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The Sweet Life

I always wanted to go on a juice cleanse when I turned 40. When the time came, I decided to seek help from more experienced people and signed up for a 5-day juice cleanse at a wellness center. One of my goals when I turned 40 was to do a 10-day juice cleanse. I knew […]

All About My 5-Day Juice Cleanse at a Wellness Center

Healthy Living

We are what we eat. Food can have a tremendous impact on our moods. Here are 5 foods that will improve our state of mind! The holidays are often filled with food, friends, and shopping frenzies. But this time of year can also be a time of melancholy. The holidays can remind us of loved […]

Eat, Drink, and Be Happy: 5 Foods that Improve Your Mood

In the Kitchen

The dangers of heart disease, obesity, and depression are only a few reasons why you should invest in nutrition. In 2019, there were nearly 65 million gym memberships in the United States, totaling nearly $35 billion in revenue. Why then, with so much of the population having access to gyms, are so many Americans unhealthy, […]

Why You Should Make Good Nutrition a Priority

In the Kitchen

Billions of people consume coffee or other caffeinated beverages every day. And although research and coffee companies tout the health benefits of this scent-alluring drink, everyone should give up coffee (caffeine) at least for a little while.  There are a few benefits to continuing to drink coffee, but few are actually reaping the rewards. Organic […]

7 Benefits of Quitting Coffee—At Least For a Little While

In the Kitchen

Explore my latest book for a fresh outpouring of joy, hope, and gratitude. Warning, you won't be able to put it down!


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I am obsessed with healthy living, gratitude, gardening, mindfulness, and raising kind kiddos... and I write about it all. May my words spur you on to cultivate a home infused with the sweetness that comes from living a life devoted to Jesus.

Wife and mother, Chief operator of the Mathews Homestead, homeschooler, not-so-novice gardener, resident goat herder, and your new Jesus-loving friend.