Am I Good Enough? 5 Ways I have Found To Silent My Negative Thoughts

Am I Good Enough? 5 Ways I have Found To Silent My Negative Thoughts

I don’t know about you, but I think it is easy to get dragged down with negative and destructive thoughts. I wish I didn’t care too much about what others think of me. Actually, at times I find myself making choices that aren’t necessary right for me. I find my own thoughts bullying me around.  Even though, in my opinion, bullying is nothing but wicked and damaging. I get real upset every time I hear or see someone being...

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What is Prediabetes: Reversing My Diagnosis Thru Lifestyle Changes

What is Prediabetes:  Reversing My Diagnosis Thru Lifestyle Changes

I had heard of diabetes my whole life, but I didn’t know there was something called prediabetes. Growing up I had couple of friends who had type 1 diabetes, but type 2 wasn’t common . After my doctor  told me few years ago, that I was prediabetic, I thought “who are you talking to?”. I had spend my whole life believing I was eating healthy enough, and sweet treats were rarely served in our home. Matter of fact, so rare...

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Importance Of Keeping Track Of Your Spending – Regardless Your Income

Importance Of Keeping Track Of Your Spending – Regardless Your Income

Every New Year brings along New Year Resolutions. More often than not, one out of three resolutions relate to money management. According to Business Insider, about 80% of the resolutions fail by February. I have found in my own personal life, that there are multiple reasons why sticking to a budget quite often fails. I’ve said it before, budgeting is not fun. But it is an important key for a long-term financial independence. Correct me...

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Gardening and Farming In Our Communities

Gardening and Farming In Our Communities

There are some amazing reasons and benefits with gardening. Just thinking about gardening, makes me believe I can smell fresh flowers and homegrown vegetables. And that thought alone, makes my hands start itching to go out and play in the soil. I remember living in our small town-home in Sweden with a yard that was about 0.05 acre (202 square meter), basically a tiny plot. We pulled out a small area of lawn, and planted a row of onions and ...

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2 Lessons Learned From A Financial Advisor

2 Lessons Learned From A Financial Advisor

Learning to handle our finances has been a life long process for me. I don’t think anyone likes budgeting or even worse, actually sticking to one. Over the course of my life, I have tried varies suggestions on how to make and stick to a budget, but without much success. Up until about seven years ago, when I met with a Personal Financial Advisor. When I met with Alan, our fiances were really tight. We had tons of medical bills and still...

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Understand And Manage Depression

Understand And Manage Depression

Depression is a real hard topic. You add the different faces of mental health problems, and it gets even more challenging.Perhaps it’s hard for me, because this is the part of me that most people don’t know of. There are over dozen different types of diagnosis within mental health disorders . Within these, the more common mood disorders are, depression and bipolar (also called manic depression). You may occasionally feel down and...

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How To Cope Emotionally With Diet Changes Due To Autoimmune Disease

How To Cope Emotionally With Diet Changes Due To Autoimmune Disease

I appreciate when I get feedback on my blog articles. That was the case recently when I visited with a lady over the phone regarding her health. After several years of living with an autoimmune disease, she decided to make changes in her lifestyle beyond medication. A year ago, her new doctor encouraged her to start living on a anti-inflammatory diet. She explained to me how amazing she felt when she ate according to the doctor’s...

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My Definition Of Wealth (Even When You’re Broke)

My Definition Of Wealth (Even When You’re Broke)

The sun was shining really pretty thru the panels of my greenhouse yesterday. And as I sat there, my mind started to race and strong feelings came over me. Feelings of deep gratitude and of wealth. This tiny greenhouse of mine is not bigger than 80 square feet and I picked it up used from some people in nearby city. Last Winter I grew some lettuce and green onions in it. As much as I had hoped for a Winter crop again this year, the only thing...

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9 Skills I learned While Living On A Tight Budget

9 Skills I learned While Living On A Tight Budget

Benjamin Disraeli spoke from experience when he said “There is no education like adversity”. I am not sure there is anyone who would consider living on a tight budget a blessing. I know while we were raising our young family with five children, it was tough. Frankly, I didn’t think there was anything awesome about it. But it’s funny how looking back at those days, I realize now those really were the years of education...

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Living With Multiple Food Intolerances

Living With Multiple Food Intolerances

“Here, have the last of the chocolate milk!”  Me: “you know I can’t drink dairy” Her: “Seriously, if you’re not going to finish it then I will, I just don’t want to see it go wasted”. This conversation took place between me and a real close family member not too long ago at a family party. The last four years, I have lived with a strict diet of not eating over dozen of the most common foods,...

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