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When Giving Up Is Good

October 24th, 2014 at 12:12 pm · Post a comment · 1 Comment

If you’re wondering where I’ve been the past few weeks, wonder no more! I’m back and I’ve got a confession to make. I’m an Autoimmune Protocol drop-out. Yep. It’s the truth! I started the AIP at the end of September. I lasted just under two weeks before I called it quits. Why? Three reasons: I […]

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5 Lessons from My First Week on the AIP

October 7th, 2014 at 8:08 am · Post a comment · 4 Comments

My dad and I were driving on some country roads, me sitting fearfully behind the wheel with white knuckles and a hammering heart. I was 15 and learning how to drive. When we pulled back into the garage, I remember asking him how this ever becomes “normal.” Everything about driving felt so foreign to my […]

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Visualization for Reaching Goals

August 22nd, 2014 at 5:05 am · Post a comment · 2 Comments
Lake Michigan

Welcome to Food & Fitness Friday! I’ve been on my 14 Day Wellness Jumpstart plan now for 1 week, and I’m feeling great. Keep on reading for the full update on how things have gone. A little later I’m going to talk about visualization for health/weight goals. It’s something new to me so I thought […]

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Taking Time To Be

July 14th, 2014 at 5:05 am · Post a comment · 27 Comments
Sunset

Yesterday I celebrated my 23rd year as a living, breathing, thinking, praying, doing, watching, hoping, wishing human being. Fresh off of a move into a new apartment, I spent most of the weekend unpacking boxes, cleaning dusty corners, and trying not to panic at the explosion of kitchen stuff scattered far and wide. I’m far […]

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For Your Summer Weekend

July 4th, 2014 at 5:05 am · Post a comment · 1 Comment
Peas

First things first: Happy 4th of July! And second things second: Are these not the most gorgeous peas? They’re from my friends’ organic garden. I polished off the entire bag faster than I’d care to admit, but oh how I relished every sweet and snappy morsel. On this holiday weekend, I hope you’ll have a […]

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Tongue Scraping, Clay Toothpaste & Natural Dental Care

June 24th, 2014 at 5:05 am · Post a comment · 9 Comments
Oils for Fresher Mouth

Did you know that digestion actually begins before you put one bite of food into your mouth? Chances are you’ve longingly gazed at a delicious meal (or beautiful fruit crisp!) a time or two and noticed an immediate increase in the saliva production in your mouth. After all, it’s where the description “mouthwatering” comes from. […]

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Let’s Use Food As Medicine!

June 10th, 2014 at 5:05 am · Post a comment · 8 Comments

My body and mind are freshly flowing with inspiration and tons of great new information since I returned from California over the weekend from the Food As Medicine conference. It was a full few days of learning, but my spongy brain soaked it right up. Using food as medicine is something that I’ve devoted the […]

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Why I Don’t Use a Microwave

May 27th, 2014 at 10:10 am · Post a comment · 32 Comments
Say No to the Microwave!

When I tell people that I haven’t used a microwave in over a decade, the reaction is usually one of these two: “You what?” [followed by a look of complete shock and a dropped jaw] “Oh, you’re one of those people.” [paired with an eye roll] – Often their initial response is followed up by […]

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Mismatched Monday

May 19th, 2014 at 9:09 am · Post a comment · 12 Comments

Mondays are for tackling to-do lists and getting into the swing of the week, right? For most of us, a case of The Weekend Is Over Syndrome sets in around 9 am on Monday mornings…and we end up kicking off the week in a rather sour spirit. Well I say we turn that Monday frown […]

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Becoming an Urban Hippie

May 5th, 2014 at 10:10 am · Post a comment · 10 Comments
Urban Hippie

I’ve been blogging about natural foods for 5 years and I’ve rarely used the term “hippie.” I guess I just didn’t think I was one. Aren’t hippies people who smoke weird stuff, make their own clothes, and live in campers? As I was going through my morning routine last week, I eventually sat down at […]

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