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Feeding Your Family Nourishing Foods, Part Two: Establishing Guidelines

Food for the familyThe realization that followed was one I couldn't ignore and, to this day, dictates what I allow into my home and on to my plate: Gluten-free.  Low-fat.  Low-sodium.  Dairy-free.  Sugar-free.  These words alone do NOT mean "healthy" and the food they label is not necessarily what your body needs.


Feeding Your Family Nourishing Foods - Part One: The Paradigm Shift

Nourishing FoodsConfession: Once upon a time, in a life before children, I was a food snob.  Truly the worst kind of food snob.  The kind who decided whether or not we could be friends based on the contents of your grocery cart.



What the Scriptures Teach us About Joy

ScripturesWomen are the target of the Adversary.  If he can make us feel who and what we do doesn’t matter and isn’t of any importance then he can win in destroying the family and society.  Women, you matter.  But, most importantly, you were created to have joy.  (2 Nephi 2:25)   Joy comes because you are a child of God.  Joy is that higher feeling that comes from inner peace, satisfaction, contentment.  


Sometimes You Are Fragile

Sometimes you are fragileMy sweet daughter, who recently became an adult, accidentally fell one morning while getting out of the shower.  The bathtubs here in Germany are almost as tall as small mountains it feels like when trying to climb in and out.  With the slippery tile and moisture as her foundation, she fell and fractured a small part of her elbow.  She was in so much pain and her whole arm swelled and bruised.



Sarah Childress Polk: Wife and Advisor to a President

Sarah PolkSarah Childress was born in September, 1803, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the third of six children. Her father, Joel was a plantation and slave owner and Sarah grew up in the higher echelons of southern society. Her mother, Elizabeth, was a devoted wife and mother.


Healthy Lentils & Rice Dish

Healthy Lentils & Rice DishThis is a light and surprisingly delicious meal.  It's also a quick and easy healthy lunch.  My sixteen year old daughter created it for me.  She is a gem.



Thanksgiving Fun Ideas

Thanksgiving FunMake sure your not forgetting to thank all the people that do things for you through out the year.



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Rising Above a Lack Mentality: Preview

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I was first introduced to The Secret by Rhonda Byrne in 2008 and it changed my life.  Before The Secret I felt stuck in all areas of my life.  Spiritually I felt like I was up and down and that I had no control of how I felt which would then affect my spirit.  Emotionally, I was imbalance, unhappy and miserable.

Architect of My Thoughts—Architect of My Life

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