Be more self-loving!

When you look in the mirror do you see the flaws first?  We are so unkind to our reflections.  We need to be more self-loving. Maybe you have a wonderful smile, an amazing complexion or great hair.  Maybe you have great legs, beautiful hands or a slim waist.  To be more self-loving we need to […]

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Could lack of sleep make us gain weight?

Do you know that tired feeling from not enough sleep?  I do!  My brain says, “ OK if you aren’t going to give me sleep then give me food!  I want carbs and caffeine”. Can you relate? Our Great God wonderfully created our bodies to function best on 7 to 9 hours of sleep per […]

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Smart strategies for good sleep!

Imagine going to bed when you’re tired and waking up with no alarm.   That’s the ideal way for our bodies to get the right amount of sleep.  Most adults need 7 to 8 hours each night.  But that ideal doesn’t match up with our real lives, unless we are on vacation or retired. My […]

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Priority change!

This mystery activity affects nearly every tissue in our bodies. It helps us cope with stress and gives us energy.  It prevents sickness, lowers our blood pressure, affects our appetite and helps us think clearly.  It even helps our hearts stay healthy. Its restorative powers are amazing.  Wow!  Do you want that for your body?  […]

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How to cope with cravings!

The piece of chocolate cake is luring me into the kitchen with whispers of forbidden delight.  The potato chips are inviting me to a private crunch and munch party.  Food cravings or temptations are a real part of life. How do we cope?  What do we do? The first thing we need to know is […]

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Are you tired of winter too?

It’s been a rough winter here with lots of storms and heaps and heaps of snow!  I’m done with winter!  How about you?  I try not to complain too much.  I don’t like to displease my Great God.  I’m attempting to see the beauty and keep busy.  But it’s been a long hard winter.  I […]

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Smart strategies to stay healthy on vacation!

“I’m on vacation so I can eat anything I want”.  That’s a lie I used to tell myself!  Maybe you can relate?  It was so easy to sabotage my healthy lifestyle with a crazy weekend of overeating, lots of junk food and little exercise.  But now I have a plan, smart strategies, to help me […]

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Are you missing this important nutrient?

Want to feel full longer?  Want to decrease belly fat and lose some weight?   Want to lower your cholesterol and blood sugar levels? Sounds like a magic diet pill right?  Nope, it’s regular old fiber. Most of us don’t eat enough fiber, this important nutrient, to experience these wonderful benefits. But after reading this […]

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HAPPY FAMILY DAY!

Here in Ontario, we have a mid-February holiday. It sure helps beat those winter blahs I’m taking a wee break from my blogging routine today. Talk to you next week! Today’s Little Step: Have fun with your family! They are precious gifts from our Great God!

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Creative ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

Do you need a spark of creativity to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day?    Need some date ideas? Wondering how to include your kids and maybe make some new traditions?  How about ideas to reach out to friends and neighbors?   Are you interested in a few communication/marriage tips from an older woman?  Keep reading […]

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7 basics to beat the winter blahs!

Have the winter blahs hit you? Do you want to stay inside and cook and eat high fat comfort food?  You don’t want to exercise and you feel sleepy!   You feel unmotivated and it’s easy to feel bored.  Yup, it’s cabin fever or a new term I just heard – ‘shack wacky’!  How do […]

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Is snacking bad?

The diet mentality taught us to ignore our hunger and not to snack. Our Moms told us snacking would spoil our dinner!  What if I told you she was wrong? The healthy lifestyle mentality teaches us to feed our bodies when we feel hunger. We want to fuel our bodies with nutrient-rich snacks! Sometimes a […]

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