Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I woke up this morning at 4:30 am and creeping around the house trying to stay as quiet as I could so that I didn't wake anyone up.  Recently, my Father-in-law moved in with us and my Sister-in-law came to visit so having people in the house other than myself and my husband has brought changes to our household.  I am here to say they have been wonderful changes.  I have never seen Terry, my husband so happy and so full of love in such a long time.  As I finished my shower I could hear laughter coming from the kitchen so I stood in the hall listening to the three of them having such a wonderful time reminiscing about their childhoods and the memories that they had of one another.  It is so great to see his family finding their way back to each others lives and being able to share love for one another.  It is all about LOVE and what God created a Family to be for one another.  That is, to be there to support each other to care and lift each other up in the good times and in the bad times.
So, my heart too is Full and this time it is for Terry his Dad and his sisters.  Cherish your family and show them how much you care for them.  And don't forget to tell them that you LOVE them!!!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Quick Chicken Noodle Soup

Heat the broth mixture in the microwave to jump-start the cooking. Meanwhile, sauté the aromatic ingredients in your soup pot to get this dish under way. Though we like the shape of fusilli, you can also make this soup with wide egg noodles, rotini, or even orzo


  • 2 cups water
  • (32-ounce) carton fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth $
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup prechopped onion $
  • 1/2 cup prechopped celery $
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • medium carrot, chopped $
  • 6 ounces fusilli pasta
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast $
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


  1. 1. Combine 2 cups water and chicken broth in a microwave-safe dish, and microwave at HIGH for 5 minutes.
  2. 2. While broth mixture heats, heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion, celery, salt, pepper, and carrot; sauté 3 minutes or until almost tender, stirring frequently. Add hot broth mixture and pasta; bring to a boil. Cook 7 minutes or until pasta is almost al dente. Stir in chicken; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Stir in parsley.
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Realizing the Circle of Life.

As I sit here working on my coaching business I see my reflection in my laptop.  I realize I am now looking at a face that has been weathered from the years of hard work and struggle. I then start to recall all the memories and accomplishments in my life. Yes I am getting older at a much more rapid pace now but it seems as though I still have much to achieve.
I remember when I was young it was about getting rich and famous! When I got married and had children it was all about spending as much quality time with Teresa, Josh, and Courtney as I could while building a business. As the children got older we taught them that no one should ever limit their hopes of accomplishments and dreams. "Never give up!" I would always say! Plan, execute and follow thru is the key to success. When our children grew up and became successful I realized I had just witnessed the circle of life. Now it's Teresa and I and all I want to do is somehow give as much of me to her as I can. She taught me how to open my heart, how to love, how to forgive and most of all she taught me that life is lonely when it's only about yourself.
So now my father has been brought back into my life. It is such a bittersweet moment in time for me. The many years of memories that could have been are lost forever and cannot be replaced. I am now living in the moment and am doing my best to create and harness all the memories I can with him.
I wonder why God has blessed me with so many people standing beside me and supporting my ambitions. I am not ready to slow down. My face may be weathered and tired but it does not reflect my passions for life. Never give up is what I taught my children. Never giving up is my way of life. I will continue to work hard, I will keep striving for my goals, and I will never quit.
What have I learned throughout the years? These are the things that come to mind; 1.) Life gives back only if you open your heart to others. 2.) Treat people with respect. 3.) Give as much of yourself to the ones you love. 4.) Trust in yourself to make the right decisions. 5.) Finally and MOST IMPORTANT, TRUST IN GOD! Give your worries and sorrows away to God. You only have one life to live. Remember this, life will come and go no matter how you live it. Do what is necessary now to create happiness for the future. When I leave this earth I want to know that I did all I could have done to change lives and create happiness for others. Happiness cures many things.
What would I do if I could change my profession? I would want to be a Doctor of Happiness.
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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Just us Coaches out having some fun!

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Life is about taking a moment and letting someone know it will be alright. No matter how bad things seem to be, good things will come. This moment was so special to me. I was able to make things better for my granddaughter. I will remember this moment, always.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

2 Bean Turkey Chili !

Chili is one of my favorite things to eat this time of year. So, I wanted to post a healthy version of it. It is provided by Gracious Pantry. 

1 1/2 pound lean, ground turkey
5 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes (not drained)
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, no sugar added, drained and rinsed
1 (15 ounce) can kidney or cannellini beans, no sugar added, drained and rinsed
1 pound frozen corn (optional)
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 (12 ounce) jar of your favorite salsa


In a large pot, saute’ the garlic and onion in the olive oil.
Stir in the meat and brown, breaking it up as you stir.
Stir in everything else and cook over medium-high heat until the meat is cooked through. Stir frequently to avoid any burning on the bottom of your pot. If you need extra liquid, you can always stir in a little chicken broth to get the consistency you like. But I found that the salsa was enough. Do what suits your tastes.
Allow to cool and serve.
Note: If you can manage it, store this overnight and enjoy the next day. The flavor is even better on the second day when the flavors have really melded. Yum!

Nutritional Content:
(Data is for 1/2 cup)

Calories: 122
Total Fat: 4 gm
Saturated Fats: 1 gm
Trans Fats: 0 gm
Cholesterol: 27 mg
Sodium: 238 mg (this will vary widely based on salsa used)
Carbohydrates: 13 gm
Dietary fiber: 4 gm
Sugars: 0 gm
Protein: 10 gm
Estimated Glycemic Load: 5

Healthy Fruit Pizza with Oatmeal Cookie Crust

I like to throw my kids a curve ball from time to time. When I call out to tell them that “pizza is on the table,” I love to watch their confusion. They always have a surprised look on their face because their pizza is covered in fresh fruit. That’s right, I duped them with my healthy pizza.
This pizza is a healthier version of some of the other fruit pizza recipes floating around, but it is equally as tasty. The kids really like the drizzled honey that I put on the crust to add a little extra sweetness.
Play around with whatever fruit you have available. I have added sliced apples, pears and bananas. But my kids usually love it when I add lots and lots of berries.

Fruit Pizza with Oatmeal Cookie Crust

  • 1/3 cup grapeseed or coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (or half white and half whole wheat flour)
  • 3/4 cups rolled oats (not instant)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Greek yogurt
  • Honey
  • Assorted fruit slices
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line 12-inch pizza pan with parchment paper, allowing it to extend 1 inch over the edge on at least 2 sides; set aside.
  3. In large bowl, whisk together oil, applesauce, brown sugar, egg, & vanilla until well combined.  Add flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon; stir with wooden spoon until well combined. Stir in chopped pecans.
  4. Transfer dough to center of parchment-covered pizza pan, and spread with back of wooden spoon evenly to edges of pan.
  5. Bake 15 minutes until starting to slightly brown around edges and is firm in center. Cool 15 minutes in pan on cooling rack. Pick up pizza crust using the parchment paper and remove crust from pan.
  6. Transfer to cooling rack; cool completely. Invert onto serving plate; carefully peel off parchment paper. Turn crust over.
  7. Once crust has cooled, drizzle with a small amount of honey
  8. Add a dollop of thick greek yogurt and spread over crust.
  9. Arrange fruit on top of pizza.
  10. Chill for 30 minutes or serve immediately.
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