Toxic Nutritional Beliefs that Keep You Stuck

January 6, 2015
Toxic Nutritional Beliefs that Keep You Stuck

How many diets have you tried? How many years have you been trying to lose weight? How long have you been trying to stick with a fitness routine? How long have you tried making healthy lifestyle changes? Oftentimes when we find ourselves stuck, we have to step back and reevaluate what we are doing. Toxic […]

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Do You Know What Stress Does to the Body?

December 2, 2014
Do You Know What Stress Does to the Body?

This is the time of the year when we are stressed more than usual. Although we have daily stress in our lives we deal with, it is not ideal for us to have chronic stress. Chronic stress is ongoing stress that we hold on to when we should let it go. When we do not […]

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10 Reasons for Giving Thanks | Week 4

November 28, 2014
10 Reasons for Giving Thanks | Week 4

This is the final post in a 4-week series of reasons for giving thanks. If you missed any posts in this series, here are the links below: Week 3 Week 2 Week 1 The final 3 reasons for giving thanks are the most important in my life.

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10 Tips for Enjoying Holidays without Stressing | Food and Weight Gain

November 25, 2014
10 Tips for Enjoying Holidays without Stressing | Food and Weight Gain

The holiday season is the time of the year when some of us gain weight. The reason for weight gain during the holiday season is found in all the foods that we have in celebration of the season. Some of us stress about the food and already know that weight gain is inevitable. What if […]

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10 Reasons for Giving Thanks | Week 3

November 21, 2014
10 Reasons for Giving Thanks | Week 3

This is week three of giving thanks. You can view weeks one and two here: Week 1 Week 2 Having a spirit of gratitude is good for us (mind body and spirit). It makes us feel good and it helps us focus on the blessings that we do have while focusing less on what we […]

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10 Reasons for Giving Thanks | Week 2

November 14, 2014
10 Reasons for Giving Thanks | Week 2

It is the season to express gratitude and give thanks. I really want to make it a practice to express gratitude everyday and not just during a time when it is a common thing to do. Continuing where I left off last week. If you don’t know what this series is about, check out the […]

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The Real Meaning of Life | Choices and Illusions

November 11, 2014
The Real Meaning of Life | Choices and Illusions

The Real Meaning in Life Excerpted from Choices and Illusions by Eldon Taylor   Years ago a young woman came to me for help. To maintain confidentiality, I will invent a name for her. I’ll call her Mary. This young woman in her late thirties had a history of self-mutilation and suicidal behavior. She came […]

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10 Reasons for Giving Thanks (Series – Week 1)

November 7, 2014
10 Reasons for Giving Thanks (Series – Week 1)

Today is the first week for Giving Thanks series. The idea to do a post like this comes from Lori of Special Connection Homeschool Blog. Lori and I both homeschool our daughters who have Down syndrome and I have learned a lot from her. Even though I don’t usually post articles like this, but today […]

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Is There Anything I Can Eat That Doesn’t Get A Bum Rap?

November 4, 2014
Is There Anything I Can Eat That Doesn’t Get A Bum Rap?

The answer to the opening headline question is no. These days there is so much conflicting information about what foods we should eat versus those that we should avoid. With all this information out here, it’s a wonder anyone knows what to eat. Life was simpler when my father and great grandparents raised their own […]

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10 Ways to Not Let Stress Affect Your Relationship With Food

October 31, 2014
10 Ways to Not Let Stress Affect Your Relationship With Food

“Give your stress wings and let it fly away.” ~ Terri Guillemets “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” ~ Mohandas K. Gandhi “Stress is the trash of modern life – we all generate it but if you don’t dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life.” ~ Terri […]

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