Restoring the Lost Petal

Recognizing and Conquering Your Emotional Eating

Eating is a part of life.  Regardless of your food philosophy, your body gets its nutrients from food.  Sometimes we can go overboard with our eating habits and it can result in gaining weight.  But over eating during the holidays or on summer vacation isn’t a serious issue. Emotional eating on the other hand, is […]

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11 Ways To Move More Each Day With The Kids

You haven’t had a chance to work out and the kids are bouncing off the walls with energy. It happens, especially in the colder months when outside play time is limited or unsafe in extreme cold temperatures.  When you can’t be as active as you want to here are some way to be more active. […]

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Shaped By God: Having A Cheering Section Because We All Need Encouragement

We’re wrapping up week three of the Faithful Finish Lines Challenge and I’m so impressed by the lay out of this program and the ongoing support and encouragement that is available. We all need encouragement from time to time. No matter how determined we are or how focused we stay there are days when the […]

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Shaped By God: Eating The Healthy Stuff

You would think as co-author of a veggie cookbook I would have this eating more fruits and veggies thing down. Truth is, I don’t. I know I need to. I have the recipes. The bottom line, I need to commit. This week in the Faithful Finishlines Program we focused on eating more fruits and veggies. […]

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Your New Subscriber Only Freebie is Here!

Happy New Year! 2014 is (almost) officially over and a new year is upon us. How was your 2014? Did you achieve your goals? Did you learn any new life lessons? Our year was a good one. The last few months saw more hospital visits than I care to have in such a short time […]

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Harvest Your Health October 7-14

Please note, affiliate links are in use below. If you purchase the Harvest Your Health bundle I will receive a commission. Many of these books are in use in my home. I would not recommend anything I have not used or read.   The trees wear brilliant shades of yellow, orange, purple, and red. The […]

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You Could Win a Healthy Surprise Box Plus Recipe Collection Details

Are you new to real food and wish you had more healthy recipes…including snacks and money-saving ideas? Please note – this post contains affiliate links.  If you purchase the Traditional Recipes bundle by clicking on one the links below I will earn a commission.  there is no additional cost to you. Does it feel like […]

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New to Real Food: 5 Foods You’re Already Eating That Can Be Real

If you’re new to real food it can be overwhelming to know where to start and what to eat.  But chances are there are some common real foods you’re currently eating that may just need tweaked a bit. Beans Beans of all kinds (kidney, navy, lentils, chickpeas, Northern) are high in protein and they are a […]

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5 Uses for Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

You may have seen the awesome give away going on this week for  bunch of essential oils. I’m sponsoring ylang ylang oil for that give away and today I want to share a five uses for ylang ylang essential oil. Stress and anxiety relief – a whiff or two can help relieve the stresses of the […]

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Humidifier and Essential Oil Give Away

One give away ends and another begins. So exciting!! First, let me congratulate Nori H for being the winner of the Welcome Home give away with entry number 318. Congratulations Nori!! Essential Oils are a powerful tool in any home. You can use them all over the house for safe and natural cleaning. Apply them […]

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