New Year? Get Smaller!
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New Year? Get Smaller!

It’s always worse in January. My social media feeds all have ads, because that’s life, and some of those ads include weight loss products, but it’s always worse in January. Right now intermittent fasting is the hot trend, so I’m seeing ads for how to do that for your age, your body type, your blood…

Hell in the Hallway
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Hell in the Hallway

When the Bishop directed me to chaplaincy instead of ordination, my spiritual director told me: “When God closes one door, He opens another, but it’s hell in the hallway.” I laughed, and I’ve held that quote close to me in the last couple of years. I’ve never been one to enjoy transitions. For as long…

Keeping My Kid Healthy
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Keeping My Kid Healthy

My discussion group, Chautauqua, recently held a discussion about whether vaccinations for children should be mandatory. In my opinion, if a child is attending a public school, the vaccinations should be mandatory (except for children with a MEDICAL exemption). There’s plenty of school choice here in Wake County, so parents who don’t want to vaccinate…

No More Self Improvement
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No More Self Improvement

I’ve never really been one to make New Year’s Resolutions. It’s not that I don’t believe in setting goals, because I do. It’s just that January 1 is too arbitrary for my tastes. If I decide to lose weight, I don’t care what the calendar says. If I decide to change some aspect of my…

How a Life Coach Does Self-Care
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How a Life Coach Does Self-Care

Self-care. It’s a hot topic. When you Google it, you get results ranging from Forbes.com to Oprah. And this month I’ll be discussing how I take care of myself. As a wife, mother, writer, entrepreneur, volunteer, Christian, citizen, homeowner, pet owner, life coach and friend, I have a lot on my plate. And taking care…