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One Ingredient to Cut From Your Diet Today

One Ingredient to Cut From Your Diet Today

Hey there!

So a few weeks ago I happily announced on Facebook that I’ve officially enrolled for school at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Friend, I am beyond ecstatic about this new chapter of life! It feels weird to be 43 years old and finally ...

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When You Get Discouraged That Your Efforts Aren’t Resulting in Weight Loss

When You Get Discouraged That Your Efforts Aren’t Resulting in Weight Loss

Have you ever felt like picking up your scale and throwing it out your window?

Ya, me too. In fact, just a few weeks ago I had that temptation cross my mind.

You see, my husband bought us a new body composition scale from Withings. ...

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24 Bible Verses to Memorize and Study in 2017 (with FREE printables!)

24 Bible Verses to Memorize and Study in 2017 (with FREE printables!)

In my last blog post, I shared my "Happy, Healthy, and Fit" goals for 2017. One of those goals was to memorize and study 24 different Bible verses this year.

If you've followed my blog for more than a few years, you may recall I ...

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My “Happy, Healthy, and Fit” Goals for 2017

My “Happy, Healthy, and Fit” Goals for 2017

Last year I started the year off with one theme in mind: simplified living. My entire year was primarily focused on improving my health through simple living - less chemicals, less stress, less rushing, less chaos. You get the picture.

This year my main focus ...

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My Top 10 Most Popular Posts From 2016

My Top 10 Most Popular Posts From 2016

Each December I like to look back over the year of blogging and see which posts turned the most heads (so to speak).

In case you missed any of them, here are my top 10 most popular posts in 2016:

10. Feeling Exhausted, Run Down, and ...

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Saying Goodbye to 2016: My Year-in-Review

Saying Goodbye to 2016: My Year-in-Review

Last week, as I traveled around town finishing up my Christmas shopping, I decided to listen to my favorite podcast - This is Your Life with Michael Hyatt.

As is typical for this time of year, Michael was talking about goals. Now, his advice was ...

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Great Books and Resources I Enjoyed in 2016

Great Books and Resources I Enjoyed in 2016

The following books, resources, or websites were all beneficial in enhancing my work skills, family-life, health and wellness, personal development, and spiritual growth in 2016. If the subject matter happens to fit with something you're pursuing or are interested in at this time in your ...

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Published in Health and Wellness

Simple Family Traditions: 25 Days of Christmas Movies

Simple Family Traditions: 25 Days of Christmas Movies

The Christmas season is one of my favorite times of year to create special memories with my family. One simple tradition we have that the entire family enjoys is watching lots of Christmas movies.

Most are classic Christmas movies, but we - or should I ...

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Published in Real Family Life

6 Valuable Lessons I Learned In Army Boot Camp

6 Valuable Lessons I Learned In Army Boot Camp

Last week I was at the grocery store and overheard the check-out clerk discussing army boot camp with the customer in line in front of me. Her daughter had just finished up boot camp at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. They talked about how difficult it had ...

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How to Give Yourself Grace When it’s a Dark Chocolate Gelato Kind of Week

How to Give Yourself Grace When it’s a Dark Chocolate Gelato Kind of Week

It was one of those weeks.

You know the kind I'm talking about?

The dark-chocolate-gelato kind of week.

So there in my kitchen, hunched over the island, spoon in hand, a container of dark chocolate gelato on the counter, and tears welling up in my ...

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