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Do you plan for the pause?

As I’m writing this, I’m tired. I always get a rush of excitement when summer begins. I imagine wide open months ahead, ready to fill with creativity, trips, and fun memories with the kids.

 Then sometime right around now in the season, the reality settles in of just how long summer days are. And I’m (read more…)

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Which is the best springtime cleanse for you?

My husband and I recently began monthly “healthy habit” challenges to establish certain wellness practices that we wanted a more regular part of our lives.  Each month, we decide on a practice, set up a simple daily habit and hold each other accountable to do it every day for a full month. Earlier this month, (read more…)

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How to eliminate overwhelm and get “Big Things” done

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent Van Gogh Have you ever rock climbed?  I can remember many summer days when I was going to college in California on heated rock faces in the foothills of the Sierra mountains. While I was never a master climber, I enjoyed (read more…)

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What’s wrong with your morning cup of joe?

A mother, Anne, who was taking one of my courses on stress and our hormonal health emailed me this question, “I start my day with steamy hot coffee and half & half. The morning ritual is so comforting to me. Sitting, cozy on the couch with hot coffee, a blanket, and my Bible. Love it! (read more…)

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8 hidden meanings behind cravings

Most of us don’t give our body much thought until something goes wrong and it causes us pain or discomfort. But when you begin to tune in, you’ll find that your body actually has exquisite ways to communicate all sorts of important information with you. And one of the ways it does this is through (read more…)

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