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Slow Down
If I were to sing something to you myself today, this would be it. Because I have a pretty good
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Hold On!
“What you’ve got to do is finish what you have begun.I don’t know just how, but it’s no over ’til
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7 Steps to Family Wellness
Life can be messy and complicated. There are constant ups and downs. Kids get sick. Plans get changed. Jobs change.
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“Helping Kids Flourish”
Hello, just wanted to let you know about a fun event coming up! I’m excited to be participating in an
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Still and Deep
Do you ever have days when you feel that you are coming apart at the seams? As if you have
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Pineapple and Ginger Sticky Rice
Oh my sisters! I’m excited to share this new recipe with you. If you like sticky rice desserts, I think
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Lioness Self-Coaching
In the current business world, there are coaching gurus who offer their version of a paved road to success as
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Practice Waiting
There isn’t much in this world that encourages patience, is there? And yet, the work we do in families is
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Lioness Self-Talk
It’s been a full day. So full that after dinner was made, served and eaten, I was seriously thinking about
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Now That’s Sweet!
I’m writing today to fulfill a request to offer some information and experience about different natural sweetener alternatives. I hope
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You’re Doing Beautifully!
Hello my friend, how does this day find you? Challenged? Fighting the good fight? Are you feeling like you have
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Our Thoughts: The Ultimate Battlefield
We’re all fighting a battle at the door of our minds. No matter what our circumstances, no matter the day,
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Finding the Double Win
In family life, we have to remember, that it’s the little stuff that makes all the difference! The baby steps
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Coco Balls: Power Packed Protein & Chocolate
Hello, I hope this post finds you well! Here’s a little dessert or snack recipe that is packed with protein,
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How Do I Love Thee?
I love my husband, with “the breath, smiles and tears of my life!” That said, a big part of our
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New German Pancakes
For nearly ten years, I’ve been hoping for a wheat-less German pancake recipe that actually tastes like German pancakes! The
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“Mrs. Henry Gillespie”
I have an embossing stamp that used to be my Granny’s. It reads, “Mrs. Henry Gillespie” along with her return
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Who You Are
Are you ready for a little profundity?? In a discussion recently, I heard a very deep thinker say, “I’m always
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We Need You!
Ever get tired of feeling like you don’t measure up or that you’re the only one who didn’t get the
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Giving From Gratitude
There are so many things we learn in our scriptural texts that have far greater reaching outcomes than we can
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Clean & Fresh
Isn’t it comforting to step out of a bath or shower and dry off with a soft, fluffy, sweet-smelling towel?
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Just You
Whether you are young or old; Rich or poor; Your presence in your family is what they value most. And
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Visualize It!
I can’t believe how much visualization helps! Have you done that before? Well, we all have used this tool when
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Positive or Poisonous?
Good day my friend! I hope this day finds you well. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the idea
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Boldness, Not Overbearance
30 years ago, while I was in the hospital waiting for labor inducing drugs to take effect, I started reading
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In Preparation
We are always faced with change! Some we like and welcome, like as a balm for our relief. Some we
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Keep The Faith
There is a time after being inspired, deciding to implement that inspiration, and beginning some new behavior before you actually
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Home Again!
Hello my friends! I’m happy to be back at the keyboard after a little construction work has been happening on
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His Brain; Her Brain
I used to think that women were capable multi-tasker’s. That we could swoop into a room and accomplish ten things
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Right as Rain
There is purpose in rain. Though it can be cold. And inconvenient. And seem to ruin the best-laid picnic plans.
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True Motives
What motivates you? Really, deep down? Maybe I could ask, what gives you the most satisfaction? I can think of
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Take Hold!
Part of the “growing up” that we are all trying to do, is learning to move our minds in the
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The Cream of the Cream
I was thinking about you today. And the more I thought, the more it sunk home to me how wonderful
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What They Really Need
When our children were small, we opted not to have t.v. reception. It was always interesting to me to see
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Make Pudding Not Proof
Kind of like saying, make love not war! Only, we don’t really plan to create war when we think we
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Peace
To quote my daughter, “There is peace in decision.” And it’s true isn’t it? When I find places for things
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Walk On
The longer I live, the more convinced I am that at least 75% of our success will be attributed to
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Gathering Light
Keep trying. Keep moving. Keep asking. Keep deciding. Keep rowing. Keep loving. Keep growing. Keep shedding. Keep learning. Keep evolving.
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Nurturing Civility
Civility: politeness, courtesy, respect, mannerliness, graciousness, consideration, gentility. Think of what can be lost when a family doesn’t practice civility
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“Finish It Flaversham!”
Ha! This is one of our family’s most frequent movie quotes. Do you recognize it? It was hissed at the
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Consider This
I was reminded this week of something I believe about you. You may not agree, or you may feel that
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Think Process
Do you ever get out of patience because it seems as though you are teaching and learning, but you don’t
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Perspective
I’m excited to share an article with you that a dear friend recently shared with me. {Thank you Ann!} She
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The Gathering
I love baskets. There are so many things you can organize and carry and make beautiful with them! And it
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Small Means
It never ceases to amaze me how misaligned our beliefs can become. Do we sometimes think that our life won’t
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Letting Go
When we trust in God’s timing we can: Back off. Live in the present. Rest when we’re tired. Accept and
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Potato Leek Soup
I love leeks. They have a very rich but mild onion flavor. I worked on this recipe yesterday and was
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Scrumptious Salad
This salad was a hit! We used a mix of greens, topped with: Fuji apple, dicedFresh blueberriesRed onion, finely slicedSproutsCucumbers,
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Expectations Be Banished!
Do you ever ride the roller coaster of “failed” expectations? Such as when a holiday comes and you have some
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Ah-choo!
Anyone working on getting rid of a cold or the flu at your house? I hope not, but if so,
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Day 30- Victory!
I’m so proud of you! I’m so proud of us! Wow, we made it to day 30! Huuuurah!!! So now
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Day 29- Write a New Story
The story that is being told in our heads can determine whether we truly care for ourselves or not. And
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Day 28- Pay The Price
I have a friend who is struggling mightily to find purpose and meaning in existence, and to discover anything that
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Day 27- Practice Contentment
“Paradise is where I am.” Voltaire What is contentment? Is it all beauty and no rush? Is it order and
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Day 26- Peace Like a River
Life can be pretty challenging. And finding peace sometimes seems illusive! But…it is always there, waiting for you to opt
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Day 25- Self-care, Self-talk
Hello Ladies! I hope you are feeling better and better as this 30 Day Challenge progresses! We’re nearing the finish
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Day 24- Henna Happy!
A few years ago I stumbled upon a product that I love. It’s a healthy version of something many of
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Day 23- Looking Inside
Hello! I’m glad you are continuing on this journey with me! {Side note: if you’ve subscribed to the Lioness blog
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Day 22- On Leadership
Self-care for a parent is critical! It takes so much energy and grit to lead doesn’t it? We need to
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Day 21- Faith to Knock
We have been promised that if we seek, we will find. If we knock, the way will be opened. If
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Day 20- What Do You Need?
I’m so glad you are here taking this self-care journey. Good for you! 20 days down and only 10 to
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Day 19- Speak For Yourself
Hello! Welcome to the 19th day of our focus on self-care. I’m so glad you’re here! Today, I’m posting the
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Day 18- Wash Your Mouth!
Ever make your own body care products? Here’s a simple idea for mouthwash that works well! Fill a plastic squeeze
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Day 17- Time to Be
Your children are young right now. They won’t be tomorrow. They are curious and hungry to learn. They learn from
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Day 16- Overwhelmed by Grace
Hello my friend! How is your self-care journey coming along? Thank you for the words of wisdom and experience you
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Day 15- Feel Loved!
What if 50% of our planet’s population opened their hearts to feel loved today? Would the world be forever changed?
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Day 14- Close The Gap
The following quote can be applied to many things. It rings true for me in the context of what we
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Day 13- Primary Food
What do you do, that nourishes you? What do you do that is so interesting and enjoyable that you seem
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Day 12- On Self-Care
Here is a post from two years ago, that I want to dust off and share with you again today.
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Speaking Up
Today I am almost speechless. Instead of writing about the details of the events happening today in the country that
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Day 11- Block Your Time
Hello my friend, I hope you’re doing well today. It’s been fun to hear your ideas and questions and experiences.
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Day 9- Te Fiti or Te Ka?
The first time I watched Disney’s Moana I was moved. The story says so much about identity and personal power
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Day 8- Epsom Salt Spa
How are you coming on your challenge? I would love to hear from you! I love Epsom salt. I use
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Day 7- Be Still
There is so much rest and peace when we can be still inside. Even if it is for a few
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Day 6- Write it Out
Journaling. What a magical word! If you haven’t discovered this tool, I hope you will give it a try! If
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Day 5- Warm Oil Treat
Are the words and music, colors and pictures from the video getting inside your head? I hope so! {Heather, Stacy
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Day 10- Simply Clean!
I’m so glad you’re here! Day 10! Yay for us! How are you feeling about self-care at this point? Is
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Day 4- Get Moving
As I mentioned in a previous post, please take only the self-care ideas you need from these posts, and just
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Day 3- Declare It!
I hope you’re having a great week thus far, and I hope you are enjoying the video and blog post
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Day 2: Hydration & Baby Steps Count!
When we think about making healthy changes, sometimes we want to change everything all at once! {That go-big-or-go-home thinking can
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2019-Here We Come!
Are you ready to take a little self-care journey with me and the Lionesses who are currently engaged in the
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The 2019 Self-Care Challenge!
Drum roll please… In the 7 Steps to Family Wellness seminar this month, we are working on self-care! Would you
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Thought Training
{Coming soon to Lioness: a declaration video that you will be able to watch or listen to each day, to
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Very Well!
Just a note to say, “Good work today!” As you look back on this day, you may wonder if you
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Feminine and Fine
I am hearing some business and thought leaders saying that femininity is needed in our world. Hurrah! Yes, yes I
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Spend vs. Invest
Just a note about goal-setting for the new year… One surefire way to bomb out on goals is to set
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Time to Grow
I received sweet clarity after I prayed recently and told my Heavenly Father all I was feeling. {I love the
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Lake at Evening
How are you doing this beautiful winter solstice night my friend? Are you enjoying your family and friends, or are
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Wisdom of Ages
“Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.”Proverbs 13:10
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My Plan:
This post is inspiration and then an unblushing ad. Just so you know off the top. Two designs of Lioness
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Joy, Contentment & Humor
On good days, and in challenging times. When we’re together, or even when we’re apart. When we feel strong, and
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“Oh, I Can Feel It!”
{That is a Kronk quote in case you haven’t seen the Emperor’s New Groove lately.} Only I’m talking about feeling
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Your Alpha
Remember the song from Alice In Wonderland that says, “I give myself such very good advice, but I very seldom
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A Case for Clarity
I heard someone say that thinking in terms of do’s and don’t’s is negative. Mmmm. I wholeheartedly disagree. What a
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The Basics
I heard an insightful talk recently about strengthening families. The speaker referred to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, {remember, the pyramid
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Love You
Let’s get right to the heart of it: loving you is important. In fact it’s so important that accepting and
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Whose Is It?
Learning to know where we end and where our children begin is of utmost importance. What problems/challenges/desires/opportunities belong to us?
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That’s It!
If you’re a parent you’ll know what I mean when I say that some of the pep talks I’ve given
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The Art of Questioning
Questions are magical. They narrow our focus, as if through a special seeking lens, onto something we don’t yet know.
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On Purpose
Hello my friend! I hope that you are off to a good start this week, speaking kindly to yourself and
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Cleaning House
Have you had the experience of walking into someone’s home and feeling the peace of cleanliness and decision-making? {By that
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Banana Pancakes!
My daughter-in-law shared this recipe with me last week. It certainly is a hit with all the kids in our
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Boundaries For Balance
Ever feel that you’re not sure if you should be pushing yourself to do more or if you should slow
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The Strong Center
I love being married and I love all of the good things that have come as a consequence of the
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Eat For Balance!
Sometimes we experience a complete disconnect between what we eat and how we feel. In fact, we can be so
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Thankful
Your strength is extraordinary! Your ability to keep going even when you are hurting. Your drive to function {even cheerfully}
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Apache Blessing
“May the sun bring you new energy by day, may the moon softly restore you by night, may the rain wash
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Your Needs Matter
I want to invite you to share in a challenge I have set for myself, being as it is the
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Singing in S P A C E
  Isn’t it amazing how wonderful it is to see empty space in drawers, cupboards, closets, counter tops and storage
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Simple and Smooth
Ladies! A simple, healthy idea for you sent with much love and best wishes on this weekday morning… First, the
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Decisions, Decisions
Our month of Step 2 is coming to a close! {I’m referring to the Lioness 7 Steps to Family Wellness
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German Potato Salad
Oh my, this dish was delicious so I thought I’d share! You can serve this warm or cold, and for
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A Woman of Vision
Hello! Just wanted to share a few thoughts from a book I’m reading for our Ladies Literary Club this month
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How To Love While You Lead
Here are a few ideas about how to love your kids, even while you are doing your best to lead
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Cracker Jack!
This is an approximate recipe from The Diet Rebel’s Cookbook. {We have enjoyed trying their dessert recipes for special occasions!}
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What’s Your Style?
Are you a mover-shaker? Or do you calmly focus on details? Are you spontaneous and random? Or is your approach
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Active Learning
“The first idea that the child must acquire, in order to be actively disciplined, is that of the difference between
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Think on Purpose
“Every good thought you think is contributing its share to the ultimate result of your life.” Grenville Kleiser Joy; calm;
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Quiet Please!
I remember one day when our kids were little, my brother visiting and hearing the classical music that was playing
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The Artist In You
Do you feel creative? Inspired? Motivated to make some changes for the betterment of your home environment? Good for you!
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Focus Challenge
I was reminded today that focusing on pain is easy. While oftentimes focusing on feeling good takes more effort. Probably
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Fortification
Sometimes we are afraid of being aware. Maybe we will discover what we don’t want to know about ourselves or
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Living Things
What are the important things in your life that require constant nourishment? Your children? Your pets? Houseplants and gardens? What
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On Courage
“Crying is alright in it’s way, while it lasts, but you have to stop sooner or later and then you
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Becoming Behavior
I heard this quote years ago and it still moves me to action. “The difference between who you are and
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Let’s Look Around
What’s going on in your world today? I hope you are well! Do you ever get so focused in on
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Shhh!
This month in the 7 Steps to Family Wellness seminar, we are working on turning down the emotional noise in
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Unwind on Purpose
Just a reminder- Taking care of oneself is productive. Maybe even more productive than most things that we think are
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Be Here Now!
Don’t wait until everything is in place to breathe! Or for your to-do list to be crossed-off. {Can a few
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On Decay:
In our neck-of-the-woods, it is getting cold outside. My flower beds are wet with rain (blessed rain!) and soon the
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Learning Any Way
Whether we are telling our brains to think and speak well of ourselves and others, and we’re rehearsing positives on
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Rx For Overwhelm
Do you ever wake up on Monday morning and hit a wall of overwhelm in your mind? Feeling like you
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Servant Leader Loves
We sometimes get confused. We might ask ourselves, “If I commend myself for a job well-done, am I proud?” or
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Worthy Pursuits
Any sacrifice you are making to teach and support and nurture and strengthen your family will pay you in the
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Strength In Us
Every family has challenges. No, every family has multiple, on-going, at times life-threatening and or soul-threatening difficulties they are trying
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Fall In Love
I love this fall-time of the year! The skies are softening. The angle of the light is changing and the
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Kitchen Coach Jenny- GF Cheese Bread
Here’s another great idea- thanks Jenny! GF cheese bread 1/2 C. tapioca starch 1 C. sharp cheese, shredded (like fresh
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Those Wrong Songs
I say “wrong” because they aren’t true, and I’m referring to the songs in our culture that worship people, even
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Multiplicity
Do you feel, like I have many times, that there isn’t enough time to do all you want and need
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Mango Basil Smoothie-Kitchen Coach Jenny
Mango Basil Smoothie   1/2 C. frozen mango chunks 1 C. milk of choice small handful of basil (about 1/4
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Learn to Smell It Quick!
    Negativity creeps in. A little pessimistic thought here, a worry there. Soon the sarcasm starts coming out. Once
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Kitchen Coach Jenny Pops Amaranth
Here’s a little video by Jenny, and her helper. I love the amaranth idea and know-how, but more than that,
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Standing Ready
Who are you? Beyond what you like or who you married or what school you attended or who your friends
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Taking Counsel From Your Faith
In seminar, we are working on mindset. Why? Because your mindset is crucial to the health and functioning of your
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Spirituality
          What does spirituality mean to you? Some see spirituality as a practice, maybe a time
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Yes You Can!
“Develop yourself out of challenge.”             A few years ago, I scratched this thought at
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7 Steps to Family Wellness
A quick note to share that Lioness is offering another session of the 7 Steps to Family Wellness Seminar starting
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Telling Myself
  We have to inform our brains to think about what we want them to think about. It is our tool and
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Stand Strong
                    Do you have concerns or challenges or questions that you
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Focus
“Lucy went first, biting her lip and trying not to say all the things she thought of saying to Susan.
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Picture Your Life
        I had the opportunity to visit with a client as school was starting a few weeks
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A Matter of Opinion
How amazing it is to look back over a full day and see the blessings. That even though there were
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Light Dressing
A few weeks ago, a dear friend shared a new dressing recipe with me that I thought you might like
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Breathing Is The Ticket
When you breathe deeply while stretching, your muscles can relax and release. So if your body is uptight, do some
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The World
“Run away to a village to make it the center of the world.” Jules Renard What is home if not
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Eat It Up!
Lately, I’ve started a few new projects that require steep learning curves! Consequently, I am in the middle of making
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Big Girl!
Do you ever feel anxious about starting a difficult task? Maybe you just moved and there is a lot to
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Kind Anticipation
I learned a lesson from a friend many years ago that I’ve been grateful for since. She and her husband
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Quiet Comparison; Hush Contention
As friends, wives, mothers, aunts and daughters, women can be amazing! When insecurity, comparing and critical self talk are allowed
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Lunch & School Days! {Kitchen Coach}
Hello Ladies! I’m so pleased to share a video with you featuring the beautiful Kitchen Coach, Jenny. She has put
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Declaring Peace
With the climate of “do more to have more” permeating every waking moment of our culture, here’s a declaration to
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A Word About Wealth
I was reminded again today of the affluent circumstances of many people I know. I refer to those who are able
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Know Thyself
“Be like the bird who, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her,
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All Is Well
Did you have a good day? Did you feel energetic or a bit tired? Were you engaged and happy or did
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Step Up to Lead Out
Recently I was asked the question, “Who do you lead?”  My response was, everyone I meet. And I’d say that
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Time It Out- One Sweet Cleaning Hack
Semi-interesting fact: It takes me seven minutes to fold and put away a moderately-sized load of laundry. Why do I
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Pasta In Pictures: {with color commentary}
Quoting my granddaughter, “I hope you wike it!” The more freshly minced garlic the better I’d say! A little red
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Ebb and Flow
Last year this lupine in my garden was thriving. This spring it didn’t come back. I don’t know why, it
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How Sweet It Is
Yesterday I had the privilege of sitting behind a young family at a Sacrament service. There were three little people…all
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You Are
You are wonderful! Creative. Beautiful! Loving. Genuine. Giving. Kind. Committed. Learning. Seeking. Finding. Gracious. Industrious. Generous and much more! Which
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Summer!
How is the summer going for you? Have you been able to some spend time outdoors or just doing some
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Being In Love
When you believe and feel that you are cherished, that you belong, that you are resilient and able, while also
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Bound and Rebound
One of my favorite short Pixar films is called Boundin, did you see that one? Please click the link and
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Love Them Now
I remember how tired I used to get when my kids were small. So tired I could cry. And I
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Enjoy!
Spending time with grandkids and loving some new funnies we’ve found! If you haven’t seen this one yet, I hope
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Pushing a Noodle
If you have little people, I think you’ll understand what I mean when I say that you can lead a
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Oils!
Are you using essential oils? I have some new favorites I wanted to share with you. There are so many
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Wow!
Hello friends. It’s been a few days of a technical difficulty and now we’re back online. Thank you for your
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Smoothies With The Kitchen Coach
I am so tickled to link you up with a Jenny the Kitchen Coach video today. I love her and
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Drought
It is dry as a bone at our house. Good thing lavender is hardy, because most everything else looks drab
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Be Yourself
You’re learning. You’re watching. You’re paying attention to the experience of others. You have some of your mother’s traits. You
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Potpourri
It’s simple and fun to dry flowers, add turn them into potpourri by adding a few drops of your favorite
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Speak. The. Words.
Ladies. Please, please change the words that you think and say about yourself if they are anything less than positive.
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New Slow Cooker Steak
This turned out to be delicious! And is there anything easier than putting something in the slow cooker in the
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“I Welcome Rest”
Do you ever feel torn between getting some rest and tackling a project or catching up on something that you
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Coming Soon!
Coming soon to Lioness is a stunning bouquet of declarations set to music and illustrated with inspiring pictures! The intent
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Focus On Joy!
Is there a challenge in your life that has you nervous or scared? Are there gatherings to plan or lessons
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Make Friends With Small Bites and Baby Steps
Life is a process. There’s no such thing as leap-frogging over daily needs…at least not without unhealthy consequences. We must
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Hospitality
Derives from the Latin hospes, meaning “host”, “guest”, or “stranger”. … hos·pi·tal·i·ty; noun the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests,
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Corrie Ten Boom
A great reminder from a great woman: “When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t
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Caprese Salad Tostada Twist
I’m kind of crazy about avocados and basil. How about you? I had cooked several extra tostada shells (corn tortillas
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Good Morning Sunshine!
It’s Monday morning and here is a great idea from our kitchen coach, Jenny! {I love the flavor of coconut
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Mr. Peale’s Steps
Here is a little to-do list from The Power of Positive Thinking. On changing a mental attitude from negative to
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Think Right
“Whatever your situation may be, you can improve it. First, quiet your mind so that inspirations may rise from its
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Loving Life Now!
Do you live where lilacs grow? These beauties came from my yard and my dad’s yard. They only last for
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Is There an Adult in The House?
Who is in charge at your house? That seems like a quirky question I know, but really, who calls the
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A Little Bug
Just a reminder on this summer day: Yes, you can (and should!) correct your children’s behavior. Remember the validation checklist
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Feel The Power!
“Oh, I can feel it.” {Name that movie..} What story are you writing with your words about your life today?
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Leadership
It seems that at times, we don’t quite understand that we are ALL in a position of leadership. Who you
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More Than One Basket
Good morning! I hope this post finds you well and feeling optimistic about your life! I want to tell you
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It’s Time to Grow!
It is time once again to launch the 7 Steps to Family Wellness Seminar! Another year has gone by and
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The “Kitchen Coach”
I am happy to introduce you once again to Jenny, the Kitchen Coach! She has put together another helpful video
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Spam
Nope, not in a tin can. The kind that comes to your inbox! A parable if you will… I’ve been
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Rehearse It
“I am creating a beautiful life!” “I treat myself with respect.” “I love my life!” “I am constantly learning.” “I
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Fasting
Do you ever feel the need to take a break, large or small, from the things that may be driving
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Apple Chicken Salad
This was a good one. I hope you enjoy it if you decide to give it a try! Spinach Cucumbers
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In Remembrance
In memory of my friend Sharon Stilson, who left us unexpectedly and far too soon, I say, thank heaven for
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Sandal Feet
Have you been wearing sandals enough yet this season that your feet are starting to dry out and look scruffy?
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Let It Shine!
Have you gotten a little burn on your neck or face or arms yet this early summer? Seems like it’s
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A New Side
It was one of those evenings when I was pulling random vegetables out of the fridge wanting to create something
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Who Wins?
The press is on! It’s big and it’s real! There are so many people, causes, things and machines all vying
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Look Out
I hope this post finds you well, though I know chances are, this post will find you challenged in some
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Banana Split Smoothie
1 cup of almond or coconut milk1 cup of watera handful of frozen blueberries1 frozen banana2-3 Tablespoons Adam’s peanut buttera
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Six Thrifty Hacks
Are you a thrift shopper? I didn’t know that I was until I needed shirts to wear when I was
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Having Fun!
Do you ever find yourself waiting for the right circumstances to come along so that you can enjoy yourself and
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In The Middle
When we’re in the middle of creating something, or as in the case of several young mothers I know, someone,
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Inspiration: Daily Dose
To keep our internal “scale” heavy and abundant in hope and with little or no weight on despair, we must
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Because of You
Because of you, the world was a better place today. There was more laughter and fun! There was encouragement given
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Asiago Mushroom Burgers
(“Ah-see-ah-go”) Oh, these were good! And simple. Make hamburger into patties and season with salt and pepper. Saute fresh, sliced
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Coleslaw Twist
Fresh food is such a treat! And isn’t it great that salads are so simple? Chop: 1 head of cabbage
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Go Deep
I hope that today finds you intact, body and spirit. This mothering business is no small investment. Like the circadian
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Let’s Make a Deal
Shall we make a deal? I think that any time we are tempted (on Mother’s Day weekend or any other)
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Influence
This is by James W. Foley. I don’t know who that is, but I came across this poem in my
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Who Are You?
It is paramount that you know! When you know who you are, you are ahead of the game. Because knowing
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Ginger Lemon Honey Tea
Seems as though there a lot of people who have colds and flu right now. No fun! One thing we
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Monday, Monday
It’s Monday. And I’m writing to you in the morning…for a few reasons. Mondays can be brutal sometimes, can’t they?
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Think Serenity
A long time ago, when my children were all young and my days consisted of stretching beyond my physical abilities
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Peace Versus Hurry
From Norman Vincent Peale’s, The Power of Positive Thinking: “A former member of a championship university crew told me that
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No Time to Waste
Here’s a thought question for you: Is there something that is keeping you from “feeling” your life? Just the normal,
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Success!
Recently I heard a wise man say that, “success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.”  Part of
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Reminder
“It’s always too early to quit.” Norman Vincent Peale And guess what? Everyone is tempted to do it sometimes! Everyone
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Simple and Small
When it comes to dessert, simple and small is good!   I got these little orange dessert cups at a
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Re-Post: Natural Yeast
Here is a flash back to 2014’s post on using natural yeast. I hope you enjoy it again! Hi!  I
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What Do You Want?
What are the desires of your heart today? This month? This year? Do you want to learn something new or
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Loose Ends
You know the saying that housekeeping is like beading a string with no knot in the end? In other words,
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Aprons Are In!
Do you ever get stains on your clothes while you’re cooking or working around the house in general? If so,
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A New Salad!
Hi! I hope you’re having a good Thursday. This is the salad I ate for lunch and it was SO
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The Great Divorce
Much to think about in this quote. Can you think of ways that this idea applies to your experiences? “Son,
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More Food Ideas
Are food ideas helpful to you? This was a very tasty lunch today, so I thought I’d share. Green Chili
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Mmmmm!
It’s a little honey, coconut oil and blueberries… Followed by warm oatmeal… Then stirred and topped with milk. How are
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You Can Fly
“Be like the bird who, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her,
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You’re Doing It!
Funny, isn’t it, that society isn’t sending you {Mama} messages that what you are doing in your every day life
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Break It Up
How many different ways can you think of to give your mind and body a rest? The saying goes that
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Remember Her?
Do you remember the girl you were? When hopefully, life was simpler and there were childlike joys to be found?
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Calm Thyself
Hello my Friend, I hope this post finds you well! I have been working on my declarations and my daily
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Inspiration
I have this book on the table beside my reading chair, because, even though I have read it several times
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An Appetite for Success
Do you ever struggle with imagining something good to eat? Even though I love food, sometimes my appetite sinks and
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“That’s What Makes The World Go ‘Round”
I know that maybe I am sounding like a broken record. {Have you ever played a record? They’re big, mostly
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Satiation: {to supply to satisfaction}
How much of what you don’t need will help you? Ha, ha kind of a tricky question isn’t it? It
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Declare It!
How are you using your declarations this week? Need a little reminder that they are incredibly important? That you have
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Sauerkraut 101
This girl has it down! And I tried her method and it works! I’m so happy to be eating raw,
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The Best Is Yet To Be
Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, The last of life, for which the first was
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A Portrait of Self-Care
Do you ever wonder what real, sustaining self-care looks like? Last week I got to visit with a woman that
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What You Know
Isn’t it funny that we know so much about how to be well and  we could give ourselves “such very
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Forward and Back
Pushing my granddaughter on a swing, seeing her laughing and loving the wind in her hair, her little legs running
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A Hundred Ways
Your love is given in so many ways, it’s hard to count! But it may be worth asking the question,
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Getting Away
It never ceases to amaze me how a change of perspective changes everything. Whether it’s the new perspective someone gives
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Creating Home
Have you spent time putting ideas on paper of how you want things to go at home? Chores you’d like
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Work On It
Some years ago I read a couple of books by Michael Gerber on business building. I was very intrigued and
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It’s All Food
Don’t be hungry! Feed yourself and others!    
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Flesh and Blood and Beauty
Ever notice the simple truth that men and women are very, very different? Isn’t it funny that that’s a no-brainer
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Thought Training
Hello! I hope you’ve had a good day thus far. I’d like to ask you, as of right now, how
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It Works!
Ladies! I just have to share an epiphany I had last night! Well, I had it again, probably for the
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Nope, You Don’t!
Just saying the words, “I don’t have to make everything all better” gives me a feeling of relief! {If you’re
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Over-Come
“In giving you are throwing a bridge across the chasm of your solitude.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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How You Love
What are some of the ways that you show your love to the people at your house? Could it be
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Determining
In the long, long run, what is going to make you happiest? I read recently about a longitudinal study of
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Blessed Balance
They say that one of the reasons free-range chicken’s eggs are so much better for us than the eggs of
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Everyday
“Everyday, I am choosing better foods to eat.” “Everyday, I am speaking kindly to myself.” “Everyday, I am stronger and
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In Review
Hello my friend. I hope you have had a good day. I thought I’d ask you this evening how, as
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Outside The Box
Today I got to try out a German cafe in our area. I had a delicious kale and sausage soup
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He Carries Me
When was the last time you were pushed to your limit? When you didn’t know if you could keep going
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If You Build It
If you build it, much will come! This family building endeavor is incredibly difficult! Would you say? It really takes
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French Women
An interesting excerpt from a great book, French Women Don’t Get Fat by Mireille Guilaiano. “French women typically think about
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Unfolding
A single smile, a word of thanks. A note in the mail, a call saying “hi”. A pause in traffic
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So Much Taste!
I hope this day finds you well! I’m about finished with being on crutches, and I’m looking forward to getting
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Happy Love Day!
Wherever you are in your journey, no matter how sleep deprived or worried or challenged this day found you–I hope
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“Spam”
I am amazed many times when I am putting spam into the virtual trash bin, how disgusting and loathsome it
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You’re The Top!
I’m so impressed and proud of you young mama’s! And you grand-mama’s too! I am witnessing your amazing-ness every day!
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Love Is On It’s Way
What warms you and makes you feel loved? A cup of peppermint tea at bedtime? A warm bath? How about
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What Are You Waiting For?
Can you remember when you were little and it was getting close to Christmastime or your birthday? I remember that
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Every Stage: A New Mission
Do you ever drive yourself crazy, like I do at times, wanting to make sure that you are doing what
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A Stick In The Spokes
I’ve heard people comment that saying declarations is too hard because they can’t get over the fact that what they
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Spin Out
Recently, a dear friend told me a story about a difficult time in her life and a prayer that was
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“Come!”
We’re trying to train a dog at our house. Holy cow, what a humble learning curve we’re on! Some years
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Why, Yes!
Do you get your hair done at a salon? Or your nails or eyelashes or anything else? I have gone
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Compulsivity
Compelling. Compulsive. Not able to be resisted. Irresistible urge that goes against one’s conscious wishes. Can anyone relate to this
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The Buzz
Do you ever feel that you are pushing toward a finish line that doesn’t exist? Flying about in a hurry,
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Around The Corner
For those of you who are experiencing winter right now, and if you are challenged by the cold as I
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Enjoy!
Where is the party? Really? Is it in all the glamorous pictures you see where exciting things seem to be
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Primary Food!
Remember the idea that the things you love to do, the things you feel passionate about are your Primary food?
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Goodness Knows
When you think back over your life, isn’t it amazing how there are most likely, just a handful of people
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Together
There’s no getting around it; we’re all in this together! Sometimes I wonder how some of my friends and associates
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Can You Hear Me?
I am in awe at the power of validation. There is no way that we can know what another person
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What Is
I keep hearing, do more, be more, produce  more, take on more, schedule in more, etc…. And I’m thinking, hmmm,
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Happy New Year…Still!
How did your new year start? Were you able to find some time to brainstorm about your goals? Did you
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You’re Beautiful!
At the close of this day, may I offer these few words: Life is wonderful. Love is amazing. Nature is
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Love Today
Through the ages the wise ones, the sages Remind us; remind us To love where we are, what we have.
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Behavior IS Communication
One thing that is sometimes difficult for me to wrap my head around, is the observation that our children’s behavior is
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Make It Tasty!
Real food is amazing! If you or your children are used to bland, processed food, you are missing out on
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Madeline’s Advice
I was working on a book review last week of the four autobiographies of Madeline L’Engle. (Author of A Wrinkle
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Decaying Compost (and other uplifting thoughts)
Granny and Grandpa used to do the crossword puzzle every day because they wanted to retain mental sharpness. And it
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Sweeten Your Speech
I’ve had a few experiences lately with seeing the destructive reality of using sarcasm in our daily speech. When I
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Fortified
There is so much to learn everywhere we look isn’t there? In reading a story of a people at war,
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Lioness Planners!
This year, {I’m so excited to say!} you can choose between two styles of Lioness planners! Next year we will
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Chili By Pictures
We had a lot of chili this holiday season, so I thought I’d pass on the recipe that seemed to
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Massage, Marinate, Memorize
Here’s a mantra idea for this beautiful new year: massage, marinate and memorize! First, massage your plan! Yes, take the time
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Manna
Hello there! I hope this short post finds you well! I’ve been thinking about some of the crucial things we
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Big Sigh
I was reminded in my meditation practice yesterday that, “life is always unfinished.” Then the sweet voice asked me, “can
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You’ve Got It!
It’s like brightly glazed earthen bowls by a glowing fire. It’s clean windows and simple, beautiful food. A yellow kite
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Turn About Isn’t Fair Play
I know this goes without saying, but we live in a victim-minded culture! So sometimes it is hard to see
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My Prayer
Dear Father in Heaven; I thank Thee for the opportunity to be acquainted with wonderful women, Lionesses who are an
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Building Home
“The family is the building block of society. It is a nursery, a school, a hospital, a leisure place, a
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Japanese Proverb
“Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.” When we consider our “why” for doing the
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Choose Well, Read Well
I’m crazy about all things C.S. Lewis! And so I’m really excited to be starting the Narnia Code, a book
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Mentorship
If you are parenting, you are also mentoring. You’re an adviser, counselor, guide and trainer. But does the use of
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Small Things With Great Love
In his book, Seven Women and the Secret of Their Greatness, Eric Metaxas tells of the criticism that Mother Teresa
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Take Time
Time to pull out all of the self-care tricks you know! The treadmill feels so good after stress. An Epsom
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She’s a Comin’!
The new year, in her glory, is just around the corner! Here are a few questions to get ready for
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Choose Your Response
Ok Ladies, here’s a little shot in the arm if you’re open for it! “In particular, the onset and course
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A Truth
I don’t have to make everything all better. And neither do you. Everyone has their own challenges to work on
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Your Story
Hello my friend, how has your day been? I hope you are speaking kindly to yourself and to others, and
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Letting Love
I hope you are having a good week. It seems that everything is magnified this time of year…the push and
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The Uniform
I was talking to a young mother the other day about a “homemaker uniform.” Or at least what worked well
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Heartburn Remedy-Tis the Season!
For heartburn or acid reflux: Here’s a very simple solution. 8-10 oz of water 2 Tablespoons Bragg’s apple cider vinegar
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Hacks for Happy on One Income
When we got married, I knew that when I had kids I wanted to be at home with them. I
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The Burden of Babylon
A little preaching to the choir today! I know, that you know, but just for clarity-sake, let’s kick this around…
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Time for Climate Change?
“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element.  It is my personal approach that creates
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1, 2, 3
Some days, for some reason, when we begin to think about what needs to be done, a whole week or
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We Could…
You could take up a collection, sew 1000 quilts, start a company, fund a charity, open a shelter, give away
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Little Is Big!
Part of the smoke and mirrors of this culture is the belief that you have to do something visible and
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You Make the Difference
Your presence is helping to regulate your children’s emotions. And ladies, let us remember that our prisons and correctional facilities
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Hello My Friend~
You are amazing. Anyone who has the grit to take on parenting and then who sticks with the demands and
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As a Woman Thinketh
It’s kind of mind boggling isn’t it, that we are the thinkers of our thoughts? That “we” are separate from
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A Little Christmas Inspiration
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Let There Be Light!
“There is energy in light,” {I heard my husband say as he was giving our grandson a little physics lesson
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Just Snacky!
We’ve had our grandkids staying with us this week and they are good little eaters! (Today I got a cheer
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Growth Is Happening
“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different…” C.S. Lewis Just
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Changing A Culture
“Our society constantly sends us contradictory messages.  We want to eradicate mental health issues like depression, anxiety, and violence in
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Slow And Low
When you’re talking about cooking nutritious, whole food, the words slow and low come in. Of course eating as much
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You Are Making History Mom!
  What a treat! I’m so happy to get to share a recording with you of an interview aired this
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So It Goes
It’s another day living in contrasts; light and dark, (what a great place to be!) A day to practice choosing
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Proof is in The Pudding!
I guess it’s the season for recipes! Ready for a simple pudding that you can use for different flavors of
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Thank You!
For all you do, for so many, I thank you! For doing the things that need to be done, when
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Tune-In
This is a little community announcement! I thought that some of you may be interested to know that Erica Komisar,
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No-Bake Cookies
Do you like no-bake cookies? I do, but I haven’t wanted to use the 2 cups of sugar listed in
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That’s A Wrap!
We finished our last group meeting for the 7 Steps to Family Wellness Seminar today and I was so happy
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Sip On This
While you’re preparing for your holiday festivities and beginning to think about 2018, I wanted you to know that I’m
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On Self-Care
“Where has God gone? Why has He gone away? Why has He let this happen? Why won’t He help? Why
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Pumpkin Rice Pudding
Yes, I am pumpkin crazy! This time, in place of pumpkin, I used butternut squash. As with the muffins, the
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Our Time
Time when we are young is simple and slow–remember the last five minutes before recess going by soooo slowly? Later
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Fight Right!
I am amazed at how lazy our minds can be when we let them go! Lazy in the sense that
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Pay Your Dues
Ever played the game where you’re supposed to share something that no one would know about you and then sometimes
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Autumn Home
Old faded tires lean against railroad tie posts, dried gold and brown wisps of grasses softening the black, sunken rounding edges.
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So Excited!
I love having projects in the pipeline that I believe will be a benefit to you! I hope you might
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Team Work
If you will aim to compliment, or balance your spouse as an opposite perspective on the same team, instead of
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A Saint
“Mother Teresa was considered a saint because she was seen to personify an idea: to love God and to love
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Hungry for Something New!
Do you ever draw a complete blank when it comes to thinking of meals to plan for the coming week?
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Floral Spray
I love anything that smells fresh and floral and most particularly, non-toxic! Maybe you use this idea already, but if
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Prioritizing Motherhood
I just read an article about a new book that has people excited and happy, and some excited and upset!
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Pretending Can Work!
Have you ever wished you could be more assertive or more thoughtful? Or maybe you’ve longed to be tidier or
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Safety First
Enjoying relationships that are close and tender and trusting, or in other words, intimate, is the fruit of cultivating safe
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Pan Seared Salmon
I love salmon, and this recipe makes it even more lovable because it is moist with a little crispiness in
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Contingency Plan
If a friend came to you and told you that she was feeling down and asked if you had any
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The Enviable One
Do you ever find yourself envying someone who seems to be recognized by society as more “accomplished” than you feel
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Life is Long
  I saw this blurb on the cover of a book I just read by Newberry award winning author Elizabeth
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Dare to Create
Do you consider yourself the creative type? As I may have mentioned before, I think creating is our birthright. It
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Back to Breathing
Ever wonder about the “how to” of meditation? Here’s a little tip I was given and it is a good
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At Day’s End
No matter how you felt this morning, no matter how your household looked; No matter what conversations you had or
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Steer Your Own Ship
One of the biggest trouble spots for many young parents, is the balancing act between the attention we give our
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Aaaah!
This week, as part of my self-care, I was grateful to get a massage from a talented therapist. Oooooh. How
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Ham & Potatoes
It doesn’t get easier than this!   Thinly slice yams and potatoes. Stir together with cream, (sour cream would work
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Focus
FOCUS = deciding what you want to grow by giving it your attention, {then shifting your attention back every time
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Pick Up Your Feet!
Sometimes we do things because we “know” they’re good for us, right? But then, do you at times realize that
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Answer An Accuser
I lost a friend recently. Well, he was someone I consider a friend even though I never met him in
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Amazing Grace
I realize that this post won’t say anything you don’t already know, and know well! But here, as a thoughtful
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Sweet Work!
Just a few kudos to you today! I’m amazed at your progress, your grit and determination to continue onward and
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Stratagem!
Did you know that there is a target right over your weakest spot? Well, let’s back up. Do you face
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Reality Check
“Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.” C.S. Lewis If you have
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Balancing Beam
Being at home. Taking a class. Reading stories together. Quiet time alone. Cooking dinner. Having breakfast…again. Volunteering for a good
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“No Capes!”
{Name that movie!} Very simply stated, if we begin to feel that life is too much and we couldn’t possibly
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The Cat
My dad has a saying, one of many, that he offers to me whenever I am wondering if a big
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Insight
Can you choose your focus? For an hour? For a day? For a week? For a month? I mean, choose it
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Paper Trails
Years ago a friend shared a strategy with me that has helped tremendously when it comes to dealing with the
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Consecration
What do you want most? I remember a friend who told me that as a couple, she and her husband
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Whatever You Decide
This month in seminar we’re working on time-blocking, or time-management. And sometimes it ain’t pretty! Just because it can be
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“I Belong”
I listened to a business pep talk the other day and the lovely girl who wrote it suggested four things
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Butternut Squash Muffins
I love squash! Any kind! And I really like using it in recipes that call for pumpkin. Several years ago,
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Without Speaking
Without speaking, what do you “say” to other people everyday? That you are kind? Observant of others and their needs?
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The Chronicles of Narnia: {A great place to learn}
“Lucy,” said… “You have work in hand, and much time has been lost today.” “Yes, wasn’t it a shame?” said
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Beautiful Breakfast
I love breakfast any time of the day! Here is a little oatmeal inspiration. Add in’s are: -honey -coconut oil
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P.S.
As an addition to yesterday’s post on validation skills, I offer a few more thoughts: Sometimes I think it is
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Consider This
When you are tempted to “lay down the law” for someone who is under your stewardship, consider the rules of
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You’ve Got This!
Ever feel that you are in a constant state of searching? Of gathering information or recipes or books or how-to’s
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Care For Her
Who do you love most in the world? Your spouse? Your children? Your parents and siblings? Your friends? Then be
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Bula-bula!
When we were little, our parents taught us a funny game to play at parties. It was a way of
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It’s Greek to Me!
Today I had the delightful opportunity to sit in the sun at a little French restaurant and eat….a Greek salad!
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Conflict
When experiencing conflict, have the intention to learn. Not to protect a position, but to learn from the experience. (No
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You Inspire Me
You keep doing it! Day after day and evening after evening. You keep facing the challenges of your life. You
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You Are Needed!!!
I was reading a newspaper article today about drug addiction. The writer was highlighting a young mother who was getting
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Gather Yourself
What things make up your life? What tasks do you have to do each day, each week, each month? Step
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Reality
When I sense grounding hope swelling, rising,   flowing into spirit-quenching, soul-feeding, compelling, propelling motion; and When I am still
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It’s Theory
I remember taking music theory in college and hearing something to the effect that you need to learn the rules
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Speed of Life
Do you ever feel like you don’t have enough time to live? Ha! I know that sounds funny, but I
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Tension Anyone?
Today I tried a new remedy for a tension headache. I’ve used it before for colds but I’ve never thought
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Kind, Gentle, Respectful, Firm
Part of self-care is taking care of yourself with other people. Sometimes a gut-wrenching experience….for me, maybe it’s not for
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Technical Difficulties!
Oh my, I’m typing this on my phone because our computer is having technical difficulties and I can’t access the
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Do You Remember?
Do you remember what it was about you that your spouse first loved? Do you remember what you first loved
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Confidence Attracts!
Do you think that title has truth in it? What does a confident person look like? Often, it is easier
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Flexible Structure
“Time blocking” is a Lioness term for time management. Does making a plan feel like trying to put your head
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Lime Fish Taco
A friend shared this recipe with me a while ago and I just got around to trying it! And of
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Beautiful You
Easy does it Girl. Do you ever have the sense that everyone else knows something you don’t? That you’re the
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It’s You!
What have you learned lately? What are you interested in learning? What opportunities do you have to learn? Remember, it’s
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Tara’s Quiche!
Oh my goodness, we had a treat this week!  It has an almond crust, which you could certainly play around
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Alice Carol
Yesterday, I had the privilege of attending the funeral of a great lady.   She was loved by many because
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Brownies!
Ok Ladies, are you ready for yet another recipe that will help you use your garden produce, or maybe your
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Say, “Stop!”
When you recognize a negative thought running around in your mind, say stop! Don’t let it finish itself, stop it
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Get Help When Needed!
Today, I had some help with my housekeeping and it was a dream! It’s a trade I have going and
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I Like Myself
Listen up! This post will be short and golden. By golden, I mean there’s a life-changing treasure right here my
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Gratitude Draws Support
It was brought home to me very powerfully this week, to hear a sweet young mother giving thanks for what
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Turn It Around
When it comes to self-care, what is the biggest mental hurdle that gets in the way of your planning and
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That Face!
A truth that was brought home to me lately is that the tired and rundown version of ourselves comes across
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All or Nothing
Sometimes I get into trouble when my thinking is too black and white. Do you ever realize that you are
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More Than We Know
At the synaptic space, that juncture before each thought we think, lies our power to choose. The more we are
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Write Your Own Rx
What do you need today? Someone to talk to? Inspiration? Relaxation? Some kind of decompression? On any given day, give
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What Makes You Fly?
We’re going to be talking more about Primary food and self-care! Not that we need reminders about that right?  Ha!
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What They Teach Us
I am amazed at the two-year-old’s I know.  When you ask them a question, they know the answer…right now! Do
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Self-Validation
Self-validation sounds like this: “My feelings matter and I care about my well-being.” “I am kind, gentle, respectful and firm
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“Toby” 2005-2017
Toby pulled me away from a sink of dishes with his chocolate face turned up beside me, his chocolate eyes
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Whipped Body Butter
My dear friend made some of this yummy stuff and shared it with me! When I got to the bottom
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Tinfoil Dinner {Crock-pot Style}
Make a meat mixture of: 1 pound of hamburger 1/3 cup oatmeal or breadcrumbs handful of green onions 2 eggs
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Make Today Count
I have a little flowering perennial shrub that gets ready all summer to bloom in the fall. I just checked
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Let It Go
I once heard someone say, get really, really good at forgiving.  Learn to forgive everyone everything, all the time. Mostly,
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I Don’t Have To
Not only do I not have to, you don’t have to either! And that’s because we can’t! We can’t make
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Take Care
“There is a place in our hearts that will put us on the right course with people and ourselves.  That
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Clean Slate
I am amazed at how much energy I get when a space in my house is de-cluttered or cleaned. For
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Sweet Potato Soup
The short hand version of this recipe is to start with chicken bone broth, homemade if possible; heat up 3-4
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No Defense Needed
Have you ever been in the position of having someone blame you for some event that is now ancient history?
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Note to Self
I learned something new and enlightening this week. It’s about leadership, and could be applied to a family leadership role
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Living In Color
  Note: This is a four-year-old post! Hope it gives you some good things to consider. Take care! xo Summer
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You Gotta Love It!
How is it that we, who live in this crazily abundant place, where we have access to any number of
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Food for Thought
Well, food for lunch! This is a slice of Tillamook Swiss cheese, leftover, shredded herbed chicken from a crockpot meal,
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Moving On
I saw a funny the other day that said, “Is it just me, or did June and July last for
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Firm Leadership
Kind, gentle, respectful and FIRM.  What does it mean? It seems to me that the first three words are pretty
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Nourishing Traditions
One of the first books that I purchased during my health coach training was Nourishing Traditions, by Sally Fallon. While
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Declare, Declare, Declare
  As you are honing your skills of validation, I hope that the voice you are hearing in your head, when you
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Slow It Down
Have we discussed this idea before? Ha! I’m sure we have, but it bears repeating!   When you are feeling
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New Bread!
I have a new recipe I’ve been working on, and I think it is pretty darn. Want to try it?
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Shall We Ask For It?
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how we know when we need to change. Most often it seems to
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Those Validating Questions
Someone is talking.  They are trying to think something through. They are trying to figure out what they will do
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Framed
How are your validating skills and efforts panning out thus far? I hope you are willing to take baby steps
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Healthy Habits
Recently, I was asked what healthy habits I consider to be most important in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.   It’s
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Sweet Smoothie Idea
I’ve been experimenting with something I have a lot of right now; zucchini! So, here’s the scoop: If you pick
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Listen Up!
Here are the rules, as stated by the Lundberg’s in their book, I Don’t Have to Make Everything All Better.
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Validate Thyself!
In seminar, our first assignment is to begin to validate ourselves.  How does that work?   Number one is seeking
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Bean Dip Twist
We tried a little different twist with a bean dip this week.  It turned out to be pretty yummy, so
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Walk With Yourself First
In the journey of relationships, a continual flow of validation is needed.  That is, we must learn to walk beside
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By Listening We Validate
val·i·da·tion ˌvaləˈdāSH(ə)n/ noun the action of checking or proving the validity or accuracy of something. “the technique requires validation in
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It’s All Relative
Isn’t it crazy how differently we each perceive the same situations? As we’re trying to educate our voices to inform
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Boundaries Baby
I have lately observed kids whose parents are victimized by them; worried that their child is mad at them, anxious
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Eye Training
Because our brains must be extremely selective about what stimuli will receive our attention, there is a great opportunity for
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In Thy Love Abiding
When we understand who we are in relation to God, that he is our Father and we are His daughters,
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Lavender Blue
Do you want to create beautiful spaces that ring with order? Of course we all understand, or at least are
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Beguiled
She had to sort through The pieces of half truths to Gauge the outcome of creation and Weigh the cost
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It’s Actionable Now!
Thank you for taking this little ride with me as I’ve done my best to convey these thoughts without dragging
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The Need to Medicate
  Onto the third part of this conversation.  Thus far we have looked at Christian principles regarding emotions and a
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What Does Your Back Say?
In the context of what I am learning about emotions and our health, today I’ll address the issue of psycho-physiological
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“Slow To Anger Is Better Than The Mighty”
Today is one of those days that I have so much to say that I don’t know where to begin,
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Thank Heaven For Melody Beattie
Part of my study today led me again to Codependent No More, a marvelous tool written by Melody Beattie. I
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Clear It
We got to visit an old pioneer home today. It was built in the West, to be a fort of
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To Be…
If the world is a stage, what will you do with the scenes played today? Is there anything you’d like
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Emotions & Stuff
In the “lightening our load” process we inevitably find that we have emotions that are attached to our stuff.  You
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Kindness Starts Here
Hey, I hope you are having an excellent Tuesday.  Just a quick question for you…what kind things have you done
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Let the Music Play
Ever get tired of feeling miserable about something?  Here’s a challenge for you: To work on becoming more emotionally fit,
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Magical Moments
I am grateful for the little windows of time when ordinary things seem magical. When old apple trees get dressed
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New Twist Potatoes
Time for a recipe Ladies!   3 Tbs bacon grease (nitrate free please) 1 onion sliced 6 small potatoes, thinly
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You Need It!
    Do you ever get to feeling that you are run ragged?  That you are coming apart at the
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Clarity Brings Peace
I am so pleased with all of the messages I am getting from you about the things you are cleaning
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Confident? It Shows!
Ever notice how you get along with other people when you are ‘in your groove’?  When you’re really feeling good
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Think Pioneer
I couldn’t help taking a picture of this pioneer spice rack when I was visiting a festival over Memorial Day.
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Love and Honor: {I Adore My Children’s Father!}
Want to take the quality of your marriage up a few notches?  Want to have a stand-out, “wow-they-look-happy” relationship? Listen
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Lighten Your Load!
This month’s seminar step is lighten your physical load and reap the benefits of lightening your spiritual, mental and emotional
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Mind Mapping
Plutarch (46-120 A.D.) wrote, “Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are
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Sleep!
It’s simple and inexpensive.  You can get it at Walmart! And, oh, the sleep is lovely and sound. I have
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Make Today Count
You know the old saying, “No success can compensate for failure in the home?”  That admonition has given me pause
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Worthy of Help
  It’s risky business being human isn’t it? And working on making real and lasting connections with others can be
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Walden Wisdom
“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.”
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Time Blocking Wisdom
“Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to
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Rewire Your Circuits
Our thoughts fly!  They fly so fast we can’t comprehend it! And those thoughts create pathways.  Neural pathways that then
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Daisy’s Cashew Crunch
Do you recall this recipe from some months ago? I finally bought cashews and managed to save some from getting
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Truth in Your Pocket
What words have you crafted to focus on to bring strength and meaning to this ordinary day?
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Making It Beautiful
There are so many simple ways to add beauty to the things we do at home!  And isn’t beauty functional,
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Grow On Purpose
You know when you are growing flowers or a vegetable or herb garden and you are trying to keep the
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“You’re Doing It Peter!”
What it is that I see you doing is keeping on keeping on!  I know that you are up at
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Creation
Do you love to create things?  Or do you not feel like the creative type? Here’s a thought on creativity
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Learned Helplessness
Flies in a jar with a lid… once the lid is off only a few fly out. You; fly out
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Egg Fu Yung Twist
The recipe here on the Lioness website for Egg Fu Yung calls for bean sprouts, which can be hard to come
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Think Tweak
On occasion I do too much.  I expect too much of myself and I get high on checking off a
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Little Veggie Inspiration
I walked into a friends house the other day while she was sauteing veggies for part of their breakfast!  They
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Looking for Pictures
When you are creating your vision board, it is important to find pictures that illustrate your goals.  There are so
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Trusting You, Trusting Me
Today I heard someone, who has done a lot of living, speak about trust. He said that we don’t really
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Here and Now
I love the clarity in this quote: J.R.R. Tolkien: ‘All we have to decide is what to do with the
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Speaking of Balance
It seems that there is a happy medium to strike in just about every endeavor that makes the difference between
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Spinning Into Balance
My son received a handmade gift.  {It was a new idea to me, but apparently they’re the rage.}  It’s a
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It’s Here, Not There
Do you ever feel that you are holding your breath until the current difficulty is over, and do you figure
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Declaration Ideas!
“I am creating moments of joy.” “I am worthy of my own loving care.” “I love my family and I
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Can You See It?
This month in seminar we’re doing three assignments to train ourselves to manage the conversation in our heads and also
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Pablo Picasso: Noteworthy Quote
“You must always work not just within but below your means. If you can handle three elements, handle only two.
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Our Mission
The mission of Lioness at the Door is to uplift, strengthen and encourage women of all ages to magnify health,
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Smoked Turkey Omelette
Oh, I wish you could smell this! Well, tasting it is better, because I think Asiago cheese smells, hmm, not
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Deciding Feels Fabulous Darling!
What is it about indecision that makes it so easy for us girls to get stuck in it so often?
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We Have a Love Story
Can you imagine having grandchildren?  Well, depending on where you are in the grand scheme of things, it may be
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Courage
I am amazed at the courage that is lived-out in front of me every day. For some, it is facing a
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Smooth Self-Care
Here is a simple, self-care idea for you today! If you don’t already use a cream for shaving, consider trying
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Happy Mother’s Day: Repost!
{Here is a repost of something I published a few years ago.  I hope it is a bit of inspiration
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Mother’s Age
My struggle with time is graying my head. My quest to lead exacts every ounce of courage and strength. But
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Just Breathe
I got to walk around an outside nursery today.  I could feel the sun on my legs, smell the wood
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Mantra
“I am enough.”“No, actually, I am more than enough!” How does that feel? It’s true! I challenge you to rehearse
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Putting Second Things First?
Do you have guidelines for yourself as far as ordering your day goes? It always seems that my day comes
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I’m Hungry!
There are times and seasons in our lives that make eating easier or more difficult right? Like, when you’re a
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To Save Sanity: Tidy-Up!
Isn’t it amazing how quickly the string with no knot at the end can loose all it’s beads? I’m referring
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On Problems
I love this quote, but I’ll tell you, to think like this for the first time in the middle of
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Words We Cannot Speak
Oh, the irony of opposites! I had a single friend tell me the other day how she had been to
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Summer Feet
Do you wear sandals a lot in the summer?  Or do you go barefooted?  I’m not much into shoes myself,
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Take a Break
What do you like to do for a break? And, more importantly than that, do you know when you need
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Keep It Handy!
Don’t you love being able to help your family with simple, natural remedies?  It is quite thrilling to me! One
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Make it Count
Have you ever found yourself going through the motions of prayer, only to feel that your flat and repetitive words
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A Little Story
  “One morning while washing dishes I heard quarreling raging down the hallway from the living room. Steven, our four-year-old
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Happy Day
Someone asked me the other day what my favorite color is.  And I didn’t know! I used to say periwinkle.
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Remembering
I remember those days of overwhelm. Of not much sleep. Of foggy mornings. Of tears of joy coming to my
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BONUS!
Years ago, I went to a week long educational event, where you could choose from an array of classes on
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Psalms 46:10
I offer you a reminder of this cool, deep water. I hope you can take a moment, close your eyes,
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Letting Go
What if…. What if life is a long time and you will not miss out on a thing when it
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The Little Things
I had the sweetest neighbor when I was a young married new mom,  She was one of those people who
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A Snickity Snack
It’s little and it’s yummy.  My friend Judy asked me a few months ago if I had ever tried eating
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Fight Smarter!
I’ve been thinking a lot about yesterday’s post and the idea that it may not be enough to speak our
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Heaven Sent
I was severely challenged today, mind and body, and several things were sent from heaven. A compassionate friend, who stopped
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Surrounded by Decision
Hey there my friend, I surely hope you are doing well! I’ve been working on decision-making in the form of
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The Happy Equation
If I am happy for the Sunshine, and new leaves and Blue sky and bright flowers; Or Happy that I
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Unfold
What is your favorite flower? Think for a moment until you decide.  Then for a few moments, close your eyes
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Be-deviled!
This is a picture story. Start from the bottom and work up!  Mix in your favorite flavor when you stir
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In The Gap
You know that moment when you really want to do something that you know isn’t good for you, and you
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That Wreaks!
Do you know someone who “wreaks” of self-care? If not, can you imagine what that would look like? Some words
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Take Care
One of the goals I accomplished last year, was to read a meditation every day from a book called, The
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You Are A Gift
A new book from Lioness, just for the young Lioness in your life! This is mostly a picture book, with
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What Is
Do you ever recognize ingratitude, or brattiness in yourself?  Ha!  I do! It’s usually when I’m feeling slighted, like something
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You’re Not Alone
It seems to me that one of the most, if not the most, discouraging “fiery dart” is the thought and
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7 Steps Seminar Coming!
To those of you who have attended the Lioness at the Door 7 Steps to Family Wellness, seven-month seminar, may
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The Power
“A famous trapeze artist was instructing his students how to perform on the high trapeze bar.  Finally, having given full
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Multiply and Replenish
If you were giving life-affirming counsel to your children who were about to launch out on their own, in five
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The Great Divorce
If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis. “If it would help you,
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It’s A Big Deal!
I heard recently that there is a new push, to help parents, particularly mothers, to stop wondering what is wrong
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Where Are You?
I was watching a documentary on owls…yeah, I was a captive audience, not generally my speed.  But I observed something
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Back Up, Get Clear
There is a commercial on tv that is upsetting to me. It’s advertising a youth correction facility (I think) and
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My Delight
I think I’ve done a lot of waiting.  Thinking that there will be some exciting “thing” coming up.  Some event.
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Happy, Healthy…Dead
My friend Linda sent me a funny email that said, “Won’t all of those health nuts feel silly when they
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Fight Sister! Fight!
How goes the war? You know, the one that is being waged for your attention, for your sanity, for your
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Real Food Snacks!
I got this question today and thought maybe a little brainstorming and sharing would be timely: “Can you think of
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Build Your Team
Ok sisters, I have a little “what I learned the hard way” piece of advice. I wholeheartedly believe that we
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Begin With the End In Mind
Some years ago, I cut an obituary out of the newspaper because it was so moving to me!  I saved
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No Proof Necessary
Have you ever noticed that when you are motivated to do something in order to prove a point (to yourself
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Beauty Balance
In our self-nurturing behavior, we find our drawing power.  That is, we draw others to us when we are rested,
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They’re Here!
At long last, the 2017 Lioness planner is here!  In color! (Here’s a sneak peek!) The box came today and
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Hot and Buttered
Well how’s that for a steamy title? And to think we’re just going to talk about veggies! I used to
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Nana
There’s a tiny heart beating within the womb of the woman who used to be a child, even an infant,
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Objectivity
Why is it that sometimes I just want to close the pages of my own story for Awhile and step
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Mother
Eve chose growing Pains – I am Her daughter. (And the apple didn’t fall far from the tree.)
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What He Wants
He cares less about what you look like to him,  and more about how you look at him. He wants
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Virtue & Vice
Sometimes we are just clueless. Sometimes we want what we want (no thinking about it) and so we fail to
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It Works!
Last year was a significant time for our family.  It was a milestone honoring our decision to become a family!
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The Precipice
Do you ever get discouraged when you come out of a difficult time and see that once again, when you
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Dear Lovely Self
If you could talk to your younger self, say, yourself ten years ago, what would you say? I imagine that
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You AND Me
There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t have the need to think about using inter-dependent skills vs.
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I Give Thanks
I give thanks for you and for the life you are living! For your goodness. For your beauty, talent and
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Musical Magic
Today I was reminded of the powerful, organizing, spiritual and creative force of music. I was privileged to hear a
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Compare Not!
We are the same.  And we are vastly different!  We have so much in common, and yet our individual experiences
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Say Hallelujah!
I had a teacher during my health coach training that was so upbeat and full of life, that she often
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Never Give Up
  “Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.” C.
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What is Beautiful?
{First: I have heard several reviews from yesterday’s intense post.  One was “love it!” and some were something like, “oh
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Make The Connection
Time for another rant.  You’ve been warned!  xo How many times a day do you hear that the world has
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On Hold
Do you ever find that you are avoiding the same little task, over and over? One that isn’t particularly difficult
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Curried Lentil Soup
I love this soup with a passion!  (And it mashes up nicely for baby food! But it does contain honey,
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Under the Influence
Have you heard the phrase, “they were at an impressionable age”? While I realize that children, in their innocence and
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You Already Are
You are one in a million!  You are brave.  You are kind.  You are growing.  You are learning. You are
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Glow Girl
I remember a scene from the Dick Van Dyke show, when Laura bleached her hair blonde one afternoon, and then
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I Love Your Guts
A few thoughts for you about that ecosystem that lives inside every human being, the bacterial world that works with
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You’re Human? Me too!
I’m pretty sure I’m going to need to refer to this post later.  Because, even though it is what I
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Blessed Are They That Mourn
“No one told me that grief felt so like fear.” C. S. Lewis I am reminded again of the similarity
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C.S. Lewis
“You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.”
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Lisa’s Roasted Veggies
My sister-in-law is a great cook and we were so happy to find that while we had been traveling, she
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Grateful
Last year we came to help our brother with some yard work.  He’d had a surgery some months earlier and
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Apollo Speaks-
  Meet Apollo. This little guy was something else. Nothing like our lovable chocolate lab who let’s you know what
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To Honor
Who do you love? Who do you regularly forgive? Who do you respect and trust and obey? Is there someone
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It’s About Time
I’m so excited!  My sweet friend and designer Shantel has been busy at work getting our new Lioness Home-Management System
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What About Food?
I saw a bumper sticker once that said, “The problem with life is that it is so daily.”  I don’t
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In Memory
In memory of our brother.  The pain is over!  Godspeed!  
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It’s a Daily Thing
Our bodies keep us living life a day at a time.  And it’s a good thing because otherwise we would
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Celebrate!
It’s a tricky thing, achieving some sort of balance.  Some days trickier than others, huh? Finding the balance between work
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Subjectively Speaking
It really is amazing that we all live on the same planet, and in some cases have almost everything in
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The “Standard American Diet” is Sick-Not You!
I promised a rant.  Can you bear with me a minute? Our country is sick.  And most of it is
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Bee Happy
I checked on our beehives last week.  One hive is energetically moving and several others look like they didn’t survive
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Happy Valentine’s Day!
Three years ago, I posted this recipe for black bean brownies.  I re-post it today with a new topping idea
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The Greatest Gift
Marriage can be amazing.  It is a blessing.  It makes so many things possible!  It is safe place where we
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“I” not “You”
Isn’t it amazing how easy it is to get into a scuffle with a family member in all the hustle
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Hands on Her Head
Have you ever sat behind someone who is stroking the hair of a loved one beside them, like a mother,
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Swinging Recovery
A client asked a great question the other day; “Do you think that if you’ve been trying to lose weight
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It’s Alive!
This salad is so beautiful!  Puts me in mind of Valentine’s Day, though it isn’t a sweet treat. Start with
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Ah…Relax!
Here’s a little idea for taking a dip in your own mineral spa! Right before bedtime, add 2-3 pounds of
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Banana Berry Blast
Isn’t it refreshing to have fruit for dessert?  Just cut up fruit tossed in freshly whipped cream is fun.  Or,
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Family Governance
For many years we learned from a gifted teacher about correct principles in family governance.  In fact, he is currently
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A Case for Grain
To follow-up on my recent post encouraging you to increase your ability to prepare a wider variety of whole grains,
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Glorious Greens!
Thank heaven, there are far more options, when it comes to green, leafy vegetables than iceberg lettuce! Here is an
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You Were Here
I can imagine his head cocking to one side, Listening, waiting, then tilting to the other. Then hop. . .
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Salt, Soda and Vinegar
Ever need a little help with reflux issues? (If you don’t, you may be one of the lucky few.) Here
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Injera is Ingenius!
If you’re wanting to make the flat bread (injera) I was telling you about, here are a few more tips!
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Inside and Warm
I hope this winter day found you counting blessings. A few months ago, I heard someone say that it must
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Amaranth for Breakfast
This is soooo good, even if I do say so! So to the recipe first: 2 cups water 2/3  cup
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Wrap Up Something New
A little more about teff if you please… But first I have to say that it is so much fun
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Melissa’s Teff Porridge
This is a new recipe I tried recently, shared by my dear friend, Melissa.  She is a homemaker extraordinaire and
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Find Your Phrasing
When someone is speaking to you, and you are listening to understand, not to fix, there are responses you can
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Smells of Summer
I would encourage you to give up on your store bought room sprays.  There are very few that aren’t what
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Those Validating Questions
Recently, I heard a young parent as a small child why they had just misbehaved.  I asked that question of
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Listen to Understand
Have you ever spoken with someone who said, “Uh huh,” at all the right moments during a conversation, but you
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“Listen to Me Mama”
There are times when we are not “present” with our kids.  Maybe we are trying to solve a difficult problem,
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My Shepherd Will Supply My Need
  A few declarations to consider adding to your list: I am divinely led. I am right where I need
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Crazy-Less
Do you ever have days that feel crazy? And then when the pressure subsides a little, it’s as if your
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In-Sight
When I was in middle school, the bus would drop me off about six blocks from home.  I loved being
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Make the Choice
I heard a most profound concept recently: “If you want the consequence, make the choice.”
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Anna’s Cake
  A sweet little pun’kin I know was born about the time we started making this cake, hence the name!
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All Things Bright and Beautiful
As women, we learn from watching other women.  It’s a natural phenomenon.  And wonderful, because we can imitate what we
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Busy Bee
Here’s permission to stop and smell the roses…even before all the work is done! Because we all know that the
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Goals & Boundaries
I have been very inspired by working on a goal I set last year which was to read one meditation
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Book of Life
Do you “keep” a journal?  I don’t think I keep one, but I do write in one when I have
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Three Year Vision
I just finished writing another three year vision for my vision board. I have been amazed at how the last
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Sweet Potato Curry!
I hope you will love this soup as much as I do!  (I don’t know how many times I have
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Excellence, Not Perfection!
Do you ever stop and realize that you are being critical of yourself?  You make a simple mistake and feel
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Visual Aid
Guess what?  Sometimes we don’t know exactly what influence we have, in fact we may never really know. But there
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Gotta Have Heart
Isn’t it kind of crazy that long before you accomplish a goal, you have to work on each broken down
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To Risk or Not To Risk
I don’t know who wrote this, but it’s been hanging in my kitchen for a long time. Dare To Risk To
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Small and Simple
In all our big thinking and goal setting, we must remember that it is the small things that make all
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Dreaming Dreams
The ladies in this picture are my people.  I didn’t ever know them and we’re not even completely sure who
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You Matter
Sometimes I think it’s easy to feel like the world is going on without you, especially when you are knee-deep
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Happy New Year Lionesses!
I’m always thinking about you. I’m in awe of what you are accomplishing and how determined you are to continue
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Hooray for Summer!
To schedule or not to schedule; is that the question? I have heard several of my clients express anxiety over the
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Welcome to Lioness!
Hi! Thank you for visiting Lioness at the Door, holistic health coaching for women and their families! Please join me
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Gotta Love a Clean Slate!
I get an energy burst as the calendar fully turns to the clean slate of a bright, new year. To
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That’s What Love is For
Have you discovered that sometimes family relationships are a little more challenging than you thought they might be? {I think
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Claim Your Power
I usually end my written or video posts by saying something like, “I hope you’re taking really good care of
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Happy Mother’s Day Mom! “Where thou art-that- is home.” Emily Dickinson
A few years ago I was standing in the middle of a picturesque little-town cemetery, talking to my deceased grandmother,
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Lemon Poppy Seed Bread
Do you ever ask yourself this question, “Do things have to be so hard?” In the Lioness seminar, 7 Steps
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Rethinking Work & Mint Chocolate Cookies (GF)
First, a little more about rethinking the job you dread… I mentioned that laundry was a heavy burden to me
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When the Plot Thickens
I few weeks ago I met the grandmother of a child newly diagnosed with Autism.  A new chapter for the
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Eclair Dessert Recipe!
Hey you Provo girls!  It was fun to be with you yesterday!  Thank you for coming to the 7 Steps
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New Year, New You!
Happy January Everyone! I hope that this new year finds you well. For the past few years, I have been
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Pumpkin Pasta
I’ve been cooking pumpkin and squash like crazy!  Then I’ve been using it to make cookies or cheesecake or pancakes
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Real Food & Real Inspiration
Ok my friends! This week’s video blog presents an analogy for you to consider: How does shifting from a processed
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Part Two: Walk the Talk
Whew! I have had a busy week being “Grandma!” I love it when Charlie walks in and yells, “maMA!” Or
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Self-care, Self-talk
A large part of self-care is self-talk…that on-going conversation you are having with yourself about how you look, what you
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Yummy Apple Dip!
Isn’t this the most beautiful fall you can remember? The colors, the sunshine and the fall harvest have been magnificent!
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Mom, You’re The Visual Aid
This week’s video post poses the question, how will caring for yourself help your family relationships? Just an idea to
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Simple Steps
A healthy family life is all about connection. We work hard at cooking meals, creating healthy boundaries, working together and
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New Video Blog!
Hi my friends! Just wanted to let you know that I’ve started posting short video blogs here on the website
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Fresh!
It’s summer…time for fresh, light lunches and snacks! Here is a yummy salad recipe I like to have made-up and
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Oven-Fried Chicken
Just have to pass on a new recipe and dinner idea.   (Sorry no picture as of yet, I am
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Cooking is Love Made Visible
Some of the greatest words that can come from a mother’s lips are, “Come and eat!” Really, is there anything
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Tune In!
I’m excited to let you know that there are two new programs starting up at Lioness…and you can hear all
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Meal Planning~ Step 3
If you have read the last two posts AND have done the homework, I AM SO IMPRESSED! Or, maybe you
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Meal Planning 101~Step 2
Hi there!  Ready for a little more progress on your meal planning? As soon as you finish your Meal Planning
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Meal Planning 101
There is a new axiom in our day about cooking.  It is, that it is far easier to “pin” a
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Sweetest Smelling Spray
Here is a little room spray you’ve got to try!  It’s so easy that it’ll take you two minutes to
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Some Like it Hot
Do you like hot cereal?  It is a comfort food to me. Probably because I used to wake up to
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Salad Savvy
Does your family eat less fresh salad than you think you ought to because salads can be labor intensive and
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Delicious, Delightful, Delovely~Chocolately Brownies
Ready for a new brownie recipe that doesn’t call for flour, refined sugar or artificial anything? Here you go! Black
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Scatter Sunshine
Hey, it’s February, that time for pink hearts, chocolate and maybe a mushy Valentine!  So I’ve decided that this would
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Slow and Steady
Remember the tortoise running his famous race against the hare?  (Were you lucky like I was, to have parents who
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Goals Made Simple
Hey! It’s that regrouping, rethinking, goal-setting, sight-lifting time of year!  And you might teeter at times on the seesaw of
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I Believe
I love turning the calendar full circle to a new beginning. It’s a chance to look back and see what
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No Time For Breakfast?
Hey Mom and Dad! Do you happen to have a teenage girl who has decided she doesn’t have time for
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Butternut Squash
Butternut squash is my new favorite! If you haven’t tried it lately, you’re missing out. Cut the squash in half
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Spicy Goodness
Time for a good, simple wassail recipe?  One without refined sugar?!  I put this one together when my kids were
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Time to Time
Hi ya! How goes the battle? Now that we’re part way through fall and our routines are pretty set…how’s it
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Happy October!
Happy October!  How can it  possibly be this time of year already? I do not know!  But it is beautiful,
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Let’s Eat Cake!
Hi!  I am so excited to share something new with you!  New to me, maybe new to you too…first a
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Living in Color
Living in ColorSummer is winding down, and I hope it has been a good one for you!  I can feel
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Step 1: Smile and say, "Thank you!"
Thoughts on self-reliance…we women may need clarification on occasion…. as we (I) sometimes get confused.   Do you ever feel that
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My December Wish for You~
Dear Mom; It seems that a big part of what can make life overwhelming is letting your mind think of
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Barbara Bush
Love, love, love this quote by Barbara Bush, wife of President George Bush.  She was speaking to graduates of Wellesley
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Thoughts On Pulling Weeds
I was reminded recently about something a friend of mine taught me a long time ago. Her name is Carol
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My Chicks Have Flown
My chicks have flown. They came to nest in a bunch and then flew off in a flock. I guess
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What About Fat?
A quote from Sally Fallon’s book Nourishing Traditions in response to the question in cooking class last week, “What about
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