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Definition of Mindset 1: a fixed state of mind 2: the established set of attitudes held by someone. The saying “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing” is well known and a belief that many people subscribe to. Many people feel it’s important to “win” in areas of life such as finances, work status, personal…

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A Balanced Mind Is A Healthy Mind

The way our mind works and processes is so fascinating to me, but sometimes it works against us and creates harmful patterns. We should seek to understand our own mental limitations, so that we can learn to process differently. One of the destructive patterns I see in relationships is a distorted thought pattern that perceives…

By Ami Evans |
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4 Ways to Make Your Summer Trip Fun and Unforgettable for the Whole Family

Trips with the family should be all about fun and making memories, sometimes, however, a whole suitcase load of stress can get in the way. Often the success of a trip can be completely of your control, the weather is terrible, everyone gets food poisoning, etc. However, ladies, there are some things that you can…

By Sarah Cummings |
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Mindset Is Not The End, It’s Just The Beginning

Mindset is not the end of living, it is just the beginning!  So many people have their Mind Set on something – a promotion, a proposal, a sunny day.  But, when the job, girl, or day doesn’t turn out like we had planned, we feel like a failure.  Even though it is an opportunity for…

By Meg Henderson Wade |
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Live Cleaner This Year – Part Three: Ponder Plastic

Happy (early) Earth Day Y’all! You may not know it, but you’re most likely leaving behind a big, ugly footprint. It’s not pretty–it’s plastic. Here are a few points to ponder from earthday.org: Every minute, one million plastic bottles are bought and almost 2 million single-use plastic bags are distributed around the world. Every day…

By Bridget Swinney, MS RD |

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Diversity Brings Us All Together

I was born and raised in the south in the 1960’s and 1970’s, during the prejudiced racial wars of that time.  I lived in Martinsville, VA which was just an hour from Greensboro, NC where the famous Woolworth’s counter sit out happened. At that time in the 1960’s, Black Americans were not allowed to sit…

By Meg Henderson Wade |
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Piece Of The Pie

The scent fills the room as I take in the one of a kind worldly spices that add to the richness of my pie filling.  Each ingredient has its own peculiar flavor that when mixed together makes for a very enjoyable eye-popping experience. I come from a family of good cooks but more importantly I…

By Deb Kreimborg |
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Live Cleaner This Year – Part Two: Clean Beauty

In a previous post, I talked about eating clean. Hopefully you were able to put a few of those tips into practice, even if just washing your fruits and veggies just a little longer, to get dirt, bacteria, and especially pesticides off! Now let’s talk about something that you may not have thought about—how to…

By Bridget Swinney, MS RD |
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Grateful For Time, Growth And Stepping Stones

We make our plans, set our expectations and pursue dreams, but life does not progress the way we think it will or should. Parents, this is true for your children, too. We start thinking and planning for their future early in life, before they have a voice to speak with. Preparation is good and necessary,…

By Ami Evans |