What’s for Dinner?

Oh man, how that simple question can so haunt us with anxiety, frustration, guilt and a zillion other feelings. 

I want to make cooking less frustrating by showing my examples of how to do it easier.  Plus, I might add, healthier and cheaper. 

It seems like today,  most people are too tired or too busy to cook… right?

I hear it ALL the time and the most common of all these verbal statements is “It’s only me” or “It’s only my husband and me, so why bother with cooking?”

Only second to hearing, “Are you actually serious about cooking dinner with our crazy schedules?”

I know, I know, as my life schedule is really crazy too on most days but…

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Live Forward

Is your life feeling a little too tight? Maybe pinching you here and there in your home arrangement or your wellness meter. Well, then perhaps it is time to wise up and change your lifesize.

Most of us are just doing the best we can do day by day.

Most of us have really good intentions to change our lifestyles for the better.

Most of us really and sincerely want to be and get healthy.     

For most of us then for our wants and needs to actually happen, here it comes, this words that make most of us cringe… we need to have a plan and a realistic one. 

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The Rest of My Story

“I lasted all morning but left midway into the afternoon session demoralized, discouraged, and definitely feeling and believing that no one could be more stupid than I was to dream this goal.”

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What Was I Thinking?

WHAT WAS I THINKING?? My untold journey to become “legit”
If you are interested in my saga of pursing my goal, grab a cup of coffee or “beverage of choice” and read on…

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Needing healthier holiday treats? We’ve got you covered!

One of my principles is healthy living, so why not apply this philosophy to holiday sweet treats? In today’s blog, there’s sure to be a dessert recipe to please anyone in your life, from chocolate lovers to fruit fans. Who says desserts can’t be both healthier and absolutely scrumptious?

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Color has a voice that can be visually noisy. Its hard to hear anyone if everyone is talking at once!

Do you hear what I hear? Yes, this is the title of a well-known Christmas carol. Oh yes, the sounds and smells of Christmas are loved by most of us bringing back sweet memories while our homes are being readied for this most wonderful time of year.

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3 Ways to Keep Christmas Decorating Simple

I do not know very many these days that are into very elaborate decorating for the holiday season the way we used to do it. Please do not throw your ornaments at me for this statement!

Of course, there are those that still go all out like Denise McGaha, Pam Kelley, and Courtney Allison do with their over the top, fabulous results! But this post is for the majority of us that have either chosen not to go all out or have given away or trashed a lot of their decorations.

Now I can really hear you roar! Let’s be honest here, how many of us really love getting out all those stored boxes, sorting, arranging, and then taking it all down and storing it again?

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Countdown to Turkey Day!

If you missed our last post on Healthy Holiday ideas we are sharing it again to encourage you to glance through these 10 tips, even picking one to try this holiday season will put you way ahead of most people. Check out the link here on these tips with fresh eyes and a positive mindset to see how Wellness can become part of your routines, holidays or not.

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10 Easy + Basic Tips for a Healthy Home

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My Top Tips for Healthier Holidays

SOMEBODY in your family or circle of friends has to make the first attempt at making healthier holiday meals happen. Why not let it be you? Watch this short video for some “secret” ways for you to be the one making the holidays healthier and happier.



So, my friends, here are some tricks, suggestions and secrets for making a healthier holiday happen. Be sure not to miss #3 for a very special, limited time treat!

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