What to Do When You've Got the Blues woman on couch looking sad
Encouragement, Health

What to Do When You’ve Got the Blues

Those long, cold days of winter are usually what really get me. When you’ve got the blues, sometimes it just feels like you’re sinking. You long for a sunny beach and a healthy dose of vitamin D to pull you out.

Lately, I’ve had the blues and (thankfully) it’s nowhere near winter.  I’ve been watching the news, like most of you have, and it’s been painful, disheartening, frightening. Continue Reading

Melanie S. Pickett, Wendie Pett, Walk It Off Now
Encouragement, Giveaways, Health

Walk with Me

I want you to walk with me. Not on some proverbial emotional path, but literally walk with me.

About a year ago, I got really interested in fitness. Since I battle the beast that is Crohn’s disease, sometimes exercise isn’t a choice. Some days I just simply–well–can’t. But I’ve been using every available ounce of energy to workout at least three times a week to the best of my physical ability. I’m trying to use exercise and food choices as medicine in hopes of fighting back against my health issues. Continue Reading

neat desk, social media, images, Melanie S. Pickett
Encouragement

Start a Blog: Images and Social Media

This is the fun part, once you’ve tackled the other stuff upon deciding to start a blog. No, really. I think it is.

Images. Social media. This is where you make your connections with people and get to be creative with photos.

We addressed the basics of building a blog from the ground up. Then we touched on the nitty gritty of blogging, SEO and the back end of your blog.

Lastly, I want to share with you about making your posts look pretty and connecting with people. It’s an element of blogging and having an online presence that I really enjoy (second only to the writing which is, of course, my favorite part). Continue Reading