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The Essential Vitamin You May Be Missing

February 25th, 2015 at 11:11 am · Post a comment · 4 Comments

Aloha from the sunny shores of Maui! I’ve been in Hawaii for about a week now and the rejuvenation sinking down to my bones is marvelous. When I left Wisconsin, it was -11 (-27 with windchill). When I stepped off the plane in Hawaii, it was 75, sunny, and perfectly humid. REJOICE! Vacations are an […]

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5 Travel Mistakes to Avoid

February 9th, 2015 at 8:08 am · Post a comment · 5 Comments
5 Travel Mistakes to Avoid |

Part of me gets nervous before just about every trip I take. If you have food allergies and/or other health issues, I know you can relate. When you put yourself in an extended situation where you have less control over your environment, meals, ingredients used, and overall routine, it can definitely raise the old stress […]

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Cooking at Rancho La Puerta {Part 3}

March 14th, 2013 at 8:08 am · Post a comment · 3 Comments
Cooking School at Rancho La Puerta

Today’s post is the third and final installment in my series of posts about my trip to Rancho La Puerta. (Catch up on post one and post two if you missed them.) And I must say that I’m a little sad to be finished with these recaps. Our time at the ranch was so special! […]

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Eating at Rancho La Puerta {Part 2}

March 8th, 2013 at 8:08 am · Post a comment · 2 Comments

In case you missed my post earlier this week about my trip to Rancho La Puerta, check it out here. My mom and I had such a fantastic time at the ranch. I’m already dreaming of going back someday. When I originally began setting up my trip to the ranch, I was assured through my […]

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My Trip to Rancho La Puerta {Part 1}

March 5th, 2013 at 8:08 am · Post a comment · 6 Comments

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Rancho La Puerta, a destination spa and fitness ranch located just south of San Diego in Tecate, Mexico. The hills of Tecate (and the sunshine and warm temperatures!) were such a welcome change from the gloom and gray of the Midwest! I’m so excited to journey back […]

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5 Easy Ways to Travel Healthfully

March 1st, 2012 at 8:08 pm · Post a comment · 5 Comments

Think that traveling means throwing your healthy living goals out the window? Think again, because today I’m sharing with you 5 practical ways to stick to healthful principles no matter where your travels take you. 1. Plan Before Departing Before you leave home for your trip, it’s well worth it to do a bit of […]

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Crunchy Chili Chickpea Chips

February 16th, 2012 at 4:04 pm · Post a comment · 30 Comments

I whipped up a batch of these crunchy chips a few days before leaving for my tropical vacation to……….Hawaii! I’m currently writing from the sunny shores of western Maui, the perfect place to kick back and relax. I’ve been eating pretty simply here and cooking basic meals in the condo’s kitchen. I’ve already found chickpea […]

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