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14 Steps to Healthy, Happy Eating

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]To me, sitting down to enjoy a healthy, delicious meal is one of life’s sweetest pleasures. Just ask my family. They get a kick out of imitating me tilting my head back and releasing a guttural “mmmmmm” when I taste something I really like. And it makes great imitation material.   My relationship with food hasn’t always been a good one. There were many years that I used food to fill loneliness. From there, I developed a love/hate relationship with food. I loved it when it filled my void, but I hated it when the guilt and repulsion over what and how much I ate set in.   I also experienced years of feeling dissatisfied with my body shape. I tried to time and time again to...

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If Your Child Could Pick a Mom

A lovely woman I know casually recently told me that her husband gets bored a lot and is always looking for something to do that’s new and fun. She looked at me like he’s off his rocker. “Fun!” she cackled. “He just doesn’t get it. Us Moms get it. When we have kids, everything changes. We don’t work for us anymore. We work to provide for them. We don’t worry about fun anymore. Our fun is in watching them. Our lives don’t matter anymore. Our life becomes all about them.”...

Discover a Souvenir Worth Keeping

Last week, I had the opportunity to reconnect with the beauty of God’s creation and momentarily leave my own reality behind. Today, I want to encourage you to do the same. Far too often, we get caught up in the world we’ve created. We hinge our feelings of fulfillment on our desire to achieve arbitrary goals based on our desire to be perceived a certain way and r our self-created worthiness scale....

17 Tips to Make 2017 Your Year to Shine!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Drink a full glass of water (16+ oz.) as soon as you wake up. You'll rehydrate, fire up your metabolism, get your digestion moving, and boost your energy.    While your mind is still quiet (before you check texts, email, social media, etc), take a deep breath of gratitude for the new day and all the wonderful things in store for you. Set your intention for the day. You might say, “Today I will trust my intuition. When I need direction, I'll quiet my mind and listen to the insightful feelings that come from my heart.” Or something simple. “Thank you for all the blessing coming my way today.” On a scale of 1-10, choose how happy you'll be today. (Yes, you have...