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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

Beauty Hunters Movement Three Years Strong, Still #RedefiningBeauty

Stay in-the-know by signing up for our free newsletter here! Summer grill kit giveaway info. here! It was a humid June evening when I parked near World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee and walked a couple of blocks to the historic 1982-era amphitheater.  I’d forgotten my water bottle, which made me grateful I’d only […]

Continue Reading By on June 18, 2015 in fitness, health, Healthy Families, heart, wellness, women

#Fitness4Mom Feels & Looks Different for Us All

Thank goodness for the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center offering so many #Fitness4Mom options!  I’m hopeful that being part of this program can improve my quality of life.  If you’d like to improve yours too, give NFC a visit! I don’t have time to exercise. I can’t afford a gym membership. I’ll never look […]

Continue Reading By on May 7, 2015 in babies, fitness, motherhood, pregnancy, wellness, women

Women’s History Month in Springfield at Missouri State University

Thank goodness a rowdy game of Humans versus Zombies erupted just outside the classroom while I was speaking to a group of students at Missouri State University for Women’s History Month. Otherwise, I would have had the impression that all of today’s university students aren’t managing much time for fun.   Despite their alternative, a […]

Continue Reading By on April 1, 2015 in blogging, Ozarks, women

March Forth for Safer Products with Beautycounter!

Shop my online Beautycounter store here. 1938 was an important time in US history as the United States was climbing out of the Great Depression.  It’s a nostalgic time for my family to look back upon because my grandparents were then raising their young children.  Can you believe 1938 was also the last time the […]

Continue Reading By on March 3, 2015 in education, endocrine disruptors, safer chemicals, safety, women

Why this Earth Mama Chose Beautycounter for Safety

In an effort to keep this blog and my independent journalism efforts sustainable, I’ve recently become an independent Beautycounter consultant.  You have the opportunity to show your support by shopping with me here. I grew up digging in the dirt on the family farm, making mud pies and still cleaning up for Sunday School every […]

Continue Reading By on February 21, 2015 in education, endocrine disruptors, environmental health, health, Healthy Families, women
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How #teamNFC Is Keeping Me Motivated at National Fitness Center

Follow along to #WitnessMyFitness in a promotional #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center! What keeps you motivated to shake the mid-winter blues?  I admit to daydreaming about long, sunny days when I can feed my family picnic lunch in the backyard and run barefoot with my kids.  Many days when I sit staring at the […]

Continue Reading By on January 26, 2015 in athletics, fitness, health, wellness, women