The way we eat is cyclical just like the rest of life- it’s not only ok, but it’s normal!

In my training with the Institute for the Psychology of Eating I have found freedom from my rigid thinking around food and diet. Being trained as a dietitian often had me judging and criticizing myself and others for their food choices. This is not a pleasant or healthy place to live, so to speak. I’m going to share with you the 11 phases of nourishment that everyone of us will go through in our lifetime. These are not...

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Recipe: Spicy Sausage and Squash Soup

This recipe is found as one of our blogger’s (Kirstin Kasa) Pinterest pins. She wanted to share this with us – the original post can be found here: http://paleoinpdx.com/2013/10/02/spicy-sausage-and-squash-soup/ Ingredients: 1 3-lb buttercup squash (butternut will work too) 1 Tbsp coconut oil 1 yellow onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb bulk spicy pork sausage 2 cups chicken bone broth 1 13.5 oz can full-fat...

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Wild Spaghetti Squash Soup

Many of us have hubby’s that hunt and this recipe is YUMMO!   Wild Spaghetti Squash Soup – gluten free   Bake a good sized spaghetti squash by cutting it in half, and rubbing the sides with 1 tbs of olive oil.  Lightly salt.  Bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes.  Use a fork to scrape it into a bowl and keep it warm in a preheated oven.   Saute a chopped medium onion in a sauce pan until translucent.  Then add...

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How to Squeeze in Your PrayerTime Every Day!

As most of us who are moms, entrepreneurs and overachievers can attest to, we live in a world of “I shoulds”.  When we list out our top priorities, God is at the top of our lists, followed by spouse and family and THEN our careers.  In reality, we are trying to squeeze in God amidst responsibilities and the “urgent” which leads to guilt and often neglecting the spiritual aspect of our lives.  What a vicious cycle!   But what if...

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The Power of Listening to Your Kids

“Okay Mom, enough of the lectures,” said one teenage son to his apparently overly communicative Mom this morning. I was that Mom, and so far I’d really only ‘encouraged’ him to eat healthy, speak positively about others and keep his drawers more organized, in three separate 10 minute conversations. Did I mention it was only 10 a.m.?   I listened to his feelings reacted in fear internally. (I’ve heard these teenage years are...

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Recipe: Carrot Curry Soup

Nothing gives me that warm cozy feeling like a delicious bowl of carrot curry soup.  I fell in love with this soup while attending an event at a delightful little place called Art and Soul in Lincoln, Nebraska.  I began looking up different recipes, but I’m the kind of chef who would rather make her own recipe with a “little of this and a little of that” ingredient list.  This dish is so simple yet so classy it would be a perfect and...

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