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Setting Your Own Pace

I’m proud to take part in the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. How fast do you run your mile?  Hint: if you’re going for any sort of world record, that would have to be well under four minutes for one mile.  Under four minutes.  Incredible, isn’t it? On the other end of the spectrum, […]

Continue Reading By on November 21, 2016 in fitness, well-being, wellness

Strong Is the New Skinny

I’m proud to take part in the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. The catchphrase on the pink tank caught my eye at National Fitness Center, so I decided to explore some of the conversations our society’s been having about Strong Is the New Skinny. If ever there was a loaded phrase to both motivate […]

Continue Reading By on August 27, 2016 in beauty, fitness, well-being, wellness, women

Overheard at Your Local Fitness Center

This is a sponsored post in cooperation with National Fitness Center, where I take part in the #teamNFC program! “Almost done.  Now give me 22 more!” “Just one more.  I mean 8 more.” “Go super, super slow…” says the instructor as the weight feels heavier and heavier. “That’s just blood flowing into your arm.  That’s […]

Continue Reading By on February 25, 2016 in fitness, well-being, wellness

What’s New with Beautycounter Skincare

Want a styling product for your hair that doesn’t leave you guessing about ingredient safety?  New Style Sea Salt Spray from Beautycounter offers shine and texture enhancement without ingredients of concern found in most hairsprays.  This is one of the many new products recently introduced by this innovative line!  The concern for quality ingredients and […]

Continue Reading By on February 10, 2016 in beauty, health, well-being, wellness

Women Working on Muscles & More

This series is part of my sponsored involvement with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center! My mother was the strongest person I’ve ever known.  How she raised four children while working side-by-side with my father on the family farm is impressive to me.  I truly believe there was nothing she couldn’t do.  Tough as […]

Continue Reading By on December 8, 2015 in health, well-being, wellness

Fighting Mid-Winter Fitness Blues

This series is sponsored in conjunction with National Fitness Center, East Tennessee’s premier multi-location fitness resource.  I appreciate the opportunity to be part of the #teamNFC program. How is your fitness/wellness routine going this time of year?  As the temperature drops, is your enthusiasm for fitness cooling along with it?  You’re not alone.  We’re all […]

Continue Reading By on December 7, 2015 in fitness, health, Healthy Families, Uncategorized, well-being, wellness, women, work-life balance

A Dozen Reasons for Looking Forward to ShiftCon

ShiftCon has sprouted up as a fresh approach to new media conferencing, setting itself apart from an already crowded landscape of blogging events! The blogosphere has inspired an entire industry of conferences, seeking to connect those who work and socialize online with in-person experiences.  We’ve shared with you previous visits to BlogHer, Type A Parent […]

Continue Reading By on August 29, 2014 in agriculture, blogging, safer chemicals, well-being, wellness

Determined Women Finish Half Marathon Despite Obstacles

You start out with something not going your way. You fall down. You get back up. You finish what you started. You couldn’t imagine a clearer metaphor for life than the one Vicky Wallace and Melissa Peplow measured in strides on a cold December morning in East Tennessee.  The friends finished a personal best for […]

Continue Reading By on December 4, 2013 in community, faith, fitness, Uncategorized, well-being, wellness, women