Congratulations to the winner from Day 5 of the 12 Days of Christmas: Chany Breen It’s a widespread problem. Nearly a quarter of Americans reported feeling “extreme stress” come holiday time, according to a poll by the American Psychological Association. Holiday stress statistics show that up to 69 percent of people are stressed by the feeling of having a “lack of time,” 69 percent are stressed by perceiving a “lack of money,” and 51 percent are stressed out about the “pressure to give or get gifts.” (Allinonehealth) It is so significant that 45% of those surveyed would rather just skip … [Read more...] about Day 6 Giveaway- Sometimes You Just have to Laugh!
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Congratulations to the winner from Day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas: Gwendolyn Quitberg This past weekend I flew to Wichita, Ks to watch my one and only niece graduate from College and Nursing School. It was quite the journey of four years, two moves, and getting married in the middle of it. We are all so very proud of her and grateful for God's sustaining perseverance. It is so easy to just give up and quit! But, she did not. We love you, Megan. At the commencement, the keynote speaker who is now a teacher and a registered nurse began her talk about her experience and why she became a nurse. … [Read more...] about Day 5 Giveaway- Gratitude
Congratulations to the winner from Day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas: Tammy Vilamarim Christmas can be the most wonderful time of the year. But it isn't always and many times we lose someone we love close to the season or it is the year of firsts without your special loved one. One thing that always helps when you are depressed or sad is to bring up old good memories and meditate on those instead. A favorite time, grandma's special cookies, or even an old Christmas tradition. For those who are suffering this year, we send you our love, thoughts, prayers. It is not always easy to … [Read more...] about Day 4 Giveaway! Christmas Comfort Food
Congratulations to the winner from Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas: Pamela Holmes Holiday weight gain is very common between Thanksgiving and Christmas. There are a few studies that suggest it can be upwards of 5-7 lbs. This is probably why losing weight is the #1 New Years' resolution goal. The holidays encourage overeating, sedentary behavior, and consumption of calorie-rich foods. One thing you can do to help is trying a liver cleanse during this time. We call it Mini Detox Days, which is 1-3 days. Unlike what the latest fad detox diets popping up on your Instagram feed might have … [Read more...] about Day 3 Giveaway- Mini Detoxing
The winners from day one are Denis Henry, Nicole Young, and Karen Turner. Thank you for participating! In today's contest, we are going to share about charities, giving, and “Making Spirits Bright”. Giving is part of this season and we should all be looking for ways to help others. We can do this by buying a coffee for the person behind us or giving it to a charity organization. As some of you know, my grandson Lucas was born in March 2018 and medically diagnosed with an extremely rare genetic condition called NKH (Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia). Meet my sweet baby boy. While in … [Read more...] about Day 2 Giveaway – Making Spirits Bright
In today's contest tell us your weaknesses? What dessert or food item during the holidays always tempts you to eat it even when you know its full of sugar and unhealthy ingredients? It is a cravings time of year! I mean even the shopping mall smells of the aroma of Christmas. Every baked, candied, drizzling chocolate dessert is everywhere you look from Thanksgiving to Christmas! So how do we keep from caving and diving into grandma's homemade fudge and gaining 10 lbs we have to work off in the new year? One #healthhack Carol and I have implemented over the years is eating an apple before … [Read more...] about It is here! Day one of the 12 days to Christmas celebration!