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Mission Critical: Learning to Read Your Health Status

Posted on April 2, 2020 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)


 

Cockpit panel photo by Charlaine Martin, February 2020. All rights reserved.


My hubby is a pilot, so we love to cruise the sky in our single-engine plane on gorgeous days. Since he is teaching me to fly, I had to learn to read the many gauges on the instrument panel. It is easy to stay on course when there is a gentle breeze, but some days I feel like a toy batted around the...

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Making the Most of Sheltering In Place

Posted on March 25, 2020 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)



Photo by Alexander Dummer on Unsplash


I am sitting at my kitchen island right now, writing this blog post while my engineer-hubby is on a web-based conference call with his team. We’ve stocked up our groceries and other necessities while protecting ourselves from potential infection of the Coronavirus. In the meantime, I will be doing online Healthy ...

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Why am I Here Now Experiencing A Worldwide Crisis?

Posted on March 19, 2020 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)


Photo by David Marcu from Freely Photos. 


Read: Esther 4


Focus Verse: Esther 4:14 NIV "For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father's f...

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Springing into Spring: Renewing Outdoor Activity with Arthritis

Posted on March 12, 2020 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)


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Spring brings warmer temperatures with variable weather patterns. I've been feeling those variations lately with painful, inflamed joints. It is raining outside this morning, causing stiffness, pressure inside the joints of my hands and feet, and they are red and puffy. Making a fist is difficult. Walking barefoot is ouchy. Days like t...

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#COMMITYOURHEART: Putting Godly Self-Care into Practice

Posted on February 28, 2020 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (1)


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When I had my cardiac event, I learned a difficult lesson about caring for myself. This “heart attack” landed me in the hospital with troponin levels at 17, which is extremely high; I mistook a coronary artery spasm for an allergic reaction and used my Epi-pen. This spasm caused tightness in mythroat and difficulty breathing. To...

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Healthy Lifestyle Bowls

Posted on January 29, 2020 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (2)


Photo by Charlaine W. Martin, 2020.


If you remember from a previous post, my Boaz and I enjoyed putzing around Sanibel Island over Christmas break. We discovered an incredible placewhere I could eat nestled in the Bailey Shopping Plaza next to the bicycle rental store. They did an awesome job handling my food to avoid cross-contamination for this celiac and multi-allergy ...

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Lessons I've Learned from my Clients over the Years

Posted on January 23, 2020 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)



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I had grand plans for this week, even ...

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Renew God's Creation in You

Posted on January 17, 2020 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (2)


Image by Adrian Ward, Freely Photos.


Here I sit writing this blog post, with my Apple watch nagging me to stand. I record my physical activity, food intake, heart rate, and more. Unfortunately, it also has a Mindfulness section. I want to change this to prayer and bible study, but Apple doesn't let us swap out these features. How did we get to this point?


I've been thinking ...

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Personalize Your Healthy Lifestyle Plan

Posted on January 9, 2020 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)


Image by RKM and Charlaine Martin, 2020. All rights reserved.


My Boaz and I have been traveling around Florida over the Christmas to New Years while his work was on holiday shutdown. Walking, water exercise, and dancing kept us moving. Our meals were healthy and low calorie with plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit, especially the citrus fruit from my favorite citrus stor...

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Celebrating Jesus' Birthday the Healthy Way

Posted on December 12, 2019 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)


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I don’t know about you, but most Christmases start around Thanksgiving and finally end around Valentine’s Day. Why? Because we get hooked on hyperflavoring, fats, sweets, and salts. Our notion of veggies looks more like overly mushy green beans—very few of them—doing the backstroke in mushroom so...

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