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Jennifer Jackson
Interests: knitting, health & fitness, scouting, clean eating, work-life balance, bulldogs, making "To-Do" lists and checking things off the aforementioned lists
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Wednesday Words of Wisdom Feel all the feels. It’s been an interesting few months, to say the least. How are you doing emotionally? Who do you talk to? How are you reacting? How are you over reacting? How are you not reacting? Are you in a funk? Are you depressed?... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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I've been involved in Scouts BSA for nearly 20 years and have learned a lot about community service and helping others. Their motto "Do a Good Turn Daily" is something that has been ingrained in me since childhood. It fits in nicely with my personality. Throughout my life, I realize... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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We all deal with stress in different ways. Some people can't stop cooking, cleaning, baking, planting a victory garden, sewing face masks, working from home, and trying to exercise. Others are doing their best to keep their children alive. Others are just staring into space reminding themselves to breathe. There... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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It always sounds great. I work from home. But the reality is often a much different story. There's no real answer. How are you supposed to have work-life balance, especially if you're now expected to homeschool your children, do your job, clean the house, cook 3 meals a day, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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OK. Never in my life did I ever think I would be writing a post with that title. Who could have imagined a TP shortage? But I'm going to take you back to days of yore to understand our history with this soft fluffy stuff. Toilet paper has only been... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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Are you new to cooking? Do you need some fresh ideas? One of my favorite websites is The Family Freezer where Kelly McNelis, wife, mother of five, and crockpot addict shares healthy, simple, and budget-friendly recipes through the website's blog and also nine freezer cookbooks. You do all the work... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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Now, more than ever, is the time to pick a workout program and stick with it from start to finish. 1. Pick a workout program. 2. Read everything about it. 3. Thoroughly understand the nutrition aspect. 4. Commit to the nutrition. 5. Take your before pictures. 6. Take your measurements.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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Most fear is about things we cannot control. Let those things go! Work on the things you can control. Shifting your focus can have a dramatic effect on your peace and serenity! Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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Maybe now is the time to learn that new skill you've been meaning to try. Whether it's ballroom dancing, woodwork, cooking, knitting, gardening, or building model airplanes, maybe you can try your hand at a new skill. Feeling productive can be very soothing. There are so many videos to teach... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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Here's a hearty recipe to try if you're worried about running out of meat, choose to eat vegan, or just want to try something new. You probably have all these ingredients in your cupboards. It's basically rice, beans, tomatoes, onions, carrots, and spices. This soup is amazingly delicious and you'll... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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Life is turned upside down. You suddenly find yourself at home being a worker, parent, spouse, teacher, cook, entertainer, janitor, and psychiatrist. How are you to do it all? Here's one thing you can do with children: FREE Beachbody Kids Workouts. Beachbody has released some great oldies that are appropriate... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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Whether you're 8 or 80, game night is a great way to sit back, laugh, and enjoy some fun with family, friends or roommates. Diversions are very important. They help relieve stress, make you laugh, and are the stuff memories are made of. What are your favorite games? Game night... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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We all need a good laugh to help us de-stress. Whenever things are stressful, I always recommend googling videos of puppies, kittens or baby goats. But today I've got one that's sure to bring a smile to your face. Dog Balloons. What's a dog balloon? It's a picture of a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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These are stressful times. We need to work on reducing stress and anxiety brought on by the coronavirus. Fortunately, the experts at Harvard Medical School published this article with six relaxation techniques you can use to reduce stress. Practicing even a few minutes per day can provide a reserve of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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People are freaking out and the grocery store shelves are empty. But there are plenty of places to get groceries. Be creative.Try to think outside the box. Food delivery services - Whole Foods/Amazon and Instacart (among others) will deliver groceries to your door Amazon Small markets Green grocers Farmers markets... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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It’s not enough to eliminate a bad habit; you need to actively replace it with another one! Your habits directly dictate how successful you are in anything and everything you do. We are also well aware that not all of our habits are positive nor productive. Breaking habits on their... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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Transformation Tuesday - Ten Tips to Stay Healthy While Working From Home Here's a new transformation I never thought I'd be talking about. How about the transition from working in an office to working from home? How many of you are suddenly working from home? Here are 10 tips to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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If you need a daily distraction from all the chaos, please leave a comment and I'll add you to my daily lunchtime virtual knitting group: Major Knitter's Stitch N' Bitch on Facebook We'll have a Zoom video conference call and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2020 at Major Knitter's Boot Camp
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The second class I'll be teaching this month is for the slightly more involved Little Bunny Cosy by Julie Williams Saturday, March 21 - 11:00 a.m. 3/21 - You'll make the bunny in a striped sweater. Beginner-Intermediate skills. Knit flat.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2020 at Major Knitter's Boot Camp
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I'll be teaching my first class at Westport Yarns this Saturday, March 14th from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You'll make either the chicken or the solid bunny. Pattern for both cozies provided. Knit flat. Sewn together. Beginner knitting skills... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2020 at Major Knitter's Boot Camp
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So what choice will you make this week? Be healthy or just be! 😎 Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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We all have different types of workouts that we like to do. Send me a link to your favorite program and I'll happily give it a shout out. Bill S. told me about a program he likes called The Starting Strength - Basic Barbell Training by Mark Rippetoe. He bought... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
Today we want to tell you to Go For a Walk! We sit at our desks all day long. Before work, during your break, or after work, go for a walk. If you can, try to take the stairs as often as you can. Maybe you can even go up... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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Someone asked me if I eat my chia seeds whole or ground. Great question. There are some seeds that are recommended to be eaten ground to aid in digestion, but you can easily eat chia seeds whole. Here's my caveat - they quickly expand as they meet with liquid... so... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors