5 Holiday Security Tips

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Houses are decorated with candles and lights. Fireplaces crackle and pop with the warm feeling of joy. Burglars wait for you to leave and then Grench your Christmas. Wait? What was that last one? While peace on Earth and goodwill to [...]

By |2016-12-09T14:41:06-05:00December 3rd, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Healthy|Tags: , , |

Eat Your Dang Vegetables

We're the family that people hate to host. The kids have a dairy allergy, my wife doesn't eat anything that had legs, we don't eat gluten by choice. People don't get it. Our families think we're just being difficult. I get it. It's a pain in the ass. People don't know [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:05-05:00September 7th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Healthy|Tags: , , , , |

A Healthy Lifestyle

Most people in this world want to live a healthy lifestyle.  We want to eat better, stay in shape, and simply just stay active.  There is no better time to start healthy living than by teaching your kids how to be healthy.  As with everything, it is imperative we teach [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:05-05:00September 4th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Healthy|Tags: , , , , , |

4 Steps to balancing work and health.

My family loves running and working out. We are no weightlifters but we like to keep it fit and healthy. Why? First, I want to be an example for my kids. If they see we care about our body and mind, we can trigger inspiration in order for them to [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:06-05:00September 3rd, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Healthy|Tags: , , , , , |

I Had to Stop Being a Hypocrite

I was a hypocrite and I knew it. I realized this more clearly when I would eat my Fruity Pebbles cereal in the only corner of the kitchen that my 3-year-old couldn't see from the living room or dining room. I purposely was trying to shield him from the guilty [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:06-05:00September 2nd, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Healthy, Be Self-Disciplined|Tags: , , , , |

Train Up a Child in the Way He Should Go

When I first began my health and fitness journey seven years ago, I was on a new path of self-discovery, self-healing, and self-evaluation.  I knew that I needed to lose weight and get healthy after having my third child at the age of 35.  So, I began with addressing my [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:06-05:00September 1st, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Healthy|Tags: , , |

A Healthy Soul

What does being healthy mean? Being fit? Being active? Or does it mean something else? My boys are very active and being in sports is just a way of life in my house. I recently retired from playing semi-pro football and they are involved in many sports. They play football, [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:07-05:00August 30th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Healthy|Tags: , , , , , |

Five Simple Things For A Healthier Lifestyle

My husband and I started our family later in life. We are in our mid to late forty’s and have two very young children, a beautiful little girl who will be 5 in November and a precious 3-month-old baby boy. Being older, I want to ensure that I stay healthy [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:07-05:00August 29th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Healthy|Tags: , , , , , |

Your dad didn’t wear tights and run in the freezing cold? Weird.

One Sentence Summary The best way to ensure your kids are healthy is to simply model it every day as part of normal life, not a specific event. We try not to make a big deal about diet and exercise in our house. Healthy eating (to the maximum extent [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:07-05:00August 29th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Healthy|Tags: , , , , , |

The Abundant Life, in Theory  

 “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” - Stephen Hawking Be well physically, by challenging your body’s abilities, heightening quality longevity and lowering disease probability. Be well psychologically, balancing levity with gravity, and knowing that negativity rarely breeds positivity. Be well emotionally, for life’s not just about productivity, [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:07-05:00August 29th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Healthy|Tags: , , |

A Healthy Spirit

by Stephen Mack Over the past several months, I have finally resigned myself to undertake a most unenviable project – cleaning out my mother’s condo in preparation to list it for sale. It is a daunting task, to put it mildly. When my grandfather passed away long ago, I remember [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:07-05:00August 28th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Faithful, Be Healthy|Tags: , , , , , , |

How is Your Financial Health?

Remember these simple rules and you will be on your way to being much healthier. Know your net worth and do your monthly budget. Recognize and manage lifestyle inflation. See the difference between needs vs. wants and spend accordingly. Start saving early. Build and maintain your emergency fund. In [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:08-05:00August 26th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Healthy, Be Thrifty|Tags: , , , , |

Be Healthy

Key Takeaways So for me, there are 3 key areas to focus on which can help us to be healthy and they are: The Mind (i.e. mental attitude) Diet Exercise 10 mins of Mindfulness Meditation each day, ideally first thing each morning helps big time. A low cholesterol diet [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:10-05:00August 22nd, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Adventurous, Be Healthy|Tags: , , , , , |