Middle-Age Memoirs : I’m back AND I’ve officially graduated!

Hello all! I’m back from a 6 week break, during which I redesigned my  website, and added a second site, which I’ll discuss in a minute.

downloadI’ve had a very busy summer! At the beginning of June, my youngest son graduated from high school. After that, I wrote my thesis, which was EXTREMELY stressful! It was approved and, on July 16, I officially graduated, summa cum laude, from Hawthorn University with a Master of Science degree in health and nutrition education, in addition to my undergraduate double major in elementary and special education. I love teaching, what can I say! Since my graduation in July, I’ve been redesigning my website, organizing my home, which is desperately needed, and getting my son ready to move to college.

That’s happening this week. I’m taking him to move into his dorm and begin a new chapter of his life, which means a new chapter for myself and my better half. We will officially be “empty nesters”. Just the two of us…and Max, our dog! (That’s him!)


So, let’s talk about my redesigned site. Instead of the broad focus of my previous blog, this new site is oriented more toward my future business as a wellness educator. I’ve decided to focus on brain health, and whole body wellness for middle age individuals. That said, my advice will help anyone of any age. This site will focus strictly on brain health, as well as the 6 areas of whole body wellness.  Because I’ve been helping my son prepare for college, I haven’t sat down to organize a weekly schedule. I’ll be doing that next week and let you know in future posts.

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The Purple Almond Wellness Kitchen

Follow my new site HERE

Cooking is a great passion of mine and I love to post recipes. Because this website has a narrow focus, I decided to start a brand new site called THE PURPLE ALMOND WELLNESS KITCHEN, which you can find HERE. The kitchen will be just what it sounds, good old fashioned, whole food recipes, and food tips, some will be mine, some will be from other sites. Until it’s up and running, with a steady stream of followers, I’ll be reposting the kitchen recipes on this blog as well. As I said, the Kitchen is a brand new blog, which currently has no followers. If you like healthy recipes, I encourage you to head over there and click the follow button on the blog page HERE. I’ll be posting the first article later today.

Closing thoughts

So that’s it from me today. I just wanted to write a quick post to showcase my redesigned site, introduce my new Kitchen website, and  let you know I’m back.

Please head over to THE KITCHEN, and click that FOLLOW button!

Until next time…Namaste my friends


Author: Tamara Hoerner

Welcome to The Purple Almond Wellness I’m Tamara Hoerner, MHNE, wellness educator and founder of Purple Almond Wellness. I work with middle-age individuals to help support brain health and develop whole body wellness, in order to improve the quality of their mid-life years. Heart and Alzheimer’s diseases run in my family and I struggled with weight loss, so I strive to help others with similar conditions. Using only nutrition, I rid my body of seasonal allergies, Psoriatic Arthritis and migraines, as well as cured my insomnia. I know what it takes to use food as medicine, especially in middle age. As a wellness educator and Summa Cum Laude graduate of Hawthorn University, I develop personalized nutrition plans and wellness education sessions, to help clients. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

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