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5 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

One of the most significant diagnosis given by medical doctors is hypertension also known as high blood pressure. Of course along with this diagnosis is a diet restriction and a prescription for some synthetic drug that will somehow miraculously decrease your blood pressure. Now, before you start sending me hate mail, some of my dear friends are medical doctors and I truly believe they have a place in our society, such as care for catastrophic … continue reading

Is Life Spiraling Out of Control - Don't Give Up!

Is Your Life Spiraling Out of Control – Don’t Give Up!

Do you feel as if your life is spiraling out of control? Does it seem that every decision you make is the wrong one? Do you feel all alone? Do you find yourself taking medication to ease the pain? Do you turn to alcohol for release? If you answered 'yes' to any or all of the questions listed, please know that you are not alone. There are many who feel the same way. There are also many who have given up because of feelings that no one will ever … continue reading

Letting Go As A Parent

Letting Go As A Parent

Letting go seems to be the hardest thing for parents to do.  It seems the hardest for mothers to do. There is nothing wrong with this feeling and as a mother, I can completely relate to the feelings of loss and despair. But, as parents we must be aware that our children are with us for a short time.  Instead of crying we must actually rejoice. Yes, I know it sounds odd but it's true.  Our Heavenly Father has given us the gift of … continue reading

Simple Solution for Bedtime Battle

Simple Solution for Bedtime Battle

Dear Susan, I work from home and my husband works and goes to graduate school.  My son, 18 months old is a bright ball of energy.  He does nap but only if I rock him to sleep. And he always sneaks into our bed at night.  I'm too tired to fight it so I just let him stay.  To top it all off, I'm 6 months pregnant with my 2nd child. I need sleep but I don't believe in letting my son "cry it out" either. Can you help? Congratulations on your 2nd … continue reading

Runners Should Not Avoid Upper Body and Core Workouts

Runners Should Not Avoid Upper Body and Core Workouts

  Since my children are involved in the cross country world, I am around runners daily. Although they can run for miles and miles they all seem to avoid some important workouts. Runners should never, ever neglect their upper body and core. In fact, if those areas of the body are not trained daily along with the legs, it won't matter how far you can run because your body will eventually break down. Why are core workouts … continue reading

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Inspire Your Children to Want to Learn

It’s as simple as this: You can’t expect your children to love learning if you don’t love to learn. If learning isn’t a joy it’s difficult to expect them to develop a joy for learning. Children learn what they live so as parents we must ask ourselves how we are living whenever we want our children to change or aspire to greater learning. As humans we are wired to model what we see. In younger years, this behavior is even greater as a child is … continue reading

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Is Life Spiraling Out of Control - Don't Give Up!

Is Your Life Spiraling Out of Control – Don’t Give Up!

Do you feel as if your life is spiraling out of control? Does it seem that every decision you make is the wrong one? Do you feel all alone? Do you find yourself taking medication to ease the pain? Do you turn to alcohol for release? If you answered 'yes' to any or all of the questions listed, please know that you are not alone. There are many who feel the same way. There are also many who have … continue reading

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5 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

One of the most significant diagnosis given by medical doctors is hypertension also known as high blood pressure. Of course along with this diagnosis is a diet restriction and a prescription for some synthetic drug that will somehow miraculously … continue reading

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7 Habits to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

Do you live a healthy lifestyle? Before you rush to answer that question, you need to finish reading this article. Too many people in today's society, think that they do live a healthy lifestyle and that they are healthy when in actually they … continue reading

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Take The Time To Check In With Everyone In Your Teen’s Life

The summer has come to a close and the kids have gone back to school. As our teens transition back into the hustle and bustle of the new school year, it’s important that we, as parents, stay in tune with what’s going on in their lives. It’s just … continue reading

Runners Should Not Avoid Upper Body and Core Workouts

Runners Should Not Avoid Upper Body and Core Workouts

  Since my children are involved in the cross country world, I am around runners daily. Although they can run for miles and miles they all seem to avoid some important workouts. Runners should never, ever neglect their upper body and … continue reading

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Getting a Little Help- Top 5 Qualities of a Good Personal Trainer

When you're trying to live a healthy lifestyle, it is important to get the help you need.  One of the best ways to stay on track is through working with a personal exercise trainer.  They can provide motivation, insight, and expertise that you … continue reading

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5 Common Sense Tips for Exercising After An Injury

If you have read my contributions to Dr. Mommy Online over time, you probably have gotten the impression that I love to be active and healthy, and you would be correct. Any chance I get, I'm trying to move, to be outside, to practice martial … continue reading

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A Few Autumn Exercise Ideas to Keep You Moving

Believe it or not, summer is just about over.  Between getting the kids back into school mode, and getting the house weatherized, it can be difficult to find the time to keep up with an exercise routine.  Well, here are a few simple things that … continue reading

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Inspire Your Children to Want to Learn

It’s as simple as this: You can’t expect your children to love learning if you don’t love to learn. If learning isn’t a joy it’s difficult to expect them to develop a joy for learning. Children learn what they live so as parents we must ask … continue reading

Simple Solution for Bedtime Battle

Simple Solution for Bedtime Battle

Dear Susan, I work from home and my husband works and goes to graduate school.  My son, 18 months old is a bright ball of energy.  He does nap but only if I rock him to sleep. And he always sneaks into our bed at night.  I'm too tired to fight … continue reading

Letting Go As A Parent

Letting Go As A Parent

Letting go seems to be the hardest thing for parents to do.  It seems the hardest for mothers to do. There is nothing wrong with this feeling and as a mother, I can completely relate to the feelings of loss and despair. But, as parents we … continue reading

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Education and the Basics

As we home educate our children we find that so much of the work we end up doing is not only about the academics but encompasses all of life. Many of the lessons your children will learn are those life lessons they can carry with them no matter … continue reading

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Do You Think You’re an Askable Parent?

Have you ever asked yourself, “Am I an askable parent?” If the answer is yes, your teen has no problem talking to you or expressing himself freely. But if you’re unsure, or you’re honest and say “no, it can be the cause of why your … continue reading

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Start Your Morning Right with this Easy Breakfast

Start Your Morning Right with this Easy Breakfast

After living a high raw food lifestyle now for many years, I've created certain habits that make my raw life simple, delicious, and downright juicy!  One of those habits is to order in bulk from my raw food company of choice.  I get raw cashews, … continue reading

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Delicious Summer Breakfast Recipe

Summer is such a great time to gain momentum with your radiant health journey by including the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables typically available this time of year.  Loving your body by giving it the most nutrient dense foods is such a … continue reading

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10 Really Good Quinoa Recipes With Less Than 10 Ingredients

Do you eat quinoa? If not, you really should. Quinoa is really good for you. It's full of fiber and protein and is very versatile. That said, if you look through most quinoa cookbooks or other cookbooks with quinoa recipes often the majority of … continue reading

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6 Simple Strategies For Creating Headlines That Don’t Suck

Great headlines are a wonderful way to grab some attention from your audience but they are often difficult to construct.  I did a little checking with some of my colleagues and found out that some of those headlines or subject lines that got … continue reading

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Creative Ways to Market Your Business With Instagram

We've all heard the saying that a picture is worth a thousand words.  Well, Instagram is all that and more! Most of us already know that Instagram is a visual platform and a fun way to stay in touch with the antics of family and friends.  But … continue reading

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How Your Mindset Can Make or Break Your Business – Part 2

Have your thoughts been holding your back, or helping you shoot for the moon? In Part One of this series, I covered the steps you can take to control and direct your inner dialog, so that it works for you, and not against you. As we embark on … continue reading

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16 Positive Thinking Quotes To Help You Accomplish More

I've often wondered the amazing things that could be accomplished in this world if people would just stop doubting themselves and start believing they've got what it takes? I wonder how many new businesses would start up and how many ministries … continue reading

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It’s Time to Write Down Your Goals

Goals are something we as individuals all have. Some may have achieved their goals while others are still determining what their goals are or how they can achieve them. Everyone understands the importance of having goals. Many will set goals for … continue reading

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21 Inspirational Quotes That Could Change Your Perspective

Inspirational quotations and motivational messages have the power to transform a dreary week into one of hope, and a hopeful week into one of action.  Here are 21 of my favorites. "Accept responsibility for your life.  Know that it is you who … continue reading