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My new Normal


I have been on a long hiatus with my blog, and it feels like my life and here’s why.

I am a woman in the middle of life (and no I don’t mind growing older, it’s a privilege denied to some) …I have been married (as some know) divorced and yes still a sucker for punishment remarried. A mother and now grandmother who loves chocolate, with a huge, sweet tooth enjoys baking and to balance out my sweet tooth I have found one of my favorite pastimes, healthy cooking. I do some crafts every chance I get and go through periods when knitting is enjoyable. The great outdoors is where I find my comfort and if I could have a huge garden I would.

My list goes on, but I think you get the jest that just like you I have so many sides of me. I am such a private person, but I am trying to grow and step out of my comfort zone.
I have found that going out of my comfort zone has been thrust upon me, I have been diagnosed with a chronic condition that affects every part of my life. I understand fatigue!! I understand that you may look healthy but on the inside the list of hurt, aches and pains are too many to mention. I now am learning to ask for help and to be honest with those closest to me how I feel, not to just press on but to accept help, that is a tuff one but so needed for me now. I am also finding my voice and how to share my health journey so that others don’t feel so alone or may pick up on some tips that may help.

Because I was a vegetarian/yogi that ran miles I had the thought that I was doing everything I could to stay healthy, but that is the thing with a health condition that arises, it will take what you thought was your healthy life and turn it upside down but just because my health is what it is it doesn’t mean I will give up. I have learned to embrace my struggle and if you want to share in this wonderful journey with me, I will post the good, the bad and all in between. I can show you what has helped me to embrace my “new normal”
I will also have healthy recipes, fitness programs, a community of Wellness Marvels on Facebook, if you want to join me there, we will uplift each other up in a no judgement kind of place! Need meal prep help? Yep, I have that too and the best part is its nutritional help from experts.

I want to empower women that even with a health condition or change in direction it is not the end but just a turn in the page and a new story to be written.

Side note, I had published this in 2019 but felt I should give an update and bring it back for those who may have missed it or to let those of you who read it know that I still have my health and wellness/fitness group that is for all who wish to get healthier but need help getting there. I am also a yoga instructor now, never thought I would be but find it helps me even more in my practice. If you are curious about my groups, please message me or visit the link below.


Hi, I'm Gwyn a entrepreneur, mom of 2 and a grandma of 2! I had been married for a long time to an abusive alcoholic, this left me feeling broken and forgetting who I really was. I started gwyns day 1 as a way for me to share the awesome way God can heal, restore and give a wonderful life full of purpose and joy. My greatest passion is my family but also helping others . With this blog I hope to share uplifting quotes and stories for a healthy mind body and soul life style, as well as fun with crafts and recipes. Here is my mantra and the whole reason for the name of this blog, what a great reminder that every day is a brand new day we can start fresh and do better. Day One Matthew West from the album Live Forever Buy on Amazon | iTunes

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