Author Archives: ambyars

About ambyars

Owner and founder of Balanced Lives Resources, a small business dedicated to developing unique beauty, health and wellness solutions.

Why I’m Vegetarian

People have asked me why I choose to be vegetarian.  Let me say, first of all, it’s my choice.  What you choose is up to you and I won’t judge you for your choice. I didn’t grow up vegetarian. I … Continue reading

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My Recovery from a Cancer Imbalance

There was a time after I had surgery in August, 2011, that I thought I would never go without a turtleneck again.  I had a radical neck dissection to remove a cancerous growth – to be safe, they removed 19 … Continue reading

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The Importance of Vitamins D and K

When I was diagnosed with cancer 3 years ago, I decided that I must be missing something.  As I worked through my nutrition, one thing that really jumped out were my Vitamin D levels – they had consistently been too … Continue reading

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Sometimes, Life is Hard

Sometimes, life is hard.  We have to do something we thought we would never have to do, wish we never had to do.  Sometimes, it’s in our business; sometimes, it’s with our children; sometimes, it’s an elderly parent; sometimes, it’s telling a friend … Continue reading

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Dry Mouth – Wintertime Curse, Air Conditioning Curse, and How to Survive!

I have become somewhat of an unwilling expert on dry mouth these last few years since a major surgery required removal of my left salivary gland.  There are still minor glands on that side that have come back somewhat; however, … Continue reading

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Halloween

Halloween Halloween comes on little ghost feet. It meanders place to place, ‘Trick or Treat’ing for candy kisses and childlike fun.                                 – Ann Marie Byars, 10/27/2015 My grandmother loved Halloween.  She loved all holidays, I think mainly because she … Continue reading

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My Walmart Shopping Experience

I just had a great Walmart shopping experience – online!  They now have free shipping if you buy $45 or more.  Some things are delivery only, some are in-store only, some are either.  Those products that are either, you can … Continue reading

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