I Read Rachel Hollis’ New Book And Here’s What I Think

Book Review: Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

Rachel Hollis’ success is nothing short of meteoric. A year ago, I couldn’t have told you who she was. An ex-boyfriend’s neighbor? My best friend’s co-worker? The dog walker I run into every Tuesday? But in the past year, I’ve come to admire the momentum this self-educated self help guru has managed to create. Do […]

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What Is An Oil’s Smoke Point + Why Do We Care?

What Is A Smoke Point + Why Do We Care? Tips for healthy cooking

Up until a few years ago, I cooked everything in extra virgin olive oil. Not only was I sold on its heart-healthy, anti-inflammatory omegas but as a French- and Italian-American, it’s what I grew up with! While I was wary of it’s low smoke point (and annoyed by the acrid taste this produces), I was […]

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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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