤️ Tonight's raw dinner was so yummy I thought I'd share with all of you! Simple, full fiber (so very filling), and extremely delicious. Ingredients (all raw) Spiralized Zucchini Broccoli Cucumber Tomato ? Asparagus Pine Nuts  Sunflower seeds Chopped almonds  DressingAvocado Olive oilMinced garlic Salt and Pepper

By |2018-12-20T21:45:49-05:00December 20th, 2018|1fw blog, Health, Recipes, Whole Foods|4 Comments

The Man That Came After

You were not in the plan. My story did not write the way I penned it. I penned happily ever after. I composed the fairytale ending with the same man I married at 27 in a seaside chapel on the Big Island of Hawaii. I penned one man, one love, and one life. My pen

Stifled Grief: How The West Has It Wrong

The reality is you will grieve in some capacity for the rest of your life. Once loss touches you-you are forever changed despite what society tells you. Stop looking at the expectations of an emotionally numbed society as your threshold and measuring stick for success.By Michelle Steinke-Baumgard, ContributorOne Fit Widow After ten years of personal

By |2019-12-10T22:34:28-05:00December 17th, 2018|1fw blog, grief|10 Comments

5 Easy Tips for When Your Soul Is Tired

In 2018 I felt like someone, or something had taken all my inner light, my energy, my fire, and fight and hid it from me. It was difficult for me to come to terms with, typically I have a strong desire to fight for myself and my purpose in the world. When that desire fades,

By |2019-12-05T12:14:01-05:00December 16th, 2018|1fw blog, Health, Uncategorized|3 Comments

6 Key Reasons You Should Eat Broccoli Today

I know, I know, you've heard about broccoli since you were a kid. Mom and Dad may have forced you to eat it, and, of course, they touted its healing properties. Perhaps you acquired a taste for it, or maybe you despise it after years of nagging, but whatever the case is, you really should

By |2018-12-03T19:12:33-05:00December 3rd, 2018|1fw blog, Health, Whole Foods|0 Comments

Not Picture Perfect

What's in a photo??? If you glimpse at this picture, you probably see four happy, beautiful children, and two comfortable and loving parents. In part, you are correct. The children, they are overall, pretty happy. The parents are in love, and the picture isn't misleading as much as it just doesn't tell the entire story.

By |2018-11-25T20:28:57-05:00November 25th, 2018|1fw blog, Parenting After Loss|4 Comments


BROWN EYED BOY My kids go to school about a mile from where my husband's plane went down. It’s an excellent school with a fantastic reputation, but for a few moments after Addy got a spot on the waiting list I had reservations about going there simply due to proximity. The airport is a busy

By |2018-11-18T17:10:14-05:00November 18th, 2018|1fw blog, grief, Parenting After Loss|0 Comments


I CAN’T FIX THIS My son was 13 months when he lost his father. He holds no memories of his daddy and never asks questions or brings him up. He is a happy, well-adjusted, smart, and lovable five years old. He just also happens to be a kid who’s dad died way too young. Truth

By |2018-11-18T16:38:03-05:00November 18th, 2018|1fw blog, grief, Parenting After Loss|0 Comments


He was one of the most important parts of my life for more than fifteen years. We traveled, we explored, we lived and loved. He made me his wife, and I made him my husband. We welcome two beautiful kids into the world, built a house and lived our dream. He held my hand when

By |2018-11-26T23:16:35-05:00November 18th, 2018|1fw blog, grief|3 Comments