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Andee Bookmyer

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
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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...

Meet Our Indianapolis Moms: Andee Bookmyer

Oh, hey there, mamas! My name is Andee (short for Andrea, which I typically cringe to hear, because I was really only called that when I was in trouble back in the day), and...

A True Test of Patience: How E-learning Almost Made Us Lose Our Minds

Back on March 16th, such a huge day and turn of events that most of us never saw coming was when it was first announced schools were going to be closed for a while,...

Dear Nail Salon: I Miss You!

  Dear Nail Salon, First off, Hi! Most importantly, I miss you, like, a lot. It is the end of April. By now, I would have had beautiful red or pink toes by you, just like I...

Rising Above Faking and Flaking

I think we can all agree that "flaking," a.k.a. bailing, canceling or postponing plans with others (or even worse, ghosting), is pretty standard these days. A lot of us can and should do better...

Let’s Get Moving For Your Body, Mind and Sanity!

Right now, more than ever before, we need just to keep breathing and moving as well as embracing change each day, even when it's uncomfortable. Staying positive is not always easy, but it's essential...

The Comeback is Greater Than the Setback

Alright, so let’s start this off with a gentle reminder: It is ok to not be ok sometimes. Repeat that: It is ok if you're admitting you're not okay. You are human and entitled...
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