4 Ways to Practice Gratitude

‘Tis the season to give thanks! Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and it’s a perfect time to talk about gratitude. Last week I posted about holiday stress and how being grateful and staying positive can help manage stress. I also made up my mind that I wasn’t going to give in to the pressures of the holiday […]

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8 Ways to Cut Holiday Stress

I have a good time and enjoy many aspects of the holiday season: Turkey Trot, Hallmark movies with Gretchen Wieners, getting together with family, singing Christmas carols and Christmas Eve mass, to name a few. However, the stress that comes along with this time of year gets to me and sometimes clouds the joy and […]

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9 Items to Declutter from Your Kitchen

I love spending time cooking in my kitchen! It’s a great place to create recipes and prepare delicious meals, so I try to keep my creative space clean and organized. I find it’s good to go through and do a deep declutter every now and then to keep things fresh. Here’s a list of 9 […]

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8 Great Ways to Eat Well This Summer

With Memorial Day approaching, summer is just around the corner. I LOVE SUMMER! I love the warm weather, the fresh fruits and vegetables, and all of the outdoor fun! It’s a social time with lots of eating and drinking and traveling, and sometimes these things can pack on a few pounds. But they don’t have […]

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9 Things to Declutter From Your Bathroom

If you’re like me, you spend a good portion of your morning getting ready time in the bathroom. It’s part of what sets the stage for the day, so it’s important to have good, functional space free of mess and clutter. Here’s a list of 9 Things to Declutter From Your Bathroom so you can […]

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12 Healthy Travel Snacks

I’m gearing up for travel season. Although most of my road trip destinations are less than 3 hours away, I still like to be prepared with healthy travel snacks. I have this (kind of irrational) fear of being without food when I’m away from home. And stopping at a fast food restaurant is a very […]

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Whole30 Finale: Wins & Recipes

I made it through Whole30! What an experience. I was pretty strict, and I was surprised to learn how much self-control I have. The day after finishing my Whole30, I went through a Non-scale Victories checklist. I found: I was less anxious. This was the biggest win for me! I was more in control over […]

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Whole30 Week 3: Gotta Keep Going

Like that photo? ↑ That’s me with my Tiger Blood this week. Well maybe not quite. I’m still battling my Sugar Dragon. I had days where I felt great and had energy. Then there were days where my stomach hurt, I broke out, and my brain was foggy. I’m disappointed that each day isn’t awesome, but I […]

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Whole30 Week 2: Why Am I Doing This?

This second week of Whole30 was a little rough. My energy level was all over the place. I had some weird food dreams. I broke out. My stomach hurt most nights, and I had cravings for unusual stuff. On many occasions I asked myself, “Why am I doing this?” This week I had to constantly […]

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Save Money on Whole30 Groceries

Prior to beginning Whole30, I looked up tons of recipes to get an idea of what kinds of meals I’d be eating. I was enamored of the perfectly plated, delicious-looking dishes with all kinds of new and exciting flavors and ingredients. I enjoy trying new recipes and playing around with different types of foods. However, […]

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