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Beating Winter Colds

Beating Winter ColdsWhy me? Once again, fighting a nasty sick bug.

Here is little Abigail, bundled up and soaking in some sun from her “sickbed” on a warmer day.  Poor baby.

 

 

We do all the right things to stay healthy. Our regular diet includes cod liver oil, broth, fresh produce, naturally fermented sauerkraut, cultured raw milk, and a host of other good things. We also exercise and get outdoors. Why do we keep getting sick? Why me?
And then a friend suggested sleep. Yes, in my zeal to never miss out on anything I would normally retire between midnight and 1 a.m. (Not good for a pregnant mother of two!)
Henceforth I am valuing rest, as it seems to be the missing link. I’m talking 10 p.m. If mama is healthy, chances are the kiddos will be, too.
Here’s to a good night’s rest.

Cheers,
Western Woman

Don’t Forget to Dance

Before you go to bed tonight, don’t forget to dance. Do a little jig… Ha, ha.

I love the exhilaration, the release, and the expression allowed through dance. This is a great way to relieve tension in the body, which can make a world of difference for a good night’s sleep.

Let’s get moving and enjoy the gift that God gave us: the freedom to move!

Aside from artistic, emotional, and physical benefits, let us remember that the ultimate joy of dancing is found in worship to God. I find myself worshipping  as I shake to my zumba routines. This spirit of power-praise carries over into other areas as well, reminding me to worship through struggles and temptations throughout the day.

Praise is power. Dancing is a tool created for praise. We are vessels designed to use the tools given us.

Shake it up, Baby 😉

Cheers,

Western Woman

also: after you finish your morning happy dance… don’t forget to smell the flowers and drink your coffee!