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Andee Bookmyer

Andee is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Health Coach, ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Certified Mind Body Fitness Coach 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

The Struggle is Real: Scaling Back Screen Time and Video Games

It started about three years ago with a surprise Christmas present for my son that yielded squeals of joy and excitement but now, three years later, that present has created stress and concern. I’m talking...

Marching into March: The Power of Walking

Are you ready to march into March? Or spring into Spring? Whatever the phrase, Spring is nature’s way of saying “Let’s Party!” so to celebrate, let's get moving! Walking stands out as one of...

No Kids Allowed? Taking a Look at the Latest Wedding Trend

I remember when I received the invite to my high school reunion, and immediately I knew the answer was no. In fact, it was a very, very emphatic no. But with “no kid” weddings,...

The Holiday Bucket List

Whether we are ready for it or not, the countdown to the holidays is undoubtedly underway! It is common to feel pulled in many directions throughout December, but ultimately, we want to enjoy the...

Retail Therapy is REAL: Tips for Holiday Shopping!

November is here, which means Christmas is coming fast. ‘Tis the season to “Wine and Prime,” right? Retail therapy is real. And with the urgency to buy now with the media reporting there will...

I (Still) Only Have One Child

“Do you ever regret not giving your son a brother or a sister?” she asked, a blank look on her face, yet distinct curiosity glimmering in her eyes. I wasn’t expecting that question from a...

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...
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