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How to Find Your Chaco Size

How to Find Your Chaco Size

Chacos are well known for their adjustable straps and bright colors. The sandals only come in whole sizes, leading to some confusion for those that typically wear a half size. Typically the advice is, if you wear a half size to go down to the next whole size for Chacos. For many people that simple rule of sizing will get them in the right Chaco size. However sizing Chacos is much more than just going down to a whole size. Chacos are sized by the heel-to-ball measurement instead of overall foot length like most shoes.

Christians and Flower Essences: Fear of the Unknown | Redemptive Postures Series

Christians and Flower Essences: Fear of the Unknown | Redemptive Postures Series

One thing Christian culture tends to do horribly well is being afraid of the unknown. It seems that anything natural health or quantum physics that doesn't make sense to your average evangelical often gets labeled New Age, without any real understanding of what that term means. While I have not really heard any objections to flower essences, I know that the unfamiliar can raise concerns and I want to help you understand instead of fear. Scripture tells us that we have not been given a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). So while we do want to be diligent in our research and understanding of alternative health topics (making the unknown known), we don't need to be afraid of anything. It is so sad to think how many good things that God made for our benefit we are missing out on because we are afraid of the unknown.

Clean Eating with the Dirty Dozen

Clean Eating with the Dirty Dozen

The dirty dozen might sound like a band of outlaws in a western movie, but they are actually a list of fruits and vegetables found to have the highest levels of pesticide residues. Each year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) compiles a list of the the 48 most common fruits and vegetables and ranks them based on levels of pesticide residues. The twelve with the highest presence of pesticide residues are the dirty dozen, and those with the lowest levels are the clean fifteen.

Fasting for Body, Mind, and Spirit Health

Fasting for Body, Mind, and Spirit Health

Fasting has multiple benefits for body-mind-spirit health. The Lenten season from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday is often a time when many people decide to fast leading up to Easter. Whether you plan to fast during Lent or any time during the year, the benefits of fasting can affect every part of your being.

Are crystals only for New Age? | Redemptive Postures Series

Are crystals only for New Age? | Redemptive Postures Series

To evaluate whether crystals are New Age or witchcraft, we first need to define those terms. New Age is characterized by monism and the belief that there is no separation. These beliefs result in thinking that all is one and that because all is one, divine is in all. Witchcraft is a complex topic but can be simply defined as physical manipulations seeking a spiritual result.

Loving Yourself into Healing

Loving Yourself into Healing

Guest post from Ellie: I was asked recently how I healed so quickly from my divorce. I left my now ex-husband less than a year ago. "That’s not that long ago,” my friend said to me, “And you really do seem healed."

Galentine’s Day Giveaway 2017

Galentine’s Day Giveaway 2017

Happy Galentine's Day! Treat yo'self to a Galentine's Day giveaway and enter to win this handmade quartz crystal necklace!

My Choice for Non-MLM Essential Oils

My Choice for Non-MLM Essential Oils

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5 Tips for Cold Weather Exercise

5 Tips for Cold Weather Exercise

During these cold winter months it can be hard to get moving and exercise. Those of us who are cold wimps (me!!!) abandon our outdoor exercise routines and can struggle to find a cold weather exercise routine that we can stick with. While you are waiting for spring, here are 5 tips for cold weather exercise to get you moving again.

Is Yoga Safe for Christians? | Redemptive Postures Series

Is Yoga Safe for Christians? | Redemptive Postures Series

It may sound silly to think of yoga as dangerous (except for the difficulty of some poses) but in some Christian circles yoga is just as bad if not worse than dancing and playing cards.

5 Tips for Holiday Self Care

5 Tips for Holiday Self Care

The Holidays may be the "most wonderful time of the year", but for many of us they are also the most stressful time of the year! The thought of holiday self care may feel out of reach, but implement a few of these tips and you will be closer to a silent night than a Griswald Christmas season.

Splankna Gift Certificates

Splankna Gift Certificates

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2016 Holistic Health Gift Guide

2016 Holistic Health Gift Guide

You know the health nuts and crunchy Christians on your list want more than kale for Christmas! This holistic health gift guide will have you at the top of the thank you card list and maybe even attracting some crunchy converts too.

Healthy & Whole Black Friday Freebie

Healthy & Whole Black Friday Freebie

Black Friday-Cyber Monday freebie! The kindle version of Healthy & Whole is free today through Monday. Part devotional, part health challenge, Healthy & Whole will take you on a 60 day journey to complete wellness, body-mind-spirit. By building new physical, emotional, and spiritual lifestyles rather than just new habits you will find your unique path to being as healthy, whole, and close to Jesus as possible. Click here for your free copy.

5 Tips for Getting Enough Sleep

5 Tips for Getting Enough Sleep

What if there was one simple thing you could do to increase your overall health that cost you nothing? You'd want to do it right? Well what if I told you that one thing is as simple as getting enough sleep? Getting enough sleep is one of the best things we can do for our health and yet one of the most overlooked wellness practices. Remember when you were a kid and your mom would tell you to go to bed, and you thought sleep was the worst thing in the world? As adults, we seem to have the same aversion to going to bed – all the while wishing we could get enough sleep.

Meridian Lines and Tapping

Meridian Lines and Tapping

Meridian lines are the system of pathways in the body by which energy flows. Energy meaning: electrical, physical, scientific energy – not “mystical” energy as some in the New Age movement describe it. It is the system that acupuncturists, chiropractors, and energy psychology practitioners use to alleviate physical and emotional symptoms.

Putting the Pumpkin Back in Pumpkin Spice

Putting the Pumpkin Back in Pumpkin Spice

Our culture is certainly obsessed with pumpkin spice all the things and desperately in need of a pumpkintervention. Whole articles have been written listing the various pumpkin spice options available to us. A whole new genre of pumpkin spice comedy has been born. Grocery carts get filled with pumpkin all the things. White girls in yoga pants count down the days on their calendar to the PSL. If any of this pumpkin obsession sounds like you, here it is, your pumpkintervention.

Autumn Wellness Challenge 2016

Autumn Wellness Challenge 2016

I love the African proverb, "If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together." This Autumn Wellness Challenge is all about going together. Especially as we head into the holiday season, when we all tend to be less active and eat less healthy foods, we need each other to walk in wellness. The challenge uses my new book Healthy & Whole and the online support group to help you spend 9 weeks building healthy lifestyle patterns body-mind-spirit.

New Book! Healthy and Whole: 60 Days to Complete Wellness

New Book! Healthy and Whole: 60 Days to Complete Wellness

I'm so excited to announce the release of my new book! Healthy & Whole is a 60 day challenge that will take you on a journey to complete wellness, body-mind-spirit. My heart in writing this book is to help you be as healthy, whole, and close to Jesus as possible.

Why You Want Food Based Vitamins

Why You Want Food Based Vitamins

Taking a daily vitamin is common health sense, but not all vitamins provide the health benefits we expect. Much like our modern American diet (MAD) is full of food like substances instead of actual food, our vitamins are filled with chemical versions of the vitamins and minerals we could be getting from whole foods. The problem with these synthetic chemical vitamins is that our bodies don't know what to do with the chemicals. We absorb some of the vitamins, but miss out on the full amounts the packaging says we should be getting.

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