Category Archives for Healthy Living

How to Change An Unhealthy Habit

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“A nail is driven out by another nail; habit is overcome by habit.”  Erasmus I read this quote in a book written by a friend in Aiken, Peggy Wojtowicz.  Her book, Joy on High Places, is a memoir about how God transformed her life in many ways including her eating habits. Habit Change is Hard. […]

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Soulful Simplicity: Listening to Your Heart

Be More With Less book

“We don’t remove the clutter, reduce the stress, and boycott busyness to have a simple life.  We do it to have a life.” Courtney Carver from Soulful Simplicity   Courtney Carver is a blogger at the website Be More with Less.  She writes about simplicity, minimalism, intentional living and dressing with less.  I had read […]

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Exercise for the Athletically-Challenged

Exercise for the Athletically-Challenged

​Athletically-challenged. That’s me. I was always the last one picked for the kickball teams at recess during elementary school. The only extracurricular team sport I ever participated in was my neighborhood swim team during the summer between fifth and sixth grades. I was slow and almost always finished dead-last in the races I swam in that […]

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Waiting…. and What to Do While We Wait

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When we have a health concern we spend a lot of time waiting. Waiting to get news about your condition. Waiting for your body to heal. We were at the beach part of last week and noticed several sites like the one pictured at the beginning of this article.  These are loggerhead turtle nests that […]

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Tips for Progress in Healthier Eating

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     Nourishing foods can be defined as those foods that are whole foods that are in their natural state, such as a whole apple, or minimally processed, like steamed fresh green beans. Depleting foods are those that have little or no nutrients. Examples include refined foods with lots of white sugar, flour, artificial sweeteners, […]

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Why Buy Organic Produce?

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I’m not rich! I’m not a snob! I’m not a hippie/crunchy person! I don’t have health problems! If you are reading this article, chances are that you have overcome the objections listed above and are interested in eating organic foods. If you check out the prices of food in your local grocery store, you also […]

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When is Normal, Abnormal?

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The normal high temperature in Aiken for July 1-15 was 94.5 degrees. I don’t know about you, but for me this is abnormal. It is normal to have debt. According to a recent Pew Trust report, 80% of Americans have some sort of debt. Over 38% of households in the US carry a balance on […]

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Nutritionists “Cheat” Too!

Eating slip-ups. We all have ‘em. I have often had people tell me that I must be a perfect eater because of having my nutrition degree. Well I’m definitely not perfect. And sometimes I cheat. And then sometimes I pay for it. Last summer my husband, Doug, had his first colonoscopy. If you have ever had […]

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