Building Better Habits in 2024

  Can you believe we've stepped into another year already? It's crazy how time flies, but the good news is that it's never too late to hit the reset button and make positive changes in our lives. If you read my previous blog, you know that my Word for 2024 is Habits.  So, let's dive into the wonderful world of habits and explore some simple yet powerful changes we can embrace in 2024. 1.  Morning Rituals  They say the way you start your day sets the tone for the rest of it. So why not make your mornings count? Whether it's a calming cup of tea, a quick meditation session, or a brisk morning walk, find what resonates with you. Trust me; those extra few minutes in the morning can make a world of difference throughout your day. 2.Tech Detox Hours In a world that's increasingly connected, it's crucial to unplug and unwind. Consider designating specific hours in the day for a tech detox. Put that smartphone away, turn off those notifications, and engage

My One Word for 2024

  As the dawn of a new year arrives, many of us embark on a quest for personal growth, setting resolutions and intentions that promise a brighter and more fulfilling future. In the tapestry of my aspirations for 2024, one word emerged as the guiding star of my journey: "Habits." In this blog post, I unravel the reasons behind choosing habits as my overarching theme for the year and explore the profound impact it can have on my life. The Power of Consistency: Habits, by their very nature, are a testament to the power of consistency. I've come to realize that the small, seemingly inconsequential actions we repeat daily are the building blocks of the life we lead. Whether it's the discipline of a morning routine, the commitment to regular exercise, or the dedication to lifelong learning, habits are the architects of lasting change. Self-Reflection and Intentionality: Picking habits as my theme for 2024 signifies a commitment to self-reflection and intentionality. It'

Embrace Transformation: Choosing Your One Word for 2024

As we stand on the threshold of a new year, the tradition of making resolutions is a familiar one. Instead of crafting a lengthy list of goals that might fade away with the passing months, consider the power of simplicity. Imagine distilling the essence of your aspirations and intentions into just one word – a guiding force that encapsulates your vision for the coming year. This trend, known as choosing a "One Word" is something that has gained momentum in recent years, offering a focused and meaningful alternative to traditional resolutions. Here is an overview on how to pick your Word.    1. Reflect on the Past: Before selecting your One Word for 2024, take a moment to reflect on the year gone by. What were your triumphs? Your challenges? What lessons did you learn? This introspection will provide a foundation for choosing a word that resonates with your personal growth and aspirations. 2. Identify Your Core Values: Consider the values that are most important to you. Is it

Soup’s On: The Bone Broth Edition

Bone broth is a food that I love to recommend and its a topic that has become more mainstream in recent years.   Today I’m going to share with you why I love making, eating, and recommending bone broth.   My name is Dr Kristen Welsh.   I am a Chiropractor, I am a mom to 2 young children, and I've spent a considerable amount of time healing my gut.   About a decade ago, while I was struggling with gut issues, I discovered (thanks too many great resources, blogs, and colleagues) Bone Broth.   So what exactly is Bone Broth?   It is simply the liquid produced by boiling bones in water.   Virtually any type of bones can be used—I’ve used everything from left over bones from a whole chicken or turkey to beef bones purchased expressly for making broth.   Personally—if we eat food with bones (whole chickens, turkey, bone in steaks & roasts) I will freeze the bones until I’m ready to use them.   Bone broth is different from stock or broth in that bone broth is cooked for longer periods

The Comeback...

 The Atlanta Braves just won the World Series!   The Braves, a team who won fewer regular season games than any other team in the 2021 playoffs.   A team plagued with injuries to many of their best players.   A team that had more losses than wins at the end of July, finished the regular season with an 88-73 record.  In fact at the end of July the Braves had a 10% chance of making the playoffs and less than a 1% chance of winning the World Series.   The Atlanta Braves were not the best team in MLB from April to September, but they didn't let that stop them.  They showed up every day and gave 100%.  They made corrections, and trades, and kept their eye on the prize.   On November 2, 2021 they did it!  They won the World Series for the first time since 1995!     What a great lesson in life.  In the face of  seemingly unsurmountable odds:  Always Try!  Play to Win!  Never, Ever Give Up! Thank you Atlanta Braves for the reminder and the life lesson.  

Easy Homemade Apple Sauce

I love fall in Roswell, Georgia!  The days are warm, the nights are cool and there is so much to see a do.  Pumpkin patches, apple picking, corn mazes and hay rides.  These were all things on my daughters Fall Bucket List.  Lexi's Bucket List also included making apple sauce.  I love making apple sauce with fresh picked apples from Ellijay, but with 2 kids--one a toddler, the thought of picking apples…. Enter the Farmers Market!  Fresh apples AND I can make smaller batches, which means no canning! It also means my daughter who LOVES to cook (she has her own you tube channel!!!) gets to cook every week!  Today I’m going to share our 2021 recipe for Apple Sauce.  It’s easy.  It’s fast.  It has no added sweeteners.  And we use the instant pot!  My old recipe is buried somewhere in a box in the storage unit and it tasted like apple pie filling!  It contained an array of spices and apples dumped in a crock pot to cook for several hours…. Well if you’ve ever cooked with a 5 year old, fas

A New Season...

 Are you familiar with Hygee?  Am I the only one who has been living under a rock and totally missed this concept?  Recently DoTerra introduced their new products for 2021.  I was lucky enough to be able to purchase one of the kits containing all of the new products...  One of the items in there was an oil blend called Hygee—one that my entire family loves!  This word was completely new to me, so I did what most people do these days and searched Google.  And I was amazed.  Hygee is a Danish term or concept that cannot be translated into a single English word.  Instead it’s a word that encompasses a feeling of cozy contentment and wellbeing through enjoying the simple things in love.   As we enter into a new season, this word resonated with me.  It sparked some joy and curiosity.  This weekend saw the first cool crisp nights, the first chili of the season, and my youngest went pull-up free, and my oldest spent the weekend cooking.  It’s also my Birthday week, celebrating as I ente