The Mentality That's Keeping You from Being the Healthiest and Best Version of Yourself

The Mentality That's Keeping You from Being the Healthiest and Best Version of Yourself

Why do we tend to approach our health from a place of STOP/START?  When you approach your health (or nutrition, or fitness) as an "all or nothing" endeavor, you WILL fail. Every time. So what's the alternative?...

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Quick and Easy Meals Part II: Cheat-Cooking; Plus a Giveaway!

Quick and Easy Meals Part II: Cheat-Cooking; Plus a Giveaway!

...the fact of the matter is, if you want to be healthy long term, you're going to have to spend some time prepping meals at home (unless of course you can afford a live-in chef). Assuming that is not the case for most of you, in this post I'm going to give you a glimpse into my world of "cheat-cooking".  

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No Planning Required: Set Your Kitchen Up for Quick and Easy Meals with My Two Step Plan

No Planning Required: Set Your Kitchen Up for Quick and Easy Meals with My Two Step Plan

...In this post I'm going to reframe the way you approach your weekly shopping trip (yes weekly, it can be done!). With my two simple steps below, you can eliminate needless trips to the store, hours of planning and prepping, and precious brain-wave expenditure every week. This solution is for anyone who wants to cook healthy meals at home, but is sick of planning and/or making countless trips to the store.

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Do You Know What's in Your Deodorant? 5 Natural Deodorants Put to the Test!

Do You Know What's in Your Deodorant? 5 Natural Deodorants Put to the Test!

It's heating up out there (I mean really heating up)...when you're applying your Dove Fresh, you're probably not thinking about what's inside that pretty little stick that you're so liberally rubbing all over.  I'm going to give a little rundown today on the ingredients in our common antiperspirant/deodorants and help you out with a review of 5 natural alternatives I've tried.

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Strawberry Summer Salad PLUS Get Healthier this Summer with One Simple Change

Strawberry Summer Salad PLUS Get Healthier this Summer with One Simple Change

It's strawberry season! in case you hadn't realized, one of the best fruits of summer is ripe again and ready for the picking... I've been making a TON of salads these past two weeks in particular because our local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) garden just started producing shares, and that has meant lots of fresh salad greens, herbs, and spinach - perfect for making all kinds of salads!

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You Are What You...Smear? 3 Non-Toxic, Delicious-smelling Beauty Products You Can Make Yourself

You Are What You...Smear?  3 Non-Toxic, Delicious-smelling Beauty Products You Can Make Yourself

Did you also know that what you put on your skin matters just as much to your health and longevity as what you put in your mouth?! ... So if you want to protect that Radiant Bod from disease and keep it functioning and fabulous, you may want to take a peek into your beauty regimen...

 

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Do You Know What's On Your Yoga Mat? Get It Clean the Natural Way!

Do You Know What's On Your Yoga Mat? Get It Clean the Natural Way!

Sweaty yoga classes can really take a toll on the condition of your mat and the yogic principle of cleanliness (Saucha) reminds us that a clean mat is absolutely essential to a healthy practice. As a hot yoga instructor, my mat can get pretty gross (sweat, studio floor grime, bacteria), but luckily for you and I there are tons of ways to make an all natural cleaner...

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3 Simple Things I Do to Avoid the Holiday Binge-then-Feel-Remorseful Curse

3 Simple Things I Do to Avoid the Holiday Binge-then-Feel-Remorseful Curse

November and December...are, for even the best and most nutritionally holy of us, a veritable minefield of scrumptious sweets, fat-ladened dishes, and spirits of all kinds.  They are designed (I'm convinced) to make us weak, break us down, and then fill us up with sugar, trans fat, and a whole heaping helping of remorse...Just take a look at the below three holiday-routine adjustments I commit to every year, and do your best to add them to yours.

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