December 1, 2015

A Sunday Siesta…Snoozing Makes You Smarter


Most of us learned years ago that our bodies need 7-8 hours of sleep a day, but did you know that six hours or less triples our chance of an accident? Hmmm….I had not heard that, but KNEW that I […]

If only I… (31 Days to More with Less)


My daughter’s voice echoed through our hall last week, “I can’t wait till I am a teenager.” A deeper voice, one in transition, retorted, “Well, I can’t wait till I am a parent because….” (in which followed a soliloquy of […]

31 Days to More with Less


Last month, I shared that October would include 31 Days of Amazement as I partner with seven of my best blogging friends to share our passions on different topics. I initially thought my 31 days would lean completely toward personal/family […]

Finding Fellowship in Unique Forms…(in)courage


This challenge to choose 30 Days of Healthy Living has been difficult, but I’m sharing over at (in)courage today the impact that these two short weeks have had on me by those of you who have banded together so uniquely. […]

1/3 of the Way to a New You – Discipline (ugh)


Chuckling as I wrote that title, I realized that is sums up the way I’m feeling about my choice to embrace this challenge of the 30 Day Shred.  Yes, it sounds cheesy. Yes, it’s even teetering on the brink of […]

30 Day Shred – 11:35pm, but it’s done


I had the privilege of dining at both Food Network’s stars Bobby Flay and Todd English’s restaurants within twenty four hours. The whole time I thought of all the shredding I had done, and the additional shredding I would have […]

Make Over 101


It wasn’t about make-up, although she thought it was… It wasn’t about beauty, or at least the kind that she was focusing on… It wasn’t even about pampering mommy, but please don’t tell her that… It was about embedding in […]

Choosing Healthy Living…Day 3 (Check in)


Why am I doing this? This 30 days of torture is about a healthy lifestyle, right? Remind me of that, and I am reminding you of the same thing. Day 3 of the 30 Day Shred is over, and honestly, […]

30 Day Shred – Day 2 (Check in)


(Jen wondering if this is really worth feeling this horrible) Day Two of the 30 Day Shred is over, and I was actually looking forward to starting the work out. I was sore before it began, but my arms finally […]

30 Day Shred – Finished Day 1 (Chime in)


Day One of the 30 Day Shred is over, and I KNOW I can do this (repeat this five times fast). I just can’t tell you how much I dreaded this day, but I finally got it over. Not only […]

Join Me for a Sunday Moment – Music


Joining voices with others on Sunday morning is a privilege. It’s an opportunity to reflect, refresh and focus on the One who made the heavens. Join me as we sing about just that. 0905 – Worship from WAV Technologies on […]

The Real Beach House of (in)courage – Hilton Head


“Imagine you walk through the door, look around, take it all in, and feel the tensions of the day start to roll off your shoulders in little waves. You ask, “How did you find this place?” We look at each […]

Join me on the 30 Day Shred & Giveaway


Reading the comments on my last post, The Weight Loss Roller Coaster, excited me to no end (and made me a little nervous too). I am thrilled that many of you want to join me during these 30 Days of […]

The Weight Loss Roller Coaster


I’m tackling a subject matter over over the course of the next week that I have been avoiding for too long. A topic that steps on toes. A topic that pulls at the root of many womens’ emotions. A topic […]

Honor Grandparents this Sunday


Celebrating Grandparents – This Sunday, we celebrate an overlooked, but wonderful holiday –  National Grandparents Day. Celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day, the holiday was created to remind grandchildren to tap into the wisdom and heritage their grandparents […]

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