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Andee Bookmyer

Andee is a Certified Health Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist and Certified Stress Management Coach. She grew up in Northwest Indiana and attended Ball State University. She taught high school English for several years before becoming a mommy to Preston. She has a passion for writing, CrossFit, laughing and helping others. For more of her writing, you can visit her personal "Bookerella" blog at https://i5878.wordpress.com

Ending The Procrastination Of My Mammogram

I'm not a procrastinator, but with scheduling my mammogram, I am. It doesn't make sense; I know it's the right thing to do. I know it's more than important. My usual Type-A self never misses...

It’s OK…

Life gets pretty heavy sometimes, and with everything we have been through and will continue to go through because of the pandemic, it’s especially important to stop, smell the roses (or what’s cooking on...

Goodbye, Scale! This Summer We Are Breaking Up

Summer is in full effect, y’all, and my advice is - wear the swimsuit! Confidence is sexy and invigorating, and so is reclaiming your power over that sometimes annoying thing we call a scale. Often...

A Warmer Weather Reminder: Please Slow Down

Yes, it’s nice out, and I know we are all so ready for beautiful weather, but here’s a friendly reminder to SLOW DOWN! Now that it’s getting warmer, we are seeing more people out and...

Stress Management: Shifting the “All Pedal and No Brakes” Mentality

I am going to share a secret. Sometimes when I get stressed out, I pull out my “adult coloring book.” Amazon sure does have everything, right? Well, after I masterfully complete one of the...

Lesson Learned: Money Isn’t Everything

I am a corporate dropout. There, I said it. I don’t necessarily say this proudly, but I also don’t say it with regret. I don’t say this eagerly, yet I also feel a wave of relief. I...
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The Stress of a Child’s Surgery: A Mother’s Experience

Watching my sweet 7-year-old boy being wheeled away to the hospital’s surgery room was something I knew for weeks that I would need to be prepared for but wasn’t quite fully equipped to handle...

Redefining Our Lives in the New Year

We have all heard the phrase, “New Year, New You,” right? Well, who are we going to become in 2021? What goals are we going to set for ourselves? Where have we been, where...

10 Ways to Stay Active During Cold Weather Season

Sometimes we want to go out there and get after it, to be active and do something great for our bodies and in turn our minds. Yet, as the days get colder and also...

Let’s Revive the Lost Art of the Thank-You Note

It is safe to say I am pretty horrified at the idea of killer clowns, zombies, and evil dentists. But something that equally horrifies me and baffles me is the lost art of thank-you...

Waking Up to the Importance of Sleep

If you ever feel like you need more sleep, you are not alone. The CDC reports more than a third of American adults do not get enough sleep. Surprised? Probably not. As more and...

What the Pandemic Has Taught Us

Soooo…about that pandemic. It sure came in like a wrecking ball, right? Hands down it has been one heck of a ride since March, and it’s not even over…yet. For many, it has been...

Five Ways to Jumpstart Your Positivity and Optimism

When was the last time someone reminded you about the importance of staying positive during stressful times? Was it just 10 minutes ago? A week ago? A month ago? Well, we can’t be reminded...

It Really Can Wait: Ending Distracted Driving with the Hands-Free Law

The first of July marked Indiana joining 22 other states that require phones to be in hands-free mode. Now here in Indiana, you can officially be stopped by police, fined $500, and potentially stripped...
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