Author: Michele M. Leppard

  • Starting a Healthy Lifestyle… AGAIN!

    Starting a Healthy Lifestyle… AGAIN!

    Every year in January, I begin a healthy lifestyle which only leads to failure. I’ve tried Keto, Mediterranean, Atkins, Vegan, Vegetarian, Plant-Based and so many more, but the only one that has worked for me in the past was Weight Watchers. It was sustainable. I could eat meat, carbs, fruit, veggies, dairy, and sweets. So…

  • Life is a Blessing

    Life is a Blessing

    The last month has been tough on many of us in my family. We’ve experienced grief that has never been witnessed before, at least not in my family. We lost a friend, a young friend, my nephew’s best friend, and our extended family member. We vacationed together, celebrated together, and certainly enjoyed God’s greatest gifts…

  • Change It Up

    Change It Up

    I was listening to a podcast yesterday by Denzel Washington, who inspires both the young and old. He said, “to get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.” That one line had such an impact on me, it was like a light bulb went off

  • A Christian Perspective of of Buddha

    A Christian Perspective of of Buddha

    When Buddha spent those 40 days under that Bodhi Tree, he considered ‘All that is and All that will be’. He focused on the oneness with the universe. I take this to be the oneness with God.

  • God Does Not Close Doors By Accident

    God Does Not Close Doors By Accident

    As I drive in my car, I find myself listening to podcasts, youtube or audible books regularly. This morning I turned on Joel Olsteen, who said: “God does not close doors by accident; He does it to prepare you for what is next” Joel Olsteen This statement is so profound and should be a prayer…

  • The Priority: Chapter 1 -2

    The Priority: Chapter 1 -2

    A wealthy family living on the Upper East Side of Manhattan understands all too well the stresses of work pressures, rotating nannies, and the finest name-brand goods.  Until one day, Bethany finds herself caught up in an affair that costs her a high-paying job and almost her family.  That is when life took a turn…

  • When the Door Opens

    When the Door Opens

    As I sit here reading “This Just Speaks to Me” by Hoda Kotb, I can truly say it does speak to me. One quote that won’t leave my mind is this… No one can close the door that God has opened for you. Quite often we walk through life not knowing what direction to go,…

  • Unravel It

    Unravel It

    Stress… Anxiety… Anger…Tension…Headaches…Immune Disorders…Sickness…Worry…Fear! What are these? Symptoms of stress and a tangled brain. When our minds are tangled like a ball of string, a fine knotted necklace or a strand of tangled earplugs, then we feel unease. So the trick to gaining your mind back is unravel it… strand by strand. It may stress…

  • Poof… Anxiety is Gone!

    Poof… Anxiety is Gone!

    I was listening to a great YouTube video yesterday that made so much sense. I knew I had to share it with those of you who are experiencing anxiety, stress and depression. Not only do these three words cause emotional dismay but they wreak havoc on your health. This one quote that I heard was…

  • We All Need A War Room

    We All Need A War Room

    No one has ever walked through life without challenges. However, we have an instruction manual, a king to follow and, a spirit to help us overcome any of life’s most fierce challenges. But what many of us don’t have is a ‘War Room’ to talk to God and hear his plan. For every challenge encountered,…

  • Day Three to a Healthier Me

    Day Three to a Healthier Me

    Today is the beginning of Day Three of my journey to a ‘healthier me,’ and it feels great. I did make a few minor changes to the raw food diet and added some steamed vegetables and brown rice to add a little heat. But to tell you the truth, it’s been an easy two days…

  • 21 Days to a Healthier Me

    21 Days to a Healthier Me

    Turning 50 Never Felt So Good As many of you know, I am the Monday morning diet guru. I’ve tried every diet, read numerous health books, listened to dozens of podcasts, bought every exercise gadget and yet have only watched the scale increase year over year. Why? Well not because they didn’t work, but because…

  • The Aging Face of Wisdom

    The Aging Face of Wisdom

    No one truly enjoys getting older after we reach the legal drinking age. At that age, we can do anything except run for President of the US. We are accustomed to believing that once we reach that age, we can tackle the world because we are adults. But are we? Maybe in age, but certainly…

  • The Dreadful World of Worry

    The Dreadful World of Worry

    Worry is a dreadful word, not only in definition but in truth. We all worry, probably numerous times per day. We worry about kids, bills, job performance, being on time, getting things done, our health and so many other concerns. But did you know that worry causes many of your health problems? How many of…

  • Don’t Dwell on Your Failure, Rise Up!

    Don’t Dwell on Your Failure, Rise Up!

    Maybe you “should’ve, could’ve, would’ve” but they are words of the past. If you tried something, and failed, then good for you. You are bigger than most, for trying. Dwelling on that failure, is not going to help you at all, in fact, it will only cause you more unnecessary demise. If you want to…