Dealing with negative body image issues

September 18, 2018 | Danielle | Health | 0

In 6th grade, my body image was so poor, there was a short stint of time where I’d order a salad for lunch, take a few bites of iceberg lettuce and then dump the remainder of the bowl – yellow-shredded cheese, plump-red tomatoes, crusty croutons, crisp-green lettuce and diced ham – into the trash can.…

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How I started to look beyond the pain of infertility

April 25, 2018 | Danielle | Faith, Health | 1

I deeply struggled to accept the pain of infertility – zero chance of becoming pregnant – after my hysterectomy. Not quite 30 years old, I’d elected to go under the knife. Two cases of colorectal cancer were enough, and I didn’t want a third. Although I hadn’t received the "official" diagnosis yet, doctors suspected I…

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What Happened One Week After the Sugar Fast

April 6, 2018 | Danielle | Health | 0

Guys – I feel like I should tell you something. On Monday, I chose to go back on the sugar fast. Yes, you read that right. I opted-in to depriving myself of sugar outside of the 45-day challenge, beyond the bounds of Lent. I had an amazing Easter weekend and it was full of the…

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Yogurtini – Day 45

March 30, 2018 | Danielle | Health | 0

Yogurtini. That’s how we broke our 45 day sugar fast tonight. Just walking the floor and staring at the delicious flavors of cold, frozen yogurt made my mouth water. I filled my cup with half cookies and cream and half coffee. And then came the toppings – oh good heavens the toppings. In the midst…

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One More Day – Day 44

March 29, 2018 | Danielle | Faith, Health | 0

Well friends – time flies when you’re flying around the country and not eating sugar. I am excited tomorrow is the last day of my sugar fast! I plan to eat m&ms first (of course). I’ll probably drink a Jack & Coke during the day. I’ve strangely missed pop a lot. Ice cream will definitely…

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A Monumental Week – Day 36

March 21, 2018 | Danielle | Health | 4

When I decided to blog throughout my sugar fast, I had two guesses about how this would go. One has come true, and the other has not. I first guessed keeping up with daily blogs would be a challenge throughout March. Three different big events in three different cities (like the PGA tournament in Arizona,…

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City of Stars – Day 25

March 10, 2018 | Danielle | Health | 0

I’ve been in Los Angeles this week – the city of angels to some, the city of dreams and stars to others. No matter how you view Los Angeles, there’s a few things everyone can seem to agree upon: The palm trees are beautiful. The traffic is horrible. It’s a city full of dreamers. I…

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Back to Biscuit Baking – Day 20

March 5, 2018 | Danielle | B's Kitchen, Health | 0

Yesterday, I baked again. It felt glorious. No, I didn’t break my sugar fast (although the banana coconut cream pie at the birthday party last night almost did me in). But yesterday morning, I broke out the sterling silver measuring cups. I got down the powdery white flour. I cut in some cold butter. I…

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Cheers – Day 18

March 3, 2018 | Danielle | Health | 0

Cheers that we made it through the first week of March! Cheers for friendship and the weather warming up. Cheers for performances, plays and finding your passion when you’re young. Cheers for God’s glorious creation that takes your breath away. Cheers to good hair days. Cheers to paying respects and being open to new beginnings.…

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Crash – Day 16

March 1, 2018 | Danielle | Health | 0

Most parents are all too familiar with the phenomenon called the “sugar crash.” You give the kids a ton of sugar, they go crazy running circles around you, and then soon – they’re completely out. They go from high to low in a very short amount of time. That’s probably a good way to describe…

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