The Fit Empress’ Definition of Fitness

 The Fit Empress began as a place for me to document my weight loss and fitness journey.  A way to keep myself on track, or at the very least, accountable for when I fell off the wagon.&n...more

Chateau, My Home

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Prairie, My Land

Prairie, My Land  Prairie, My Land speaks to our purpose in life. It has been fashion in our hearts since eternity. It is our God-designed purposed destiny; it is the fulfillment of our desires....more

#1 Reason Why Things Aren't Going As Planned

A confident woman recognizes the need to have a vision for her life, and she recognizes that she must work her vision in order for it to come true. [Tweet This!]There is nothing I hate more than something not going as planned. I admit I am not a “go with the flow” type of girl, and I never think I will be. The funny part is when it comes to life there are some things I have control over, and other things I don’t....more

Don't let your limitations hold you back

When I was a sophomore in high school I enjoyed drawing.  I painstakingly copied characters from the Sunday funnies and images from magazines into my  drawing journal. One day I asked my high school art teacher if she would look at my drawings.  She agreed.  I brought them to her the following day.  She silently looked through them and then said to the whole class, as I stood next to her desk, that copying cartoon characters and magazine images WAS NOT ART....more

How to Write Vision and Mission Statements

Vision and mission statements define your organization and set its direction. Because your vision and mission statements are the basis for your organization’s existence, its programs and services, and it goals and objectives, it is imperative to attentively construct and com-municate meaningful, motivational statements. Both statements should be short enough to memorize, yet informational and inspirational....more

Setting Off The Domino Effect In Your Life

I've noticed in these past few weeks, a sort of domino effect on this Ministry. It's the Grace of God really, making one thing work out after the other, bringing one good thing into fruition after the another. Fruit. When I think about the bigger picture, I realize this has been happening since the beginning, it has just picked up momentum. ...more

E Is for Eye

“Eye” is not only the essential human organ of sight: “one of a pair of spherical bodies contained in an orbit of the skull” (Dictionary.com). It is also a superb metaphor for the visionary skill of the poet; and, at times, of focus for the spiritual life as well.“The eye altering alters all,” wrote the poet William Blake. And in Matthew 6:22, Jesus said that “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light.”...more
 @HomeRearedChef But it's true!  We always know you will surprise us and inform us and keep us ...more

Create a Vision Board to Help You Recognize Your Dreams

Spending a week in bed between the holidays with a sinus infection gives you a different perspective on things. All of the chores and tasks and obligations that “have” to get done go by the wayside. Christmas is over; thank goodness, because the body is not leaving the bed anytime soon. A shower feels like an impossible dream. When I’m feeling this badly, I can sleep 16 hours a day – spending much of the time drifting in and out of sleep – a few hours here, a few hours there....more
I have been helping women create their own vision boards for several years now and I can tell ...more

At Least One Of My Questions Has An Answer

http://waltzinghorses.blogspot.com/2011/10/answers-to-horse-training.html ...more