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Save Your Sanity Sundays, GOOD News for a Change, Breathtaking photos, and More in Today’s Monday Morning Mix-Up 3/31/2014

cell phones and laptopsGood morning readers! If you read the comments from my post the other day, Has Technology Stolen Your Evenings, Weekends, and Vacations?, you know that I was inspired to renew my commitment NOT to work on Sundays, and to back away from the technology. I really need that break — I guess God knew what He was doing when he said we should rest one day a week! So I may schedule blog posts or social media posts ahead, but on Sunday my laptop will be closed. Hopefully you’ll find me chilling out somehow, maybe outside with the kids since the weather is finally coming around, possibly reading a book, or even cooking up a new recipe. I’m really excited about this.

***Anyone else want to join me for what I’m calling, “Save Your Sanity Sundays”?

Even though many of us are real foodies and we know how powerful nourishing food is, if we walk around totally stressed, that could undo all of the good we do in our diet.

If you’re ready to STOP the madness for one day a week, and want to jump into this challenge with me, comment below so we know who is “in”. :)

Wellllll, it’s Saturday, 11:29 p.m. right now, and I’ve just started this post because we were gone all day, so it may be short, we’ll see how it goes…

  • Don’t miss the FREEBIES: I know it may seem like a lot is coming at you lately, but youza, you can’t beat FREE, right? Each of these are just a little different as far as how and when they run, but they’re a LOT different in what they’ll be teaching:
    • Click here to learn more or register for the Diabetes Summit — Jimmy Moore is one of the hosts! Speakers will be Mark Sisson, Chris Kresser, Paul Jaminet (I love his stuff!), Liz Lipski, and so many more rockstars. I’m really excited about learning more at this one, especially since my Mom and two of my sisters have diabetes.
    • Hormone CureClick here to learn more or register for the free Thyroid Sessions — If you have thyroid issues, or wonder if you might, sign up now so you don’t miss anything, and find out what your doctor doesn’t have a clue about when it comes to thyroid health. Dr. Sara Gottfried, author of The Hormone Cure, speaks on ‘how to lose weight when your thyroid is off’. Chris Kresser (that guy gets around), author of Your Personal Paleo Code, speaking on ‘thyroid myths and truths’. Loads more speakers here, too.
    • Click here to learn more or to register for the Mom Conference — this one is taking place a little bit later as somebody got their knickers in a twist about the original name of this conference and they had to change it. (??) This one would be great if you’re tired of nagging your kids, or if you just need to find some balance.
    • Click here to learn more or register for the Nourished Living free online classes all on raising healthy kids — these have already started, so sign up quick. Bummer, looks like it’s too late for John and Sheila Kippley – I love them! I’ll probably have to just buy their interviews. Coming up free this week though are more superstars: Kimi Harris, Amy Love, Hannah Crum, and many more.
  • Some GOOD news… We went to visit our nephew Shane and niece Hailee (his daughter) on Saturday and they’re doing great! I wanted to CHEER when Shane walked over with his walker to show us what he could do. It’s been just over 4 months since the accident, and they both have more surgery and challenges ahead, but we’re so happy with how they’re doing. (Thank you for your prayers everyone – the number of comments at this post from all of you who have been praying still brings tears to my eyes!) :)

Shane & H collage

  • I also had to show you this cute shot I got when we were there of Hailee’s precious little pink cowgirl boots next to her Grandma’s:


  • One picture to learn from:


  • And one picture to laugh at:



  • That’s all for this week, have a good one everybody, and remember, I’ll see you here later this week for Real Food Wednesday! (Did you know that participating is a great way to get more traffic to your blog OR to learn more about Real Food and get some great new recipes, too?!)


  1. I’m in. I had just decided yesterday (even before reading your post) that I was going to try to start observing a Sabbath, a day of rest. *gulp*

    • Great Maryjane, let me know how you do. I loved it yesterday. I went for a walk with a friend, I read my book, I made a nice dinner for our son’s birthday. I didn’t want to get back on the computer this morning. :)


  2. Several years ago I said “the male slave and the female slave will do no work on Sunday.” So I don’t mow the lawn or clean house and try to keep other housework to a minimum. I also try not to shop on Sunday. We do putter in the yard because we enjoy that.

  3. I should probably mention that the sabbath has a deeper meaning than just resting. It was also a day for focusing on spiritual matters back then. Nowadays, people should just find a day when they can do the same.

  4. I have followed this practice for years, especially to honor my Creator, and He has blessed me over and over for it. What a peace it brings to the rest of the week. I taught my children this and as adults now I love to see them enjoying the fruits of this practice.
    Thanks for bringing it up.

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