You just read about how Max learned how to go down our backyard slide, right? (If you haven’t, click here and read that post first). So what about you- what’s YOUR slide? Let’s do a quick application of Max’s learning process- but let’s go back one more step. You see, Max had to decide what..
Expectations during the Holidays A pastoral family has a different Christmas experience: it comes with the territory. You adjust expectations and ‘do the next thing.’ My list of the next thing is always quite different, however. LOL! Reality Then, just before Christmas, we welcomed Sadie into our family: a new life. Precious. Beautiful. So much..
Since you are reading this blog, you have undoubtedly made some very specific lifestyle choices and changes. CONGRATULATIONS!! One of those changes probably has to do with the kind of and quality of food that you eat. In making those changes you have probably started to read food labels. However, have you ever read your..
Time sure flies when you’re having fun! Just checking in after a brief hiatus from blogging. Not that there was a shortage of content…but time flew by with a variety of special events! Here’s a quick personal update. We added our fourth grandson to the DeZago family when Lincoln Daniel was born December 12. He..
Do you take dietary supplements? Many people do- not just here in the United States, but globally. It’s big business, actually. Below are five fairly basic questions about dietary supplements (not trick questions, honest). See what you know. Then check the link for the answers. 1. Dietary supplements can be used to help fill nutritional..
Over the years, I’ve discovered that we all have some tendency to want to please people- some of us more than others. The challenge with this being an overriding character quality is that being overly concerned about pleasing people can get in the way of integrity. Integrity is often cited as a core value of..
What did your self-monitoring reveal about your worst time? Is it the morning? Do you find that you are squeezed for time to get out of the house which means you leave without breakfast, and stop for a quick coffee and pastry at Starbucks and that’s all you take in until lunch??? Be prepared by investing..
It’s summer for sure! Temperatures and unusual weather (Phoenix has monsoon season!) are making headlines from coast to coast! Vacation days and weeks are here— and perhaps for some, are gone. That’s sad 🙁 A change in schedule, though, can encourage us to make some life changes. Did you decide to make different food choices..
In our Wisdom from a Cactus series, here is tip #5. Conserve your resources. To write about this sooner than today would have missed a personal element. You see, there has been a noticeable change as I walk in the morning. It has been so strange. There is humidity…and there are clouds. Clouds in the..
Articles and blogs have been appearing recently stating that the American diet is getting better. Do you agree or disagree? In a recent video blog, Dr. Pam Popper, founder and executive director of the Wellness Forum in Columbus, OH, shared some statistics that would cast serious doubt on the claim of ‘improvement.’ For example, in..