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4 Things You Need to Do Now to Protect Your Health

4 Things You Need to Do Now to Protect Your Health

This year I've discovered a new passion for Krav Maga.

If you've never heard of Krav Maga, it's a form of self-defense and physical training first developed by the Israeli Army in the 1940's. Krav Maga is based on the use of reflexive responses to ...

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6 Simple Ways You Can Start Living a Healthier Life Today

6 Simple Ways You Can Start Living a Healthier Life Today

What does it mean to live a healthy life?

Living healthy is living in a state of overall wellness. It's choosing to place self-care as a personal priority, and let's face it, good health is often the foundation to well-being and happiness.

To some, the thought ...

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Be Authentically YOU!

Be Authentically YOU!

Since starting my journey with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition I've learned so much. It has been exhilarating, and at times I have felt like I was going to burst with eagerness to share what I've learned with a friend or family member.

Health and ...

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Why You Should Create a ‘Most Meaningful Life’ Wishlist

Why You Should Create a ‘Most Meaningful Life’ Wishlist

“I wish for a strong, healthy, lean, sexy body. I wish for a clear-thinking, smart, quick mind. I wish for a glow of joy and happiness to radiate off of me to those around me. I wish for energy-packed days, and nights of deep, glorious ...

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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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8 Baby Steps You Can Take to Give Up Your Control-Freak Status

8 Baby Steps You Can Take to Give Up Your Control-Freak Status

I've been a control-freak most of my adult life.

I can think of a handful of reasons why I've always felt the need to be in-control of every aspect of my life - and yes, even the people in it. The root cause being that ...

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Hospitality: How to Host a Healthy Get-Together With Friends

Hospitality: How to Host a Healthy Get-Together With Friends

Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.

~ 1 Peter 4:9

Yes, the Bible encourages us to open our homes and our hearts to others.

I actually love to have guests over to our home. Putting on a big spread and entertaining family or ...

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What to do When You and Your Spouse are on Opposite Sides of the Fence Regarding Natural Living

What to do When You and Your Spouse are on Opposite Sides of the Fence Regarding Natural Living

Not long ago, my daughters and I shopped at a favorite health and wellness store in our quaint little town. I love the products they sell in that store and could have looked around for a good hour, but on this particular day, I only needed ...

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My Super Fun Garden Makeover

My Super Fun Garden Makeover

If you're anything like me, you get excited every Spring as you start to plan out your summer garden.

Oh friend, I have such a gardening bug! Totally love it!

It may seem silly, this gardening bug I have. It's my mom's fault. I have ...

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When Low Self-Esteem is a Constant Struggle

When Low Self-Esteem is a Constant Struggle

Confession:  For years, I struggled with low self-esteem. 

I constantly worried about what others thought of me.

While I've become much more confident the older I get, there are still days - sometimes weeks - when my self-esteem is in the toilet.

Perhaps this interesting (or ...

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