July 2018

Hidden sugar: You are Probably Eating Sugar Frequently Without Realizing it

By |2018-07-31T22:14:42-05:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Hidden sugar: You are probably eating sugar frequently without realizing it. The average North American eats 150 pounds of sugar each year even though sugar has been linked to a ton of health problems. Much of that is hidden sugar. Two hundred years ago, people only ate two pounds per year. No wonder sugar-related problems are on the rise! These include heart disease, diabetes, and cancer just to name a few. What is sugar and where is it? Sugar [...]

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How to Sleep Better: Natural Sleep Remedies

By |2019-03-05T21:52:23-06:00July 24th, 2018|Categories: Sleep & Rest, Whole You|

How to Sleep Better: Natural Sleep Remedies Have you stared at the clock doing math? “If I go to sleep in the next minute, I can get X hours of sleep.” Or even worse, “ugh, only 6-minutes have passed since I last looked!? Why can’t I sleep?!” Are you waking up feeling like your night did absolutely nothing to refresh and revitalize you? Or are you running on caffeine and stress all day Keep reading! I have some [...]

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Notice the good around you and feel better

By |2021-05-03T22:07:00-05:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Notice the good around you and feel better Picture someone who is having a hard day. What do they look like? Slumped posture, downcast eyes, small. Now picture someone who is feeling great. What do they look like? Head thrown back, upright posture, smiling, dancing eyes. You are a whole person: body, mind, spirit, nutrition, and environment. All aspects impact the others. How you feel inside impacts your body, as you could so easily identify in the above [...]

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Screen-free parenting for an entire month? What happened when we tried it.

By |2020-06-26T13:18:11-05:00July 10th, 2018|Categories: Whole Family|

Screen-free parenting for an entire month? What happened when we tried it.Last year, I was feeling guilty about one aspect of our home environment: our dependence on screens.It felt like the kids were always either on a screen or asking about using one. The time limits were vague and based upon how my husband and I were feeling. Videos, tablets, iPods, and screen-games were incorporated into every single day.I felt frustrated with the boys' growing dependence on screens. [...]

5 Deliciously Healthy Snacks You Will Love: No Tasteless Cardboard Included

By |2018-07-07T14:58:24-05:00July 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

When coming up with a perfect snack, I believe a food must fit most of these criteria: delicious, fast, simple, and portable. But when you add “healthy” or “weight-loss” to that list you often take out the “delicious” part and replace it with "tasteless," "cardboard," and "completely unsatisfying." Right? Here are my five best weight-loss friendly snacks that aren't just nutritious but also delicious! What are my criteria you ask? They have to be nutrient-dense whole foods where [...]

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Protect Your Rest Day: Why Rest is the Ultimate Weapon for Your Health!

By |2019-03-05T21:52:53-06:00July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Sleep & Rest, Spiritual Health, Whole You|

I used to use Sabbath-Rest as a weapon. My dad loves to work with his hands. A day working outside in the yard? Re-energizing. Cutting down trees, hauling logs, bush-whacking weeds? Peaceful. I, on the other hand, do not feel this way. On my dad’s day off (before he became a Pastor) he would want my sisters and I to join him in his Sunday “rest.” I would wield the fourth commandment as a shield and weapon. “No [...]

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