Persevere means to persist in anything undertaken, maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement; continue steadfastly. Wow, that is a lot to do if we want to persevere! We all have had difficulties, obstacles, or discouragements some time in our lives. Some of these obstacles may be huge, some may be small, but we still need to be strong and persevere.read more
Have you ever thought about the fact that the day we are born is also the day we start to age? Our early nutrition and activity can determine how healthy we age. As babies and children we are fed and nurtured so we can grow into healthy adults. Then the teen and young adult years come. We think we can eat anything we want, or like me, and decide to not eat and become anorexic. Well these choices can influence the health of our twenties, thirties, fifties, and on.read more
Juicing fruits and vegetables is popular. It seems to be a fad, off and on through time. My hubby and I decided to give it a try for two days right after Christmas. I know not really the most opportune time, but what better way to supposedly detox all those sweets we may have consumed through the Christmas season.read more
This time of year can be a challenge for everyone to make healthy choices when it comes to eating. Here are five tips for this holiday season that I have found helpful.read more
Christmas gatherings are a special time for family and friends to get together. Many have traditions that are done each year and others like to change things up a bit. On my husband’s side, each family takes turns hosting the event. So every three to four years it is our turn to host this event. I personally LOVE to plan and host parties, but I don’t always have the budget to plan a huge event.read more
Vitamin D is sometimes called the “sunshine vitamin” because it is produced mainly in our skin in response to sunlight. This vitamin can affect as many as 2,000 genes in the body! That it a lot of genes. Of its important functions, regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorous, and facilitating normal immune function are vital. Other important functions are fighting disease and depression, and boosting weight loss.read more
Have you ever been told to “take a deep breath” when you are stressed or something is not going as you feel it should? While this is often excellent advise, if it is going to do your body any good it is important that you take that deep breath efficiently.read more
We all like to have something sweet once in a while, right? The challenge can be keeping it healthy. This Apple Cinnamon Muffin recipe is gluten free and has no granulated sugar. The sweetness comes from the apples and organic maple syrup. There are only 4 grams of sugar per muffin compared to at least 16 grams in most muffins. To keep the recipe grain free, I used coconut flour.read more
I think we all know that sugar isn’t good for us, and we really should try to eliminate much of it from our diet. This post isn’t going to be about all the “bad” that sugar offers, and “don’t eat this and don’t eat that”. Instead, I am going to share some things that CAN be done to help with sugar cravings, and can benefit your health.read more
In the fall of 2015 we had a last minute change for our vacation destination because of a large fire in California. This change led us to Utah for a day at Zion National Park. We did some exploring of the park and discovered “The Narrows”. I thought the hike looked fun, but we were not prepared. I told my hubby that this is going on my bucket list, and I wanted to complete it before I was 60.read more
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