Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Healthy Living Link Party #131

Welcome to the Healthy Living Link Party #131


Join our HEALTHY LIVING LINK PARTY PINTEREST BOARD .Collaborate with us and we would love for you to pin with us. Pin your healthy living related post , recipes, giveaways, reviews and more! If you like to join our collaborative board,  you can email me at abountifullove (at)gmail (dot)com or comment below! 
  We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep sharing your healthy and inspiring posts with us.  If you are new here , we are so glad to have you!! Have fun and make new friends! I appreciate each and everyone of you for joining us.





The Healthy Living link party is all about living a healthy life. Link up your posts related to healthy living and recipes that are low carb, low calorie, paleo, keto, organic, clean, etc. Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring and is more fun when you share your recipes and find some new ones.


We all pick our week's feature, so don't forget to stop by their blogs!

 Here’s what your hosts have been up to this week


 A Bountiful Love  



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    Monday, September 18, 2017

    Best Gluten-Free Baked Chicken

    Our girls are both in school now, and it's funny how I miss the little one here at home. The quiet time is nice, and I can shop by myself without the youngest one in tow. I will not lie, the first few days were hard. It is a new season of life for us. With me, going back to school for my Master's degree and two young girls in full-day elementary school.

    As days passed by though, the extra quiet time was handy. I can concentrate on my homework and readings...and there is a LOT of reading. Since this season of life brought us a new level of busy, I am using a lot of simple recipes. I use my crock pot often and I look for ways to simplify our day to day routine.  This chicken is so easy to prepare and very tasty! By far, the most tender, juicy and most delicious chicken I've ever made. The secret? Cinnamon.

    Yup, you've read that right. Cinnamon gives this chicken a distinct but great taste. So, please for the love of chicken..do not skip the cinnamon. Try it!




    This best tasting chicken is gluten free and frugal to boot! Save more by buying chicken drumsticks that are on sale. You can double the recipe so you can just warm and serve the next day. Serve it. with rice or gluten-free pasta





    This also great with mashed potato or mashed cauliflower. Chicken legs are tender and my family absolutely loved it.


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    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    Blogger Spotlight Link Party # 81

    Welcome to the Bloggers Spotlight Link Party #81

    Thank you  for making the last party successful and wonderful! We enjoyed stopping by and learning new things. If you are new here, welcome and we are glad to have you. If not, welcome back!  There's a few and awesome changes on our linky party, first we are opening up our BLOGGERS SPOTLIGHT LINK PARTY for everyone, so you all can pin your great posts! Second, we simplified our rules ..everybody loves simple right?

    We have a new Tailwind tribe to join, if you link up here feel free to share your linked posts on our new tribe.  RULES:  you must pin one pin for every one you leave.  I hope this helps us promote each other’s posts even more!



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    Celebrating Mabon




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    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    Healthy Living Link Party #130


    Welcome to the Healthy Living Link Party #130


    Join our HEALTHY LIVING LINK PARTY PINTEREST BOARD .Collaborate with us and we would love for you to pin with us. Pin your healthy living related post , recipes, giveaways, reviews and more! If you like to join our collaborative board,  you can email me at abountifullove (at)gmail (dot)com or comment below! 
      We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep sharing your healthy and inspiring posts with us.  If you are new here , we are so glad to have you!! Have fun and make new friends! I appreciate each and everyone of you for joining us.



    The Healthy Living link party is all about living a healthy life. Link up your posts related to healthy living and recipes that are low carb, low calorie, paleo, keto, organic, clean, etc. Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring and is more fun when you share your recipes and find some new ones.



     Here’s what your hosts have been up to this week


     A Bountiful Love  




    Day By Day In Our World  
     






      SIMPLIFIED Rules of the Party: 

      • Link up only healthy living related post --> recipes, tips, guidelines, giveaways, etc.  
      •  Visit your linky neighbor. Comment or share on your favorite social media platform.




      Disclaimer: . Emails are obtained ONLY TO NOTIFY participants of the next link-up and for that reason only. You may opt out of these emails by unsubscribing from them at any time. If other bloggers chose to share your content and your graphic through this link up, the hosts of Healthy Living Link Party are NOT responsible for any article or images that was use illegally.

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      Friday, September 8, 2017

      When Teens Give up on Religion

      Religion will be one of the most difficult disagreements that you will have with your teens. It is tough, watching your teen reject what you feel is part of the foundation of your family and what has been the guiding light of your own life. Even if we knew the expectations of rebellion: that it is age-appropriate and even necessary for your son or daughter to develop their personality and being, it doesn't hide the fact that their refusal to recognize the faith that you hold dear hurts you and your relationship.



      About the writer:

      M Pimentel 

      M is a happily married Filipino mother to three wonderful little daughters, ages: 8 years, 5 years, and 4 months old. Her daily life is a struggle between being the Executive Content Director for Project Female and deciding who gets to watch television next. She specializes in creating and editing content for female empowerment, parenting, beauty, health/nutrition, and lifestyle. As the daughter of two very hardworking people, she was brought up with strict traditional Asian values and yet embraces modern trends like Facebook, vegan cupcakes, and the occasional singing.



      Is it your fault?

           As a parent, your first instinct is likely to blame yourself. You wonder if perhaps it was your fault that your child has strayed from the path of religion. Should you have prayed more, had taken them to church often, had conversations on faith. Did you fell short on making observed tradition meaningful, or even fun? Or was it a failure on pressing the significance of your believed sacred practices.

           A research conducted by the National Study of Youth and Religion showed teens raised by parents who practiced what they preached and were active in their spiritual community were more likely to retain their religiosity as far as early adulthood. You have done everything you possibly could in this regard, so shouldn’t the apple not fall far from the tree?
      YOU have done everything you possibly could-- that is what you need to remember. Truthfully, your teenager will grow up to be his own. At this stage, they are learning to take charge and wants freedom.

      Is it their fault?

      Demanding school and extracurricular activities would leave less time for church and fellowship. A lengthy service won’t likely keep their attention whose mind is divided in many directions. The truth is, teens nowadays are juggling so many priorities deemed essential for success in their adult life. There’s a lot things on their plate, and if they don’t view nurturing the soul as beneficial as nourishing the mind and body, chances are religious activities are not going to make the top of the list.
      Parents need to set an example and live the way we want our teenagers to grow up to be. Religion will lose luster, if we fail to foster their relationship with God. If we fail to teach them the role of Jesus Christ in our lives, we then fail to show them what faith, grace and His unconditional love are about.

           The youth group is an excellent way to get them involved. Active, fun and engaging with the right age group will be essential. Youth group can provide mentorship. It will teach them what real serving is, which is serving with purpose. Real serving is to serve the Lord and the community.

      Is it society’s fault?

           Media is sensationalized. Technology is not a great help either. It is sometimes difficult to express your faith because it is not perceived "cool" in their age group. Clashing ideologies confuse teens who need guidance and prayers.  On a daily basis, teenagers are also exposed to social issues such as discrimination. For instance, the LGBT community. They often see church members on the front lines of judging. It is hard to show them what church is all about because we fail to live what was taught in the Bible.

           Six out of ten youth believe that religion has a negative impact on the world. It confuses the teens on the truth of a loving God when the message they get is that God condemns. That God punishes when you sin.



           In this world of warring opinions that you and your teen both live in, it’s important to encourage open dialogue. Ali ibn Abi Talib, an Arab philosopher, said, “Do not raise your children the way your parents raised you, they were born for a different time.”

           Your teen will face a different set of struggles and ideals. We just can not use the excuse of how we were raised. Although you have raised them according to your beliefs and they have abided by your views for much of their young life, now is the time to intentionally listen to them as they figure out their own beliefs towards the world they will navigate. We need to have an open heart and mind.

      Maybe it’s nobody’s fault?

           Anatomically, adolescence is a time when the area of the brain called the prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for self-control and judgment, is rapidly developing. As the mind becomes capable of more abstract thinking, adolescents flex their newly-minted mental muscles by picking apart established concepts and rules—read: teenage rebellion.

           It may be a bit of a leap, going from having an obedient school-age kid who does as you say because it's their developmental task to follow orders and please their elders, to a belligerent teenager whose brain needs this time to explore the limits of their control and develop their judgment skills.
      We need to be more purposeful and intentional. Teenagers need our guidance. Give unconditional love, even if they are in their most unloving stage and yet hold them accountable.


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      What can you do now?
           As adults, we continually reevaluate our core beliefs, this is also true for the teen years. They will constantly look for a basis for what they should stand and believe. Teens will test their boundaries. They are known to be naive and impulsive. It is imperative to respect their individuality and opinion while setting limits. We need to be able to listen and respect their views on religion and offer Bible based wisdom.

           This stage will not last but a crucial stage that needs our patience. Strive to be a good role model and always be open for non-judgmental conversation. Encourage your teen to meet other people—sometimes what they need is to hear your beliefs reframed in someone else’s voice or perspective.
      Refrain from nagging; it will just cause harm and hurt your relationship. Go for building a strong relationship, and that will illuminate in all aspects of their lives.

           Keep prayer as a priority. Be praying for their heart and guidance. We can't do this on our own. In times of disagreements, be respectful. Sometimes, all we need is to agree to disagree. We also need to focus on leading them to a relationship with the Lord and not focusing on the religion. The focal point of what we should aim for them is to win their hearts through life in Christ. Do not be so centered on traditions and rituals that we lose sight of what is important- to lead them to Christ.


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      References:
      Pew Research
      Telegraph
      Raw Story
      Huffington Post
      Kars4Kids
      Greg Steirs Dare2share

      Writers' Contact Info:

      Email: mpimentel@expertlinked.com 
      Recent Work:
      Eating Healthy With a Sweet Tooth 
      Tinder For Women 
      Over 50 Quick Cardio Workout Sheet



      Thursday, September 7, 2017

      Bloggers Spotlight Link Party # 80


      Welcome to the Bloggers Spotlight Link Party # 80

      Thank you  for making the last party successful and wonderful! We enjoyed stopping by and learning new things. If you are new here, welcome and we are glad to have you. If not, welcome back!  There's a few and awesome changes on our linky party, first we are opening up our BLOGGERS SPOTLIGHT LINK PARTY for everyone, so you all can pin your great posts! Second, we simplified our rules ..everybody loves simple right?

      If you need more SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT and BLOG ENGAGEMENT support,
      We invite you to join our FACEBOOK GROUP.



      Join our BLOGGER SPOTLIGHT LINK PARTY Collaborative board! You are welcome to pin your awesome post that you had shared in our parties. Just please let's make it clean and wholesome.  If you want to join the board, just send us a message and let us know!






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      Mabon Wreath
       


      Are you spending too much on groceries? Let's end overspending on groceries and join me for a GROCERY BUDGET MAKEOVER.









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      Thank you for sharing the word on our party too, we really appreciate each and every one of you.

      Meet Your Hostesses :



      Not a must but we appreciate follows! Follow your host in any way, let us know if you are a new follower and we will be glad to return the love.

      Cristina of A Bountiful Love 



      Tweet , help us spread the word!

      Join us every Thursdays, 7pm . Connect with bloggers and grow your reach.
       


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      Wednesday, September 6, 2017

      Healthy Living Link Party #129


      Welcome to the Healthy Living Link Party #129


      Join our HEALTHY LIVING LINK PARTY PINTEREST BOARD .Collaborate with us and we would love for you to pin with us. Pin your healthy living related post , recipes, giveaways, reviews and more! If you like to join our collaborative board,  you can email me at abountifullove (at)gmail (dot)com or comment below! 
        We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep sharing your healthy and inspiring posts with us.  If you are new here , we are so glad to have you!! Have fun and make new friends! I appreciate each and everyone of you for joining us.



      The Healthy Living link party is all about living a healthy life. Link up your posts related to healthy living and recipes that are low carb, low calorie, paleo, keto, organic, clean, etc. Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring and is more fun when you share your recipes and find some new ones.


      We all pick our week's feature, so don't forget to stop by their blogs!

       Here’s what your hosts have been up to this week


       A Bountiful Love  



      Are you spending too much on groceries? Let's end overspending on groceries and join me for a GROCERY BUDGET MAKEOVER.





      Details HERE.


      SIMPLIFIED Rules of the Party: 

      • Link up only healthy living related post --> recipes, tips, guidelines, giveaways, etc.  
      •  Visit your linky neighbor. Comment or share on your favorite social media platform.




      Disclaimer: . Emails are obtained ONLY TO NOTIFY participants of the next link-up and for that reason only. You may opt out of these emails by unsubscribing from them at any time. If other bloggers chose to share your content and your graphic through this link up, the hosts of Healthy Living Link Party are NOT responsible for any article or images that was use illegally.

       Let's party, link up below!