Pray More: Using a Prayer/Bible Journal

"All I know is that when I pray, coincidences happen; and when I don't pray, they don't happen". This poignant, amusing quote is attributed to Dan Hayes. I have no idea who he is or where I heard it from, but I like it. Prayer is powerful and changes things. I know this sounds so … Continue reading Pray More: Using a Prayer/Bible Journal

On Using a Daily Planner & My Review of the Best One

My Favorite Daily Planner I am a big believer in using a daily planner. It helps me accomplish more, stay on track, and focus on what needs to get done. I have been using one for most of my adult life, so I have experience with a number of them. However, recently I came across … Continue reading On Using a Daily Planner & My Review of the Best One

A Way to Pray

"The universe is not empty." Francis Schaeffer.  There is a God who is there, who is good, and who invites our prayers. God left us some giants in the faith. We can learn much from those who have preceded us. On Sundays I like to take some time to focus more on spiritual things, after … Continue reading A Way to Pray

8 Ways to Deal with Sugar Cravings

True Confession Time I used to buy chunks of white wedding cake at Von’s grocery store, then hide from the kids in my bedroom and secretly eat it. I didn’t want to share it. This, and other high carbohydrate excesses, led me to weigh a chunky thirty-five pounds more than I do now. I was … Continue reading 8 Ways to Deal with Sugar Cravings

Intermittent Fasting for Health & Weight Loss

If you are wanting to get off the weight loss/weight gain roller coaster, intermittent fasting just may be your ticket. And it is simple, doable, inexpensive, healthy, time-saving, and even age-old. Struggling with diabetes or pre-diabetes? Intermittent fasting may be the solution you are looking for. Plagued by an autoimmune disease? Give intermittent fasting a … Continue reading Intermittent Fasting for Health & Weight Loss


What is the STARTOVER Mentality Most of you know what it is. You start a diet plan, likely do well on it for days or weeks, then a certain lack of resolve hits. You decide it's a good idea to discontinue your plan and start over on Monday, or after Mother's Day, or the day … Continue reading Ending STARTOVERS

A Day of Rest is Essential to Health

I strongly believe that my adherence to a weekly day of rest from normal activities since my early twenties has been a key part of staying high functioning with a chronic illness. I know that Sabbath-keeping is probably not a popular topic, but hear me out. Your well-being implores you to! I am all about … Continue reading A Day of Rest is Essential to Health

Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain This Year

There are 61 days left in the year. So 1/6 of a whole year. Starting with Halloween and its candy-laden treacherous waters there are many indulgence opportunities lurking behind the upcoming holidays, parties, events, fatigue, loneliness, and stress. These temptations do not need to be your demise. What is your strategy going to be this … Continue reading Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain This Year

Hope for the Hopeless Smoker

Practically everyone has a loved one who smokes or smokes themselves. This post is for you. Quitting smoking is one of the best things a smoker can do for their health. In Bondage to Tobacco-My Story I started smoking when I was 15 years old, several months after my best friend Robin started smoking. Both … Continue reading Hope for the Hopeless Smoker

Importance of Exercise

Exercise is the topic for today. You know it's good for you. So, why don’t some of us make time for it? Let me try to inspire you with 29 reasons I came up with. Nice prime number. Why exercise: Enables you to climb stairs without looking sweaty and out of breath Reduces stress - … Continue reading Importance of Exercise