Health & Wellness

This time of year always brings with it the promise and allure of a new beginning. It’s the time of year we all vow to do better, to be different, to do more, or to give up a multitude of things – all in an attempt to be a new and improved version of ourselves….

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Health & Wellness

Self-Care, a way to nourish your mind, body, and soul

Self-care is what you deliberately do to take care of your mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing.  Caring for yourself is the key to an improved mood, reduced anxiety, and the relationship you have with yourself and others. Seems simple, right?  Then why do we constantly and consistently overlook our own self-care? Get started on your…

By Rachel Graham |
Health & Wellness

Comfort Foods Get a Makeover

Baby it’s cold outside…and that probably means you’re planning to eat something warm and delicious (and perhaps high calorie) to chase the chills away. We know how all the calories add up over the holidays. Let’s not forget that there are often fewer opportunities for fitness in December—who wants to walk outside when it’s dark,…

By Bridget Swinney, MS RD |
Health & Wellness

Nutrition Myth Busting

We’ve all done it. We’re reading something on the web on a completely legitimate website and then there’s that popup that grabs your attention: “Doctor says never eat this food.” Or “Eat these foods to get rid of belly fat.” And of course, curiosity gets the best of us, and we get stuck in a…

By Bridget Swinney, MS RD |
Health & Wellness

Importance of Family Traditions

Traditions are stories, beliefs, rituals, and customs that are passed to family, from one generation to the next. Research shows that these traditions are important in building strong family relationships throughout multiple generations. The Scientific American site studies of online participants who describe rituals performed with family including Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Easter. Participants that…

By Rachel Graham |

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Traditions & Community

Recently, my husband and I attended a volunteer fire department’s annual BBQ dinner and auction. As the only fundraiser they have for the year, hundreds of people crammed into that small metal fire station to share a meal and pull together toward a worthy cause.  Long-time friends bid against each other for auction items, cakes,…

By Cindy Carter |
Health & Wellness

Is Your Diet a Fixer Upper?

At some time in your life, you’ll probably be faced with a diet change that’s necessary for your health. Sometimes, like for pregnancy, it’s expected that some diet shift might be needed, but that doesn’t make it any easier. But for many diet changes, it’s brought about by a wake-up call—as in a call from…

By Bridget Swinney, MS RD |
Health & Wellness

Enjoying Each Season

As discussed in last month’s article, each season can represent an opportunity to discover, accept, and/or appreciate God’s perfect timing and acknowledge our own lack of control over such.  As promised, in this month’s article, we will explore more fully the trap of longing for the future to the extent of missing out on today…

By Cindy Carter |
Health & Wellness

From a Chrysalis to a Butterfly

When you hear the word transition, what comes to mind?  Do you envision a butterfly from a chrysalis?  Perhaps transitioning from a young lady to a woman?  Maybe it is the physical transformation from being overweight to a healthy goal weight?  Changing seasons often makes us think of transitioning from winter to spring, etc. However,…

By Tracy Meyer |