You Are Not Destined for Weight Gain, Cognitive Decline, Acne, or Fatigue

Whenever I’m with my family or I’m back home, sleeping in the room I grew up in, distant memories randomly flood into my brain. The memories seem random, but I have a theory that it’s always for a specific reason. I’m not sure what sparked it, but last weekend while visiting home, I had a flashback image of myself at our family cabin. The memory was of me laying on the bed with a book, watching TV. That’s pretty much all we do up there – watch TV and read. Oh, and EAT, of course! But that’s one of the reasons why…

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Seed Cycling to Balance Hormones

Balancing hormones can be an incredibly tricky task. It takes a lot of time, and it requires addressing many different aspects of our lives. It seems like almost everyone I talk to is interested in balancing out their hormones, and it’s something that I am personally working on as well. Balancing hormones can help with a number of different symptoms, including acne, irregular menstrual cycles, amenorrhea, infertility, post-menopausal depression, PCOS…the list goes on. With the widespread use of hormonal birth control, our overly stressful lifestyles, the large number of hormone disruptors present in our personal care products, and a number of…

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My Favorite Online Resources for Transitioning to a Healthy Lifestyle

When transitioning into a healthier lifestyle, slow and steady wins the race. It can be really overwhelming to find new products, replace your old ones, get used to a new way of doing things, and sort through all of the “health information” on the Internet. There are a lot of products out there that are marketed as “healthy alternatives,” but how do you know what you can really trust? This is something I’ve discussed on many recent Actually Adultish podcast episodes, like the episode with Mark Ritz and my most recent one with Courtney Swan. Unfortunately, many companies can label their products…

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The Importance of Self-Care & My Favorite Ways to Show Myself Love

It seems only fitting to follow up my post about the glorification of being busy with a post all about self-care. Do you see a theme here? I think many of us would be much better off if we took more time to slow down and show ourselves some love. I truly believe that self-care is incredibly important. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is. It took me a long time to really swallow this truth – if you don’t take care of yourself first, there is no way you can fully be there for others. Without filling up your own…

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My Packing Routine, Road Trip Hacks, & Trips to the Cabin

This week LITERALLY flew by in the blink of an eye – did that happen for anyone else? Since it was Labor Day on Monday, I went up to my family’s cabin last weekend to get a little vacay in. And by vacation, I mean – I wanted to go to a remote area where no one could bother me so I could get as much work done as possible. I left at the end of last week and ended up coming home midweek for the opening of Primal Kitchen in Culver City. I’m not really an “event” kind of…

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