Learn to Embrace the Pain, It’s Where the Magic Happens

You have heard the sayings: no pain, no gain, or learn to embrace the pain.  Another one is celebrate the challenges, it’s when change is taking place. They conceptually say the same thing, the bottom line is you do have to have some level of discomfort before you see changes. We all have stories in […]

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Build a Foundation First That Will Support a Healthy Lifestyle

When one begins something new, it is often overwhelming because of all the changes that need to be made. This is true in many aspects of life. When living a healthy lifestyle, there are so many components that blend together. This can make it hard to know what to do or where to start.  It […]

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Journey of Success to Conquer Unwanted Habits

Humans are habitual people, and because of this it is sometimes hard and overwhelming to your journey of success to conquer unwanted habits. Some want to stop biting their nails, stop using tobacco, drinking fewer sugary drinks, or cutting back on ice cream every night.  These habits can give us comfort, and we can seek […]

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What it Means to Have Balance in Your Life

Before you can answer the question of what it means to have balance in your life, it first needs to be defined. Having balance is having time for what matters to you.  Sometimes this focus changes as people go through certain “seasons” of life.  Some of these “seasons” might be caring for an infant, taking […]

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A Long-Term Strategy that Leads to a Healthy Lifestyle

There are many benefits to developing a long-term strategy that leads to a healthy lifestyle. Being healthy is a way of life, not a short term, quick fix.  Developing a game plan will assist in achieving that objective. A gal I work with has been leading an “unhealthy lifestyle” (her words) most of her adult […]

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3 Hip and Thigh Exercises for Functional Fitness

Being flexible helps to improve functional fitness.  Functional fitness means doing movements that are similar to everyday actions. Think about sweeping the floor, cleaning the bathroom mirror, or lifting a bag of groceries. We use multiple muscle groups to complete these tasks.  Functional exercise builds strength and stability. It incorporates multi directional moves. Staying fit […]

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Roasting Butternut Squash is Easy and Fast

Living a healthy lifestyle includes choosing to eat whole foods.  Healthy eating is a way of life instead of a short-term restrictive diet.  Squash is one of the many good options to add to your meals.  Butternut squash is low-calorie, fiber-rich and is a great source of important vitamins, minerals, and disease-fighting antioxidants. Roasting butternut […]

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How Do You Know When To Give?

How do you know when to give? I am really wrestling with this idea. I want to be more gracious like I observe in others without feeling that I am being taken advantage of. There are so many needy people and so many opportunities to give. Here are a couple resent stories of when I […]

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6 Ways to Make Exercise Part of Your Habit

Most of us have started a new exercise routine or have good intentions to start and maintain one.  Then, before we develop this routine, regular life sneaks back in and the dream of a new habit is gone.  Sometimes we get stuck in this loop and the cycle repeats itself.  There is a way out!  […]

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Releasing Mindset Blocks Gives Us the Opportunity to Grow

Do you find yourself in an unproductive loop?  What I mean by this is does your mind repeatedly tell yourself what you can’t do based on your history?  Are old fears holding you back and preventing you from acting on something you might want to try?  If we change our mindsets and rewrite our playbook, […]

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