Faith, Life

My New Year’s Challenge

Resolutions may be a thing of the past.  In our current culture, anti-resolution talk is everywhere.  We are dissuaded from making these unrealistic proclamations that less than 5 % of individuals actually achieve.  Ironically, productivity experts, health gurus, organization masters, finance coaches and other wizards are all busy promoting their stellar programs to help you overcome your biggest obstacles and become your best self…

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Life

A Quick & Nourishing Skin Care Routine for the Busy Woman

“Healthy glow.”  That’s what every woman wants, right?  Skin that is supple and practically radiates beauty.  But most of us feel that image is almost impossible because we don’t have a spa budget, personal aesthetician, or even the slightest knowledge where to begin. Obtaining a natural glow is even more valuable than physical attractiveness.  Anyone can put on make-up, lashes, lip gloss, and bronzer, but when you “glow” you can walk with confidence regardless of what you are or are not wearing…

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Special Treasures

On Thursday, November 26 at 3:33pm, our family welcomed Madelyn Joy Hunt!  We are filled with excitement and awe at the sweetness of our little girl and the goodness of God.  Big sister McKaela is so tender and loving and taking on her role...

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Faith, Life

Milk, a Mop and a Lesson in Meekness

Rushing in the door with groceries in hand and coaching my toddler in out of the heat, I set the bags down on the floor with a “Humph.”  We had just returned from running errands. It always takes longer to run errands with a 2-year-old.  I know this.  But now, the time was slipping away and I needed to get her lunch fast, before a royal meltdown…

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Health, Life

How to Regain Momentum and Motivation When You’ve Lost It

If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you. –Fred DeVito
These familiar words ring true.  But, has your challenge ever felt “too big?”  Overwhelming, perhaps?  Staying motivated along the journey of weight loss or even weight maintenance seems to become a struggle for most everyone at some point.  “Maintaining motivation” is one of the most commonly reported challenges I hear when talking with individuals about health changes.  Even though I am a nutrition professional, I am not immune from this same struggle as I discussed in this article.  The question everyone is asking is “How do I stay motivated?”

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Health, Life

Is It Really Possible to Eliminate Added Sugar?…One Mom’s Story

Every bite you take is either fighting disease or feeding it. –Anonymous

As described in the Sugar Series, Part 1 and Part 2, sugar has a way of sneaking into our kitchen and meals, becoming a friend and sabotaging our taste buds. Knowingly or unknowingly, we have allowed it. But, we don’t have to permit it to invade our lives. The first step is knowing the facts and the second is understanding where it is coming from. For knowledge to lead to action, we need to be convinced it is actually possible. Are you?

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