The SMART Way to Make Healthy Resolutions You Can Keep!

How to Make SMART Resolutions

Is your natural living journey running into obstacles that you’re not sure how to overcome? Would you like to be able to get immediate answers to your specific healthy living questions from like-minded women? The Coffee Table Conversations Online Conference may be just the thing you’ve been looking for! Read more about it here! By Kelly, Contributing Writer What is it about a brand new year that makes us feel compelled to make resolutions for change? Perhaps it’s because the start of a new year brings hope. It’s […]

New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Have to Be Cliche

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By Kate, Contributing Writer We’re coming up on the end of December, and the end of 2012, pretty rapidly. A lot of people are starting to think about New Year’s resolutions. Still others have given up the practice…they consider resolutions to be silly and cliched and generally a waste of time. The majority of people will eventually break their New Year’s Resolutions. In light of that, it does seem like maybe they are just a cliche. After all, it’s not really a “magic time” when […]

21 Days to a More Disciplined Life (plus 100 free copies!)

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I’m the queen of making lofty goals that never come to fruition. Being a particularly ambitious and driven person, I tend to shoot for the starts. I write up fancy plans, reorganize my schedule, print up pretty calendars and goal charts and dive right in. None of this is bad; in fact, being goal oriented and aiming high is a good thing! The problem is that my exuberance often exceeds my capability to follow through. Time and again, my lofty plans fall flat. Over the […]

When You Feel Like You’re Failing In Every Way

When you feel like you're failing in every way

Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Have you ever felt as if you are doing everything wrong? That the most important things are not as they should be? Perhaps you have starred into the darkness and let the accusations fall over you. Accusations that come from yourself. You believe you are not the wife or mother that you should be. Perhaps it sounded something like this: I’m so disorganized. The house is a wreck. Why can’t I get it together? Why can’t I make nutritious […]

The Eating from the Pantry and Freezer Challenge Begins

It’s time to begin the Eating From the Pantry and Freezer Challenge. I’m excited to get going and I hope you are, too! I promised to share my own plan and goals with you, so here’s what I’m planning to do: My financial goal is to save $300 (our regular monthly budget is $450). I plan to do this by saving $150 out of my May budget, and $150 out of June. It’s important to decide how much you will allow yourself to spend. Don’t […]

12 Steps to a Healthier Life in 2012, Part 2

Find the first 6 steps in yesterday’s post… Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer 7. Have a Quiet Time with Gratitude and Prayer We are wives, we are mothers, we are always serving others and sometimes we forget to serve or spend time with the Lord. Having a quiet time helps us to understand the grace He has given us so we can extend that grace to others including our little ones. We’re also able to pour our concerns on Him and we begin to have a healthier positive mindset […]

12 Steps to a Healthier Life in 2012

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Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer It’s January, so we all know what that means… New Year’s Resolutions. Did you know that according to Time Magazine, most of these so-called resolutions fail after 9-10 days? So, if your wrote any you probably already stopped or quit one or more of them. Dictionary.com defines resolution as a resolve or determination: to make a firm resolution to do something. A couple of reasons why we fail at resolutions are we’re too busy and we’re too broad. What we need […]

Give Yourself a New Year’s Planning Retreat

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Written by Erin Odom, Contributing Writer Christmas may still be two days away, but it’s already time to be thinking about the new year. And I don’t mean New Year’s Eve celebrations (although I hope you have some fun ones planned!). I’m talking about making a concerted effort to plan and make goals for 2012. I have found that when I make the time to sit down and spend a few hours on New Year’s Day (or very close to it) to plan out goals for […]