Quaker Journey to Wellness Campaign

Since developing chronic pain five years ago, I certainly have become more aware of my body and taking steps to care for it. I am in no way perfect in this regard and still have many areas of my life that I need to work on.  Wellness to me means taking steps to improve the quality of your life. They can be baby steps like cutting out the sugar in your coffee or switching to sugar free peanut butter for your morning toast. I have made many small adjustments like these over the years, but I know that I still have a long way to go.

On a personal level, I would like to work on my stress management. Stress can send me into a state of pain at the drop of a hat. I know I don’t effectively manage it properly. I’d love to be able to just let things go and not worry. I know that meditation and deep breathing exercises are helpful and I’d really like to put both into practice.

On a family level, I’d love to be able to make healthier meals and know this takes some extra planning on my part. I need to set the time aside each week and prepare a menu plan for the week. If I have all the ingredients on hand and know what I am making, it shouldn’t be that hard to do right?

Quaker understands that wellness is a goal for many families and have invited Lynn from Walking with Scissors to record her family’s journey as they make healthier changes.  She has been blogging for the last month on the Quaker site about her families experience.

There’s also prizes to be won! Quaker is giving out weekly prizes to readers who comment on the blog, vote in the polls posted or share a tip with Lynn about healthy living. Monthly prizes can be won by voting on the challenges you would like to see Lynn take on. Make sure to check out the Quaker blog and see what Lynn’s been up to and you could be a lucky winner!

You can also find Quaker Canada on Facebook and Twitter.

I am participating in the Quaker Journey to Wellness program by Mom Central on behalf of Pepsi Co. I received a gift card as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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