My blog is changing! I am transitioning from helping people stop bad habits to writing about creating a healthier more positive lifestyle. Here you will find tips to live better which includes exercise, diet, emotional & mental health, and living a more spiritual life.


About Me

Hi, I’m Valerie, an AUTHOR, artist, interior decorator, blogger, & content creator.

My works are currently unpublished while they’re all going through an editing process but I do have several published eBooks. I am also a lifestyle blogger, content creator, interior decorator, and artist. Whooh, that is a lot of titles! Essentially, I design and write, to sum it up.

I hope you enjoy my website. Please be patient as I update my blog’s style and content.


  • Keto Salmon & Tuna Patty Recipe

    Keto Salmon & Tuna Patty Recipe

    This keto recipe is high in nutrition, low in carbs, and has no fishy taste!


  • Learn Self-Respect

    Learn Self-Respect

    As parents, it’s hard to know whether or not we are teaching our kids the right thing. We know we made many mistakes as children, and we try so hard to keep our children from making the same mistakes we made. We tell them they are the best, they can’t lose, and we let them know how proud we are of them. But you may be setting them up for disaster when it comes to their relationships!…


  • How to Stop Stress Eating

    How to Stop Stress Eating

    Ultimately, we are tempted to stress eat because our hormones react to certain negative lifestyle factors. Stress is the main culprit and causes our body to release a hormone called adrenaline (epinephrine). Adrenaline will cause a temporary stall in hunger as it kicks in our fight or flight response to stress. However, if the stress […]


  • The Lie About Carbs

    The Lie About Carbs

    Carbs are bad for you is an all-inclusive statement that is causing people to go off the chain with senseless and extreme low-carb dieting. Women are shaming one another for eating carbs. Headlines everywhere read “keto, keto, keto, ” as though it is gospel. Summing up all carbs as bad is misleading. It’s a rookie […]


  • Gender Crisis!

    Gender Crisis!

    In today’s society, anything goes. But are we confusing our children and feeding them a lie?


  • Avocado & Blueberry Smoothie

    Avocado & Blueberry Smoothie

    I am an avid juicer and monk fruit user. I come up with so many great-tasting smoothie recipes that I’ve decided to share them with you guys! I am currently on the superfood diet and try to incorporate as many green veggies as I can. Cucumbers are my favorite due to the slight melon taste. […]


  • The Keto Diet Burnout

    The Keto Diet Burnout

    There are many diets out there that can create weight loss. These include the keto, low-carb or Mediterranean, Five-Factor, and Paleo diets, among others. Burnout happens when you reach a point at which you realize your diet is going to be too hard to maintain as a lifestyle. Or, you’ve tried and failed at so many diets, you’re tired of trying.


  • The Art of Minding Your Own Business

    The Art of Minding Your Own Business

    People get in an uproar over what other people do or don’t do, not realizing that getting involved is the worse decision they can make. The majority of drama is caused by someone NOT minding their own business.


  • My Keto Diet Kickstart Plan

    My Keto Diet Kickstart Plan

    Last month I had a mild heart attack. Talk about a real eye opener!




    Eating sweets is a bad habit that is hard to break because sugar is more addictive than cocaine. It is labeled as “food,” so our minds tend to think it is okay to eat it.


  • Dirty or Clean Keto?

    Dirty or Clean Keto?

    There are so many ways to do the keto diet, it can get confusing. I want to explain to you the difference between doing it the right and healthy way (clean keto, or, organic keto), versus doing it the unhealthy way (dirty keto). Instead of clean keto, I prefer to call it organic keto because […]


  • Is “Grass-Fed” Worth the Price & all the Hype?

    Is “Grass-Fed” Worth the Price & all the Hype?

    Eating healthy food begins with knowing which products to buy and which ones to avoid. You will want to choose food that is organic. But is it worth the higher cost?


  • Debt-Free Lifestyle

    Debt-Free Lifestyle

    I realize what a mistake it was to go into debt when I first got married as a young girl. I was trying to get all of the things I needed for keeping house all at once. I have now become financially responsible. I am no longer materialistic enough to go into debt in an […]


  • The Entrepreneurial Risk

    The Entrepreneurial Risk

    It isn’t easy being an entrepreneur no matter how snazzy it may sound. It comes with many potential risks and downfalls. The risks may be worth it depending on what your goals are…


  • Stress Spending?

    Stress Spending?

    What we spend our money on impacts our future goals. Our savings is greatly affected by frivolous spending. We are a nation known for needlessly spending money. Instead of trying to increase the minimum wage, how about we educate society on how to properly manage money?


  • Diet Drink Addiction

    Diet Drink Addiction

    Are you addicted to embalming fluid? Addiction to aspartame is a real thing.


  • Subtle Signs of Abuse

    Subtle Signs of Abuse

    Abuse is a choice one makes as an attempt to take control of another person’s will. When abusive behavior is subtle, it can be hard to recognize. Especially when it is coming from someone you love.


  • Married to a Jerk

    Married to a Jerk

    While I am not an expert on marriage, I can tell what you what will cause a marriage to fail. I can look back and see where my own behavior caused issues in my past relationships. Focusing on the problem will not fix the problem…


  • A Positive Mindset

    A Positive Mindset

    It is so hard to remain positive in a negative world, especially when you receive bad news about your health or about someone you love. Recently, I found out that someone I grew up with has cancer and several other things going on with her health. Having been in her shoes, I know what it […]


  • Friends With a Drama Queen?

    Friends With a Drama Queen?

    Does drama follow you everywhere you go? Can’t seem to get away from it? The problem may be more apparent than you realize!


  • Why We Create Bad Habits

    Why We Create Bad Habits

    Bad habits are often created due to emotional needs. A poor belief system will cause us to create bad habits as an attempt to fix what’s broken. For some reason, our minds want to believe that we need negative things to be happy.


  • What Love Isn’t

    What Love Isn’t

    First of all, my husband I are totally in love with one another, and I don’t want to give you an otherwise mistaken impression. We are known as the couple who actually like one another as well. I’m still just as attracted to him as the day we met. I still notice his cute smile, […]


  • Love Doesn’t Always Feel Good
  • Daily Encouragement for Life’s Struggles

    Daily Encouragement for Life’s Struggles

    Do you have health issues? Ever considered the keto diet?


  • Attacked with Offense

    Attacked with Offense

    Have you ever been scrolling through social media and come across someone who is currently on vacation? You know them personally enough to know they just lost a loved one, and they are in debt up to their eye balls. Yet, here they are smiling, spending money, and having a great time. I mean, who do they think are, leaving at a time like this?


  • Forgiveness


    Have you ever noticed things like money, bills, home, and work issues usually don’t even compare to the issues we have with other people? Our biggest problems in life usually aren’t the challenges we face, it is usually the people we have to face. Many times those people are those who claim to love us.


  • Negative Patterns

    Negative Patterns

    Some people tend to think they know what they want but when they finally get it, it doesn’t satisfy that void they feel inside; so they keep looking for something else. When they find something else it doesn’t fill the void either so they search again. This type of lifestyle creates bad spending habits, addictions, […]


  • Offended Nation

    Offended Nation

    On average, my generation raised their kids to be SPOILED ROTTEN and now those kids are becoming adults thinking that everything should go their way so much so that they throw literal fits when it doesn’t. Try taking their cell phone away and you will quickly see what I mean.


  • Offended People

    Offended People

    I recently wrote a post called, “Why Someone May Not Want to be Your Friend.” There were too many reasons to list in that article as to why someone may shun you, so I decided to write this article on the number one reason why someone may not want to be your friend- offense.


  • Why Someone May Not Want to Be Your Friend

    Why Someone May Not Want to Be Your Friend

    A friend of mine was complaining one time about how they have a hard time making friends and about how they feel shunned by crowds. This friend prompted an intriguing social study on my part.


  • Credit Coaching

    Credit Coaching

    Did you know you can increase your income without ever getting a pay raise or changing jobs? Did you also know that the first step to financial freedom is making wise choices with what you already have?


  • Giving your Kids Birth Control

    Giving your Kids Birth Control

    Warning: This is adult material written for parents. If you are under 13 years of age, this article is not intended for you. This post is to help you break free from the uneasiness that is associated with having to talk to your children about sex and birth control.


  • Creative Budgeting Ideas

    Creative Budgeting Ideas

    BREAKING FREE from debt is a step by step process. It begins with knowing where your money is going each month. Keeping track of your spending is easy if you get yourself organized.


  • Bad Habits

    Bad Habits

    Listen up sugar lovers… The number one cause of inflammation and pain issues, are carbs and bad habits. Yes, I know, it’s very disappointing if you’re like me and NEED that occasional piece of cake to get you through the week.


  • Pro Tips for Shooting Events

    Pro Tips for Shooting Events

    BREAK FREE from traditional thinking and use these creative ideas to grow your business.


  • Trying to Get Out of Debt?

    Trying to Get Out of Debt?

    DON’T GO SHOPPING!!! I’m not kidding, don’t do it for entertainment, or to have something to do. Do it ONLY when necessary.


  • Break Free From Your Job

    Break Free From Your Job

    Have a business idea but not sure what to do with it? Check out this article to find out how to turn your idea into something tangible…


  • Pain Management Advice

    Pain Management Advice

    The following advice is for people that need to BREAK FREE DAILY from pain! Pain can cause major depression. Getting free from it is extremely important. This list was compiled from my own efforts at being pain free during my most stressful and trying times. As always seek a medical professional before taking advice. Do […]


  • How to Handle Toxic People

    How to Handle Toxic People

    Realizing that someone is like poison can be an eye-opener. It is not always apparent at first. Sometimes it is someone you love. That is harder to face. It is important to remember that toxic people don’t care about your desire to be respected. Toxic people mostly care about themselves. They will make you feel […]


  • Break Free From Carbs

    Break Free From Carbs

    Carbs are a serious issue in the United States. We eat rice, pasta, unlimited bread, sweets, and sodas without giving it another thought. I spent two years researching different diseases and what effect they have on the body. I found that many of my problems were coming from a lack of nutrition. After seeing probably […]


  • Can’t Anyone Understand What I’m Going Through?

    Can’t Anyone Understand What I’m Going Through?

    Last year, I had testing done at the Mayo Clinic. It was two weeks’ worth so we used it for vacation time as well. I was reading an article about a lady who had moved and her daughter was anxious about finding friends at her new school. She told her mother, “I hope there will be […]


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