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Adaptogenic Matcha Latte

Have you tried Matcha? What about Adaptogens? Have you heard of adaptogens? While 80 percent of the time I believe in wellness by means of simplicity, sometimes I do like to enjoy some of the extra bits. While there isn’t any thing fancy about normal green tea, Matcha green tea has become increasingly popular and trendy in recent years. Matcha has many reported benefits, the main one being its super concentrated dose of antioxidants in…

3 Simple Ways to Improve your Wellness

Often times when people look to become “healthier,” whether because they want to, feel they should or were told to, they aren’t sure where to begin. Improving your wellness can seem like such a grandiose task when you start to think about dietary changes, exercise, giving up your vices, stress reduction etc. Dietary changes alone can seem like an impossible feat, mostly because you instantly think it means “eat better and eat less,” synonymous with…

Finding Movement that Moves You

Exercise. That thing we’ve all been told we should do. The thing we say we’ll start doing after the new year. The thing we say we’ll do more of so we can “look good for ________.” The thing we say we’ll start being better about doing next week. Many people have a very complicated, on again/ off again relationship with exercise. We know its “good for us,” that its important to our health, but thats…

Breaking the Habit of Over-Exercising & 3 Other Things You Can Do for Your Wellness:

Today I take take a break from recipes and bring you a post about my real life wellness journey. In fact, not really talking about for at all today but more about exercise and where I’m currently standing with it. — My relationship with exercise has undulated over the years. I’ve gone from not doing it at all, to doing it too frequently, then back to nothing and then to running 30 miles a week then…

Self Care: Important to Mind, Body & Soul (featuring Vlogger, Barnetta Bradley)

Self Care is having a total moment right now. In fact, its somewhere on the list of 2017 MVP’s. Many health trends have come and gone, or faded out under the shade of the newest thing. #SelfCare, however, came in like a wrecking ball and has no plans to leave anytime soon. So what constitutes as self-care? Most basically and most literally, Self Care is the act of caring for yourself. The vagueness of the…

Enjoying the Beauty of Autumn

Ive decided I want to start quarterly posts featuring what I love most about the current season and ways I’ve taken advantage of what the season offers. Its easy to let seasons come and go and feel like you were too busy to really enjoy it. Taking time to enjoy the simple pleasures of a season is a great thing to do for you mental health and happiness. I love the changing air, baking fall…

Dear Gym, It’s not you, It’s me.

I twist my crazy curls up into a bun and walk out of the locker room. I look around and can’t help but feel overwhelmed — Should I do cardio? What machine? I should probably pick one where I can’t see the clock. Maybe I’ll skip cardio and just lift, but there are so many people on the weight floor. Ill go do abs. Why are there so many people on the ab mat? How does…