26 Steps to Simplicity: Health

Achieving great health can be simple with a bit of forethought and pro-activity.  What good is a lifetime of wealth and achievement if you don’t have the good health to enjoy it? When my husband David and I used to watch House Hunters on HGTV, he would frequently comment on this, noting those of retirement age who were out of shape or infirm and unable to partake fully in the fruits of their labor. The time to get healthy is[Read more]

Three Steps to Healthy Eating

Welcome back to our series on Life’s Essential Ingredients.  We have covered Workouts and Worship, Homeschooling, and Writing 500 Words Daily.  Today, we are looking at how to plan and prepare healthy meals.5. Plan and Prepare Healthy Meals. Two years ago, I watched the documentary “Forks Over Knives,” and it has forever changed the way I view food. Immediately, I gave up meat, dairy and sugar.  It was a hard week, but I was determined never to go back to[Read more]

Are You Lacking Life’s Essential Ingredients?

What do you hope to accomplish at the end of each day? Recently, I read an article which made the parallel between planning our days like a chef plans a big meal. Before he can create a satisfying meal, he has to make sure he has all the essential ingredients. In the same way, what are the essential ingredients you need to create a satisfying life? In life, as in meal preparation, I often find that I am missing some[Read more]