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My Story for His Glory

The Healthy Living Handbook by Laura Harris Smith, C.N.C., B.S.O.M. February 21, 2018

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Simple, Everyday Ways to Lifelong Health for Your Body, Mind, and Spirit

These days we are living longer than ever, yet we’re more run down, anxious, overweight, exhausted, stressed out, depressed, and all-around more unwell than ever before. The quantity of the days we live is up, but the quality of those days is down. Way down.

What if there were a simple, everyday way to change this? What if a healthy life were easily within your grasp–body, mind, and spirit? The good news is that it is!

Going beyond over-hyped diets and complicated exercise routines, spiritual wellness expert and certified nutritional counselor Laura Harris Smith distills the essence of a healthy life into one simple, practical idea: change your habits, change your life. By showing that a truly healthy life is more than physical–it’s mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual–Smith gives you easy, everyday ways not only to live well, but to live better, in every area of life.

Accessible, practical, and grounded in real life, The Healthy Living Handbook is not a major lifestyle overhaul; it’s just full of simple course corrections that will bring you the peace, rest, energy, connection, and clarity you’ve longed for. When you live from a place of true health, you will love more deeply, engage more fully, and participate with others more wholeheartedly.

My thoughts:

Since I have been changing my eating habits I have become very interested in overall healthy living so when I saw this book I wanted to give it a read.

It is divided into three sections. I found the first section very powerful and a great reminder for me of things I already knew but don’t walk in daily. I neglect Holy Spirit so much, I need Him and I don’t talk to or with Him enough. There are some powerful prayers at the end of each chapter that I fully embraced.

The middle section was about organizing your home. I need to do this but I honestly have trouble caring enough. However, I did end up doing some cleaning this weekend and it does feel good have a home that is more organized, I just have trouble keeping it there.

The last section is about physical health. I really enjoyed this section and it reiterated the things I have been learning about health and even has me thinking about some things I haven’t incorporated yet.

Overall, if you are looking for ways to improve every area of your life this is a good book to pick up.

Visit Laura here.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christianbook.com or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley.com. All opinions are my own. 

 

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New Blog Announcement and a Song January 13, 2018

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As most of you know I have been on this journey to better health. It’s been on my heart of while to start a blog that focuses on that. I don’t want to muddy Genesis 5020 up with that because that wasn’t the point of this blog. Although, reviewing books wasn’t the point either but it still lines up with my title and tag (My Story for God’s Glory).

So I have started a new blog, a place to share my journey to healthy living, recipes and hopefully review some cookbooks. It is called Eat or Drink and the tag is  For the Glory of God. This comes from the verse 1 Corinthians 10:30: Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it for the glory of God. 

I have been to a lot of health blogs but none that keep the focus on Jesus. And for me that’s where it needs to be so I thought I would start one. Obviously, if this doesn’t interest you don’t pop over there but if it does I hope you will join me.

Here is the link.  Eat or Drink.

I also wanted to share a song with you. It’s actually not new, but new to me. It’s been speaking to my heart this week and I hope it will speak to yours as well. Have a blessed weekend.

Click here to listen.

 

Finishing Week Nine of Healthy Living September 22, 2017

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It’s been a few weeks since I have blogged about Faithful Workouts. Life has been a crazy whirlwind of back to work and running kids where they need to be.

Things are still going well. This week I wasn’t as “faithful” with my workouts. I had a bad cold so I slept in one morning and today I overslept a bit so I had to cut my workout short.  But eating is going well.

The key, I have found, is planning ahead. For example, if I know I am going to be somewhere during a time I will get hungry I pack something healthy to eat. Tuesday my daughter had a volleyball game almost an hour away. This ran right into dinner. I toyed with the idea of stopping at McDonald’s but ended up packing some pecans to eat on the way home so I could then eat supper later. Thinking ahead has saved me a lot of cheating. However, I totally did get McDonald’s a couple of weeks ago after a different volleyball game. But I believe as long as this isn’t a regular occurrence it is totally fine.

What do I think of Faithful Workouts still?

I like it. But I have found a lot of repeats of the menu and my family would not be okay with that. I was disappointed in the September menu as it was pretty much the same at the July and there are many repeated meals in the same month. I like variety. Thankfully, I have learned the “rules” to better eating and have been finding my own recipes on Pinterest and started some boards so I can plan out my menus using that as well.

Overall, the plan is working for me.  I am still losing weight but I bit more slowly. I won’t know about my cholesterol for a year but I have to think that is getting better as well.

Hope you all have a great weekend.