Self-Care + Physical

We all need to learn to care for our spiritual nature--if we don't, we can find ourselves stuck in a rut or feeling far from God. Learn how to use a simple acronym to help you form spiritual self-care habits. #checklist #habits #selfcare #spiritual #relationship

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We all need to learn to care for our spiritual nature–if we don’t, we can find ourselves stuck in a rut or feeling far from God. Learn how to use a simple acronym to help you form spiritual self-care habits. #checklist #habits #selfcare #spiritual #relationship

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Looking for a practical self-care checklist to help you form healthier habits? We all have the power to change and form new habits--and there's no better time to start than NOW! #selfcare #checklist #habits

Your Practical Self-care Checklist for Healthy Habits

Looking for a practical self-care checklist to help you form healthier habits? We all have the power to change and form new habits–and there’s no better time to start than NOW! #selfcare #checklist #habits

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playfulness and adventure for Sabbath rest

How Playfulness and Adventure Help You Find Sabbath Rest

Have you ever thought about using playfulness and adventure to find Sabbath rest? Those things seem counterintuitive, but sitting around all day trying to be ‘holy’ won’t help you make the Sabbath a delight. #sabbath #sabbathrest

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Three Creative Ways to Overcoming Writer’s Block

and Stay Fit in the Process Overcoming Writer’s Block with Exercise This week’s Self-care Sunday installment continues the theme of self-care for creatives. You probably never considered housework as the solution to overcoming writer’s block. Here’s how and why it works. When you think of a creative, what comes to mind? A wild-eyed painter wearing a paint-smeared smock?  Writers chain-drinking java whilst hunching over a keyboard trying to meet a deadline?  Or maybe you see a scarf-bedecked eccentric woman scribbling…

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Why Preparing for the New Year Must Include Dating Yourself

Preparing for the New Year is pointless if you just make a list of resolutions. Don’t do it. Instead, take time to make SMARTER goals and you’ll discover that healthy self-care can become a habit. Why You Need to Start Dating Don’t get me wrong. Pedro and I just celebrated our 30th anniversary last week. And this article has nothing to do with dating your spouse. It has nothing to do with dating someone else, either. But dating yourself? Yep.…

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Shred the Excuses: Why Caregivers Need to Focus on Self-care

Today’s Self-Care Sunday features author and caregiver Karen Sebastian. She tackles the importance of caregivers taking care of themselves physically and shredding the excuses. How then do you gain the essence of wisdom? You cross the threshold of true knowledge when you live in obedient devotion to God. Stubborn know-it-alls will never stop to do this, for they scorn true wisdom and knowledge. Proverbs 1:7 TPT Why Caregivers Don’t Take Care of Themselves You’ve heard the lectures and the logic…

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Celebrate with Whole-Wheat Brownies!

Whole-wheat brownies are the perfect place to hide whole-wheat flour and healthier choices. Whole-Wheat Brownies Ever since Pedro’s cancer recovery, we’ve tried to bake healthier and eat more whole-grain products. Whatever you do, don’t try to quit white flour cold-turkey, trust me, your family won’t appreciate it. Over time, you can add less white flour and more whole-wheat flour. It took us about two years to make the change. The type of whole-wheat flour you use makes a big difference.…

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Looking for a Spicy Vegetarian Burger? Try this Taco Burger!

Craving a spicy taco burger? Be bold and give this vegetarian burger recipe a whirl! Spicy Vegetarian Burger Recipe Saves Money I don’t know about you, but I get tired of the usual burger offerings at restaurants or from the frozen food section. Not to mention that prepared fake meats get pricey. I have nothing to compare it to, I guess, since I don’t buy real meat, but paying $1.25 a burger seems a little steep. For about $4.00 (and…

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pozole or posole

This Vegetarian Pozole Recipe will Serve an Entire Fiesta

You can serve this vegetarian pozole to vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free friends, and meatatarians alike. Everyone will love it. The recipe will feed a small crowd, too! Pozole or Posole? First of all, let’s get the spelling correct. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word origin is the Nahuatle word for ‘boil,’ and it’s written ‘pozolli’ with a root word of ‘pozon.’ I’m not an etymologist, but I did major in Spanish in college and I may be able to shed…

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faux meat

Instant Pot Vegan Chili con Carne Recipe Uses Faux Meat

If you’d like to cut down on the amount of red meat in your life, you could consider faux meat. I’ll explain what it is AND give you a tasty vegan chili con carne recipe that looks like the real deal. #recipe #vegan #meatlessmonday

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