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Here is The Secret to Behavior Change

Here is The Secret to Behavior Change

Is it motivation or action that leads to results?  If you believe it is motivation, you are wrong.  I wanted to spend time today explaining why this is.  I hear it all the time “I am just not motivated” and I get that.  Motivation comes and goes and can’t be relied...

8 Methods to Manage Stress

8 Methods to Manage Stress

     Even though six years have passed, I still think of my time in the classroom especially this time of year (end of July beginning of August).  I remember not looking forward to the end of July because it was a reminder that school was quickly approaching. ...

6 Ways to Improve Social Wellness

6 Ways to Improve Social Wellness

    .    There is so much hate in this world.  Have you noticed it?  You can’t scroll through Facebook without seeing a political post about Roe vs. Wade followed by hateful comments.  The hate isn’t just on social media.  Just yesterday, a man yelled at me for not...

Martha’s Current Favorite Recipes

Crock-Pot Lemon Chicken with Tomatoes & Kalamata Olives

Crock-Pot Lemon Chicken with Tomatoes & Kalamata Olives

This easy crockpot meal from EatingWell will easily become your favorite on a busy evening.  There is minimal prep and the meal is not only healthy but loaded with taste.  The lemon juice and zest add a lightness to the meal making it pefect for a warm, Spring day or...

Sunshine Lemon Chicken Chowder

Sunshine Lemon Chicken Chowder

This dinner from Realfoodwholelife  has quickly become a favorite of ours.  My husband Lee and I have been eating off of this meal for the last three days.  It is extremely light for the warm, spring days we are experiencing right now.  This meal is also healthy and...

Spring Pea & Asparagus Pasta

Spring Pea & Asparagus Pasta

This recipe, from Cookie & Kate, is perfect for the Spring as it includes asparagus.  Any pasta you enjoy can be used.  This dish makes a lot of servings so enjoy it for the whole week or with friends.  I especially love that this dish includes healthy fats from...

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

With Father's Day right around the corner, I wanted to take the time to share with you a list of 32 gift ideas.On Amazon, at Walmart, Target or even your local running store:1. Foam Roller2. Massage...

Tiny Change

   A healthy lifestyle really starts with one tiny step.  I recently read an article about a lady who set out to get healthy.  She started by walking and was inspired by a challenge at her office. ...

Sunshine Lemon Chicken Chowder

This dinner from Realfoodwholelife  has quickly become a favorite of ours.  My husband Lee and I have been eating off of this meal for the last three days.  It is extremely light for the warm,...

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother's are special people and I am extremely blessed to have my mother just ten minutes away and my mother-in-law only two and a half hours away.  May is a time to celebrate mothers and May is...

Spring Pea & Asparagus Pasta

This recipe, from Cookie & Kate, is perfect for the Spring as it includes asparagus.  Any pasta you enjoy can be used.  This dish makes a lot of servings so enjoy it for the whole week or with...

Why Shopping Local Matters

Before you sit down for a meal, do you pray?  Do you pause for a moment to give thanks for all the hands that had something to do with getting the food to your table?  Depending on where your food...

Black Bean Brownies

You will not believe these brownies are made from black beans!  This delicious recipe is by Joy Food Sunshine. These brownies contain minimal ingredients and are packed with protein, potassium,...

Turkey Chili

I recently made this turkey chili from Two Peas and Their Pod. It is excellent!  Not only is it easy to prepare but the cooking is all done by the crockpot and there was minimal clean up!  This...

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