Goals - New Year
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Kicking Off Your Goals For the New Year When You’re a Week Behind Schedule!

During the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day, I came across a variety of articles detailing how to “start off the new year successfully” and social media posts sharing how people were using that time to “mindfully set their intentions and goals” for the New Year. That process sounded idyllic. It was exactly what I wished I were doing,…

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Food, General

Homemade Ramen Noodle Success

While living in Austin, TX, I discovered the wonders of Ramen… the soul food of Japan. And the restaurant responsible for my ramen noodle re-education—Ramen Tatsu-ya. The ramen noodle bowls served at Ramen Tatsu-ya are not to be confused with the ramen noodle packs of college survival years, complete with those sodium-loaded flavor packets. Ramen Tatsu-ya noodles are tender, served…

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Exercise, Food, General, Health & Wellness, Inspirational

Guest Appearance on Taboo Talk with Lady Charmaine Day on BlogTalkRadio

Tomorrow (Wednesday, May 15, 2013) from 2-3 p.m. eastern standard time, I’ll be a guest on Taboo Talk, a Christian talk show featuring ordained Pastor, Wife, Publisher, Author and Radio Host, Lady Charmaine Day. The show, which is syndicated and appears on BlogTalkRadio, YouTube and Itunes, features insightful commentary from Lady Charmaine Day on a variety of topics. It airs…

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Food, General

Eating Around Austin: Uchi

I really enjoy eating great food, trying new restaurants and sampling a variety of cuisines! My family doesn’t always share the same diverse food palate or level of experimentation as I, so I have no qualms about going out on food adventures by myself. This was the case during my recent outing to the Austin culinary hot spot, Uchi. Uchi…

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Exercise, Food, General, Health & Wellness

Working It Out

This is a blast-from-the-past blog re-post from my first blog, Words of Wellness. These tips still hold true, so I figured I’d share them once again! I enjoy watching a show on Fine Living Network called “Bulging Brides.” At the start of the show, the brides-to-be are lamenting the fact that they are unable to fit into their wedding gowns…

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Food, General

My Favorite Homemade Dressing

I usually sprinkle nutritional yeast (for protein & B vitamins) and liquid aminos (essential and non-essential amino acids) on my salads in place of salad dressing, but thought to myself one day, ‘There has to be a recipe for a salad dressing that includes those ingredients.’ Glad to say I found one (that I love) on the Daily Garnish blog.…

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Food, General, Health & Wellness

My Vegan Offering

I realize kids need to be offered new foods 10-20 times before they learn to enjoy it, so I wasn’t offended that my children gave my vegan dinner offering (whole grain pasta & lentils, sauteed kale and oven-roasted butternut squash & carrot puree) suspicious, sidelong glances and wary expressions. I simply suggested they try it, and to their surprise… they…

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