Healthy Kids, Happy Parents: Nutrition and Wellness Tips

If you have a picky eater on your hands or an iPad-obsessed 7-year-old child, teaching them good nutrition and wellness habits can be a challenge. However, with a little planning and a lot of creativity it’s possible to have a child who enjoys healthy eating and an outdoor activities. And, as we all know, a house full of healthy kids makes for very happy parents.

Have Your Child Eat a Rainbow Help your picky eater become a healthy child with these nutrition and wellness tips

Well not literally, but you do want to make sure your children are eating every color of the rainbow each day. For example, red tomatoes, orange carrots, yellow bell peppers, green spinach, blueberries and so on. This method makes healthy eating easier and can be a fun way to involve the kids with meal planning. Having your children be a part of the cooking process can turn them into more adventurous eaters.

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7 Ways to Improve Your Confidence Instantlyy

Stuck on the stupid mistake you made yesterday or worried about something that could happen tomorrow? Every moment matters when it comes to feeling good, thinking positive and believing in yourself. When you let the negative thoughts control you- it shows! Other people pick up on your insecurity and your vibe. In an instant you can turn that mean thought into a major confidence boosting thought.7 tips to get you feeling confident and secure fast! Continue reading

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5 Affirmations for an Awesome Day

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Sometimes we all need a little pick me up.  If you start using affirmations throughout the day, you will feel a huge difference. Continue reading

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Successful Sunday Secrets!

Sunday Funday can be a great way to relax before the week ahead, but if you are like me, it sets me up for feeling scattered and super unorganized.  Since college, I have used my Sunday’s to connect with others, but not before I clean up my life. Prepping for the week ahead and using the day to do the things I never have time for during the week have made Sundays productive. It puts me  in the right mindset to make the most out of the upcoming week.  Here are my success tips!

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Insta-Confident or Insta-Insecure?

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What you post online says a lot about you–even if you dont say a word. Follow these guidelines and share with your friends. Make a confident impression online, it will help you look secure offline too!

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The Power of Positive Thinking

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How do you create more confidence in yourself and happiness all around you? When you see it, you can sometimes believe it. Imagery and visualization have been proven to be effective forms of transforming your thoughts. When we think negatively the outcome is often grim. When we start to see things in a positive light, good things and feelings occur. Having confidence in yourself and creating powerful images of yourself in situations, acting self-assured, can help you move towards your goals and become a happier person.
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Fierce Female of the Week: Jennifer Lawrence

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I love this girl.  She embodies authenticity on every level! J. Law is feminine, funny, and freaking fierce!  At 23, she has more self-respect than most people twice her age, especially those in the media making a big deal about her mishaps on the red carpet.  Who cares if she tripped, I cant imagine it would be easy to balance in 5 inch heals and a form fitting dress- plus the added bonus of being bombarded with interviews… Anxiety producing much? It’s a tiny trip.  Aren’t we forgetting that she’s at the Academy Awards because she’s a  big deal,  talented, oh and the winner of TWO Oscars? She’s human, candid, clumsy, and did I mention a BADASS?

5 More Reasons to Love J.Law

1. She wont lose weight for a role. She’s not cool with will  being a role model who let’s society define her. “Girls see enough of this body that we can’t imitate, that we’ll never be able to attain. [Katniss] is going to be their hero, and we have control over that. So it’s kind of an amazing opportunity to rid ourselves of that in this industry. I think it’s better to look strong and healthy. I feel like someone like Kate Moss running at you with a bow and arrow wouldn’t really be scary.” Yes, girl!

2. Her advice to young girls who are being judged “Screw Them!”

3.  She uses her fame for fighting stigmas. “I think that there’s such a huge stigma over it [mental illness], that I hope we can get rid of, or help… I mean, people have diabetes or asthma and they have to take medication for it. But as soon as you have to take medication for your mind, there’s this instant stigma. Hopefully we’ve given those people hope.”

4. She listens to her body. While attending the 2013 Academy Awards (where she won her second Oscar), she carried a phone, almonds, a Baby Ruth, and Laffy Taffy in her purse. Smart girl.

5.  Doesn’t take PR guidelines.  She says what’s on her mind, not what she’s paid to say.  There are  many mentions of her random babble and refreshing comments about everything under the sun. Reporters and interview have been flabbergasted and thrown off by her hilarious and real comments. I LOVE IT!

Jennifer Lawrence doesn’t fall into the starlet stereotype, she creates her own realistic and fantastically fierce image, giving girls of all ages a realistic role model.

 

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March 5, 2014 · 4:43 pm

Tips To Encourage Your Child

How do you encourage your child?  Here are some tips from my HealthyPlace.com blog.  Which ones do you do? Are there some that you want to start encorporating? It helps your child feel secure and builds self-esteem- even teenagers!

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Feeling the Love?

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Love isn’t just a romantic partner or hot date, it’s actually all around you. With the hype of Valentine’s Day,  you may be blinded by the bling advertised on every commercial or roses and Russel Stovers you aren’t receiving, which makes love seem daunting.  Instead focus on all the real love in your life. Love attracts more love! When you focus on the love you’ve got, and spreading more love to those around you, it’s a surefire way to attract more positive people and possible love interests into your life. Continue reading

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Lady Gaga

“Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.”
― Lady Gaga

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You likely have someone in mind right now, someone who makes you feel frustrated or disrespected.  Mean, frustrating, aggressive, manipulative, or down right rude, no matter how you say it, they make you feel bad about yourself. The way you feel matters, especially when it comes to how you feel about yourself after interacting with these “delightful” folks. Continue reading

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