What’s your plan of action when you feel a cold or other illness brewing? In our home, we take a multi-faceted approach to boost our immune system. First, we have a mantra that we’ve said for years whenever one of us is feeling a bit run down and susceptible to a cold or virus: I am healthy, and I will remain healthy. This phrase is a mindset shift and positive self talk. It's also code to … [Read more...] about Got a Cold? Boost your Immune System this Winter
This is how I discovered the importance of self care and a healthier lifestyle. For a time, I went about my days with anger and frustration simmering just below the surface. I tried to push through and dismiss my feelings, but too often they spilled over and landed on the people I cared about most. The move to a new state that we’d made just a few months prior felt like it had been the … [Read more...] about Temple of the Spirit: My Self Care Story
One of the most difficult concepts I ever had to learn – and that I still sometimes struggle with - was the importance of putting me first. As Moms, our lives revolve around other people, especially if we take care of little people. We make sure they get where they need to be. We put meals on the table. We help with homework, volunteer at schools, assist with extracurricular activities, give … [Read more...] about Self Care vs. Self Sacrifice: Which Do You Choose?