10 Tips for handling holiday eating!

Tis the season for eating! Everywhere I go there will be tempting goodies. Then I’ll add some holiday stress and I’ll have the perfect combination for overeating.  My favorite foods – turkey, stuffing, gravy, pie, cookies, rich desserts and chocolates will be within my reach. But this year is going to be different! I have […]

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Keep the joy and say goodbye to stress this Christmas!

The pursuit of perfection has to go!  Be real this Christmas. It’s so easy to get caught up in decorating the tree with the latest colours, baking Pinterest perfect cookies and shopping for hours for the best gifts. I really do love Christmas but instead of feeling joyful I often feel grumpy and tired.   […]

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A nutritionst shares – 2 tips for dealing with stress!

Ever wish you could ask a licensed nutritionist some questions free of charge?  Well your wish has come true today! Charity Elliott my wonderful daughter in law is doing a guest post for us today!  I asked her 2 questions.  #1.  Which vitamins help our bodies cope with stress?   #2.  What should we eat […]

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How to reduce your stress in just 10 minutes!

Feeling stressed?  Can you carve out 10 minutes in your demanding day?  Just 10 minutes of your crazy life that will reduce your stress, increase your metabolism, lower your blood pressure and improve your mood. Are you surprised that –  “Exercise in almost any form can act as a stress reliever. Being active can boost […]

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3 Tips to deal with stress!

Are you stressed or anxious?  There are big stressful events in our lives that we have little control over.  But some stress we bring upon ourselves.  These little stressors of everyday life are under our control.  I’m on a quest to learn how to identify my stressors, reduce my stress or handle it better. I […]

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Pre-holiday stress?

Is stress part of your life?  We think it’s normal to have some daily stress. Add in the Christmas season and the lists of all the tasks to be done and it’s the perfect recipe for more stress. For the next 6 weeks I am going to share how I am coping with stress! A […]

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Looking for a yummy healthy treat?

How about Apple Nachos?  I got some tech help and that means I have some good pictures! It looks too good to be healthy! But it is! Ingredients 1 medium apple nut butter maple syrup Topping suggestions-sunflower seeds, chopped nuts, coconut Method Cut the apple into slices and place in a circle on a medium […]

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How to beat the Halloween munchie monster!

The scariest part of Halloween is the munchie monster that lives in my house. Me! I can pop those treat sized chocolate bars into my mouth as easy as can be. Before I even realize it I’ve eaten 700 calories. That’s the same as eating a double quarter pounder with cheese! WOW! Not good! But […]

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Technology love or hate?

I had a fun blog post ready. It’s a recipe for Nacho apples. With good pictures! But my new phone and my computer are not communicating! Sometimes I love technology and sometimes I hate it! You guess which this time is, teehee. I tried all sorts of things that my limited skills allow. Needless to […]

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Time-perspective, priorities, people!

Is life overwhelming? Feeling like life is hard? I’m still adjusting to the new normal with the recent loss of a well-loved friend. My friend’s health deteriorated quickly and within 21 days she passed. This kind of shocking loss puts life into perspective. Priorities change. Irritations lose their power. Stuff loses its appeal. Careers lose […]

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I blew it! I veered off the path of health and well-being!

It’s time for this blogger to ‘fess up! Over this last week I didn’t eat well at all! It was a hard week emotionally. I said my final goodbye to my best friend. I attended the visitation, funeral and graveside service. Then I had the stress of packing and preparing for a big trip that […]

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How do we cope when God says, “no”?

What do we do when God says no? How do we cope? Maybe you didn’t get the job, or the pregnancy test was negative again. Perhaps the house deal fell through or the doctor’s report was not good? We all have hard times when God’s answer is no. God said no to my prayers. My […]

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