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There's a first time for everything!

Updated on August 16, 2016
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Superiorly average wife & mommy of 3 adorable, funny, & smart offspring, diabetic extraordinaire since 1982, and ninja wellness advocate.

Get a massage. Really. It's what I do for a living. Since 1998 I have been educating people about their bodies. To be a part of your well-being is why I wake up in the morning. It really is. Unless, of course, it's my day off. ​
Get a massage. Really. It's what I do for a living. Since 1998 I have been educating people about their bodies. To be a part of your well-being is why I wake up in the morning. It really is. Unless, of course, it's my day off. ​

Bear with me... I'm new at this!

How in the WORLD should I start my very first blog? I have absolutely NO IDEA. All my life, people have told me that I'm funny. That I should write cards for Hallmark. That I should write a book about my life, how I met my husband, and what exactly did I read on those emergency room charts when I was billing for ER physicians across the United States? I have always wanted to write a book, but I don't really have the time considering I work and have young children. I don't know if I actually have enough material for a book, so blogging seems like the right endeavor to pursue. I can write as little or as much as I want and not have to worry about getting a publisher, do I want pictures and who do I get to draw them, or do I draw them myself, when is an appropriate amount of time to get that first million dollar check, ya know, things like that. So bear with me while I spit out this first bunch of words and hope they all fit together and are understandable and all that.
I guess I can start off by saying this should be a very informative blog about important stuff that people care about, all the while using humor to keep it interesting. I want to be good at this. I want to make $30k a month blogging like some do. And that number is on the lower side. I'm not greedy or selfish by any means. All I want is to buy a house. MY house. The one I live in now. I want it so badly.

Well, it's 1:42am and just a second ago it was only 11:30pm. I'm gonna hit the sack and hopefully get some new ideas brewing while I sleep. I hope you liked my first post and I hope I at least made you smile. Sweet dreams and I'll see ya'll tomorrow!

An honor and a privilege ..

I have been a massage therapist since 1998 and all kidding aside, I am super passionate about what I do. I think to be a part of someone's well-being is truly an honor. I believe that not only should the massage FEEL good, but you should also understand WHY you are feeling the things that you feel and to be educated about why you are getting the type of massage I am giving you. Some people just like to relax. Others have muscular issues like MS, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Cancer, Arthritis, etc and this is a way of life for those people. Massage is a necessity when you have a muscular disorder or when you are experiencing chronic pain. My goal for each person who lays on my table is to make them feel better than before they got on it. You must remember, it didn't take you an hour to get into this big ball of hurtness, so it's not gonna take me an hour to cure you. What I will guarantee, though, is that it is instant gratification and you will feel much better after your hour plus is up. I will get into different modalities later. There are many and each modality does something different depending on your issue. I have a Facebook page called "Lori Dudley Wellness" that you can look up and "like" and get all kinds of info. I don't post every day, sometimes I post several things a day and then not post for a week. I need to work on that. I need to keep people engaged. I want to be engaging.

Wilford Brimley, Bobby Clarke and Mary Tyler Moore have this in common!

Type 1 Diabetes, or Juvenile Diabetes has been a part of my life since 1982. I was 9 years old when I was first diagnosed. Now you know how old I am. Food and exercise has been an integral part of my life for the last almost 34 years. I have always eaten well and taken care of myself when I got older. My mother and my endocrinologist were my reasons for staying healthy in my younger years. I became someone who loved to exercise and I love to cook, so making healthy meals that I love was very important to me. To this day I am trying to stay young and healthy for my girls who are 4 and 6. I am currently trying to eliminate meat and dairy from my diet. I love my veggies and I just discovered cashew milk...CASHEW MILK. Sooooooooo creamy and yummy! Being diabetic, I do not have a sweet tooth, which I am eternally thankful for. I don't need sweetened anything, so buying the cashew milk without the added sugar makes me happy. Cancer feeds on sugar and I want to be as far from it as possible. I have another Facebook page called "Juice Me" and its a page I like to post my juicing or Vitamix recipes for smoothies and drinks. I neglect that one the most. I ask questions to my audience, like "What is your favorite juice to make?" or I will post a picture of the juice or smoothie I made and post the recipe and ask people to either tweak it to their liking or tell me how it made them feel when they made it and drank it. Again, I need to be more on top of that page.



I can't look at these memes without cracking up! #wilfordbrimley #diabeetus
I can't look at these memes without cracking up! #wilfordbrimley #diabeetus

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      Lori Dudley 18 months ago from Upper Gwynedd, PA

      Thank you so much for reaching out!

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      RTalloni 18 months ago from the short journey

      Hello. Found you through your recent question on forgiveness and thought I would check out your first post since that's something I like to do when I find a new(ish) hubber. Though you've written more hubs, I'll still say welcome to HubPages. Sounds like it will be interesting to check out more of your work.