How I Overcame My Depression and Anxiety Disorder

I never thought I would write a post like this. When I first started blogging, I was planning on writing many posts about how to deal with depression and anxiety, what it was like struggling with it, and how to continue on with life despite having it. I hoped to be a resource to others who struggled with the same things, in the context of how you could live a normal live even while having depression or an anxiety disorder. I didn’t expect to ever actually overcome it, though. Years ago, having generalized anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder had…

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How to Poach an Egg in the Microwave

There is nothing quite like a perfectly poached egg. I’ll eat eggs pretty much any way they’re cooked, but poaching is by far my favorite. My heart skips a beat when that delicious yolk drips down over my vegetables — anyone else? As much as I love poached eggs, I’m always too lazy to make them the old-fashioned way. It takes longer than other cooking methods, and I like to keep my cooking quick and simple. I’m also really not that great at poaching eggs anyways, to be completely honest. It usually falls apart whenever I try, so I guess I…

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Sugar-Free Red Velvet Freezer Fudge (Paleo / Vegan)

Valentine’s Day is this week, so of course I had to post a V-Day inspired dessert! Valentine’s Day is actually one of my favorite holidays, believe it or not. Love is in the air, and all around me I see pink, flowers, and chocolate. That’s my kinda day. What’s better to celebrate than love?! I couldn’t let the day go by without posting a festive recipe, but I’ll be honest – I haven’t really been in the baking mood, which is strange for me. I’ve been feeling a bit lazy recently. I’m also still not eating sugar, so I thought an easy,…

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How to Make Healthy Meals Even When You’re Busy

“I don’t have time to eat healthy.” How many times have you heard that?! How many times have you said it? I’ll speak for myself – I hear that a lot. Let’s be honest… that is not a good excuse. Nowadays, we are all extremely busy. I know that I certainly am! Between seeing clients during the day, doing schoolwork, working on my blog, hosting two podcasts, working on other outside projects like my Paleo Women Lifestyle Program and ebooks, I still make time to exercise and eat healthy. You can absolutely do it! There is always time for what you prioritize. Beyond that,…

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My Most-Used Essential Oils

Essential oils have become a huge part of my daily routine in the last year, and I honestly cannot imagine my life without them. Before I really became interested in essential oils, I thought they were a little “woo-woo” and didn’t truly believe they could make that big a difference. Then, I finally got my hands on high-quality oils and started using them regularly. My mind completely changed. Essential oils truly have so many uses for both emotional and physical health. They are nature’s medicine, and I love that I have a natural, nontoxic remedy for almost every issue that comes up in my…

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