Freedom from Expectations

I met Nick when we were 16. We dated throughout high school and got married at 21. We were very much in love. Nick had a calling to join the Army and wanted to serve his country, so he joined the Army National Guard right after we got married and went to basic...

Journey to Health

Journey to Health With the New Year behind us and spring ahead, it seems change is inevitable. But what about change that happens within you? Have you slowed down for a season recently and reflected on your own life, your thoughts, your emotions, your...

The Weight of Words

Words: they can be spoken so quickly and have lasting effects. Recently I had a conversation where assumptions were made and a person began to describe my way of thinking. They were mistaken, and I found myself tongue-tied trying to defend myself. It rattled my...

The Roots of Disease

As I continue to study my favorite topics on wellness, fitness, and weight management, I inhale books as fast as I can digest them. I read books by MDs, PhDs, naturopaths, biochemists, nutritionists, personal trainers, and their colleagues on the topics of metabolism,...

Freedom From Nicotine… At Last

This is the eighth story in our “Freedom From…” Series, an 8-week series featuring women who have faced adversity and found freedom in the process.  I had been enslaved for over 25 years; my dependency on nicotine controlled my life. I remember once when I risked...