When Clean-Eating Seems Overwhelming

Currently I’m experiencing a wonderful season in life. I have a 4 month old baby, who can melt my heart with her smiles, her cooing, and her snuggles. I love her. However if you are a mom, then you know that there is another side to the story. These precious little humans who are fluent…

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How Knowing Yourself Helps You Develop Healthy Habits

(source) I recently finished reading Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin. I’m not good at finishing nonfiction books, especially of the “self-help” variety, so when I finally made up my mind to read it, after seeing several good reviews from trusted people, I ordered it on audio book from my library. And that simple act…

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The Importance of Fitness When You Suffer From Depression

(source) We all know the physical health benefits of exercising. Weight loss, weight maintenance, strong hearts, increased energy levels and flexibility. The psychological benefits of fitness, however, are limitless. As someone that suffers from Severe Depressive Disorder, I relish in the benefits of physical exercise. This wasn’t always the case, but once I made a plan and…

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What I Learned From a New Years Weight Loss Challenge

(source) Being one of the many people who never complete their resolutions beyond the first few days of the year, when I realized I needed to shed a few pounds this year, as well as get stronger and healthier physically, I began looking for some ways to keep me faithful to the goals I was…

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Why I Support Small Local Farmers

My local farmers are real people, with names and families - and I love having that connection to my food.

There are plenty of options when it comes to grocery shopping where I live. I can easily run to a store and get what I need but, instead I often choose to support the local farmers in my community. Sure, the grocery store is convenient and has a million different products for me to choose…

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