Healthy Living

Smile: Make Life Beautiful Again

What's the first thing you notice about a person when you see them? Is it the color of their eyes? Maybe it's their outfit or the way they style their hair? For me, it's the smile. Sometimes, it's the lack thereof. I think a person's face (particularly their smile) can say so much about the person… Continue reading Smile: Make Life Beautiful Again

Family/Motherhood/Military Life · Healthy Living

Running Made Me a Better Mom

Tonight...I ran! If you know me, I am not a runner...at all! In fact, I despise it! My husband is the runner in the family. Even when he's deployed on his submarine, he's always trying to fit in time for a treadmill run. It's pretty crazy how they cram a treadmill onto a submarine (just… Continue reading Running Made Me a Better Mom

Faith · Healthy Living · organization

OCD…An Idol?

As I sit down to write today, I must admit, I'm a bit frazzled. We are preparing for a flight back to the mainland and it's left me quite moody (just ask the kids!) It's not that I'm worried about the traveling itself. I'm not even worried about traveling alone with the kids. I'm far… Continue reading OCD…An Idol?

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Magic Oils: My 1st Experience with Essential Oils

Wellness Wednesday Do you use essential oils? I'll tell you what! My Little Ladybug was complaining about ear pain today and I didn't have anything to help her. I felt awful. Apparently, the other day when we grabbed replacement children's medicines, I grabbed 2 "cold and coughs" instead of a pain reliever. I decided it… Continue reading Magic Oils: My 1st Experience with Essential Oils

Faith · Healthy Living

Finding That Wonderstruck Feeling Through Serving Others

Wellness Wednesday Being wonderstruck.... Wonderstruck can be defined as experiencing a sudden feeling of awed delight or wonder. This past Sunday, my pastor John Burgess gave a great sermon about being wonderstruck. It's left me thinking all week about things in life that no-longer leave me feeling "wonderstruck." The things I once found jaw-dropping and yet… Continue reading Finding That Wonderstruck Feeling Through Serving Others

Healthy Living

Sticking to Your Fitness Goals During the Holidays

Wellness Wednesday Wednesday check-in. So, how is everyone's week going? Have you been staying active rather than binge watching Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel? Have you continued to eat healthy? Or, has the temptation of Christmas cookies kicked in? This time of year, it can be so hard to stick to our health goals.… Continue reading Sticking to Your Fitness Goals During the Holidays

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Back in Action: Jumping Back into Fitness in the Wake of Chaos

Wellness Wednesday Sadly, I haven't had much "wellness" being played out in my own life the past few weeks. With Halloween, the funeral, wrapping up basketball season, Thanksgiving and just being a mom, it was a whirlwind of a month! I cringe as I say this, but, we visited the big golden "M" (McDonald's) more times than… Continue reading Back in Action: Jumping Back into Fitness in the Wake of Chaos

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Coffee: The Good, The Bad…The Ugly

Wellness Wednesday Recently, it has been drawn to my attention...I drink too much coffee. (Is that even possible?) Do you want to know HOW  was told I drink too much coffee?We were walking through Costco, and I say to my daughter, "ooh, I almost forgot to grab more coffee! I'm just about out." At this… Continue reading Coffee: The Good, The Bad…The Ugly

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Is It Possible to be a “Foodie” and Still be Healthy?

Wellness Wednesday Foodie: a person who has an ardent or refined interest in food and alcoholic beverages. A foodie seeks new food experiences as a hobby rather than simply eating out of convenience or hunger. Foodie.Yep, that pretty much describes me to a T! My husband once made the life-threatening mistake of saying to my face, "you… Continue reading Is It Possible to be a “Foodie” and Still be Healthy?