Do We All Have Body Dysmorphia? Reflections on Society’s Ridiculous Standards for Weight

    “What message do you want to get across to your audience?” That question is really difficult for me, because there are many messages I want to get across. Sometimes, though, I am so passionate about an idea that I can’t even get the words out. My platforms are about “healthy living,” I guess – but also not really. That is oversimplified. It’s about mental health and physical health. It’s about tuning into yourself, tuning out the media, and getting rid of unhealthy relationships – with others and yourself. It’s about fighting for yourself and your health, and always being your own biggest…

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Healing My Gut – GOODBYE CANDIDA!

I’m smiling ear-to-ear as I write this. Part of me thought I would never actually write a post like this. I hoped I would, but a small part of me also didn’t really know. After almost a year, I have finally gotten rid of my incredibly stubborn Candida overgrowth! If you’ve been a longtime reader, I’m sure you know that I’ve been on a protocol to heal my gut for almost a year now, but that I’ve been on other protocols on and off for the last three years for my gut issues. While I struggled with digestive issues my…

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My 2017 Favorites

Another year is gone, which means I have another year of favorites to talk about! I discovered so many amazing products and so much incredible content this year, so I want to give a shoutout to the standouts of 2017. Some of these came out before 2017, but I either didn’t discover them or didn’t fully fall in love with them until this year. You know I’m a creature of habit, and these were the things I could NOT get enough of this past year! Primal Kitchen Mayo: This had to be first on my list, of course. It was…

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Another Year Gone: 2017 Reflections and 2018 Plans

2017 was, by far, the fastest year of my life. It was also, by far, the best. My life has changed a lot over the past year, and most of it was for the better. My friend Dana showed me a video of myself from earlier this year, and I could not believe it was from 2017. Was that really just this year? It felt like ages ago. I had long brown hair, lived in an apartment with 3 roommates, was still in college, and was still trapped in a life I didn’t fully love. At the time, I had…

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The Ultimate Healthy Holiday Gift Guide, 2017

  I’ve created a holiday gift guide specifically for HER, and a holiday gift guide specifically for HIM, so it’s finally time to fill in the blanks! This is probably my favorite gift guide because it has EVERYTHING, with a heavy slant on the “healthy living” side of things. I’ve said it again and again – Christmas is the perfect time to transition friends and family to a healthier lifestyle. Buy them things they wouldn’t usually buy for themselves, or things they wouldn’t even think to buy in the first place. On the flip side, this is also the perfect time…

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