Yearly Archives: 2015

Guest Blog: Farm Fresh – Buy Local

Conni and John

First, let me do a short introduction. My name is Conni, and I own a vegetable farm called Gallatin Grown outside of Bozeman, Montana. You can check out my story of how I became a veggie farmer on my website Spoiler alert: I didn’t want to be one. So yes, I come to you today as a vegetable farmer, but originally I didn’t understand the value of local, fresh food. However, there are many different reasons why I now believe eating locally grown food is beneficial, and it is not just because that is what I do. Since becoming […]

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Gut Check


Gut health is a very real thing. It is very important that we are eating to create and maintain proper digestive function because the ability to fight acute and chronic disease starts in the digestive system. Therefore, if you are constantly irritating your digestive system with what and how you eat, you are suppressing your immune system, which can manifest itself in a myriad of ways such as allergies, eczema, arthritis, acne, migraines, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and so much more.

Some signs that you have a disrupted digestive system are flatulence, belching, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn and undigested food in your […]

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The beauty of Christian Theology lies in the BOTH/AND Paradox

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Have you ever noticed that Christianity is comprised of a series of BOTH/AND concepts instead of EITHER/OR? While they may seem impossible or contradictory at the very least, the beauty of Christianity lies in its paradoxes. At the very heart of our faith is the ultimate BOTH/AND – the Incarnation. Our Lord and Savior is fully human and fully divine. Therefore, it would make sense that more beautiful BOTH/AND principles flow out of that.

Mercy and Justice: To do justice to a person means to give him at least what he deserves. A Christian is never permitted to act “unjustly”. However, […]

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‘Are those tears running down my legs?’


You know that feeling – you are going along, feeling strong in your workout, and then you have to do jumping jacks…

‘Wait, what?’

‘Are there tears running down my legs?’

If you check F in the gender box, then you probably know what I am talking about. The scientific term for that leakage is Stress Urinary Incontinence – an involuntary loss during sneezing, coughing or physical activity – and you should not be ashamed. You actually have quite a bit of company; whether they are willing to admit it or not, many women suffer from this condition, particularly if they have gone […]

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Loving yourself as you ought


A common theme in the fitness industry, and just generally, is LOVE YOURSELF. The message is to let go of what you hate about yourself, and instead learn to love yourself for who you are. In the words of pop crooner, Christina Aguilera, ‘you are beautiful no matter what they say’. You are uniquely beautiful and have talents, qualities that are special to you. So embrace your inner and outer beauty.

I technically agree with this idea. I am always dying for my clients to see themselves as the lovely, gifted women that I see or better yet as the women […]

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