How Knowing Yourself Helps You Develop Healthy Habits

(source) I recently finished reading Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin. I’m not good at finishing nonfiction books, especially of the “self-help” variety, so when I finally made up my mind to read it, after seeing several good reviews from trusted people, I ordered it on audio book from my library. And that simple act…

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What I Learned From a New Years Weight Loss Challenge

(source) Being one of the many people who never complete their resolutions beyond the first few days of the year, when I realized I needed to shed a few pounds this year, as well as get stronger and healthier physically, I began looking for some ways to keep me faithful to the goals I was…

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5 Lessons Learned from My Volunteer Tomato Plant

For me, 2015 was a year for ignoring things I didn’t know how to handle. I don’t know if you’ve ever fallen into this pattern, but if you have, you know how dangerous it can be. If you ignore the kind of soft looking pumpkin on the counter, for instance, you wind up with a…

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Thrifty Christmas Gift Ideas – plus Recycled Christmas Ornament Tutorial

I still remember the first time I was old enough to realize that my mom was signing cards with my name. Birthday cards, Christmas cards. . .she was signing our whole family’s list of names to the bottom of each card without asking anyone. Naturally my dad was happy to have this chore taken off…

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Summer CSA Lessons – plus Zucchini Lasagna Recipe

I just finished my second summer of having a CSA. It was a lot of fun to see what came in each week, but I also learned several lessons about myself through the experience. I thought others might benefit from my realizations too! NOTE: if you’re unfamiliar, CSA stands for community supported agriculture. It’s where…

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