How two days, viewing commercial beef production, transformed me from distrusting consumer to unapologetic supporter of how beef is processed.

How beef is processed: A skeptic’s journey to learn more

This content was sponsored by the Washington State Beef Commission. The observations and conclusions are entirely my own. We love stories. A compelling story inspires or moves its audience. Until recently, the story of big business and the food industry left me with feelings of distrust toward commercial agricultural and particularly how beef is processed. But a story does not need…

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No prayer will make you thin but faith in action can!

No prayer will make you thin but faith in action can

Truly prayer changes things, yet, lasting personal transformation does not come from faith alone – we must also put our faith into action. Faith is not magic Every night from age 12 through high school, my bedtime prayer was to grow two feet overnight and wake-up height/weight proportionate. Then I prayed my obesity would be linked to a medical finding –…

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For parents, the decision to make healthy choices has the potential not only to change their own life but also the lives of their children.

Show or Tell? How to teach your kids to make healthy choices

For parents, the decision to make healthy choices has the potential not only to change their own life but also the lives of their children. More than words, it is actions that teach your children what you value most. I try my best to walk my talk daily but I didn’t realize how much each healthy choice mattered until my children…

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A strong goal inspires growth and expands your comfort zone. But to consistently achieve big goals you must first learn the art & science of goal setting.

5 steps of quality goal setting

Quality goal setting is an art and a science. A strong goal inspires growth and challenges you to reach outside your comfort zone. But how to achieve a big goal? You have to set yourself up to succeed. On Jan. 1st 2016, I declared my biggest New Year’s resolution yet, run 276.6 miles in a year — the number of…

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You are going about your day when suddenly it strikes - a craving. Cravings are treated like something to be managed. What if that was not the case at all?

How to indulge your cravings and not gain a pound

We have all been there. You are going about your day, minding your own business when suddenly it strikes – a craving. In general, cravings are treated like something to be banished. The word makes us uneasy. A craving can mean you are on the verge of undoing your weight loss efforts. But what if a craving did not mean…

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