Possibly the Most Random Blog Post to Date

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Well, guys, this post is quite the random mix of topics: Qigong, walkie talkies, air fryer Parmesan-crusted salmon, and books about mind-body healing. How’s THAT for variety? Haha! I really think this is the most random blog post on CNC to date! 🙂 And I would love to hear which topic you found most interesting. Please leave a comment below with your thoughts!

I tried Qigong for the first time yesterday. I just finished a great book, and its author had amazing success healing her body through through Qigong, so I figured it couldn’t hurt to try. It wasn’t a traditional fitness class in the sense that you were sweating and working super hard, but the moving meditation was really great for relaxing. It’s funny even a few years ago, I would have thought a class like this was a waste of time, but now I realize how important it is for me to calm my mind if I want to live a happy, healthy life. I just feel like Qigong is something I need right now.

Quinn is loving his new walkie talkies, and they’ve become quite the hit in the Haupert household! They’re “just” kid’s walkie talkies and weren’t all that expensive on Amazon, but they work really well and have an awesome 3-mile range, so we’ve had a lot of fun playing with them all over the house and neighborhood. I highly recommend them!

Photo above: Quinn is repeating what Mal said over the walkie talkies while holding silicone straws!

I made Parmesan-crusted salmon in the air fryer the other day, and now it’s become a go-to “recipe.” It was so easy, delicious, and FAST!

I say “recipe” because all I did was spread a little mayo + dijon mustard on the salmon (any fish will work – cod is actually pictured below) and then sprinkled grated Parmesan on top before popping it into the air fryer for about 10 minutes. (I just checked it a couple of times to make sure it was cooked all the way through.) I hope you try it! 🙂

I couldn’t decide which mind-body healing book I should get at the library, so I borrowed them all. I’ve exhausted so many traditional care options over the years and my insides are still bleeding, so I figured I’d give the mind-body approach a try. Wish me luck!

Books pictured above:

Question of the Day

Which topic in this blog post did you find most interesting?



  1. You should read “Unlearn your Pain” by Howard Schubiner. I think it will open your eyes into figuring out that most of the aches and pain are from the mind and not physical. The exercises are great and really helps to find what triggers the pain in our body.

  2. I also love Dr. Weil. I trust pretty much everything he says! I’m also beginning to think our minds do indeed have a lot to do with healing our bodies and feeling our best. I hope you find some relief soon.

  3. I used the same combo on fish a few weeks ago, but I baked mine. So good!!!!

    And while I haven’t tried Qigong, I started taking regular yin yoga classes about a year or so ago, and it was a game changer for my mind and body. I am late 40’s and a very “yang” person (running, crossfit, etc). I would highly recommend you give it a try as well.

  4. I’m sending you healing wishes Tina <3 I really admire your approach to your illness, and how you still focus on *living your life* and enjoying all the happy and good things in it. You're such an inspiration! I'm sorry that you have this cross to bear but I believe you've helped so many people in writing about it. I don't have an autoimmune disease, I just love your outlook and attitude, and I learn from you! Best of luck on your continuing journey 🙂

  5. Tina, I love these posts because they are just so random. BUT some of your past posts where you talked about your travels I wish you would have listed out the details in written format because I can’t always watch a video (I read at night when others are sleeping) and would much prefer to read the details. Do you think if you’re going to share on the blog if it could all be in written communication??

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