Can we have an attitude of gratitude?

This pandemic is hard. When I read the latest virus stats, I feel little waves of anxiety washing over me.  How do we cope?  Could we really have an attitude of gratitude? When I think about what I don’t have I can feel pretty miserable.  Our spring trip to see family in the U.S. was […]

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Ditch the diet attitude!

Hey friends! It’s so easy to get discouraged as we plod along on the path of health and well being.  It’s tempting to start another diet.  I’m still struggling with those extra pounds that crept back on.  It’s not fair that weight goes off so slow and comes back on way too fast!   Last […]

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Make 2020 diet free

Today I am offering you hope! Make 2020 the year you embrace a healthy lifestyle. You’ve tried lots of diets and sadly they don’t work for long. I know your struggles because they are mine too. By the end of January my diets were done. But there is hope! Instead of a new diet I […]

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Empower success with 3 little words.

Want to feel empowered not deprived; change 3 little words and affirm your will power. Switch from ‘I can’t’ to ‘I don’t’. Sounds too simple to make much of a difference, but there is research to back it up! According to James Clear words can make us feel like a victim or empower us. He states the […]

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TAKE A U-TURN​! STOP BELIEVING STUPID LIES

Ever taken a wrong turn on a road trip? Or maybe you came across construction and got lost following the detour signs. Would you say this? “Oh well I’ve made one bad turn. I might as well keep going until the end of the day. I’ll turn around tomorrow.”   But that’s what we do […]

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Cease striving and discover joy today!

Do you ever have a day that you feel really blessed?  That’s how I feel today!  I’m sitting outside on the deck writing to you from our lovely little Lake House.    Life gets too busy.  Some days I rush from one task to next.  I lose my joy in the frenzy of the urgent. […]

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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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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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2019 diet free forever

Today I am offering you hope! Make 2019 the year you embrace a healthy lifestyle. You’ve tried lots of diets and sadly they don’t work for long. I know your struggles because they are mine too. By the end of January my diets were done. But there is hope! Instead of a new diet I […]

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Walk with me?

I want to hold onto the shirt tales of summer and beg it not to leave. So I am squeezing in some visits and day trips with friends and family. We will be back to routine in no time! Enjoy this last week of summer my friends.  Talk much, laugh often, summer is on it’s […]

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September routines – make a great start for the New Year !

Happy New Year! I know it’s not January. But September is a time of new beginnings. I guess it’s because school starts and lots of programs start in my Church and community. It’s the time of year that I make decisions about the upcoming year. I have also learned that the routines that I start […]

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10 tips to sneak exercise into everyday!

Want to lose 20 pounds in a year? How? Instead of sitting during commercials get up and move. Walk on the spot, go up and down some stairs, anything that gets your heart rate up and causes you to breath quickly. If you move during every commercial break while watching 2 hours of TV you […]

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