The right foods, most often, are whole foods—organic, unprocessed, just the way it would look if you plucked it off the tree or the vine. But are there any processed foods that can be healthy too? The answer is yes—as long as you know what you’re looking for....
As I successfully continued my tidying around the house, my daughter called me again. “Mom, are you coming? I really need you!” “Yes, honey, just give Mommy one more minute. I’ve got to get this done.”
Worry, anxiety, fear…can overwhelm us with a thick shadow of darkness, controlling our every move and decision. But reading over these passages, they replaced the other things in my mind that I’d battled against.
Learn them, and let them reduce or remove your fear!
We humans are social creatures by nature. It’s in our genes that we’re more likely to not just survive, but also to thrive in health and wellness when we work together. If you find the life of a "loner" tough, here's an ironclad case to seek out community - and reap multiple benefits from it!
My temptation is to give up and scrap family dinners completely; let the kids eat PBJ sandwiches in front of the TV while my husband and I hide in our bedroom eating bowls of cereal. This would certainly be the more peaceful route.
There’s certainly nothing wrong with wanting to take care of our bodies. The problem occurs when we’re no longer happy with who we see in the mirror and when we try to change ourselves. If digitally enhanced images and the media are not good places to find examples and representations of true beauty, where should we look?
We live in a world where late nights and early mornings validate our human struggle, where doing without physical or emotional sustenance equates with a personal suffrage of sorts. We pass the days telling ourselves when this project is over or this season is done, then we can rest - and we believe those lies.
Singleness is overwhelming, frustrating at times, intimidating, tiring, and very often isolating. There are many joys that come from living an independent lifestyle, too, but I often wonder if marriage would be harder than singleness, or if being on my own is actually as difficult as it daily can feel...