Nourishing Yourself Through The Holidays
This article was written by Nutritional Coach and Nutrition Specialist Candidate Kelly Williams, MS.  The following information is not intended to substitute medical advice. The holidays can be filled with joy and excitement, but that often comes with a side of stress and overwhelm! For some of us, the colder, darker days of winter or holiday...
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Expressing Gratitude for Our Wishes Fulfilled
Feeling grateful when our wishes have been fulfilled is a great feeling. I do not get to experience that every day, but when it comes, it feels good.  I express gratitude daily for the beauty of life, those around me who I love and love me back, for the food available to me, doing the...
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An interview with local author Meaghan Axel
An interview with local author Meaghan Axel Tell us about your writing journey; How did you come to write children’s books? I started toying with the idea of writing a children’s book while nursing my daughter. Nursing her required me to be present, and that stillness sparked my creativity. I would look at this tiny little being in...
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Sometimes
Sometimes Sometimes it surprises me to notice how– “out of nowhere”– despair sets into me, into my whole being.  I begin to notice lack, judgment, fear, loneliness, and sadness.  I find myself feeling so alone, feeling scared. I feel fear stealing away my God-given gifts of joy and inner peace. Fear keeps pouring in until...
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The Only Fight We Fight is the One Inside Ourselves
The Only Fight We Fight is the One Inside Ourselves We tend to focus on the outside world to give us happiness, inner peace, and love.  However, time and again, that outer world falls short because nothing outside us can give what our hearts really need.  We keep fighting other people, their behaviors, and external...
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Mindful Eating in The Time of COVID-19
This article was written by Nutritional Coach and Nutrition Specialist Candidate Kelly Williams, MS.  The following information is not intended to substitute medical advice. In times of great stress, some of us may find ourselves gravitating towards ‘comfort foods’ while others of us may not even have access to so-called ‘healthy’ options. Stress can disconnect...
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The Power of Surrender
The Power of Surrender The human journey on this earth is filled with trials and tribulations, joys and miracles, pain and sorrow. Looking back, most of my suffering has come from wanting the circumstances of my life to be different than they are and trying to control the outcomes of life’s events and people’s behavior....
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Helping Children Heal through The Magic of Play
There is something profound to be learned from children and the ways in which they play. They play when they’re happy, when they’re sad, when they’re grieving, and when they’re mad. We might want to think that kids have nothing to be sad, grieving, or mad about; the tragic reality is that they do. I...
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Can’t We All Just Get Along? Yes, We Can
Can’t We All Just Get Along? Yes, We Can I grew up in a family where we yelled when we were angry. That was what our parents did to each other and to us, so that was what we learned.  To me, this was normal.  When I got married, I noticed that my husband’s family...
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Life is an Illusion
Life is an Illusion If anyone had said to me that life was an illusion 25 years ago, I would have looked at them puzzled.  I probably would have asked: What do you mean life is an illusion?  I have all these facts to back up that life is as real as you see it. ...
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Finding Stillness
Finding Stillness The first month of this new year is already gone.  Where did it go?  We just welcomed the new year. Most people I meet seem to be experiencing the feeling, and stress that goes with it, that time is passing by too fast.  It is time to slow down. But how? I grew...
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A New Beginning
A New Beginning Happy New Year!                                                                                                   ...
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