Category Archives: Stress

Worry or Faith? My Responsibility and God’s Role

In all life circumstances, you have two choices: worry or faith. Which one will you choose? In my post Worry is Not Your Friend, I shared about my troubles with worry. I still worry at times, even to the point … Continue reading

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Sauerkraut in My Washing Machine

No joke. This story is true, a real foodie’s hilariously strange nightmare. Who else could end up with sauerkraut in their washing machine? Why me, of course! My story will demonstrate I know a lot about cultured foods, but nothing … Continue reading

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Good Health is Inconvenient, but Worth It

McDonald’s is convenient. TV dinners are convenient. Placating your child with sugar-filled candy at the grocery store is convenient. Blaming your busy schedule for why you haven’t exercised in two months is convenient. Using Facebook as a reason to stay … Continue reading

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Six Strategies for Victory During Illness

Sickness and disease are a part of the human experience. Often, for reasons we can’t explain, some people endure a greater dose of unfortunate unhealthiness in their lifetimes. We all face illness to some extent. From the common cold to … Continue reading

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Your Body is Speaking! Are You Listening?

 If your body could talk, what would it say to you? Why did I eat that donut? Oh, I don’t feel good. No, not only 5 hours of sleep, again! I’m dehydrated. I need water! OR I’m full of energy … Continue reading

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2014, Year of Unexpected Change (Already)

Yes, I know it’s only nine days into January. Yet, this new year has already brought some unexpected changes that are testing my resistance to change. The first few days of 2014, my husband, Jim, and I were recovering from … Continue reading

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The Purple Pill: Pandora’s Box (The Untold Perils of Proton Pump Inhibitors)

I love purple. It’s always been one of my favorite colors. From my childhood to adult years, I always thought its deep hues were the most rich and mysterious. Purple was even one of my signature wedding colors. When it … Continue reading

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Thankfulness: The Cure for Discontentment

When was the last time you were discouraged or discontented? What did you do with your feelings of frustration? Yell at someone? Withdraw in silence? Talk to a friend? Ask for help? What about give thanks? Yeah, right! (I hear … Continue reading

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Why is Gluten Sensitivity on the Rise?

I had the privilege of speaking about food allergies and sensitivities on a health panel at a women’s event recently. There were many great questions, including why problems with gluten are becoming more prevalent in our society. I answered partially … Continue reading

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Eat Slowly and Enjoy

I grab the shifter with my right hand and put the car into first, second, third…oh, good, a red light! I can stop and eat three more bites before the light turns green! I stab my broccoli and chicken leftovers … Continue reading

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