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…

Back to Basics
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Back to Basics

It’s confusing out there. One week, Leafy Green X is the next superfood, and the next week there’s a recall because the bags of Leafy Green X have salmonella contagion. Eggs are bad for you, but really it’s just egg yolks, but actually egg and egg yolks are great, but only if they haven’t been…

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…

Stay At Home Moms: YES, You Contribute Financially!
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Stay At Home Moms: YES, You Contribute Financially!

There’s a common misconception among most SAHMs that I know and talk to. It’s the lurking belief that you aren’t contributing financially to your family. I know you all know intellectually that you are contributing by being a Stay At Home Mom, but there’s still this unsettled feeling about the family finances. And it’s expressed…

Did You Forget to Eat Today?
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Did You Forget to Eat Today?

Once upon a time, I had a baby. I was committed to breastfeeding, and everyone gave me advice. The most common thing I heard was: Sleep when the baby sleeps. Check! I can do that, I thought. I plunged into the sleep deprived world of on demand breastfeeding and within 2 months my little one…