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From the Desk of Charlaine October 2019

Posted on October 11, 2019 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)


 

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Hi, Everyone. You may be wondering what happened this week. I haven’t fallen off the face of the Earth nor have I decided to play hookey from blog posts. Instead, I’ve had to slow down to get well. For the past two months, the weather and seasonal changes made my fibro and MCVD worse. I’ve...

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This Life is About More Than Us: Balancing Self-Care with Caring for Others

Posted on October 4, 2019 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

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Recently, I felt pummeled by troubles ranging from a damaged computer to pressures of trying to finish our house and move while trying to start groups and classes, to one huge flare-up that landed me in bed for a few days. You likely noticed my posts were sporadic at the end of my visit with my daughter in Colorado until recently. It seemed like I was spi...

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Posturing for Better Balance and Total Health

Posted on September 19, 2019 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)





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Sitting hunched over a computer is the norm nowadays. Leaning toward a coworker over the table in a meeting to hear him while showing interest is also common. Pastors, teachers, and childcare workers are reaping the negative results of working in a leaning forward position day in and day out. The results of ...

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Char's Baked Spaghetti Squash (2 Versions)

Posted on August 30, 2019 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)


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Cooler Fall temperatures make us hungry for warm comfort foods. I've loved spaghetti squash for a long time, but recently rediscovered it's delicious swap for pasta. Spaghetti squash gets its name for the stringy texture of the flesh. Why bother spiralizing stuff when God set this up for us already? The stores around me had it on sale tempting me to buy one,...

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Great Transitions: Getting the Most of Late Summer and Fall Workouts

Posted on August 28, 2019 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)



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My hubby and I took a great bike ride along the Saginaw Bay through Bay City. At first, we thought it was a new trail discovery, but it was actually the extension of one we tried out a couple of years ago. Most of the summer, we rode between 10-12 miles near our home to the nearby town. Neither one of us expected to cycle twice a...

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What Your Scales Say Can Indicate Issues You Don't See

Posted on August 23, 2019 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)


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How Extra Weight May Indicate a Problem


"I can't seem to get my weight under control, no matter what I do," my client lamented. She wanted to lose 80 pounds but would be cont...

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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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