People who love us always have the best of intentions. What I have found is that they don't realize the things they do or say that can make it more difficult to stay the course
Nutrition, Relationships

How to Attend a Family Party Without Throwing Away Your Weight Loss Goal

“I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.” Joyce Meyer Once I'd committed to my food and exercise plan and had strategies in place, I had no idea that my friends and family would be my biggest roadblock. People who love us always have the… Continue reading How to Attend a Family Party Without Throwing Away Your Weight Loss Goal

A weekend spent camping is refreshing for the mind, body and soul.
Fitness, Relationships

Why I’m Going Camping This Weekend (And You Should Too, It’s Good for Your Health!)

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in tune once more.” John Burroughs After having spent all week stressing out over what to pack, when to pack, and the best time to leave to beat traffic, we finally made it! This is the story of every camping… Continue reading Why I’m Going Camping This Weekend (And You Should Too, It’s Good for Your Health!)

I have the best friends I could have ever asked for. They are there for me unconditionally. They are like family, and I do my best to be the same for them, too.
Relationships

4 Ways to be Sure You are Always a Great Friend to Those Who Matter Most

“Friends are medicine for a wounded heart, and vitamins for a hopeful soul.”Steve Maraboli I've had some particularly crummy friends. Now though, I have the best friends I could have asked for. They are there for me unconditionally. They are like family. If you have really great friends, it's important to self-assess every now and… Continue reading 4 Ways to be Sure You are Always a Great Friend to Those Who Matter Most

Having grown up on a small hobby farm, I developed a taste for the finer things. Since I grew up and had to resort to buying my groceries, I quickly began following a rule that has served me well so far.
Budget, Nutrition, Relationships

The Top 6 Reasons I Buy My Meat & Produce Locally

“Supporting local food production is so much healthier for people. It’s better for the local economy, and it’s a lot of fun.” Jack Johnson Having grown up on a small hobby farm, I developed a taste for the finer things. The "finer things" being treats like sugar snap peas right off the vine, fresh steaks,… Continue reading The Top 6 Reasons I Buy My Meat & Produce Locally