Sifting Through the Noise

The other day my husband and I were listening to a podcast about transformation. The host and his guest discussed many aspects of how this concept affects our lives emotionally, physically, and spiritually. There was a lot of ground to cover …

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The Happiness Code

Surprise! There isn’t one—a code I mean. Certainly, happiness exists. It’s a real emotion, and many of us believe it’s what we experience when we achieve a milestone, accomplish a goal, or acquire something we’ve had our heart set on for a long time. That’s one kind of happiness …

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Avoiding the Guilt Trap

There are plenty of excuses for not making healthy lifestyle choices. You’ve probably used a few of them yourself—we all have. Our natural instinct is to resist any suggestion that could disrupt our deeply-entrenched routines …

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Distraction is the Ultimate Timewaster

You’ve made up your mind: Today is going to be different. This is the day you’ll begin focusing on the important priorities, the ones you never seem to have time to take care of. So you organize your schedule, plan a menu for the week, make a grocery list, pack your gym bag, and then …

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Do It – Because It Is Hard

Words most of us find difficult to live by. Why? Because more often than not, the alternative is so much easier. It doesn’t take as much effort. We can coast along through life, avoiding a lot of the difficult challenges and problems …

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The Road Ahead Is Not Behind You

When I was 13, it seemed like an eternity until I’d be old enough to get a drivers license. Time moved much slower back then (at least to me), and the next three years crawled by as I waited for that magical sixteenth birthday that would finally put me behind the wheel …

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Self Talk – Are You Listening?

The conversations we have with ourselves are an inherent part of the way we communicate, helping us to better understand our life and those we share it with. At times, it’s a kind of guiding voice, helping to translate the not-so-obvious and often subtle differences between the world as it exists, and the way we personally perceive it …

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Do As I Say (Ignore What I’m Doing)

It’s a common phrase. Children hear it from their parents and elders. “Do as I say, not as I do.” Typically used to curtail inappropriate behavior, this mantra of youth was stamped into our subconscious in an attempt to train our young minds and instill obedience …

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Inspiration is Personal

My husband and I had dinner with friends last week, the kind of friends who open their hearts when they open their arms. We’ve known this couple for over nine years, meeting by chance when they returned our friendly wave with smiles as they walked past us on a beautiful Caribbean beach. Sometimes you just know . . .

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jill reid kitchen spirit founder and curator of kitchen spirit health and fitness websiteJill Reid is the founder of  Kitchen Spirit and Pathway to Personal Growth  featuring tips & strategies on healthy eating, fitness & exercise, self-improvement, personal growth, and living longer and stronger through positive lifestyle choices.

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