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On the Road Again

As COVID-19 numbers go down, more people are going back to work. Amid competing surveys stating people do and don't want to go back to work in person, many of us have mixed feelings about the topic. There are discussions about maintaining some remote working situations for part of the week and rotating employees through shared office spaces. Still some of us do have to go back the old way, in person. This past weekend, I was one of them. I had a church photo shoot in Gillespie, Illinois.

Many of us will have low level anxiety about going back to work even with COVID vaccinations. The best advice right now is to be very kind to yourself and your family. Getting extra sleep when and where you can will help your body heal. After all sleep is when the body shuts down to repair itself. I made sure to stay at a very nice Airbnb when I was went back to work. This beautiful Victorian home was like a life-size doll house. It was so beautiful and relaxing with the most comfortable bed for rejuvenating rest.

Airbnb - Spacious Victorian room a short walk from square

Collinsville, IL

Here are a few more self care items to add to your self care menu:

  1. Treat yourself to a personal spa treatment. Since the spring winds can dry out your skin, take the time to moisturize your skin.

  2. Take relaxing walks outside on pleasant days.

  3. Take a minute for a gentle stretch or two. Check out my stretches on my fabulous fitness section coming out this week.

This week's and the last 2 weeks' recipes are a very quick, healthy, fresh snacks to help you find more time for your self care. This simple but sweet snack is awesome.

Nutty Apple Wedges


- 1 apple

- 2 tbsp. sunflower butter

- 1/8 tsp cinnamon

- a dash of ground nutmeg

- a dash of ground clove


  1. Slice the apple into medium size wedges.

  2. Spread the peanut butter on the slices.

  3. Top with cinnamon, ground nutmeg, & cloves.

***Thank you to the First United Methodist Church in Collinsville, IL for the delicious apples for this recipe. ***

Apples are extremely healthy. There are many benefits to adding them to your diet....

  1. They may lower high cholesterol and blood pressure.

  2. The fiber in them aids in digestion.

  3. The fiber and vitamin C support a healthy immune system.

  4. They are a diabetic friendly fruit.

  5. Antioxidants may play a role in preventing cancer.

  6. They may aid in weight loss.

  7. Apple could help prevent Alzheimer's disease.

Source: "7 Outstanding Health Benefits of Apples"

Everyday Health 10/02/20

Now I have some spare time. I'll go work on some recipes that may be suitable for a chemo affected tummy. The lemon pepper pork tenderloin and apple rosemary stuffed pork chops look promising. Meanwhile, let me know if you tried this recipe, Please comment, like, share, and come back next week for more recipes, ideas, and tips. Subscribe to the website, if you would like weekly email reminders to add more recipes to your recipe book.


Disclaimer: This is not medical advice, but a compilation of research from medical sites. Make sure to see your doctor and have up to date lab work.

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