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Top Four Problems with Today’s Foods

Top Four Problems with Today’s Foods

There often seems to be so few things we can actually control in this life, but the food we eat is within our control. If you’re at all like me, you may find the food pyramid and different nutrition fads confusing. Is the paleo diet best? The Mediterranean diet? The keto diet? Because of that, I’ve asked my friend, Susan Neal, to share from her professional and personal experience with us today to help us better understand some dangers and problems with today’s foods you may want to know about.

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When God Commands Rest

When God Commands Rest

What do you think of when you hear the word, “Rest”? Or “Be still”? Can I be honest and tell you, that those are two of the hardest things for me to do, and yet, I sometimes find myself smack dab in the place where that is what God is asking of me. God’s timing is perfect though. He showed me clearly during a time away a few years ago that it’s not only good to take a time of rest after the weariness of the battle, but He commands it.

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The 5 Best Ways to Change Your Mindset to Change Your Health

The 5 Best Ways to Change Your Mindset to Change Your Health

Have you ever experienced the shame and guilt that follows the mindless, numbed-out habit of eating your way into “feeling” better? You are not alone. But, you can change that. Wendie Pett is here to share the 5 best ways you can change your health by changing your mindset. Yes. If you change your mind, your actions and habits will follow. So often, certain behaviors, attitudes, and mindsets hold us back in life without us even knowing it. Read more for proven steps you can take to impact your health in a positive way.

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My Grown-Up Christmas Wish List

My Grown-Up Christmas Wish List

Have you ever created a wish list for Christmas as a grown-up? This year, what I wanted more than anything for Christmas was peace for my family and peace for my heart. As I read over Philippians 4:6-7, God’s command to tell Him what we need really jumped out at me. What I wanted most was something only He could provide. Asking God for what I need became the impetus for My Grown-Up Christmas Wish List. It’s not just for Christmas, but for the whole upcoming year.

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11 Tips to Begin PrayerWalking

11 Tips to Begin PrayerWalking

I recently had the opportunity to chat with my friend, Janet McHenry, on an episode of Your Hope-Filled Perspective podcast. We talked about her practice of prayerwalking, what that looks like, and how that can enrich our prayer life as well. So many of my best prayerful conversations with God have been during my own walks around the neighborhood. With these 11 tips to begin prayerwalking, Janet shares with us about her journey with prayerwalking, and how you might incorporate prayerwalking into your own daily schedule.

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A Healthier New Year Starts with Rest

A Healthier New Year Starts with Rest

Are you tired or worn out yet? It’s one of the busiest seasons of the year, and the vast majority of people tend to overextend themselves during the holidays—overextend their energy, overextend their budget, and some even overextend their welcome (but that’s for a different post at another time). A phrase from a Christmas carol has been stuck in my head the past week: a weary world rejoices. I’ve felt a bit weary as of late, and I’m sure many others have also after the past two years we’ve endured. One thing I know, is that I don’t want to start 2022 the same way I’m finishing 2021, and I know that a healthier new year starts with rest. Read more for how to start the new year off right.

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Christmas Stress: How Do We Get Rid of It?

Christmas Stress: How Do We Get Rid of It?

The last couple of years have been extraordinarily stressful, but the holiday season just seems to elevate the stress level to mountainous proportions. What if I told you, that we have control over much of our stress, and how we respond sets the tone for our holidays? That begs the question: what things can we let go of this holiday season? Christmas stress. How do we get rid of it? How do we survive the holiday season with a healthy perspective? How can we have a stress-free holiday season? Read on, my friend.

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How To Recharge Yourself

How To Recharge Yourself

While some consider this the “most joyful time of year,” many would confess it’s the “most stressful and exhausting time of year.” Regardless of where you fall on the continuum of opinion, we all need to do what is in our power to take care of ourselves so that we can do the things we need to do and be available to those who need us. That’s why it’s important to chat about how to recharge yourself. Be sure and read to the end for a special offer on a valuable resource that will help to improve your overall wellbeing so you can perform at an optimal level.

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Dr. Michelle Bengtson

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