I am Trina Gunzel

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Evening Tea Chat

Hello friends! I just wanted to share a short and sweet evening tea chat with you.  This time of year some herbal tea with local honey is just what I need to keep my allergies away.  How are you feeling? As we get busy with work, caring for our children, our relationships, and our homes,…

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The responsibility of teaching little hands

Dear friends, How are you ending your week?  Are you frazzled?  Do you feel fulfilled or frustrated? I know for me, sometimes I look at my degrees and feel like I thought at least a Master’s would have finally given me everything I needed to be an awesome parent every day right?  Then why do…

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Pump site issues and highs

This week we had a pump site issue with our son that resulted in high blood sugars for about four days. It’s a tricky balance between trying not to waste insulin and supplies, deciding if your child is getting sick or not, and thinking about carbohydrate calculating errors. When all else fails, switch out the…

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Tiny Gifts To Treasure

Children give the sweetest gifts from the heart. Sometimes it’s a rock, a leaf, or a hug.  Other times it’s a song, a drawing, or a feather.  Whatever way they express their love, always accept their gift.  They want to give you a gift from their heart and a tiny granite crystal they lovingly found…

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The Power Of Play

When was the last time you spent time just playing? I am the parent of two energetic kids so I know how busy it is getting all of the “have to do” things done every day.  I also know I can complicate things and be so busy designing activities and attending events that I have…

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Spreading Light From Coast To Coast

Hi friends! No matter where you are, I hope you feel connected today.  There are so many beautiful places and people in this world.  Go explore! Everywhere we have been spreading our message of light and hope through books, we meet people who generously share their hearts and stories with us and I am so…

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Be a ray of light

Hi friends.  As I have been traveling with my family on this coast to coast tour, I am focusing on my personal desire for doing this.  I know we all have struggles and challenges to overcome in life.  We can either let them build us up or break us.  Everything we go through can be…

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Diabetes Pokes

I saw a cactus the other day and couldn’t help but be reminded of every poke my son has had over the last seven years to survive.  If we totaled every finger poke, insulin shot, and site change, he easily has more scar tissue on his body than every needle on a cactus. As we…

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Beautiful YOU!

Hi friends! Well, here we go, another year is off and running!  How are you doing so far?  Are you sticking to any of the goals you set?  Or, have you decided not to set any but are working toward being the best version of yourself? I am trying to be the best version of…

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Type 1 Travel Tips

Hello! Busy on our Can’t Dia.beat.us book tour coast to coast thinking of you.  I am reminded of the concerns and needs we share.  Here are some things that work for us: Bring our Sentry device in the trailer so we can still monitor blood sugars at night. (Take whatever your system is and back…

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