8 Unexpected Reasons To Start Working Out

8 Unexpected Reasons To Start Working Out

My last post explained how New Year’s resolution to get healthy changed my life. So it may seem hypocritical for me to say that I don’t think it’s a good idea to start working out just because it’s a new year. I’m not saying you shouldn’t start your exercise plan this month. What I am saying […]

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The Best New Year’s Resolution I Ever Made

How a promise to eat healthy and quit smoking 13 years ago changed my life.

Thirteen years ago, I made two decisions that changed my life: I quit smoking and started living a healthy lifestyle. One pregnancy and a million other life changes later, and I’m still doing it. This is the story of the New Year’s resolution that changed my life. A Little Backstory My generation may have been the […]

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Why Cardamom Is The New Turmeric + 10 Ways To Use It

10 Ways To Cook With Cardamom

There’s a reason every culture uses herbs and spices in its cooking. Not only do they make food taste better, some of them also help us feel better. I tend to use a lot of cardamom this time of year. After all, it pairs so well with holiday flavors of ginger and orange! But when I looked […]

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The Moment I Realized I Can’t Have It All.

The Moment I Realized I Can't Have It All. The 5 Steps I'm Taking To Clear My Schedule and Create Boundaries

A few weeks ago, I shared how 2018 didn’t go as I’d hoped, and how I was turning that failure into an opportunity for growth. Since then, I’ve spent a lot of time examining how I manage my time, which has meant painstakingly logging exactly how I spend it. And as I sat down at […]

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5 Natural Ways To Treat Sports Injuries

5 natural ways to treat sports injuries and speed recovery

It was Thanksgiving Day and I had rushed to the gym to try and fit in a workout before spending time with the fam. I was on my first set of hurried step-ups when I lost my balance and stepped down hard on the support for the bench, rolling my ankle. I watched in the […]

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What Are You Thankful For? A Guide To Noticing Life’s Small Blessings.

Click for 5 ways to start a gratitude writing practice

Every Thanksgiving, we talk about gratitude. And as we sit down for the annual feast, many families go around the table and say something they’re thankful for. But when we think back to our loved ones’ most poignant gratitudes, they aren’t those rote responses of “family” or “this beautiful meal.” (Although those are certainly worth […]

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How Gratitude Practice Changed My Life

5 Ways To Practice Gratitude Today

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. – Abraham Lincoln Over the past year, gratitude practice has taken a central role in my life. What started as a tool for stopping negative thoughts has blossomed into a deep sense of satisfaction and centered-ness on a soul level. […]

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Golden Pumpkin Smoothie

This pumpkin smoothie recipe is the perfect quick and easy fall breakfast

I love packing my smoothies full of veg. But with fall in the air, I’m taking a welcome break from the usual green concoction and filling my cup warming pumpkin and turmeric. Meet my Golden Pumpkin Smoothie! It’s packed with fiber and healthy fats, inflammation-busting turmeric and honey. Basically, it’s fall in a glass! How […]

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What I Learned From A Year Of Zero Workout Motivation

Lost your workout motivation? Here are three tips for staying more consistent.

Google “workout motivation” and you’ll find everything from ripped bodybuilders shaming people into hitting the gym, to quotes like “Slow motivation is better than no motivation.” What you won’t find is a picture of me. At least not this year. For the past 12 months, I’ve been super inconsistent and generally meh on exercise. I’m not […]

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Why A Plant-Based Keto Diet May Be The Key To Better Health

How To Eat a Plant-Based Keto Diet, a review of "Ketotarian" by Dr. Will Cole. Includes info on recipes.

The ketogenic, or “keto,” diet is all the rage right now. And a quick Pinterest search for keto recipes will show you exactly why: you can breakfast on sausage, egg, and cheese cups, enjoy a breadless BLT for lunch, and gorge on more meat and cheese for dinner. For me — as for many people […]

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