Health

The Purple Purse Project and 100 Dresses

The Ray Rice incident is tragic.  On many levels. One good thing about it though, it has brought more awareness to the victims of Domestic Violence.  While October is the Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Purple Purse Project/Challenge is happening all year long. I recently found out about the Purple Purse through an event I helped […]

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The Other Side of the Ice Bucket Challenge–Caring for the Caregivers

The Ice Bucket Challenge…it gives me chills thinking about it.  Not for the thought of the freezing cold water splashing down my neck. I get chills because I’m thrilled there is more awareness being spread for such a terrible disease, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). I have a personal story related to ALS.  My Uncle Michael […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Get More Sleep

I have never been a morning person.  I doubt I ever will be.  My mom was the type to wake up really early, make us a delicious, healthy breakfast, and wake us up individually (I didn’t use an alarm clock until I moved out!). I loved mornings with my mom, they were a great way […]

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Finding Joy and Gratitude in Hardship

We have had a pretty tough week. We have been dealing with problems that I would not classify as normal. They have really tested our faith and hope. The first big thing that happened this week was our basement flooded. We went to bed Wednesday night with a dry basement, and in the morning we […]

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Eating Healthy with the Best Produce

This year I started growing a garden with my sister.  She has a HUGE garden area and has been kind enough to split the work and the rewards with me.  I say work without any malice, because I have found that working in a garden is very therapeutic.  I typically claim that my therapy comes […]

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The Pentagon of Health & Fitting in Fitness

Everyone has different ideas of what health means to them. At the gym the other day, Anne, my co-blogger, and I were talking about sustainable weight loss and health and this girl came up to us and told us about an “awesome opportunity” for “healthy weight loss” She was selling something, but she really believed […]

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Healthy Smoothies Aren’t Just For Breakfast: Frozen Raspberry Coconut Lemonade

  As I started into the health food phase, I wrongly believed that healthy smoothies were only for breakfast, or a mid-morning snack.  Then I made this smoothie, and realized, it is pretty enough for dessert!  Especially during the summer when you really want something light, with a little tang, and overall refreshing. Not only […]

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How to Get Active With Your Kids

I’m currently participating in a weight loss challenge. (Now, in the comments you’re all supposed to say, “Why on earth would  you think you need to lose weight, Anne?” awww, you’re sweet! ) But seriously, I just want to finally feel fit and healthy, so I’m using the challenge as the motivation to continue practicing […]

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5 Tips for Summer Eating On the Go

Are you sick of sandwiches and chips all summer long? I know that we are busy-busy in the summer, so we eat a lot of meals on the go. But boy do I get sick of the traditional on-the-go fare. Whose with me? Most of us like to stay busy and active in the summer. […]

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Couch to 5K Training Program: and Tips to Enjoy Long-Distance Running

With this month dedicated to moms, we have discussed different ways to make time for yourself, and ways to care for yourself.  One of the ways we discussed was through exercise.  Running is a great form of exercise because it doesn’t require special equipment or a gym membership. I understand that not everyone enjoys running, […]

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