It’s amazing what you can learn about your loved ones – and yourself – through a single experience. I’ve written before about the trip my son and I took to JH Ranch, a Christian summer camp that involved lots of adventure, lots of terrifying heights, and lots of life changing events.
I have a cool story that goes out to any woman who perhaps struggles with letting go of … control (as if I have met one that doesn’t in one form or another). The story is about a 10 foot vertical wall and the need to get 10 people – our team 5 moms and 5 sons – over it in 7 minutes, including planning time. It started with a challenge. And ended with some pretty profound life lessons about my relationship with my son... and myself. Read More
Getting personal about pain
The last few weeks have been “tip-oriented”, and I hope it’s guided and helped people in at least some small way. But I have to admit, I miss getting personal with you. And today’s a biggie:
There is freedom in knowing how to handle pain
As I’ve walked through this difficult season of my life, I have experienced the most amazing gifts.
Freedom and Peace
And not for the reasons you might think. This, my friends, is applicable to everyone. Read More
I have been long resisting this post, because I don't want to be an alarmist. But the more I resist, the more I feel like I am doing a disservice to our community. I beg you to click through to the full blog to read a host of alarming statistics that you need to know about! As a society, we are headed toward a landslide of disease, and it is within our control to avoid the majority of it!
The key points in this blog:
- The state of affairs in our health as Americans
- If you think you are different and not affected, keep reading
- You have more control over your body than you think - you CAN control, manage or completely avoid 60-70% of known chronic conditions with simple lifestyle changes
- We have resources -- and I urge you to consider watching them and sharing them with your loved ones (I've included links below to limited-time free screenings) Read More
"Self care" has become quite the buzz word lately. It isn't really a new concept, but as our lives get more and more hectic in this fast-paced world, and we suffer more dis-ease as a result, the more prevalent its importance. Many tend to write off "self care" as a luxury, but perhaps looking at it from a slightly different angle will help.
The best asset we have to for making a contribution in this world is ourselves. If we underinvest in ourselves -- our minds, our bodies and our spirits - we damage the very tool we need to make our highest contribution. Read More
Setting your own hours, doing work you love, and sharing your true passion are all perks of being your own boss. While it may seem overwhelming to make the step to becoming the leader of your success, as your own boss, you now have the ability to manifest your future and create the life you’ve dreamed of. Read More
Synchronicity is a funny thing. A couple of weeks ago, I launched a biblically-based health coaching group for teenagers at our church Co-op. At the same time, I decided to jump on board with Eleven22’s Daniel Fast. I found myself digging into bible, searching for God’s principles for living well, starting with food. What I’ve found to be fascinating is how simple eating for wellness actually is, despite how complicated it seems when you rely on Google. Read More
At IIN, we teach the importance of joy in living a healthy and balanced life. Health isn’t just about eating kale and getting proper exercise; it’s equally important to relax, play, and laugh. We’ve all heard that “laughter is the best medicine,” and it’s true! Read More