9 Health and Wellness Tips for Women

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  1. Choose natural foods. Eating a healthy diet is paramount to maintaining health and wellness. …
  2. Start your day with lemon juice and probiotics. …
  3. Add a 10-minute morning ritual to your daily schedule. …
  4. Get enough sleep. …
  5. Add some form of exercise to your day. …
  6. Say goodbye to sugar. …
  7. Stay hydrated. …
  8. Do not skip meals.
  9. Use technology to your advantage

Thank you Lovebug Probiotics for the info!

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References

  1. Thulkar, J., & Singh, S. (2015). “Overview of research studies on osteoporosis in menopausal women since the last decade.” Journal of Mid-Life Health 6, no. 3 (2015): 104-107. doi: 10.4103/0976-7800.165589.
  2. Borges, S, J Silva, and P Teixeira. “The role of lactobacilli and probiotics in maintaining vaginal health.” Arch Gynecol Obstet 289, no. 3 (2014): 479-89. doi: 10.1007/s00404-013-3064-9.
  3. Gonzalez, Javier T., Rachel C. Veasey, Penny L. S. Rumbold, and Emma J. Stevenson. “Breakfast and exercise contingently affect postprandial metabolism and energy balance in physically active males.” British Journal of Nutrition 110, no. 4 (2013): 721-732. doi: 10.1017/S0007114512005582.
  4. “Endurance Exercise (Aerobic).” American Heart Association. Last modified April 2018. https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/fitness/fitness-basics/endurance-exercise-aerobic.
  5. Pross, N, A Demazières, N Girard, R Barnouin, D Metzger, A Klein, E Perrier, et al. “Effects of changes in water intake on mood of high and low drinkers.” PLoS ONE 9, no. 4 (2014): e94754. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0094754.

I am not my condition!

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As a wife, mother, sister, and friend one of the first things I thought of when being diagnosed was –

How am I going to be great in my relationships when I require so much time, effort, and attention in life?

The answer is to just be me. I can not live a life comparing myself to others around me or on social media. The person I am in this season of my life still deserves love and has the capacity to love others.

For me, the diagnosis made me speed up the process of loving and accepting myself for who I am and who l am not.  I do not get it right every day, but I have daily reminders that affirm me and encourage the constantly evolving life that is mine.

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I am Changing:

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The first thing I had to learn with having an autoimmune disease was to take a moment to mourn the old me.

One of the hardest things to do with the diagnosis is to admit that things had in fact changed. As a mother, entrepreneur, and veteran I was used to being able to get up and go workout, be a choreographer, play with my children or even cleaning my own home, but the reality now is that I cannot do all of that. As a matter of fact, I can’t do most of it.

To take care of my body I had to now make different life decisions and that is not easy. I wanted to do what I used to do especially because visually I look the way I have always looked. I am a person of faith, but I had to increase my knowledge of my body and my health. I had to put the attention I used to work outside of the home and direct that energy into learning about me.

If you are going through a life change no matter what the change entails, it is ok to mourn the old you. Acknowledge what was, honor that person from the past so that you can welcome and usher in the new you.

If you do not mourn and put away the old you, your past persona will then become a weighted blanket smothering your new potential. Because don’t forget. just because your different doesn’t mean you’re any less magnificent!

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Why Meditate?

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To Reduce stress!
One of the main benefits of meditation is stress reduction. Meditating in quite contemplation can help you relax, find peace of mind and ease tension so that you can control and manage your stress levels. Stress causes your heart rate and blood pressure to go up and too much of that can create health issues. Meditating for a few minutes every day helps you to let go of stress to achieve a relaxed state of mind.

Meditation Monday:

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Do you know how to find peace?

During the last 8 months of my life, I have been through the most transformative experiences. Experiences that made me evaluate my values, passions, and direction in life. One thing that stood firm in this time of transition was the need for peace. I gained some things, lost some things but found a true center, a solid direction that is unwavering. This came by asking myself honest questions. I encourage you to use the last few months of this year and ask some difficult questions that will lead you to a bright and clear 2020. Welcome, a 2020 that is surrounded by peace.

Questions:

  1. What do I want out of life?
  2. Why?
  3. What is the basis of my faith/ why do I believe what I believe?

Rocky Roads

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One of the greatest challenges in being “great” is developing patients. Patients to keep learning, keep pressing, keep smiling, keep being kind, to keep being hopeful even when things look to be going opposite of your way. Patients is one of the fruits of the spirit which is love.

True love says that “For God so loved the world that He gave” so giving is the personality of God and the personality of love. Why is it important to know this??? Because if you are in a relationship with God, then you must understand that love makes you wait because love perfects your gift before giving it to you.

For example, I can run to Walgreens and pick up any card and any gift, put it in a random bag and give my husband the present.  But… because I love him, I go to the store look for a gift that would make him smile. I take the time to go up and down each aisle until I find something he would love and enjoy. Lastly, I choose a bag to wrap this gift into something that makes the present shine.  If I love my husband enough to do all of this, how much do you think God loves us.

Yes, God wants us to have what we need and desire, but He doesn’t want to give it to us haphazardly. God takes His time, chooses the best gift with the best wrapping delivered in the best time so that it’s not only appreciated but cherished. Today, exercise patients and watch God bless you with a gift greater than you ever expected.

Selah #SLiM

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This song perfectly depicts the journey of a winner! enjoy

A true Father takes the lead

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I love my Bishop Holcomb… He just knocked me out of my see with a revelation. So many times in our relationship with God, as Christians, we tend to think that life in Christ means a life without problems when that is not true. Life with Christ means that no matter what situation you are in, God is able to help you!

Bad things happen to all people, but because you have God, you have tools such as increased PEACE and His POWER so that you can handle the bad!!!!

How????

Like this- When you have an understanding that God is greater than your trial or tribulations, you then understand that in God everything will be alright. God extend His power to us so that when trials come, we can rest easy because as Christians we understand the victory is already ours. Now it’s time for you to tell yourself who wins … the enemy which may also be called your situation, or God?  When you choose God, you are taking your hands off of the situation and allowing God to lead. The beauty of God leading is that He is a guaranteed win, there is not a failure in God… Don’t believe me, read your word.

You can go ahead and shout now… that’s life changing information!

Selah

 

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#jonathanmcrenolds- ” I dont want to be EMPTY”

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There are some worship experiences that I can not help but post over and over again. So many of us as Christians privately cry out to God to keep our focus on Him so that we can become everything that God wants us to be… but inside we are broken. The world wants us to believe that there is a pain that comes with brokenness, a shame that is enveloped in brokenness, but I’m here to tell you that the devil is a LIE. The word of God says broken is beautiful, and when we abide in God, in a place no one has to know about… Psalms 91 calls it a “secret” place. Then that brokenness, ugliness, un-Christian likeness, can be made whole and beautiful! We all need calibrating in our lives; no one is without fixing and asking for forgiveness.. so with this worship, I want to help someone release themselves from the pressure we sometimes carry in life. Enjoy

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Sacrifice

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I have been on a fast from television, and the idea was to sacrifice for God. The intent is to show God that I chose Him over comfort, and I have to tell you, God has been blowing my mind! The more I set my heart and intentions on God, the more He loves on me, giving me a new stride of confidence, a new stream of blessings, and a rendered peace that passes all understanding. The mission was to give God more of what he deserves,and yet God has been pouring more into me which is way more than I deserve. Never allow someone’s opinion of God change your relationship with Him. Get to know God for yourself and watch your life blossom in ways you could never imagine. With this sacrifice God has shown me that I am a queen…. Priceless gift from a timeless God.