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Planning Your Year Holistically

One of the great gifts of 2020 is that is required us all to simplify and adjust our rhythms. The drawback being that all those changes were made in a season of stress and out of necessity, rather than thoughtfully chosen based on what would serve us best. The New Year is a perfect opportunity …

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The Body-Mind-Spirit Connection

Trends towards holistic health have made body, mind, and spirit buzz words. Doctors are more likely to acknowledge mental impacts on physical health, counselors are more likely to recommend yoga or other physical exercises, and churches are more likely to offer counseling or physical health programs. The problem with the holistic trend is that it …

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Epigenetics, Inherited Trauma, and You: The Ghost of Generational Memory

Today’s epigenetics guest post comes from Alice Mills of Poema Chronicles. It was originally shared here on her blog. The study of epigenetics and generational memory, at least as far as its relationship to trauma, is fairly new. Without going into a poor scientific explanation of what epigenetics is, I will merely quote Dr. Jackie …

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10 Ways to be a Good Friend when She says “Me Too” | Walking with a Friend through Sexual Abuse

#metoo has been raising awareness of the epidemic of sexual abuse. But awareness alone doesn’t heal. Learn how you can be a good friend when she (or he) says “me too”. When a Friend Tells you She’s been Sexually Abused When we were nineteen my friend started having memories, flash backs, of her childhood. These …

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Top 10 Holistic Health Netflix Picks

Trying to find some binge-worthy Netflix? Wanting to watch something that will actually help you live healthy and free? Try one of these from my top 10 holistic health Netflix picks to nourish your body-mind-spirit. (All instant watch of course at time of posting this article, who requests DVDs anymore?) List updated February 2019.  Top …

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2018 Crunchy Christian Gift Guide

It’s that time of year! Whether you turned on the Christmas music November 1st and have your list and shopping all done before Black Friday or you prefer to wait for the exhilarating rush of getting it all done on Christmas Eve, you’ve likely got a list of loved ones you’re looking for gifts to …

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Christian Meditation with Soultime

The Psalms speak often of Christian meditation: “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 (ESV). “My mouth will speak wisdom, And the meditation of my heart will be understanding.” Psalm 49:3 (NASB) “Let my meditation be pleasing to Him; As for me, I shall be glad in …

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Stages of Trauma Recovery

One of the most puzzling things new clients will tell me is, “Oh I haven’t experienced any trauma.” After they’ve listed all the things they are looking for help with — the relational issues, anxiety, crises of faith, and sleep disturbances, to a name a few, they somehow don’t understand that these symptoms came from …

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New Book! Body Coaching: Losing Weight Through Positive Self-Talk

What if you could lose weight just by talking to yourself? That’s the question we sought to answer as my co-author and I went on the journey of writing our new book, Body Coaching: Losing Weight Through Positive Self-Talk. We weren’t interested in just another diet or weight loss plan, we wanted to know what it would …

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Building a Better Breakfast

Today’s guest post is from Rachel Whitley, certified personal trainer. Rachel married one of my favorite high school guy friends and so I’ve had the pleasure of claiming her as my friend too. I love how she makes eating balanced meals so approachable and simple. Building a Better Breakfast I know I don’t have to …

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Why Fertility Health Matters Even When You’re Not Trying To Get Pregnant

Today’s guest post on fertility health is by Kara Rowley of Vibrant Health & Healing. Kara is a midwife and functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner that specializes in helping women be healthy in all seasons of their lives. If you’re looking for a holistic approach to fertility health and overall wellness she is the gal to …

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Dry Brushing for Skin, Circulatory, and Lymphatic Health

Dry brushing is my favorite simple healthy lifestyle practice to recommend. It doesn’t require you to spend a lot of money, adjust your eating habits, or hit the gym, but it provides numerous benefits including: increased circulation, better lymphatic function, improved skin condition, and greater mental alertness. There’s no excuse why you can’t add dry …

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Breaking a spirit of barrenness

Breaking a Spirit of Barrenness

A spirit of barrenness can affect you even if you’ve never struggled with infertility. If you’ve ever felt shame at the thought of being pregnant it’s likely this spirit may be affecting you. One mother’s day I was processing with God about my own mother wounds and He dropped this revelation into my mind. It’s …

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How to Brew Kombucha at Home

Kombucha has become super popular lately with crunchy granola types and non-crunchies alike for its wealth of health benefits and fizzy alternative to soda. The only problem with kombucha is at $3+ a bottle this delicious elixir can get expensive quickly. Brewing kombucha at home is a great way to save money and have total …

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Christians and Acupuncture: The Points You Want to Know | Redemptive Postures Series

Acupuncture is one of the more recent Eastern Medicines to find acceptance in the Western medical world. Much like chiropractic, this healing method is based on the meridian system of the body and seeks to strengthen the healing potential your body already has. A lot of people get freaked out by the thought of needles …

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How to Find Your Chaco Size

Chacos are well known for their adjustable straps and bright colors and for being a bit hard to find your Chaco size. 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 …

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What Christians need to know about going to the Chiropractor | Redemptive Postures Series

Chiropractic care is one of the most mainstream alternative health treatments in our culture. Though it is widely embraced, if you have never been to a chiropractor yourself, you probably have some questions about what a typical visit is like and if there are any spiritual concerns you should be aware of. What is Chiropractic …

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Clean eating with the dirty dozen. Learn how to eat clean even when you can't afford organic

Clean Eating with the Dirty Dozen

Clean eating is so important with all the pesticides, GMOs, and other additives so common in our food system (read more on that here). While buying organic, local produce or growing your own are best for nutrient density and low pesticide levels, it is not always affordable or possible to buy organic. What do you …

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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 …

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Learn how splankna can help with emotional issues

Can Splankna Therapy Help with…?

One of the questions I am most often asked about the Splankna Therapy protocol is, “Can Splankna help with…?” Some want to know if Splankna can help with a physical problem like back pain or thyroid issues; some want to know if it can help with a mental or emotional issue such as depression, anxiety, …

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How to Grocery Shop Like an Adult

Adulting is hard. Grocery shopping is hard. Grocery shopping like an adult can feel impossible. Especially when a few minutes on Pinterest has you spinning, trying to figure out how to balance budgeting with meal planning, eating organic and local, and making your meal look instagram worthy and ultimately results in you reaching for the …

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Is Whole Foods Really Whole Paycheck? | The Cheapest Place to Buy Organic

One of the most common objections I hear to eating organic and non-GMO is that it costs too much. We’ve all heard Whole Foods called “Whole Paycheck”, but is that really true? Does it really cost more to buy organic than conventional? I’ve claimed for years that I saved money when I switched to shopping …

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Meridian lines and EFT TFT tapping

Meridian Lines and Tapping

If you have read any of the other posts on my site you may have heard me mention meridian lines or tapping before and wondered what they are. This post gives you an overview of meridian lines & tapping and the science behind them. Meridian Lines Meridian lines are the system of pathways in the …

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Why You Want Food Based Vitamins

The Vitamin Dilemma 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 …

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What is Splankna Therapy?

What is Splankna? Splankna Therapy is a holistic therapy put together by Sarah Thiessen. It is a combination of several protocols including EFT, TFT, NET, and EMDR and is the first therapy protocol to use energy psychology from a Christian perspective. Which brings up another question of…what is energy psychology? What is Energy Psychology? Energy …

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