Foods That Can Actually Cause Stress

Foods That Can Actually Cause Stress

Stress can be caused by a variety of things - from work issues to financial situations.  It’s a normal reaction every human experiences in situations they weren’t prepared for.  Sometimes, though, stress can be caused by simple situations - such as consuming certain food items that wreak havoc on your body and emotions.  Here are some foods that can cause stress when you eat too much of them: Caffeine -  is known as a stimulant.  So, when you … continue reading

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7 Reasons You Should Be Talking About Health Coaching

Have you heard about health coaching? If so, do you really know what health coaching is? If not, you really should learn.  From my experience as I have started a health coach certification program, many people either don’t know what health coaching is, or they think they know but they don’t have a complete and accurate idea of it. Furthermore many others don’t really understand the value that health coaching can bring to the healthcare industry … continue reading

20 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

20 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Just because you are watching what you eat or on a restricted diet, such as gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan doesn't mean you can't enjoy some Thanksgiving treats. Here are some examples of healthy thanksgiving meals your entire family will enjoy! Be sure to click on the photos for the recipes … continue reading

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chocolate pudding moments

There is a harmonica playing. Somewhere, nearby, a neighbor is playing out on their porch. Just as I am sitting watching the sunset on mine. And it reminds me of chocolate pudding. The story of The Chocolate Pudding has taken on mythical proportions at our house. It stars my Mom, who has more patience with children than anyone I know. She who has a song or game or distraction or story up her sleeve for every parenting situation. I was … continue reading

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What the Heck is PiYo?

I've been asked for the last several months...what the heck is PiYo? Before I can that question, let me start from the beginning. January is the time of the year that everyone sets a resolution to either better their health, increase their fitness or simply start moving. But, you know as well I do, that resolutions don't last. So, instead of setting a resolution that I would probably break, I made a goal instead. My goal was to make this year … continue reading

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Prevent Burnout in Your Homeschool

Burnout is a common occurrence for parents who home educate because we tend to take on so much, are the full-time care takers of our children in addition to all other responsibilities already in place and especially when it's carried out in a "schoolish" fashion by recreating the school model in the home. The number one reason for burnout is fatigue. First and foremost you have to take care of … continue reading

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Foods That Can Actually Cause Stress

Foods That Can Actually Cause Stress

Stress can be caused by a variety of things - from work issues to financial situations.  It’s a normal reaction every human experiences in situations they weren’t prepared for.  Sometimes, though, stress can be caused by simple situations - such … continue reading

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Playing More Mind Games

In yesterday's blog post, I shared with you a few "mind games" that you can play to make sure your brain stays sharp.  Well, while doing a little bit of research, I've found a few more that I'd like to share with you. So if you're looking for … continue reading

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Playing Some Mind Games

Mental health is something that is rarely talked about.  While mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorder are becoming more and more recognized and understood, there is still quite a bit of mystery and stigma … continue reading

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What the Heck is PiYo?

I've been asked for the last several months...what the heck is PiYo? Before I can that question, let me start from the beginning. January is the time of the year that everyone sets a resolution to either better their health, increase their … continue reading

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Granting Permission to Heal

So yesterday I woke up with one of those headaches. You know the kind, I'm sure. It was the type of headache no matter what you do, you are instantly exhausted. The type that when even strangers look at you they wince. Yep. The type of … continue reading

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20 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

20 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Just because you are watching what you eat or on a restricted diet, such as gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan doesn't mean you can't enjoy some Thanksgiving treats. Here are some examples of healthy thanksgiving meals your entire family will … continue reading

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Hot Spiced Cocoa Recipe

Winter has definitely arrived in my part of the world, and with it comes the desire to sit in front of a fire, read a good book, and drink hot chocolate.  The good news is that drinking hot chocolate doesn’t have to be unhealthy!  These two … continue reading

A Thanks Giving Give Away - Win A KichenAid Classic 4.5 QT Stand Mixer

A Thanks Giving Give Away – Win A KichenAid Classic 4.5 QT Stand Mixer

Can you believe that this year is coming to an end very soon? Where has the time gone? Not sure? Me, neither!! One of my favorite holidays is Thanksgiving. Not only is it a wonderful time to spend with family and friends but having them join … continue reading

Ginger Berry Oats Smoothie

Ginger Berry Oats Smoothie

Okay..before you start wrinkling your nose at the thought of adding ginger, oats and berries together; you must give it a try. It is rich and nutritious and has just the right amount of tang to wake you up in the morning. Make sure to make … continue reading

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Prevent Burnout in Your Homeschool

Burnout is a common occurrence for parents who home educate because we tend to take on so much, are the full-time care takers of our children in addition to all other responsibilities already in place and especially when it's carried out in a … continue reading

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chocolate pudding moments

There is a harmonica playing. Somewhere, nearby, a neighbor is playing out on their porch. Just as I am sitting watching the sunset on mine. And it reminds me of chocolate pudding. The story of The Chocolate Pudding has taken on … continue reading

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Want to Be a Happier Parent? Just Smile!

Did you know that smiling can help you with discipline? Smiling helps by putting yourself in a better mental state to take critical feedback. And we know first hand that when delivering consequences our children are FULL of criticisms. Let's … continue reading

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Self-Education, It’s for the Whole Family

Self-Education is the most organic form of learning. We were born wired for self-education and come into the world self-educating; until it is discouraged, suppressed and conditioned out. Self-education may feel new to people today as in recent, … continue reading

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5 Affirmations for Every Woman to Say Every Day

  5 Affirmations For Every Woman To Say Every Day Women. We are awesome and wonderful and talented in so many ways. But we sabotage ourselves into believing that we are not good enough, not smart enough, or not talented … continue reading

Accepting Who You Are

Accepting Who You Are

Learning to truly accept who you are is not as easy as it sounds. However, when you learn to accept your flaws, quirks and unique talents, the world seems to be an easier place to live. Not only will it make your life easier but you will also … 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