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Move your body: The immunity and health boosting power of exercise

Move your body: The immunity and health boosting power of exercise

Cheer for life! It’s fall, and that means one thing: Football! Ok it also means apple picking and pumpkins and pumpkin spice lattes for the basics. But it always reminds me of my cheerleading days, and lately all sorts of throwbacks have been popping up […]

Wellness Wednesday: Why I Love this Healthy Nudge

Wellness Wednesday: Why I Love this Healthy Nudge

Wellness Wednesday – A Healthy Reframe of Hump Day September swooped in and bang life got busy busy! In a good way; in a motivating and inspiring way. I’ve been so caught up with everything going on that I’m just getting to my blog post […]

Flow: Purpose, Peak Performance, and Optimal Wellbeing

Flow: Purpose, Peak Performance, and Optimal Wellbeing

Flow and Let Go Today is Day 2 of my #happyme challenge and it just so happens to be Labor day. I couldn’t think of a more appropriate topic than the idea of flow – or being ‘in-the-zone.’ A state of intense focus where time […]

The Benefits of Meditation: Boost your Health and Happiness

The Benefits of Meditation: Boost your Health and Happiness

Meditation and My #HappyMe Challenge September is my favorite month. I am admittedly slightly biased because it just so happens to be my birth month, but I’d still probably prefer it even if I wasn’t lucky enough to have the sapphire as my birthstone. Crisp […]

On Top of the World with First Descents: My 1-Year-Outta-Chemo Cancer-versary

On Top of the World with First Descents: My 1-Year-Outta-Chemo Cancer-versary

Life after cancer: Young, fancy and free A year ago last Wednesday – August 23rd – was my last day of chemo. The first step on the road back to normalcy. My unofficial return to freedom, to life. To life after cancer. My last day […]

Sugar: The Dietary Devil, and why you should cut sugar

Sugar: The Dietary Devil, and why you should cut sugar

The White Devil Unless you’ve been completely disconnected from reality, you know that the sugar skeleton is finally out of the nutrition closet. It’s worse than gluten, it’s worse than dairy, and yes, it’s even worse than fat.

Why Eat Raw: Benefits of a raw food diet (and when not to go raw)

Why Eat Raw: Benefits of a raw food diet (and when not to go raw)

Eat Raw like a rabbit Perhaps you’ve heard of the raw food diet and the raw food recipes that cater to it. I myself have sprinkled in the term raw here on this blog: just yesterday I posted my own raw vegan carrot cake cupcakes, […]

Costa Rica: My spontaneous escape to the healing sunshine

Costa Rica: My spontaneous escape to the healing sunshine

Sunshine Calling A year ago this past weekend, I was feeling the weight of the winter blues and did something kinda crazy. The long weekend had snuck up, and I realized rather last minute I had extra time off. I’d been feeling increasingly sluggish and […]

Manifesting My Vision: The year after my vision board experiment

Manifesting My Vision: The year after my vision board experiment

What a weird start to the year I’ve had. We typically view January 1st as a clean slate, ripe for fresh beginnings. A time for resolutions and goal-setting. I’ve never been big on resolutions myself, because 1) people rarely stick with them 2) it’s a great […]