Monthly Archives : March 2018

April Eating Challenge: 10 Food Guidelines


Food! Eating! As human animals, we can’t escape it. My mom always jokes that she wishes that we could just take a pill every day, instead of thinking of meals three times a day. I like food, especially comfort food on long days or during bad weather and there has been a lot of that lately. We are coming out…

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I’m Sick of Feeling Sick!!


You guys, I don’t know why I do this to myself. I get my health back on track and feel great, then I backslide. WHYYYYY?! I’m so sick of feeling sick. I did an 8 week stint of eating clean and slowly adding foods back into my diet.  I felt awesome. I wasn’t bloated, addicted to sugar, snacking mindlessly or…

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Trusting My Gut and Making New Friends


The room was full of unfamiliar faces and small groups of chatting coworkers. It was an introvert’s nightmare. I longed for a glass of wine in my hand, but I had given up drinking for the year so I was on my own, so to speak. My husband and I were at his company Christmas party. I longed for a…

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Gluten-Free Eating: How and Where to Shop


I have been eating gluten-free for a few years now. I am by no means an expert, but I do feel that I have some tricks and tips up my sleeve and love to share, so here we go! First, a little background. Why am I gluten-free? A few years ago, I suffered an extremely harsh bout of food poisoning,…

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How I Stay Motivated To Workout.


What motivates me to workout is not what you think. Yeah, I want more energy and I want to look good in clothing…but those two things don’t keep me motivated long-term. They should. But they don’t. If I rely on that, well, I find myself on the couch, eating gluten-free snacks and crocheting instead of going downstairs to lift weights…

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Sleep Stories


I have never been the best sleeper. I think it is because I get anxious at night- I always have. This cartoon explains it perfectly:   Usually those thoughts crop up when I am in that hazy place between asleep and fully awake, which means that as I am about to drift off or just as I am about to…

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Timeless French New Wave Fashion


In which I buy myself a new look and discover it is French New Wave style…. The other day, I went through my closet and saw that I had a lot of clothing that I thought I “should” be wearing at my age, as a mom, rather than what I want to be wearing. I ruthlessly cut out what I didn’t…

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