Author: Kiowana

Fasting

This year, I will be participating in Ramadan fasting in support of my Muslim Soldier. I am thoroughly aware of how much of a sacrifice and the discipline it takes to fast during Ramadan holistically. I will fast each day from dawn (approximately two hours before sunrise) until after sunset, and I will not eat…
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Journaling

Did you ever have a diary growing up? Wow, the nostalgia. I remember my beautiful, colorful Lisa Frank diary and pens kept me from getting in trouble several times. Oh, how the diary has now become the journal of adulthood. Journaling is simply writing down your thoughts and feelings to understand them more clearly. And…
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Easy Chicken Recipes

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf. Starting this blog years ago was one of the best decisions ever. I have made so many recipes over the years, and it is excellent that there is one place where they can be found at any time.…
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Ignored Addictions

So many times when we hear the word addiction, we immediately think of someone strung out of drugs or that alcoholic who everyone in the family knows. Believe it or not, there are simply things we do every single day that can fall into the category of addiction. Anything that alters your mood can become…
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Money Management Skills at Home

Money, money, money (me singing “For the Love of Money” by The O’Jays). Several subjects should be taught in school and at home, such as life skills, time management, mental health, self-love and self-awareness, and money management.  Finances are a huge part of our lives. As parents, we do our children a disservice by not…
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Top Spring Break Locations

It’s that time again when the holidays are in the rearview mirror and daylight savings time is in our future. If you have children or grandchildren, spring break is something you need to plan. Will you have a staycation, road trip, visit the beach, the mountains, or relatives? Don’t forget, spring break can be used to…
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Throwback Feel-Good Movies

No matter what time of year it is, nothing is better than cuddling on the couch with a blanket to watch a good movie. With so many series to binge-watch and new movies coming out, an oldie will always be a goodie. Here is a list of some of my favorite throwback feel-good movies. Which…
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How to Stick with New Years Resolutions/Goals

At the beginning of every year, Dry January starts, the gyms are packed again, and we go into hitting reset on the things we want to start over with or improve. When making New Year Resolutions/goals can seem like an endless cycle, how do we stick to them? Here are two ways to stick with…
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Crab Fried Rice

Remember my Health Chicken Fried Rice recipe (search my Food tab)? Well, I put a spin on it with this Crab Fried Rice creation. It is super easy for seafood lovers, and it is definitely a hit for my family. This also makes the perfect leftovers. Ingredients Directions

Boundaries

Boundary: a line that marks the limits of an area; a dividing line. When we think about personal boundaries, these are the limits and rules we set for ourselves within relationships whether personal or professional. You will burn out and drive yourself crazy if you say yes to everything and try to be everything for…
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Decluttering Checklist

Everyone is familiar with spring cleaning, but there is such a thing as cleaning any time of the year to declutter your home. Did you know that deep cleaning or decluttering your house gives you endorphins and refreshes your living spaces? Sure does. Here are some things in your home to declutter this month. Pick…
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Places to Travel this Fall

The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let things go. When the seasons change, the travel costs decrease (depending on the location), and the crowds thin out. Whether you are looking for peace and quiet, fall scenery, hayrides, pumpkin patches, or a cozy destination, here is a list of places…
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