My Greatest Mentor

I have been fortunate to have several mentors throughout my life. People have been willing to teach, guide, and help me along my journey. I have had help personally, professionally, and physically, I remember and appreciate them all. I have a special place in my heart for the one I label as my greatest mentor. […]

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People We Meet on the Trail

Since we like to hike, we spend time hiking many days on our trips. Looking at the scenery and appreciating nature is wonderful.  We love the forests, lakes, bluffs, tall grass plains, beaches, rocks cliffs, canyons, mountains, etc.  We take many pictures as memories of our day and surroundings.  I also love to talk to […]

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10 Habits to Support a Healthy Lifestyle

There is so much information on why, how and what you should do to live a healthy lifestyle.  It can be overwhelming to know where to start. Here are some suggestions on 10 habits to support a healthy lifestyle. The intention is not to start on all 10 at once and then loose steam.  The […]

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You can Choose to Bloom Where You Are Planted

I was outside weeding the other day and noticed a little Hosta growing in a most peculiar place.  It was growing in our brick staircase.  It reminded me of a saying that goes something like… you can choose to bloom where you are planted. The Hosta took advantage of the small amount of nutrients that […]

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Focus on Your Exercising

The weather is turning warmer and spring is just around the corner.  It could be time to get back outside and focus on your exercising.  People schedule things that are important to them.  They schedule zoom calls, Dr. appointments, travel, time with family and friends.  Do the same thing with your workout routine.  Get out […]

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Create a Budget

Having balance in life also means that finances are in order.  Reaching goals are accomplished by making a plan and then writing them down. The same is true with money and finances. Creating a budget helps to reach financial goals. How much money do you need to live each month? How much can you save […]

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Be Uncomfortable to Get Comfortable

Your future starts today, not tomorrow.  One must be willing to put in the hard work now to reap the benefits. You have to be uncomfortable to get comfortable.  I was listening to a podcast recently and the successful entrepreneur was talking about all the failures he faced on his journey.  He was talking about […]

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Hunger and Cravings

What is the difference between hunger and cravings?  Why do we eat more at times in between or after meals? Is it because we are still hungry?  Or, not satisfied? Hunger happens when your body needs fuel or nutrition for energy.  Hunger pangs, a growling stomach, and low energy are some of the signs the […]

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Hardest Working Muscle

Your heart is about the size of your fist and consists of cardiac muscle.  This type of muscle is responsible for pumping blood through your body.  It is the hardest working muscle. The normal resting heart rate for adults ranges from 60-100 beats per minute with the average about 72.  In general, a lower resting […]

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Readjust After Disappointing Situations

Many times, things do not to go as planned.  Life seems to have a mind of its own.  When this happens, it is important to have a plan to readjust after disappointing situations. In our 31 years of marriage, we have moved 8 times for my husband’s job.  I went through a job search each […]

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