Health

By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Jan 31st, 2015
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Do you shop at Tobacco-Free Retailers? I definitely make an effort to do so. So why should you shop Tobacco-Free? What’s the cost of not shopping Tobacco-Free? Tobacco not only has health costs, but also financial costs. I was shocked by how much cigarettes cost in stores now. Some are as much as $8.00 a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Jan 26th, 2015
15 Comments
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With Winter comes holidays, parties and a chill in the air, but also the cold weather blues. Have you ever felt the blues during the Winter? The first ever Blue Monday – January 24, 2005 – was established as a marketing idea for a travel company to boost sales during the winter. Psychologist Cliff Arnall […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jan 24th, 2015
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I’m still trying to catch up on my hiking posts from the past few months. Finding the time, as I’m sure we all can attest to, seems harder and harder as the kids get older with all of their extracurricular activities…but I’ll save that for future posts because I digress and need to stay focused […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jan 23rd, 2015
2 Comments
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Riddle me this… Who can run like a Goddess while still here on Earth, drink the nectar of the gods in a place that looks like heaven? Answer:  YOU!!! Wait, what?!?  Now I’ve had the pleasure of participating in a lot of “fun runs,” mud runs, and a half marathon…but THIS run is just what […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jan 5th, 2015
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What a way to end 2014! On Christmas day, Russel and I decided to get out and drive…just drive…find our own little adventure. Being kid-free this year it was easy for us to be on the go with no plans or expectations. For those of you who know me, I am always up for a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Nov 4th, 2014
30 Comments
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Growing up, I was surrounded by smoke.  One set of my parents smoked on a regular basis around me.  They smoked in the car and in the backyard, but not in the house.  However, I was constantly in the midst of smoke.  I did not like it at all, but as a kid, what could […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Nov 3rd, 2014
1 Comment
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Last month my friend Melanie, our kids, and I participated in a local 5K…A Zombie Run! Zombie Invasion SLO was such a fun experience; I love themed runs! This 5K was a fundraiser for the Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center – a local charity. Zombies are horribly dangerous to all human life and zombie infections […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Oct 22nd, 2014
122 Comments
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  Throughout the day, we should be drinking at least 8 cups of water, right?  But how often do you just get tired of the same boring taste of water?  Why not change it up then?  Ocean Spray has come up with a new way to enjoy water and enjoy a better you at the same […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Oct 17th, 2014
2 Comments
5486 Views
We’ve all been in the position of trying to stuff a lot of things to do into a short amount of time. Whether it’s running errands, going to appointments, or having to pick up the kids of a half-day. Arleena and I were pressed on time, and decided to stay local and find some kind […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
Sep 17th, 2014
4 Comments
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      It’s been a while since I’ve written about my hiking adventures, and my hikes have been few and far between over the last 4 months. I plan on catching you all up in the coming weeks with the handful of hikes I did go on over the summer; however I thought I’d […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Sep 9th, 2014
3 Comments
3834 Views
Last year I wrote about “Living with Multiple Sclerosis” and I left off needing to go in for more tests. Well, these last 12 months have been an emotional and physical roller coaster for me. Going into my annual appointment with my Neurologist, I was feeling great.   She said “you’re too healthy,” normally I would […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health / Personal Living
Jun 23rd, 2014
37 Comments
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When we get a cut or scrape, typically we clean it and put a bandage on it.  Well, that bandage will only work if it stays on, right?  Swimming, dirt and sweat often causes bandages to loosen, allowing dirt and germs to get into the wound.  Not with the Nexcare Waterproof Bandages.  See how Nexcare […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
May 31st, 2014
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You’re at the doctor‘s office and they ask you to step on the scale, recording your weight.  Then you are directed to sit down on a chair, where they wrap your arm with a blood pressure cuff.  Within a few seconds, the cuff inflates (either by pumping a squeeze bulb or pushing a button).  It […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
May 13th, 2014
1 Comment
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When I was younger the only thing that I associated with Avon was a little old blue-hair lady with bright red lipstick and bad makeup. Well, this isn’t your mother’s (or grandmother’s) Avon anymore! Avon has so many things to things to offer: Color cosmetics Skincare Fragrance Fashion & Home Personal Care Home Care With […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
May 6th, 2014
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  Oops! We did it again! It’s only been 7 weeks since Arleena and I last visited Murray Hill (otherwise known as the Unnamed Hill)/ Reservoir Canyon Trail. I cannot believe we chose to do the other side – and on a sweltering 90-degree sunny day no less! The last time we ventured up this […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
Apr 29th, 2014
0 Comments
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This week Arleena and I revisited Cerro San Luis (or San Luis Mountain). Back in week 12, Arleena and I made a wrong turn on this trail that only got us to the M on this mountain which about ¾ of the way up to the top. Needless to say we were a bit bummed […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Body
Apr 29th, 2014
0 Comments
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Have you noticed all the store ads and emails coming in with bathing suits on sale?  I don’t know about you, but I am definitely not looking forward to putting one of those on any time soon.  While the Winter cold makes it easy to cover up, the Spring and Summer don’t.   For me, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Apr 24th, 2014
4 Comments
4706 Views
It seems that every week or so some researcher rings the alarm over what vitamins and supplements are right and wrong for people to take. It can be maddening to hear that a vitamin or supplement you were told were safe last month are now all but toxic this month. It’s even worse when you […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Apr 24th, 2014
0 Comments
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It’s hard to believe that Spring is already here.  With Spring comes more trips to the doctor due to ear infections, colds, allergies, and more.  My kids have health insurance, but I don’t, so when it comes to going to the doctor, it can add up pretty fast.  Thanks to American Well, I can visit […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Apr 18th, 2014
1 Comment
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I will be one of the first to admit that I rarely turn the can or jar over and look at the facts.  I normally purchase based on previous brand experience (usually brands I grew up with or know are high quality) and sale price.  If it’s on sale, I stock up on it.  If […]...
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