Month: February 2017

Dream Big Even When It’s Messy

“I believe God wants us to dream, and to dream big, because He’s a big God who wants to do big things and He wants to do them through us.” ~Excerpt from Put Your Dream To The Test, John. C. Maxwell How was your week? Was it messy? Was it inspiring? Was it productive? Was it frustrating? Was it focused? Did it move you forward? Did it remind you to raise your gaze upward? Did it challenge you to look inward? Did it fill you with the confidence needed to take the next step? Did your mind-expand…your heart-grow? Did...

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Converting to Paleo in 4 Easy Steps

Sometimes you gotta shake it up to wake it up and…waking it up can mean a whole new level of energy and health! Imagine…waking up, filled with energy, feeling great in your own skin! At first glance, making the transition to a Paleo lifestyle can seem challenging and expensive. Afterall, anytime you chuck out an existing habit and replace it with something new, there is bound to be a little shake up! But, as they say, sometimes you gotta shake it up to wake it up! And in the case of Paleo – waking it up can mean a...

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You’re 50…Now What? [Health and Beauty at Any Age]

Be kind to yourself. You are perfect just the way you are. Every day is an opportunity to awaken your soul and live a wonderful life! I’ll let you in on a little secret. Learning how to look younger, even if you begin that beauty journey after the age of 50, is possible. Not only is it possible, it can be a great adventure. The more you look forward to aging and the more you move your body to get there, the better quality of life you will enjoy. It might sound impossible at first. For many of us,...

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How Do Your Beliefs Shape Your Life?

“A belief is a thought you keep thinking” Abraham Hicks I have chosen to be happy because it’s good for my health…~Voltaire But are your beliefs real? Truthful? Unchangeable? Infallible? Have you ever noticed two people can be involved in the exact same event and come away from it with totally different experiences, feelings, memories, and beliefs? For example, you and I might attend the same concert, sit next to each other in the same row, and while I’m standing up singing and dancing, you’re covering your ears to block the ‘noise’ coming off the stage. I come away...

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Pregnant in Piedmont

Crocetta—Breakfast “No, No, No, No!” “Ma come é possible?” (Italian for “How can that be?”) “No, No, No, No!” Dottoressa Persico yelled while waving a reprimanding finger in my face. Dejected, I stood on the weighing scale in her office in Salerno, Italy. Dottoressa had weighed me three weeks before and for a woman who was 25 weeks pregnant, I was within range. Obviously, this was not the case now. When we moved to Italy from my home state of New York in December 2006, I was six months pregnant.Upon arrival in my husband’s hometown, Salerno, I went to...

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A Joy Filled Life by Mo Anderson