Good for My Soul

What people do you surround yourself with? With whom do you choose to spend time?   Take an inventory of who you surround yourself with and how they are good for your soul. Different Groups I have a few different groups of friends that represent different aspects of my life. What a blessing each group is.  […]

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New Favorite Recipe

I get in a rut sometimes and make the same meals over and over.  I know how long it takes to fix them and what I need to buy at the store.  It makes mealtime easy.  I try to mix it up and get out of the rut. That is why I am always looking […]

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Self-Care

I have been thinking more about the concept of self-care and have learned there is a concept of self-soothing that I was unaware of.  Self-soothing is defined as activities that provide distraction or comfort during difficult times.  They make you feel better at that time.  They are for immediate benefit. Self-care is defined as activities […]

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Be mindful of how you eat

You have all heard the saying you are what you eat.  Have you ever thought about how you eat is just as important?  It is an important factor in nutrition to be mindful of how you eat.  When you are eating, notice your thoughts, feelings and sensations.  Being mindful can impact your health and help […]

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Life Flows Like a Stream

Life flows like a stream.  I like that analogy.  As you follow a stream along it can resemble different sections of your life with lots of twists and turns along the way. It is amazing how streams are so different, as is our course in life.  Some streams start small and change course many times. […]

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Bushwhacking in the Woods

Steve and I love to hike in the woods to a destination and our favorite destination is a waterfall.  Cascades and waterfalls are fascinating and we love their different sizes and volumes. We have hiked to several on rustic or paved paths.  We recently learned about bushwhacking in the woods which leads us to many […]

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Delicious Ways to Add Vegetables to Your Diet

Do you look for delicious ways to add vegetables to your diet?  Are you looking for ways to focus more on vegetables?  Vegetables are a great go to since they are low in fat, high in nutrients and may reduce the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer.  Vegetables are just a good […]

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Believe in Yourself First

Do you like yourself? Are you happy with who you are? As you navigate life and relationships, you have to believe in yourself first. If you are struggling with having confidence or even liking yourself, you are not alone.  I talk with several people who have these same struggles.  They have anxiety about disappointing others, […]

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Do You Like to Nibble?

Do you eat only during your three scheduled meals or do you like to eat throughout the day? Do you stick to a specific plan or do you like to nibble? I definitely like to snack. I eat my three meals and then when I am hungry, I will nibble on snacks between meals. When […]

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“Just Settle In”

“Just settle in” she said.  “Just settle in and enjoy what has been created.”  I was talking with a gal, a professional, a wife, a mother of two primary aged children about her upcoming 40th Birthday and 10th Wedding Anniversary. She spent her 20’s learning and exploring life.   Her 30’s were for building, defining and […]

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