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{I use my affiliate link in this post, which means if you make a purchase, I earn a tiny (and I mean tiny) percentage which helps maintain this site.} Healthy Living is more than how you fill your plate. It includes your spiritual and emotional well being too. Inspired by Emily P. Freeman’s Podcast, Episode…

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obstacles to healthy eating

The town where I am from hails the existence of sailing vessels that reach as far back as Captain John Smith who explored the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay in search of profit from its shores. To this day, generations of families carve out a living from the bounty of the bay with the help of…

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frugal wedding, ecofriendly wedding #frugalwedding #ecofriendlywedding

{This post contains affiliate links, see my disclosure policy for full details} Once upon a time, a wedding was synonymous with expensive venues, caterers, decor, and entertainment. These days, a bit of creativity combined with frugal, eco-friendly wedding ideas offer as much elegance and fairytale flare as the splurge-level nuptials. It isn’t the dazzling display…

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Mr. Rogers, parenting

My kids considered afternoons with Mr. Rogers sacred time.  When the theme song It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood started to role, that was their cue to take their seats and reconvene their friendship with the man in the cardigan sweater and well-worn sneakers. For an hour, my kids sat spellbound and learned life…

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overscheduling

My self-imposed one car family directive evolved from an oil leak, a slow and constant drip accompanied by an odor of charred lubricant with an occasional billow of smoke rising from the hood of my mini-van. Overscheduling forced me to drive my van like Germany’s Transrapid monorail. Not surprised the van needed overhauling. The repairs…

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Christmas ebook, holy and healthy

I want to learn more about the book Holy and Healthy Living exuberantly promotes the need to maintain physical wellness and to cultivate a robust spiritual life. This Christmas season, I created a gift guide that combines wholesome and holy: Holy and Healthy Living Christmas Inspiration Ebook. Two-Part Seasonal Gift Guide Part One Holy and…

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manners

Manners? Are they essential anymore?  Yes, they are crucial. They aren’t just rigid social rules reserved for the privileged or the wealthy. Manners are more than just knowing not to slurp coffee from your saucer or not to blow your nose with your dinner napkin. In our modern world, chaos (think Opioid crisis) and violence…

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