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Set the Tone for a Totally Healthy School Year

Posted on August 15, 2019 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)


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I've heard parents and teachers exclaim, "School starts next week. Can you believe it?" Frantically they shop for kids' clothes and school supplies. All those forms will come home to be filled out and returned to teachers. Football practice and cheerleading tryouts place many parents' backsides in the seats of bleachers waiting… waiti...

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Kick Up the Flavor in Healthy Meals

Posted on July 18, 2019 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (1)

 

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The grandkids wrinkled up their noses while they picked at their food on one of their visits a couple of years ago. “Grandma, I don’t like this. Can we have mac and cheese?” What they meant to say was they didn’t like the healthy meal I cooked because they were used to hyper-flavored boxed fare. It is tough to...

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From the Desk of Charlaine July 2019

Posted on July 6, 2019 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)


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You are right. There was no blog post this week. I've been on edge waiting for word that my daughter-in-law's condition was under control. It's been a worrisome week. Most of you know she went into the emergency room in serious condition with pneumonia. Until July 4th, she was sedated on a ventilator unable to respond to people talking to her or touching he...

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How to Use Activity Trackers, Health Apps and Online Incentives to Improve Your Health

Posted on June 27, 2019 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)


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Since I came home from vacation, I’ve dealt with a very long flare-up that knocked me down bad. I felt terrible about spending more time in bed than getting healthy activity, that is until Achievement contacted me about my above average physical activity for having chronic pain and fatigue issues. Whoa! Me? Ms. Sleep-Until-Ridiculously-...

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The Secret to Finishing Well

Posted on June 21, 2019 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)


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I’ve had the great opportunity to spend time in conversation with some senior saints about living a long life and what it is like as they come closer to the end of life before going home with the Lord. Our home is still under construction, finalizing g all the details for our final inspection. One of the people helping us finish the detai...

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Celebrate! Happy, Healthy Summer Cookouts

Posted on June 12, 2019 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)


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I have a grill that needs cleaned up for the season sitting in our garage. Thoughts of grilled chicken brats, grilled corn on the cob, salad, and grilled peaches stuffed with seasonal berries have my mouth watering. Our grill is gas, so cooking is cleaner than with charcoal. Some considerations must be observed for safe grilling li...

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When It Rains on Your Life, Grab Your Umbrella and Cling to Your Faith

Posted on June 6, 2019 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)


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Coming home from our trip to London was rougher than I thought. The first couple of days I chalked up my fatigue and pain to jet lag. However, jet lag only lasts two or three days. Today I am in bed writing this blog post. The weather patterns at home are horrible! Today it is pouring down rain....
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Become Active on Purpose: The Benefits of Active Transportation

Posted on May 30, 2019 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)


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Last week, I shared briefly about active transportation and how it helps people stay more physically fit. This week, I would like to dig deeper into this topic and help you find ways to put some of these principles into practice.


My hubby used to run regularly, including running 5ks. He also loves riding 20-25 miles ...

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Don't Throw Your Money Down the Toilet! When Shopping the Health Food Stores is Helpful

Posted on May 16, 2019 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)


Sorry about no posts yesterday. I woke up to a monster migraine that had me trotting to the bathroom the entire day. I could barely post the notice on Facebook about no posts for the day. Thank you for the well wishes, prayers, and encouragement. You are greatly appreciated!


Since I lost a whole day’s worth of writing, I had to storm ideas for this week’s post ...

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Living a Healthy Lifestyle is More Affordable than You Think

Posted on May 9, 2019 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)



One day, when I was reading through Facebook posts, I came across an organic meal service that advertised how reasonably priced AND healthy it was. That intrigued me so I read more about what they had to offer along with the comments. Wow! Someone decided to blast them for “false advertising” saying how ridiculously expensive it is for a family to eat healthy a...

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