How to Healthify Two Favorite Fall Treats

How to Healthify Two Favorite Fall Treats

    Fall is absolutely my favorite season. What’s not to love about crisp colorful leaves, cozy sweaters, excessively furry boots, and friendly orange pumpkins ready to be custom-carved to be as cute or creepy as you wish? And when it comes to the seasonal foods, what’s not to love about cinnamon spice and everything […]

Mean Girls, Gossip, and Taming the Tongue

Mean Girls, Gossip, and Taming the Tongue

    God has given us two ears, but one tongue, to show that we should be swift to hear, but slow to speak. God has set a double fence before the tongue, the teeth and the lips, to teach us to be wary that we offend not with our tongue. –Thomas Watson (1620-1686)   […]

How Fit Are You?

How Fit Are You

  What comes to mind when you hear the word “fitness?” Endless rows of treadmills, an outdoor track covered with hurdles, a Pilates classroom filled with mats, towels, and foam rollers? Or perhaps you envision a basketball team, tennis player, or strong shoulders and burly biceps. Each of the above associations undeniably exemplify an aspect […]

3 Toxic Ingredients to Steer Clear Of

Steer Clear of These 3 Toxic Ingredients

  Most of you know that refined foods[1] – a.k.a., “junk food” – are missing from the food pyramid for good reason: there’s nothing healthy about them. Cookies, chips, white rice, white bread, pastries, and table sugar are obvious examples. Most of us try our best to avoid these and similar products because they contribute […]

How to Watch the News and Still Sleep Soundly

Fear Not

    Stifling. Ensnaring. Never trifling. Never caring. Quite discreet. Cloaked with cunning. Up on your feet – It wants you running![1]     Fear is a dangerous thing. It’s an emotion that can seep insidiously into our psyches, plant itself like a rank weed among flowery thoughts, and then quietly proliferate until it grows […]