Tips to save more money from a small salary

You want to save more money. And you’ve been trying for quite a while now. But with the small salary you’ve been earning for years now, it seems impossible to save more money.

We’ve all been there. But I’m about to offer you the best tips you can be sure will work, so keep reading.


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It’s that time of the month when I’m budgeting for our family bills. There’s grocery to buy, water and electricity bills to pay, funeral covers, etc. This month we have to spend less than what we always do so we can save more toward our savings. So since yesterday I’ve been thinking of ways I can cut back on our expenses and save more money.


Here are the tips that have worked for me in the past and continue to work for me:


  • Tip #1: Slash your grocery bill by finding cheaper but healthy alternatives for some of your staples. You don’t have to buy the most expensive brand of pasta. And I’m not asking you to compromise quality. I’m saying there are lots of cheaper options for goods out there that are still healthy.


  • Tip #2: Cut off some of the food completely and instead, buy lots of cheaper vegetables and fruits. Instead of that expensive brand of pasta, ditch it altogether and buy lots of vegetables and fruits to go with your other staples. Your health will thank you.


  • Tip #3: Please, cut back on the bottled water. This is one of the worst wastes of your money.


  • Tip #4: Make your coffee at home. Again, buying ready-made coffee is just an unnecessary expense.


  • Tip #5: Eat out less. I know cultures are different. But in my culture, people almost never eat out. Of course now some families do, thanks to what they copy from TV, but that’s just less than 1%. The rest of us make our own meals and eat at home. I’m 31 now, and in all my 31 years, we’ve never eaten out, not once. We can bring something from the store for the family, but it’s always something too small to be counted as a meal, so we always have our home-cooked meal after eating that anyway.


  • Tip #6: Cut back on the junk food. Junk food can quickly raise your food bill. You can cut back on the junk food by eating more at home and less out. Like I said, in my culture we just don’t eat out. We tend to cook healthy food.


  • Tip #7: Arrange for a single trip to the store once a week. Instead of stopping by the store every afternoon on your way from work, just go once a week. Start by writing all that you’ll need for the whole week, remembering that you don’t even need some of the stuff. If you’ve made a mistake and experience shortage sometime during the week, it’s OK. Don’t beat yourself up over it. Go to the store and buy it but correct your mistakes next time.


  • Tip #8: Cut back on the clothes you buy. This one is really a no-brainer. I still get stunned by people who believe they must have a new item of clothing every month end. Why would someone do that? Buy just enough to wear. Having a closet full of clothes you’ve worn once and even forgotten about isn’t funny, not even when we see all those celebrities doing it on TV.


  • Tip #9: Drop your gym membership. Do you really need a gym? Almost all people who go to the gym think they do, but trust me, you don’t. You have your own body to use for exercise, so do exactly that. There’s plenty of space around you to walk, jog, do squats, pretty much everything people do at the gym, minus the equipment. But even then, remember that the fancy equipment at the gym is just an imitation of the real thing we have at our disposal at all times. You have enough things to lift at home, so you don’t need dumbbells. You don’t need the treadmill, or that stationery bike.


  • Tip #10: Quit drinking and smoking. Drinking and smoking take all your money. You don’t need them, in fact, you’d be better off without them, and that goes well beyond your pocket. Quit these nasty habits, save more money and enjoy better health.


  • Tip #11: Walk to the nearby mall instead of driving. Yes, save that gas money for something else, or to put toward your savings.


  • Tip #12: Learn to live only on your salary and avoid loans. Without the burden of loans, you learn to live within your means, can use your salary more wisely and save more money.


  • Tip #13: Buy a good second hand car, or a car that won’t deduct too much from your salary. You don’t need that fancy car. It does nothing but take from you.


  • Tip #14: Pay yourself first. When you get your salary, pay yourself first. And not so you can go and lavishly spend that money, but so you can put it toward your savings. Most people make a mistake of paying everyone else and then themselves last, and most of the time, after paying everyone else, there’s nothing left for you. Commit to paying yourself a set percentage of your salary every month. Then learn to work with the remainder to pay for all your other expenses. This will force you to be creative in cutting back your expenses. Believe me, this works.


  • Tip #15: Cut back on your cellphone bill. If you are the kind of person who always has to be calling someone else and speaking until in the end you’ve both said all you possible can and all you can exchange is ‘ya, ya” then you need to cut back on your cellphone spending. Learn to talk to people face to face more. If you have internet at home, skype. This will also help you cut back on the time you use on the phone, and now you can put that time toward something worthwhile.


  • Tip #16: Enjoy free entertainment. You don’t need to spend money to be entertained. Go to the park, the library, free concerts, and most importantly, learn to entertain yourself so you don’t have to look to other people to entertain you.


  • Tip #17: Tithe. Now, I know this sounds counter-productive. How can I expect you to take a percentage of your already little money and give it to God? But you need to understand this. Tithing is  proof of your trust in God. That he’s your creator, the one in charge of your life, your provider, your protector, your everything. By tithing, you say to God that you trust him and are willing to give back a little of all that he gives you. When you tithe, God will give you the wisdom to deal with your money, and you’ll learn to save more.


The final word

You don’t need more salary in order to save more money. If you are misusing your salary right now, how do you expect to save more on a larger salary? Wouldn’t you just increase your spending and still struggle to save more money? Rather, all you need to do is work with what you have now to save more. That will keep you content with your salary now instead of complaining about the salary you don’t have but wish you had. It’s very possible to save more money. Employ the above tips and you are guaranteed to smile all the way to the bank as you watch your savings grow.


Thank you for reading this post. I loved writing it because money has become easy for me to handle. Of course, it helps to look at it as just another resource like air instead of giving it the high place we tend to give it. These are definitely not all tips to save more money from a small salary, so please share with us your tips in the comments below.


How to listen to your body

Listen to your body. We hear that all the time, yet a lot of people still struggle with what it really means. In our journey of enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle, listening to your body is very important.

Having a deep relationship with your body will enable you to pick up every sign it’s giving you, thereby taking the necessary measures to get it to where it should be.


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We’ve talked about listening to your body before. But I want to dedicate this post solely to the topic just to make sure everyone understands what we really mean when we say listen to your body.


So what does ‘listen to your body’ really mean?

Now, your body is your best messenger. It will tell you when things are going well and when they are going not so well. The best thing you can do is listen when it’s telling you these things. It will never lie to you.

But many of us have chosen to ignore everything the body tells us in favor of what we think it needs. We push it too hard to achieve the things we want to achieve. We want a lean toned body. So we push ourselves too hard at the gym for the physique. Great, now we’ve achieved fitness at the expense of health.

It means nothing to be fit but not healthy. OK, maybe your body rocks and you turn heads everywhere you go. But in the long run, your body is going to break down if you are exercising 4 hours at the gym, eating very little and not getting enough sleep.


  • If you are committed to your exercise regime but today you feel fatigued, then maybe you need to take a step back from that treadmill, from those weights, and take a break, sometimes not just for the rest of that session but for the rest of the day, and the next day, maybe even the next week.

If you worry that taking a break from your workouts will drag down your progress, then don’t worry. The opposite is actually true. Taking a break will actually benefit your body.


  • When you are eating, your body will tell you when you are full. Don’t argue with it by continuing to stuff yourself with food.


  • Your body will tell you when you are thirsty. Headache is a sign of dehydration. Next time you have a headache, drink some water. It always works for me.


  • Listen to your cravings. I know this might sound a bit controversial but please hear me out. I used to struggle with cravings. I still do. Before I discovered what I’m about to share with you, I refused to yield to my cravings. Now, I’m sure this has happened with you before. Maybe you crave a cookie, but you try really hard to not reach for that cookie. Instead you reach for an apple.

You are thinking ‘good choice’ right? Well, an apple is definitely healthier than a cookie. But you are lying to yourself if you think that apple is going to satisfy your craving for a cookie. I guarantee you: you will eat the apple, and then the cookie.

So, I was that misguided before. Remember you can’t argue with your body. You can certainly try, but it will backfire on you. But you can trick the body.


Now this is what I do to trick my body, and it actually works.

Everything that I eat is home made. I make all my food. So, when I crave a cookie, I always make a healthier version of that cookie. I’ll make a cookie and sweeten it with fruit instead of table sugar. I’ll make the cookie smaller and that always tricks my mind into thinking that having more than two helpings is just too much.

You can try doing that. Make a healthier version of the food you crave. Your body will still get to have that food it craves, but it will be a healthier version.


  • When you feel sick, your body needs to rest. Let it rest and don’t push it to work. This past week I had a cold. I didn’t want to take time off from my work, but I also knew I needed to let my body rest. That meant not working as hard as I do when I’m not sick, and going to bed earlier than I usually do. I tend to recover much quicker when I do that.


  • Your body will also tell you when you are stressed. Don’t simply dismiss that stress but address it. Identify why you are stressed, and then deal with that stress. 

I’ve found my refuge in the word of God, so that’s always my cure for stress. I read about God’s solution to the problem I’m having. I tell him about it and trust that his solution is the best.

The bible says we shouldn’t worry about anything but we should pray about everything. It also says, worrying won’t make you an inch taller, in other words, it won’t achieve anything good. So the best thing to do is rest in God’s promise to take care of us in every way. That’s the most effective solution to stress.


The final word

Your body is always talking to you. Respect it by listening to it. Be in tune with it so you are aware of even the slightest communication it tries to make with you. If you do that, your body will never fail you. It will sustain you as you enjoy a simple healthy lifestyle.


Thank you for reading this post. Hopefully, by now you have an understanding of what it means to listen to your body. Now it’s your turn. How do you listen to your body? Share with us in the comments below.


Check out this great article by mindbodygreen on listening to your body.


How to know when to take a break from exercise

Do you ever wonder how to know when to take a break from exercise? I’m here to help you figure that out.

In our journey of enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle, we’ve already established the significance of exercise.  I talk about that here. But like everything else, when done too much, exercise can become a curse instead of a blessing.

You have to know when to stop so that you body can take the rest it needs to repair itself before you begin exercising again.


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I’m sure you’ve felt like the picture above at some point. I know I have. In fact, for the past two days I’ve been down with flu. When it started, before it manifested itself but I saw signs, I thought of continuing with my exercising.

But then I thought about what I’m writing about right now: the importance of giving your body the rest it needs. So I decided to skip my workouts for the rest of this week and resume next week Monday.


So how do you know when it’s time to stop and take a break?

I’ve been exercising for a few years now, long enough to identify the signs telling me that it might be time to put my routine aside and take a break. Let me share with you those signs:

  • When you are trying to work out, but you feel tired even though you got enough sleep last night.
  • When all of a sudden, the very workouts you’ve been enjoying feel like a drag.
  • When you are preparing to exercise and you feel yourself dreading it.
  • When you are exercising and all you can think about is your rest days ahead.


These are not the only signs, but I’ve felt these more than the other signs. When I do, I know it’s time to shelve my workouts and take a rest. And I always benefit from doing that because I always come back to my workouts with renewed enthusiasm.


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There are many people who don’t believe in taking rest days. They feel like that one skipped workout is going to derail all the hard work they’ve been doing. They feel like taking some time off is a betrayal to their commitment toward exercising. Rest days are just a concept they do not understand or agree with.

I used to be that kind of person. But that was before I discovered this journey of pursuing a simple healthy lifestyle. I knew the importance of exercising in this journey. The most important thing I understood was that everything I did on my journey was going to be a life long commitment. I was going to be doing it for the rest of my life.


With that established, I also knew I was going to have to be smart in everything I did. If I were only exercising for the short term, for example: to get a bikini body for the coming summer, then maybe it would make sense to not take rest days off (it doesn’t make sense, actually). But my journey went beyond this summer to all the others for the rest of my life.

And I wasn’t just exercising to look good, I was exercising to feel good. That meant all seasons of the year, all year round. So then, I had to listen to what my body was telling me. Whenever it told me something, even though it went against everything I’d planned, I knew I had to listen to it. That included listening to it when it told me to take a break from exercising.

You should listen to your body too. You don’t want to be that person who dreads working out simply because you failed to listen when your body told you to stop.


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You have to know that refusing to take a break so your body can rest can actually derail all the hard work you’ve been doing by tearing down your body and making it unfit to carry on more exercise.


So what do you do on your rest days?

Rest days don’t mean inactive days. I think people are scared of rest days because they think they have to be inactive. No. Rest days mean you retire from your usual workouts, but you remain active.

You can be active in other things other than your workouts. In fact, you should be active in other things besides your workouts.

  • Continue with your chores and do some of them manually, like washing dishes and doing laundry
  • Walk your kids to school
  • Walk your dog
  • Tend to your garden
  • Walk to the mall

There are many more things you can do. In fact, these things on their own are sufficient to keep your body fit if you do them regularly. Say no to an inactive lifestyle so you don’t have to worry about taking rest days off your workout routine.

Rest days are not a curse, they are a blessing. Treat them as such and enjoy them when they come.

Remember to also get a lot of sleep. Sleep is important whether or not you are on your rest days.


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Like I said, I’ve been down with flu, but I’m feeling like myself again today. But I’ve decided to take the rest of this week off my workouts. I’m continuing to remain active and I’m getting lots and lots of sleep.


The final word

A simple healthy lifestyle is not possible without exercise. But you have to approach exercise with a rational mind. You need a break from exercising now and then so your body can get some rest. You are not in a race, take things at your own pace. Listen to your body and know when to stop. Remember, your body will never lie to you.


Thank you for reading this post. I had a great time with it after being off the internet for two full days. Please let us know what you think of the post. Do you take rest days off your workouts or are you scared of taking them like many of us are? Let us know in the comments below.

How to love your body just the way it is

Are you struggling to love your body just the way it is? Maybe you feel too short, or too tall, or too thin, or too fat. Bottom line; you feel like there’s something wrong with your body, something that needs to be fixed.


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First, let me say this: you are not alone. Most if not all of us have been at that point, many still are. That point where we are unhappy with a part of our body and we want to do whatever we can to fix it.


Learning to love your body just the way it is is one of the key ingredients of enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle.


Love conquers whatever insecurities you might have about your body. It’s the one thing that won’t make you feel disgusted with yourself when you look in the mirror. The one thing that will make you feel grateful for your body even when the numbers on that scale are a little bit too high.


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Why do we get dissatisfied with our bodies in the first place?

Primarily, it’s the comparison of our bodies with other people’s bodies and the society’s definition of beauty in regards to body shape and size.

Remember how you felt beautiful when you were young? You felt like a princess, even called yourself a princess. You had friends you didn’t think were more beautiful or less beautiful than you were. You were just a happy creation celebrating your uniqueness every day.

And then you grew up, became more aware of the media and its influence in our lives. Magazines and television said you had to be of a certain size and if you weren’t you were to follow strict measures to get your body to that size. They compared you to celebrities like Kim Kardashian and said something was wrong with you if you didn’t look like her.

So then you became intensely aware of your friends, how they looked in comparison to you. You felt jealous of those who looked more like Kim Kardashian than you did. And then one day you just woke up to realize you are just too unhappy with the way you look.


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What’s the ideal body size, shape and weight?

There’s no such thing. We were all created differently, and we are all beautiful. There’s no reason to change who you are. Let me tell you something. If you strive to be healthy at all levels, then you are where you’re supposed to be in terms of size, shape and weight, regardless of what those are.

Maybe you are naturally a thick person, or tall person, whatever. Embrace that. God created you that way and he doesn’t make mistakes. He said you were created in his likeness so you are the best you can be.

So love yourself just the way you are right now. Love your body with all its flaws, its imperfections, because they are yours and they make your body what it is: a temple of the Lord.


A picture message to love your body just the way it is


Don’t be afraid to look in the mirror. At the same time, don’t obsess over what you see in the mirror.


Let me share my own past struggles with my body

I used to worry like many others about what I saw in the mirror. At one point, I was eating right, exercising, I had no stress, and I was doing everything to be healthy. I’ve always been a tiny person, but at that point I was what you’d call skinny fat with no muscle tone and lumpy thighs.

But then I learned to love my body just the way it was, and I learned to concentrate on important things like caring for others instead of being self-focused all the time.

I found myself slowly but surely moving away from the dissatisfaction I had about my body, and one day I realized I loved my body just the way it was.

But then, because doubts always manage to creep up, I was looking at myself in the mirror one day and realized that all my cellulite was gone. I hadn’t expected that to happen because the internet says you can never get rid of cellulite.

Be careful what you let yourself believe when it comes to the internet. Those people are not wrong, but like I just said, people are different. And they can only write based on their own experiences. Make your own experiences.

I was over the moon when I realized this. But then I turned around and saw that the back of my thighs, just under my butt, were still heavily dimpled. That small area of cellulite erased all the joy I’d just felt moments back when I realized the appearance of my cellulite had improved. I was angry. Why was this part of my body so stubborn? What was I doing wrong?

But then I caught myself before I went too far. I wasn’t doing anything wrong. Everything was fine. I was living my best life and a little cellulite was nothing. I told myself at that point that never again would I ever allow anything or anyone to ruin my journey of a simple healthy lifestyle.

Now I embrace every part of my body because it makes me who I am. I am content with what God gave me and I express gratitude instead of complaining about it. Please do the same.


A picture message to love your body just the way it is


The final word

Please remember that the worst thing you can do for your body is to hate it. Hating it undermines everything it does, and can even go as far as putting your health at risk. On the other hand, loving your body keeps sickness and disease at bay and gives you the zeal to enjoy a simple healthy lifestyle.


Thank you for  reading this post. What do you think of it? Do you love your body just the way it is, or you are still struggling like many of us? Please let us know in the comments below.


A simple healthy lifestyle requires a good diet

A simple healthy lifestyle is NOT possible without a good diet.


You are what you eat sign for a simple healthy lifestyle


I’ve delayed bringing up diet in our guide of a simple healthy lifestyle.  And that’s because most people have taken diet and exercise to be the only key elements of a simple healthy lifestyle.

But that’s NOT the case. While diet and exercise are both important, they are not the only elements. We’ve covered other key elements here and here.

More on these elements and others will be covered soon.

But in this post, we’ll look at how diet is a requirement to enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle.


What is diet?

I have to be honest with you. I’m not even going to pretend I know more about diet than the fact that it’s the kind of food we eat on a daily basis.

That’s it. That’s all I know.

I have very little understanding of the fad diets that are going on around. I’ll admit though, there was a time I bothered to learn about them, and try them.

But they felt unnatural and complicated, and only gave me short-term results. And I’m all about a simple healthy lifestyle that gives lifelong results.

So I ditched all of these fads and stuck to what I knew, which is:

In order to enjoy a simple healthy lifestyle where diet is concerned, we have to eat clean.


And what does eating clean mean?

It means:

  • Ditching processed foods
  • Eating organic foods
  • Eating tons of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Not overeating
  • Drinking lots of water
  • Cutting back on unhealthy fats, sugar and salt
  • Cutting back on caffeine and alcohol
  • Cultivating a healthy relationship with food. That includes avoiding stress-eating


Fresh fruits and vegetables for a simple healthy lifestyle


I could list a lot of things. But in a nutshell, eating healthy is all about listening to your body. And to tell the truth, that’s ONLY what you should concern yourself with.

But people have complicated what was supposed to be a simple healthy lifestyle by buying into these fads that only lead to disappointments.

I hope you are sipping some water as you read this. And incorporating it into your meals.


Having water with meals for a simple healthy lifestyle


So, as soon as I told myself I was going to stick to the basics, I was fine. And I actually accomplished what I was looking for: a simple healthy lifestyle.

But I bet you’ve seen all those people on YouTube who eat tons of fresh fruits and vegetables and all the so-called healthy food. And I bet you thought: I can’t afford that.

You’re right. I’ve seen those videos too. And I have to admit, eating healthy doesn’t seem simple at all.

The gruesome prices of these healthy foods in some stores!

But I’m here to offer you a solution.

Many of these bloggers are promoting some of these stores, so they have to talk about them and convince you to buy from them.


So then, is it possible to eat healthy and not have to spend a lot of money?

Absolutely yes! Like I said, don’t worry about money. A simple healthy lifestyle has existed since before people worried about their bank balances.

If you haven’t been eating healthy because you think you don’t have extra money to spend on healthy food, then consider this:

  • Take all that money you’ve been spending on McDonald’s and buy healthy food instead. And chances are, McDonald’s isn’t the only unhealthy food you’ve been spending your money on.
  • So, divert all that money toward clean food, and you’ll start reaping the benefits of a simple healthy lifestyle immediately.
  • Obviously not all your food has been unhealthy. Still, instead of buying lots of rice and meat, buy smaller and put the rest of the money toward fruits and vegetables to help that rice and meat.
  • I’m sure you have a backyard you can grow vegetables in, or a window sill you can put vegetable pots on, so go on and grow your own vegetables.
  • Go to farmers’ markets, buy what is in season.

So, don’t be swayed by the people you see who make enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle complicated. A simple healthy lifestyle was meant to be just that: SIMPLE.


Again, ignore whatever and whoever makes you think eating healthy is complicated.

That’s the main reason why I stopped watching ‘What I eat in a day’ videos. I won’t talk much about that here though. I will dedicate an entire post to it soon.

Anyway, I might be stepping on toes when I say this, but I found these videos misleading and quite dangerous for the following reasons:

  • I saw people who promote eating very little. People who promote eating habits that leave you unsatisfied and lethargic. I know because I tried them.
  • Some bloggers even go as far as dreaming about the food they crave. They say they think about food all the time. Which to me isn’t normal.

Is it possible they think about food nonstop because they are starving themselves?

I mean, when did healthy eating become so complicated?

Have some rice, have some bread and all those other carbs people are warning you against. Remember one thing: Moderation is key and they won’t hurt you as long as they are part of a balanced diet.


Eating bread and rice for a simple healthy lifestyle


It’s that simple.


So what am I saying exactly?

Don’t blindly follow the herd. Don’t be the kind of person who becomes gluten intolerant just because Kourtney Kardashian is. Stop depriving yourself and start living.

As long as you ditch unprocessed foods, eat organic,  eat in moderation, including tons of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet and drinking a lot of water, then your diet is on the right track.

And remember, while diet is very important, it’s only part of a simple healthy lifestyle. So don’t nurture it and ignore the other key elements.


Thank you for reading this post. I have a lot more to say about diet, so keep checking this blog. Now is the time for you to share your valuable thoughts with us. What does diet mean to you and how do you incorporate it into your journey of a simple healthy lifestyle?
















A simple healthy lifestyle awaits you. Hello and welcome.

Welcome to my blog. I enjoy a simple healthy lifestyle and so can you!


A simple healthy lifestyle message

But I didn’t use to live this beautiful life.

For a long time I was lost and didn’t know how to start.

Until one day I discovered the working recipe of a simple healthy lifestyle.

I used it and the results have been amazing.

Stick with this blog to learn THIS recipe.


So what does this blog want to do for you?

  • I will share my journey with you.
  • I will also teach you how you can go about enjoying your own simple healthy lifestyle.

I can tell you straightaway that we’ll enjoy it the originally intended way–the simple way.


Because it’s the ONLY way guaranteed to give you results.

Ditch the complicated and confusing information out there.

Instead, employ the simplest strategies for a life of continued health.


Those long before us never struggled with pursuing a simple healthy lifestyle.

How did they manage it effortlessly?

Because it was built into their everyday lives.

  • They enjoyed the best food – natural and untainted.
  • They moved their bodies to get the exercise they needed.
  • They placed great value in everyday interactions with each other
  • They entertained themselves the simple, natural and mentally- stimulating way.
  • And they enjoyed the nature that had been put at their disposal.


Can we still enjoy a simple healthy lifestyle today?

Yes, we can! In fact, everyone should.

Because life has only blessed us more today. We have even more at our disposal than our forefathers did.

So nothing should be stopping us from enjoying an equally simple healthy lifestyle, if not better.


Today we get more information about health than we can handle.

You don’t have to go with everything you are told.

Especially when science goes back and forth about what is actually the key to a simple healthy lifestyle.

Instead of being overwhelmed by all this information, sieve through it to find what works for you.

We don’t really need today’s research because we already have evidence of what works. All we need to do is revisit it.

I’m here to help you on that journey.

To help you revive that old and proven method of achieving a simple healthy lifestyle the effective way.


A simple healthy lifestyle message

What is YOUR part now in starting the journey to enjoy a simple healthy lifestyle?

Enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle is in your hands.

What I will provide is a guide to how you can start NOW.

Follow this blog and be well on your way to living the way you’ve always wanted to live. A life of excellent health on every level.

Be a testimony to those around you and to the world.