Freedom

Freedom.

It's a concept celebrated especially on holidays such as July 4th.  Many of us live in a free country but are imprisoned by patterns of shame and fear that we hide from others.  This holiday, we encourage you to take a moment to consider areas of your life where you don't live so freely.

Each day, we have a choice. We can hide, cover up, and fake it and be consumed with image management.  But in doing so, we lose.  We lose the opportunity to see our need for grace, forgiveness, and healing. 

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Midweek Motivation: How to Handle Food Cravings

What happens when your cravings become overwhelming and lead to overindulgence and feelings of guilt? When people follow restrictive diets or completely cut out groups of foods, cravings can become more intense and can lead to a vicious cycle of indulging, overeating and guilt. A balanced eating plan that allows foods you enjoy — even high-fat, high-calorie foods — will be easier to maintain since you aren’t eliminating those foods outright from your life.

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Family Friday: Super Bowl Fun!

We may have ditched our raucous Super Bowl parties and bar hopping for a more subdued Super Bowl Sunday at home, but this behemoth of an American holiday is still certainly filled with food, drinks (both adult and of the mocktail-variety) and screaming at the TV. And, just because your kid might not know what “third and ten” means, or think “time-outs” are for only when they are misbehaving, doesn’t mean they have to miss out on the game day festivities. Here are some ways your family can eat, drink, craft and play the day away.

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Fashion Friday with Nicole Borsuk

I recently worked with a client who worked for a trendy online store. She wanted to look polished and put together. She also had a great employee discount. There was one catch, my client was a size 14/16, which is the average dress size for women in America. One would think it wouldn't be difficult to find items that work, but it is.

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Family Friday: Working Mom Balance

Mention "work-family balance" to a roomful of working women who have children, and the response you'll probably get is semi-hysterical laughter...followed by tired sighs. It's no small feat to carve out a life that balances all of your many needs and responsibilities yet doesn't make you feel like you've turned into a mouse endlessly running on a wheel. Here, 11 strategies that can help you get there.

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