January 2022

Best Podcasts of 2021

By |2022-01-05T14:17:05-06:00January 1st, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Best Podcasts of 2021 Do you love podcasts? If it's true that we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with, I want to make sure that I have amazing people speaking into my life every day. One way I do this is via podcasts. While I do listen to music, my speakers and earbuds are more frequently playing audiobooks and podcasts. (I listen at 1.5-2x speed.) Here are some of [...]

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December 2021

Best Non-Fiction of 2021

By |2021-12-30T10:39:55-06:00December 30th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Best Non-Fiction Books of 2021 I read a lot. I read to learn and improve: body, mind, and soul. Here are some of the best non-fiction books I read in 2021. These books were not all published in 2021 (though many were,) rather they were ones I read in 2021. Today's post is non-fiction books. My roundup of fiction books can be found here. Some links are affiliate links. This does not change your price. Thanks [...]

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Best Fiction Books 2021

By |2022-01-05T14:21:07-06:00December 28th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

My Favorite Fiction Books: 2021 I read a lot. I love to learn, I love to grow, and I love to go to another time and another place in stories. Here are some of the best books I read in 2021. These books were not all published in 2021, rather they were ones I read in 2021. Today's post is all fiction. My favorite non-fiction books and podcasts have their own posts. We fostered [...]

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December 2020

Breathing Through Burnout

By |2020-12-09T21:31:44-06:00December 9th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Breathing Through Burnout "I Cannot Do This Anymore!" Have you said this? Do you feel this way? If so, you might have burnout. There are many more symptoms, but essentially it is the feeling of not having anything left for the job/role you are in. In this video I will teach you a simple breathing technique to help the symptoms of burnout. Breathing this way can also reduce anxiety, depression, and stress (which are all associated [...]

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November 2020

4 Simple Strategies for Lowering Anxiety During “Uncertain Times”

By |2020-11-11T14:41:40-06:00November 10th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

4 Simple Strategies for Lowering Anxiety During "Uncertain Times" On election day, my kids and I talked about fear and how it is used for motivation. I told my kids that one of the fastest ways to get an action out of someone is to make them afraid or angry. Next, we talked about election advertisements and the news. Finally, we talked about our unchanging God. We recited verses about fear and peace like Joshua 1:9 [...]

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September 2020

What autumn means for your health

By |2020-09-23T22:34:54-05:00September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

What Autumn Means for Your Health It's time to resume your vitamin D supplementation.  Do you live north of the 41st parallel? Or in terms that I, a geographically inept person, can understand: Do you live north of Chicago? If so, it's time to resume your vitamin D supplementation. Because from now until spring, you cannot make enough vitamin D from natural sunlight. What is Vitamin D Good [...]

August 2020

Simple Ways to Lower Your Stress Hormone

By |2020-08-26T17:41:54-05:00August 26th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Simple Ways to Lower Your Stress Hormone Cortisol Cortisol is natural, but too much is not a good thing! Whenever you are under stress, your body releases the main stress hormone, called “cortisol.”  When your body is functioning optimally, cortisol is naturally high in the morning to get you going, and slowly fades during the day so you can sleep.  Did you know that too-high levels of cortisol are associated with belly fat, poor sleep, brain fog, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and [...]

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July 2020

Tips for Starting Homeschooling: Stop the Overwhelm

By |2020-07-28T12:45:54-05:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Stop the Overwhelm: Tips for Starting to Homeschool Excitement and then OVERWHELM! When my husband and I decided to homeschool our kids, it seemed like a good choice. We were both content with the decision. And then the overwhelm hit. First I had to pick out which curriculum to use. But wait! Before I could decide on a curriculum, I discovered there were so many types of homeschool philosophy: Charlotte Mason, unschool, unit studies, workbook based, Classical, etc. [...]

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June 2020

“I don’t have enough patience to homeschool” and other truths

By |2020-07-07T17:33:58-05:00June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Can You Homeschool? The big 3 obstacles: I don’t have enough patience, I don’t have enough time, and I don’t know enough to homeschool. I don’t have enough patience to homeschool. Living with humans is hard. There is no getting around it. Raising little humans requires more patience than I have (or want to extend) some days. When my kids are home all day, this means we obviously spend more time together. This can be hard. It [...]

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April 2019

Natural Ways to Help Spring Allergies

By |2020-12-29T14:28:09-06:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Natural Ways to Feel Better When You Struggle with Spring AllergiesThe daffodils are springing from the ground, and the sunshine is feeling a bit warmer with each passing day. Depending on where you live, you might even already be getting a touch of spring fever in the form of seasonal allergies. Here come itchy, watery eyes and relentless bouts of sneezing. Do you suffer from spring allergies? Leave me a comment below if you dread the pollen. I [...]

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