Healthy Living Conversation Starters for Teens

Teenagers are a tricky bunch. As a teacher for 8th – 10th graders, I spend my days surrounded by them – by now I’ve gotten pretty used to their antics. 🙂 Every year, we do a unit focused on healthy living. The specifics depend on the grade level but it all boils down to making good…

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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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