It’s time for some Spring Cleaning!

With April on our doorstep and temperatures on the rise, I get the urge to clean and reorganize. There is another type of cleaning I have the urge to do this year: internal. You’ve heard the terms “cleansing”, “detoxing”, or “fasting”… check this one out.

Organic Weed Control

Some might think it odd, but I like pulling weeds. Not only does it give me time to sit outside in the grass and generate some vitamin D from sunlight, there is something gratifying about seeing the anomalous plants among the homogeneous carpet of grass and pulling them – roots and all – from the…

Flu Season: 8 Simple Steps to Stay Healthy

I heard someone say that the flu is rampaging  in our area right now. After complaining of a sore throat, my stepson let us know that lots of kids at school had been sick with strep, so he got to visit the doctor yesterday. He is in the clear but obviously we are in the…

Addiction

Verslavnig. Dépendence. Dipendenza. Pagkagumon. No matter what language you speak, there seems to be a word for it: Addiction. Certain types of addiction run in my family, so I’m acquainted with the concept. Dependence, habit, obsession, fixation… all are words to describe the same thing. I’ve been familiar with it in relation to substance abuse, but…

Progress, not Perfection: 7 steps to a productive week

How is your 2017 coming along? Did you make resolutions, set goals, or establish some better habits? The only healthy habit I implemented in the past year without fail is my morning mix. I feel so good now that I drink SmartMix daily! Plus it’s as simple as emptying a packet into a bottle of…

A-B List in Progress

With teenagers about to graduate, and the youngest ones starting high school next year, I frequently feel that time is passing at a whirlwind speed and somehow I’m missing out because of it. I had a lot of big ideas and plans as a young mother, a few of which we lived out, but many…

RECIPE: Sweet Bean Burritos

My favorite cookbook is about 8 years old and so worn that pages are falling out. Certain creases in the spine cause it to open on several of our favorite recipes, or if it doesn’t open to them you can still find the best ones by the stains on the paper.

Creating my Legend

As I walk along the road leading to self-discovery, the various writings I study range from the Bible (most important) to Brene Brown, Gary Keller, and Paul Arden, to Henry Cloud and Daniel Amen. I subscribe to several email lists, although I only get as far as the subject line on many of them. There is one email…

90-Day Health/Weight/Body Transformation!

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Resolutions & an Anti-Bucket List

Well, 2016 is done and 2017 has arrived, and all of the emails/blogs/posts seem to have about the same theme: time to start something new. I thought of doing the same, since I have been making a few small dietary changes, but I had not been inspired with a theme, mode, or particular method to write…

Re-set

A few years ago, I hit a milestone: 40. The age when a body starts to make some changes… sure, the confidence that comes with age can be attractive, but many other aspects of aging are reminders that we are not as young and beautiful as we once were.

Cold snap

We had our first actual winter weather last week: the forecast had us expecting two nights of freezing temperatures.  Since I had brought out my green thumb this year, I needed to take some action to protect our garden and young trees. I’ve never really done a lot to protect our plants. Usually all we have…