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Finding Purpose and Peace While Waiting

Finding Purpose and Peace While Waiting

Have you ever felt a little lost? Have you ever wondered what your God-given purpose really is? A few months ago, that’s how I was feeling—lost and wondering about my purpose. Then, an amazing opportunity came my way. It was a dream come true, and I was excited! I was going to have the opportunity to pursue my heart’s desire, and I couldn’t wait to dive in. But soon afterward, it became quite obvious that the timing was not right. I…

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Pressing on

Pressing on

I am on Day 6 of the Whole30, and I have to say, “So far, so good.” Thanks be to God! I have reached a point with my Hashimoto’s where I am fed up with unexpected weight gain, swollen ankles, and chronic fatigue. As in, “I’ll try anything, if I think it might work.” Hence, the Whole30! But it took me awhile to get here. The first time I attempted the Whole30, I made it to Day 13. I got off track…

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Slow and Steady is Worth It

Slow and Steady is Worth It

Today, I am joining my friend Margaret in her weekly health and wellness link-up, Weigh-In Wednesday. This is a really important link-up, because we all need support and encouragement in this area. Weigh-In Wednesday, as Margaret has said, is not just about the number on the scale. While it may be for some, for others, it could be about a multitude of other aspects of healthy living. Whether we are trying to lose weight, trying to eat healthier, trying to get…

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All or Nothing

All or Nothing

Two weeks ago, I sat down with my husband and our calendars, and I said, “Greg, I need to find time this week to exercise.” Being the supportive husband that he is, he responded with, “Well, when do you want to do it?” I said, “How about Monday, Tuesday and Friday evenings?” He agreed and immediately put the dates into his Google calendar, and I wrote them into my Catholic Daily Planner. As the week progressed, I worked out every…

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Three Lessons I Learned While Learning to Run

Three Lessons I Learned While Learning to Run

It’s 6 p.m., and I am running around the kitchen, putting the finishing touches on my family’s dinner. I ask Anna to set the table and Olivia to fill the water glasses. As I call my family to dinner, I fill up my water bottle and lace up my running shoes. I call out to my family, “Save some for me!” And I head out the door. I am very much in favor of family dinner, and I strive to…

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My Weight-Loss Journey in Quick Takes

My Weight-Loss Journey in Quick Takes

Source: Unknown ~1~ I recently interviewed for a job! I hadn’t interviewed in 14 years. It was a weird experience, searching my computer’s archives for my out-of-date resume. Looking back on it, though, I was reminded of the cool things I did “back in the day.” Granted, I have been so blessed to be a SAHM, but I guess I had forgotten some of my other skills, namely in the field of communications. Needless to say, I got the job!…

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