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Three Steps to Nourishing Your Body (and Spirit) at the Dinner Table

For a lot of people in the US, the last few weeks of the year are a time to celebrate secular and religious holidays.  The upcoming weeks may be filled with food, stress, joy, and even some sadness.   As we get busy celebrating the holidays, it can become easy to neglect our health while trying… Continue reading Three Steps to Nourishing Your Body (and Spirit) at the Dinner Table

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Why It’s Okay to Not be Okay

We’ve all heard it before: it’s okay to not be okay. It is acceptable to embrace a situation when it doesn’t go as planned. We do not have to “toughen up” or “put on a face” to cover how we really feel. Not being fine: stumbling, hurting, crying; is acceptable and nothing to be ashamed… Continue reading Why It’s Okay to Not be Okay

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How Word Choices Affect Our Habits: Get To vs. Have To

Words are powerful.  They hold value and strength.  Words make us move, shift, change our thinking, our logic, our way of life.  Choosing which words to use is critical.  They can carve a road to happiness or a path to discontentment.  Take for example the words “can’t” and “won’t”.  A research study was conducted on… Continue reading How Word Choices Affect Our Habits: Get To vs. Have To

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The Success of Failure: Four Ways to Turn a Negative Situation into a Positive Experience

It’s hard to talk about failure.  When we dream up things to do and goals to reach, rarely does we say “hey, I don’t really want to accomplish all this”. No one ever sets out to fail and yet, failure is par for the course: a diet that gets derailed; a workout that gets ignored; … Continue reading The Success of Failure: Four Ways to Turn a Negative Situation into a Positive Experience

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What is Whole Person Health?

Holistic medicine can be seen as unconventional in the Western world.  This thought that our being is interconnected seems peculiar to some, after all we have been taught to compartmentalize our bodies.  Tooth hurts?  See a dentist.  Foot issues? Call the podiatrist.  Have a rash? See the dermatologist for some ointment.  Conventional medicine doesn’t stop… Continue reading What is Whole Person Health?

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Stress and Nutrition: What to Include, What to Avoid

We all deal with stress throughout our lives.  It affects us in different ways, at different times, and our ability to cope with it varies from person to person and even from incident to incident.  There are times when a bad grade or lackluster work project causes anguish.  Sometimes it is an issue in our… Continue reading Stress and Nutrition: What to Include, What to Avoid

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Finding a New Baseline

Change is the only constant – it is inevitable really.  Yes, there are times when we see it coming, but then there are times when it smacks us upside the head (#2020).  Although change can be scary it can also serve as a time to reset for a new normal; a new baseline per se… Continue reading Finding a New Baseline

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Creating a Meal Prep Menu

If you saw my last post on meal prepping you saw that it is not always easy, but with a little planning it can be doable.  A lot of time the biggest hurdle is figuring out what to buy.  You want ingredients that keep for at least a few days, preferably a week.  You also… Continue reading Creating a Meal Prep Menu

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Meal Prep Your Way to Goodness

For those who like calm and order, meal prepping can be very effective.  It helps to set up the week, leaving little up in the air to figure out on the spot.  However, for those who find meal prepping stress inducing, it can be a little daunting to think about.  All those containers and preplanning… Continue reading Meal Prep Your Way to Goodness

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What is Wellness?

Wellness looks different to different people.  That may be why there is a saturation of information out there on the topic.  For some it is about emotional stability, for others it is about diet or movement, and still for others it may be about mental health.  No one is wrong for focusing on one or… Continue reading What is Wellness?