Tag Archives: Health

What To Consume?

Even this last year new research has shown the negative effects of sugar consumption. It turns out that sugar is the culprit.

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Take Care of Yourself

There is one habit I’d like to see women, especially single moms, change. I wish more moms would take better care of themselves.

A Thought on Rest from a Seasoned Mama Bird

Do you have to be made to rest? Or do you have to become ill before you will rest?

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How Optimism Improves Your Health

I got to be a Tough Old Bird with a Soft Spot for Single Moms and Women Having Tough Times by living through years of tough times myself. Living for a lot of years has taught me that people who are optimistic about the future lead happier and healthier lives.

Quote -Take tiny, wobbly, baby steps towards action. I made so much more progress in one year by doing a few small things consistently than I did in thirty years of overthinking and massive to-do lists.

How to Take Baby Steps to Good Health

One of the lessons I’ve learned over many years is to not eat the whole enchilada at once. Baby steps have there advantages. You may not reach your destination quickly but you will be going in the right direction.

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3 Traits of Highly Empowered Women and How They Will Help You Too

Traits of Empowered Women An empowered woman knows her strengths and how to exercise them. She believes in the power of her strengths. She works hard and remains focused. Know Your Strengths Empowered women know themselves well. They are aware of both their strong traits and their personal weaknesses or challenges. Empowered women use their […]

Aristotle quote - We are what we repeatedly do. Success is not an action but a habit.

Habits Empower You

Habits Have Power I’m trying to create a few new habits. At my age (no, not telling you) it is no easy task. Benjamin Franklin was spot on when he said, “It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.” Have you considered changing a habit? You probably know what it is you […]

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Nutrition Matters, a SMORE Theme-5 Tips to Get You Started

Developing a Vision and a Plan from Stephanie Harren, CFNS  How many times have you picked up a new diet book in hopes that it would solve your body woes? And how many times has that actually worked? Think of plan like a road map. In Fathered by God, John Eldredge states: “The pleasure of […]

Single Mom Questions-Answered by a Tough Old Bird

Gail Cawley Showalter This is the first of our second Thursday Q&A posts. A single mom who is a nutrition specialist, asked, “What does health mean to you?” For me health is more than physical. It is also mental, emotional and spiritual. So health requires lots of balanced beyond a balanced diet. Physical-I recently started […]

Single Moms: Grief has stages

  Grief has stages. It’s best not to be stuck on a stage when the curtain closes. ~ Have I been in a stage of grief too long? Perhaps I will move to the next act. I spent lots and lots of time on stage in my younger years. Many rehearsals preceded the performance. And […]