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Reflections of the Year and Intentions For 2019

And just like that, the year comes to an end! I’d be lying if I said 2018 wasn’t one of the best years of my life. I got married to my best friend, I enrolled with IIN, I continued to grow my blog, I made some new friends and made great strides in my relationship with myself. The year was filled with so much joy, positivity and growth, but also filled with a lot of…

How to Cultivate a Sustainable Coffee Ritual

If I’ve learned one thing about sustainability through the past year, its to respect progress over perfection. Ideally, we could create a more sustainable home environment at the drop of a hat, but the reality is that making a shift towards a more eco-conscious way of living can require the investment of both time and money. I’ve also learned, however, that at any given time you can easily start making more intentional decisions that help…

Why I Chose To Become an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

Just a little over a year ago, a little voice inside started to whisper at me. Then it started to speak a little louder and louder until eventually it was shouting. But it wasn’t the same voice that whispered insults on “bad mirror days.” Or the same one that told me I “couldn’t/shouldn’t do _______ for a living.” Or the voice that made me compare myself to everyone else. Instead this voice was kind. It…

Simple Mood Boosting Tips For a Happier Winter

Daylight savings, man. No matter how much you prepare for it, it comes in like a wrecking ball year after year. 5 pm rolls around and it basically looks like midnight — what gives? Dark when we leave for work and dark when we get home; the lack of sunshine can leave us feeling so “meh.” On the more serious side, this can actually result in seasonal affective disorder, or seasonal depression. But even if…

10 Simple Ways to Bring Joy Into Your Day

When I start to get pulled in by negative self-talk or stress, I find it incredibly helpful to do an activity that brings me joy. While at times this might mean doing something relaxing for an hour, typically it’s something that takes less than 15 minutes. Productivity is important, but when stress starts to get the better of me, the best thing I can do for my productivity is to step away for at least…

7 Simple Actions to Live More Sustainably

The World is so beautiful, isn’t it? Our Earth gives us water so that we can survive and gives us land so we have a place to survive. But if we are being honest with ourselves, Are we really doing the best we can to show gratitude? If you went to a friends house, would you make a mess and not clean it up? The earth has been around for far longer than we have…

Friday Favorites – 06.22.18

Ah yes, I did in fact skip last week’s edition of the Friday favorites as I was quite busy packing for Long Island. As I mentioned in the first of these, they may not happen every week because #reallife! This week’s favorites are in line with how I’ve been feeling lately: bright and simple. A strange combination of adjectives, however incredibly accurate. I’m not sure if it’s the 17 hours of day light we have…

Friday Favorites – 06.08.18

Hey, friends! Another week is coming to an end and with that I bring you 3 more favorites. Barre 3 Online I’ve mentioned this activity before in an old post, but it’s definitely worth mentioning again. Over the past year, I’ve really come to love lower impact strength workouts, and Barre 3 definitely fits that bill. We have some classes in our town, but they often conflict with my work schedule. Thus, I have absolutely…

Food Spotlight: Eggs

Eggs are easily my favorite breakfast food. On a very rare occasion I will temporarily lose my taste for them for a week or so, but 9/10 I’m picking eggs for breakfast over something sweet. They leave me feeling full and satisfied all morning, and energized for my morning walk/workout and tasks. They are also incredibly versatile, going well with so many different types of sides or toppings. Eggs got a bad rap for a…

Friday Favorites – 06.01.18

Welcome to the first edition of Friday Favorites! I’ve decided to start sharing a weekly post that features 3 things, products or activities that I’m currently loving. I’ll give a brief run down of what they are and why I love them. Easy enough right? These posts are going to be meant for quick reading and to be a simple way to share some of the products or activities that I use. Alas I will…