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When Your Work Rules Your Life: 7 Ways to Get Your Life Back

Posted on April 18, 2019 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Photo by Daria Nepriakhina on Unsplash


I got a call after I arrived home from a long, grueling work day at the gym: "I need to talk to you about...." So I finished my conversation with that manager, ate dinner and decided to check email afterward. In my inbox were emails from my boss about work-related topics. My thought was something like this: "Why can't work stay at wo...

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Personal Stewardship Principle #4: Knowing Your Value in Christ helps You Value Yourself and Others

Posted on January 31, 2019 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

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I forgot something valuable in my last post: the purpose of taking care of your health. This week’s post ties into that issue.


Over the years of working with clients with weight loss and health improvement goals, I’ve noticed a lot of people with poor self-images. The internal messages running in...

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Have a Merry Christmas When You're Singin' the Blues

Posted on December 12, 2018 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)




Every Christmas has been difficult for me since my first husband died in 2011. Seven Christmases without him. Ouch. God blessed me with my Boaz, my second husband, but you can’t replace a husband the way you would replace a dead pet. Each man is special with his own personality and gifts. I was used to one man’s unique view of life, mannerisms, likes and dislikes...

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Getting Your Workout On: Finding Your Fit in Fitness

Posted on November 15, 2018 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)


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A couple of questions I am often asked is: When is the best time to exercise? Where should I exercise? It sounds like simple, cut and dried answers would be the key. It is not. God did not create us the same and He certainly didn’t give us all the same lifestyle or family situation. Praise God! Life would be so boring, wouldn't it? When consid...

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Lighten the Load: How to Help Others Who Need Help

Posted on October 25, 2018 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

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When my first husband was in his last couple of weeks before passing on to eternity with God, we needed our sofa moved so he could finally have a hospital bed to sleep on. He had been sleeping on our sofa because he was unable to take the stairs. I asked around at the gym, where I worked as a personal trainer, for help to get the sofa moved to upstairs. Two co-wor...

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Encore Post: Romantic People Need to be Committed!

Posted on October 11, 2018 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)


Photo by Seth Doyle from Freely Photos.


First published Feburary 2016. This post has been revised for Sweetest Day, October 20. All work is my own.


It’s always interesting to watch men at the store picking out flowers, balloons, and cards for their sweethearts. Women operate a little differently in the card aisle then they make a beeline to the candy or baking...

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5 Reasons Why Staying Home is Good

Posted on July 11, 2018 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)



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This is Day 3 of being home sick with the flu-- or whatever bug is around right now. Ugh! This isn't the post I had planned for you. I've been sleeping a crazy amount the past two days. However, in such a not-so-great circumstance, I found value from this experience to share with you.


My husband and I saw fireworks ...

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The Secret to Real Beauty

Posted on June 19, 2018 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Image (without Bible passage) from Pixabay.


Main Passage: 1 Peter 3:1-4 NIV


Focus Verse: But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things peo...

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Rest, Relax, Renew 2018

Posted on June 7, 2018 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

 

A similar post of "Rest, Relax, Renew" appeared in June 2016 for Mackinac Island on the Totally Fit 4 Life website. All work and photos are my own. All rights reserved.


Pictured above: Roanoke Light Station, Roanoke Island, NC


Some of you saw my recent post on social media that said we were going on vacation. My hubby and I looked at each other and decided we need...

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