Healthy, Not “Hot”

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I’m turning 46 in a few weeks. And, alas – I do not have my hottest body ever. Still. And it’s not for lack of emails and advertising and social media posts targeted directly at my middle aged self that offer ways to get my body “hot” again. It seems that several times an hour (actually, maybe even several times…

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Invisible

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This is by far my most vulnerable blog. I feel the need to write it, yet am scared to death to share it. However a blog isn’t a blog unless you write about something personal and share it with others – even complete strangers! So, here we go! Many moons ago, I might have laughed at someone who explained to…

My Husband Has a Big Barrel! How Big is Yours?

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My husband is an amazing guy. Really, he is. I’m one lucky girl. I don’t have enough time right now to write about all of his positive qualities in detail. But suffice it to say that he is a great person, husband and father. He, however, is not the most health conscious man! Gasp! I know, I know….I am a…

You HAVE to Read This!

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  Yes, you HAVE to read this! This is an excerpt from an email that I received from a Do Well client a few days ago (I am using it here with his permission, of course): “I met with my doctor today and the results of the blood tests were amazing.  Everything is normal or better than normal.   My status…

The Next Step

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Did you read last month’s post – “The Very First Thing that You Can do to Start Feeling Better?” If not, take a few minutes to do so! You can find it on the blog, right here at www.dinahdowell.com. If you did, then you are all ready to move on! What’s next, you ask? Well this is it – Mindfulness….

The Very First Thing That You Can Do To Start Feeling Better

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So, you want to feel well and you don’t know where to start. You are tired and run down. You can’t remember the last time you felt really well. You might have spent months going from doctor to doctor with no real answers. Or you might have just been diagnosed with a chronic illness or disease – obesity, diabetes, multiple…

The Five Categories of Food that I Used to Eat

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If you have spent any time on the Do Well Facebook page, you have probably seen a lot of recipes posted or even pictures of my meals. I really do love to eat and I love healthy, hearty, simple food. But it wasn’t always that way. In fact, if the old me was looking at my Facebook page, I would…

Do Well Spotlight! Guest Post: The Malleable Mom Dishes on Her Diet!

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 New blog series alert! From time to time, Do Well is going to spotlight people who “do well” in life by choosing to naturally support their health. I believe that those suffering from chronic disease/conditions/issues can often feel much better by supporting their system with nutrition, supplements, movement, other lifestyle habits (stress control, sleep, etc.) and alternative/complimentary services. Heck, those without chronic…

She Looks Fine to Me…

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I am so proud to be a guest blogger on The Malleable Mom! She is funky and fantastic and her blog is a great source of information and laughs. This blog post is in honor of “Invisible Illness Awareness Week” and I think that you are really going to like it! At the heart of the issue is how important it is to…

Road Trip Fail

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This has been a crazy year of road trips! This winter we drove from Annapolis, Maryland to Vermont to visit colleges up north for our oldest son. From Vermont we drove to Boston, then to New Hampshire, then New York City to do a college tour at each stop, and back to Annapolis. It snowed 18 inches one night and…