diet and meal plan

There is a chorus of noise in the health food industry. The loud cacophony begins the moment you enter the supermarket. Regularly, new schemes, products, and programs pop up. They make promises to transform your body and improve your health. Why does eating have to be complicated and confusing? There is an eating plan that…

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self-care

I am a recovering self-care skeptic. My love-hate relationship with the concept spans two decades. In the twilight days of my mothering, I confused self-care with selfishness. I thought a much-needed respite was a trademark of weakness. Self-care cultivates a vibrant spiritual life, manages stress, prevents burn-out, fosters a lifestyle of healthy living, and helps…

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what I learned

It’s that time again when I join my friend Emily P.Freeman and share some of the life lessons I learned this season. This fall is particularly exciting because I am personally transitioning into a different season of life. Because of entering a new phase, most of my life lessons this fall are stories and memories…

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Sometimes it takes an unpleasant and overwhelming crisis to force us into action. My daughter’s ongoing health crisis, coupled with my former chronic illness, motivated me to create a Health and Wellness Binder. It would take six years of looking into the faces of practitioners before I put pen to paper. But I finally did…

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inner critic

{This post contains affiliate links.} Acknowledging the driving force behind the inner critic is the gateway to soulful healthy living. Words aren’t cheap. They are costly. The words that stay locked inside your head are just as treacherous as those that roll off the tongue. The voice of the inner critic spews words that can…

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saying grace

{This post contains affiliate links} It’s lunchtime at the orphanage, and about 50 girls clamor to the windowless, concrete structure and take their seat. There is nothing more sobering than to watch a child in a developing country saying grace. I fixed my eyes on a frail, quiet girl who whispers a humble prayer of…

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