Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cake

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in Health & Wellbeing, Healthy Recipes | 0 comments

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cake

  A healthy, high protein, grain-free and gluten-free treat everyone will love! It smells heavenly when it’s baking! It also makes the perfect holiday dessert served with a dollop of whipped cream. Serve with apple or pear slices and warm spice tea!       Ingredients: 1 1/2 c. creamy almond butter 1/2 c. mashed cooked sweet potatoes 1/4 c. blackstrap molasses 1/4 c. maple syrup 2 large organic eggs 1 t. baking soda 1/2 t. sea salt 1 T. cinnamon 1 to 2 t. ground ginger 1/4 t. nutmeg Preparation: Preheat oven to...

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7 Tips for Stress-Free Holidays

Posted by on Dec 6, 2015 in Happiness, Health & Wellbeing, Positive Thoughts | 0 comments

7 Tips for Stress-Free Holidays

It’s that time of year again! The holidays are a time many people look forward to, as they bring opportunities to spend time with friends and family to eat, drink and socialize. But with the fun, the holidays can also bring extra burdens, such as the financial stress of shopping and traveling, or extra responsibilities of entertaining, cleaning and decorating. If you are far away from your loved ones, you might feel some loneliness. Or if your family is close by, you might feel extra pressure to spend time with them. Below are 7 strategies...

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Giving and Receiving

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in Happiness, Positive Thoughts, Relationships | 0 comments

Giving and Receiving

“Give and you will receive.” Luke 6:38 I tend to think that the idea behind this quotation is that when we give to others, we receive favor from God. Yet, I think there is another way to look at it as well. Generally, we think of giving in positive terms, but we can also give negatively. Giving positively attracts people to you in a good way. In contrast, when we express anger towards someone, generally we get anger back. When we are impatient, so are those around us. When we are unforgiving, so are they. Yet, when we are calm, the...

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The Black Dot

Posted by on Sep 2, 2015 in Happiness, Positive Thoughts | 0 comments

The Black Dot

One day a professor entered the classroom and asked his students to prepare for a surprise test. They waited anxiously at their desks for the test to begin. The professor handed out the question paper, with the text facing down as usual. Once he handed them all out, he asked his students to turn the page and begin. To everyone’s surprise, there were no questions….just a black dot in the center of the page. The professor seeing the expression on everyone’s face, told them the following: “I want you to write what you see there.” The...

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What Matters Most

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Happiness, Love, Positive Thoughts, Relationships | 0 comments

What Matters Most

It’s been said that people won’t remember what you said, but they will remember how you made them feel. And when you leave a job, you’ll remember very little about what you actually did, but you’ll remember vividly who you did it with. It’s the shared joys and the relationships in life that make it worth living. So today, practice love by being fully present this wonderful thing called life! Notice the person sitting next to you. Take time to laugh. Smell the roses. Eat the chocolate. Have fun and make some...

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The World’s Been Waiting On You…

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Positive Thoughts, Vision & Purpose | 0 comments

The World’s Been Waiting On You…

Every person that has truly made a difference hasn’t done so because they were seeking fame and fortune – it’s because they believed in something. They were following a dream. So often we underestimate what we’re capable of. We think that one person alone can’t make a big enough difference so why even try. But guess what … As soon as we decide to take our dream or belief or idea seriously, we start to notice there are others who believe the same. They were just waiting for someone to start. Once that person stands...

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Hidden Diamonds In Your Schedule

Posted by on Aug 8, 2015 in Positive Thoughts, Prosperity | 0 comments

Hidden Diamonds In Your Schedule

You have spare time on your hands…REALLY! Regardless of how busy we are, all of us have “spare moments” in our day. It might only be five minutes before the next appointment or while we are waiting in line somewhre, but these little gems of time do exist. So, how do we improve the use of spare moments so they become the brightest gems in a useful life? Here are some ideas: Track your activities and notice where time may be “leaking”. What activities could you eliminate or at least reduce?  Honestly evaluate your...

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ODCTMW

Posted by on Aug 8, 2015 in Positive Thoughts, Relationships, Vision & Purpose | 0 comments

ODCTMW

I always knew I wanted to get married when I grew up. I thought about it a lot. Over time, I began to think there must be something wrong with me or I would have found her by now, all the usual baloney that single people tell themselves. But there was a small part of me that believed that I would find her, and focusing on that helped to silence the negative thoughts. I’m sure you’ve heard of the idea of a vision board, in which you put photos and quotations and anything else on a board to keep your dreams in front of you. I...

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How High Can You Jump?

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in Vision & Purpose | 0 comments

How High Can You Jump?

How high can you jump? That’s not a question we usually ask ourselves, but I found out just that, how high I could jump, when I was twelve. My Aunt Janice offered to pay my cousin and me to paint her barn. We jumped at the opportunity, so to speak, because Stephen and I were in desperate need of the essentials: hamburgers, candy and movie tickets. And this seemed like an easy path to all three. There were six horses in the barn. Galvanized piping created individual outdoor corrals for each horse’s stall. We got the idea to slide a...

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Living Into the American Idea

Posted by on Jul 3, 2015 in Positive Thoughts, Vision & Purpose | 0 comments

Living Into the American Idea

As we prepare to celebrate Independence day, I was reflecting on the fact that the United States is the only nation in the world that was built solely upon an idea. I know it is often easy to question American idealism – as we as a nation are still striving to live into the ideals spelled out by our founding Fathers. Much has come out of that idea, and much of it was, and still is, very messy. But at the very core of each of us – not just in the U.S., but throughout the world – is the underlying belief that we are created as an...

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