Every self-help guru, motivational life coach or inspirational online personality (self-proclaimed like me or otherwise) has an article or book out on how to “find balance in life.” How do accomplished people juggle family, work, health, and the pursuit of their passions? Us normal people want to know! Unfortunately, the gospel of the balanced life… [Read More]
Fuel for the body, mind and soul.
In order to live life to the full, the mind, body, and soul must all be nourished. These posts are my recipes, meditations, scriptures, and thoughts-in-process on how to best fuel my life.
You are reading the Run & Not Grow Weary blog series. Please share if you like it! Here is Day 7. Your body is a resource. Let’s start today with some “state of the union” stats on physical health. You should get a bare minimum of 75 minutes per week of vigorous aerobic activity PLUS muscle-strengthening activities… [Read More]
Thanks for reading the Run & Not Grow Weary blog series. Please share if you like it. Welcome to Day 5! Running is hard. When I started running it never felt good. Honestly, I wondered how and why people did this. I just wasn’t “used too” it; the burning lungs, aching muscles, clickety-clacking of my… [Read More]
We’ve lived in Oregon for a full year now and I realize that fall is definitely my favorite season. Beautiful leaves, perfect running weather, great food, two fun fall holidays before the big Christmas/New Year’s whiz-bang finale. This “Falliday” season also brings some of my favorite festive eats, which I’m sharing in this new series: Favorite Falliday Recipes To… [Read More]
In this Falliday Recipe series I’m sharing some of my favorite fall holiday eats. I started making this Fall Fruit Salad a few years ago as way to bring something EASY & EXCITING (a seasonally appropriate WOW dish) to Falliday gatherings. Favorite Falliday Recipes I love using flavored Balsamic Vinegars; its like a shortcut to instant Falliday Spirit in… [Read More]
The Fall Holidays, or “Fallidays”, bring some of my favorite festive treats, which I’m sharing in this series. For me, hot bevvies like this Ginger Apple Cider sit way above the glorified Pumpkin Spice Latte. Sorrynotsorry. Favorite Falliday Recipes I use flavored Balsamic Vinegars to add instant Falliday Spirit to salad dressings, hot beverages, and even baked goods. Each… [Read More]
“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is TRUE, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and ADMIRABLE. Think about things that are excellent and WORTHY of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me–everything you heard from me and saw me doing…. [Read More]
I love that we (as a culture, perhaps) make up new words. “Hangry” is a popular one for me; it is great at conveying that the physical state of hunger, or a blood sugar crash, becomes so much more than just a physical problem. It effects you mentally and emotionally as well. But let’s flip that around…. [Read More]
Since we’ve moved in to our new home we’ve already had two of our California couple friends come to visit and in August, both of our parents are coming for an extended stay. To say I’m overwhelmed with getting our home guest ready is, well, stating the obvious. Our guest shower needs a curtain rod,… [Read More]
This is Part 4 in a series on fear and purpose. Click here for Part 3 on fighting with fire. Okay, so we saw the big picture, how we can eradicate the zombie epidemic by living a life on fire. But that brings us back to the start: Defeating the Fear Zombies I wish I could say that… [Read More]