Wellness

Insomnia: Insights into the Physical, Spiritual, and Emotional

Let me start out by saying I’m not a physician. I’m a Christian with a biology background and trained in the dental field, but I also have some understanding of the “natural” world. I believe God has given me some insight into this condition. Circadian rhythm is an important part of sleep. Have you ever…

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Earthing

Summer is here. It’s a time when the shoes start coming off! Don’t you love the feeling of soft grass against your feet? Or walking barefoot on a sandy beach? It feels relaxing and energizing at the same time! Many people describe a sense of well-being when they walk barefoot on the Earth. Research reveals scientific…

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Swimming for Fitness

What do you do to get moving? I love to swim! I grew up in Florida and spent my afternoons and summers in the pool. As I got older, swimming moved out of my life, mainly due to my move to Colorado. I had no desire to swim when I was surrounded by snow. Recently, I…

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Spring Cleaning or Death Through Toxicity?

Cleaning. It touches several senses, doesn’t it? “Cleanliness is next to Godliness,” is the first thing I heard while envisioning nuns. Next I thought of the extreme diagnosis of OCD in today’s jargon. Did you think of Jack Nicholas? And how many of you immediately “smelled” Pine Sol? Or Clorox? And then did you “feel”…

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The Greatest Need

My eyes caught a glance of him. The salt and pepper scraggles poking out of his beard drew my attention. I motioned towards my husband with my eyes and head. We surveyed the weather worn straw hat. Saw the heavy glasses held together with duct tape. Caught a glance of his shirt that he carefully…

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Maybe Someday

Fitness. Such an elusive word in my life. I know I need it. But getting myself to a place where I crave it, want it, that is another story. One of the things I know is I can’t exercise in the evening or I am up ’til dawn! Exercise is very invigorating for me. Now…

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Exercise

Exercising can be energizing, mood-lifting, and good for your body.  However, for many the thought of physically being able to do any type of exercise is overwhelming.  Many people look perfectly healthy, but have physical ailments that simply prevent them from being able to exercise in a traditional sense. Let’s take me for example: a…

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My 7-day Juicing Experience

I’ve never been a fan of juicing. Well, that is to say, I’d never actually tried juicing until recently. Being a health-seeking, diet-conscious, “crunchy” mom, I have definitely heard lots about juicing and even know about the myriad of health benefits. It just wasn’t for me. That was until I tried it. On a recent…

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Free Your Feet

Can you believe that some people purposely run without running shoes? That’s just crazy! Or is it? According to Christopher McDougall’s book, Born to Run, 70% of recreational runners will experience at least one running related injury every year. But running injuries were essentially unknown until the invention of the modern running shoe in 1972.  Furthermore,…

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It’s a Whole New World When You Find Exercise You Enjoy!

Exercise or Fitness…while they aren’t four letter words, they may as well be for many people.  I used to be one of those people. I was a walker for years only because I knew I needed to exercise.  But I never really enjoyed it. Although those years of pushing a stroller with my normally talkative…

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