8 healthy habits you should start today

8 healthy habits you should start today

I’ve never been much into using a journal to write about my day-to-day life (that’s partly why I blog).  However, I do keep a gratitude journal (though not as consistently as I should), and I also like to keep a health journal (not to be confused with a food log). My health journal is just a place where I record my health and fitness goals, new supplements that I want to try, and where I make note of some of my “healthy habits” to make sure that I stay on track.  When I am diligent about practicing certain actions, I...

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5 reasons to unplug from your electronic devices

5 reasons to unplug from your electronic devices

I’m going to sound like a little old lady today, but I remember a time when I couldn’t be reached 24/7, when I didn’t see constant updates about the health condition of my former Kindergarten classmate’s cat, and when I didn’t receive breaking news on the relationship status of a girl who I maybe sat near once in a study hall a decade ago. Yep. Somehow I muddled through and lived to talk about it. Believe it or not, the memories that I have of my childhood (where owning a monster-sized computer that only allowed...

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The Honest Life by Jessica Alba

The Honest Life by Jessica Alba

I’ve been pretty vocal about my love for The Honest Company lately.  In fact, I have a detailed review of the company’s customer service, website, and products in the works and plan to share it within the next week. I also have lots of love for Jessica Alba, the gorgeous actress and founder of The Honest Company.  My affection for Jessica just about quadrupled after I recently read her book entitled The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You.   Photo source   The book is basically a manual on how to be healthier...

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Coffee date & non-alcoholic beverages

Coffee date & non-alcoholic beverages

Hey, everyone! Well, I got an email this morning from The Bump letting me know that the baby is now the size of a mango.  I like these food comparison updates because they put everything into perspective. However, they kind of ruin that particular food for me during that week. For instance, the baby was the size of a sweet potato last week, and I just couldn’t bring myself to eat sweet potatoes for that entire time.  Although irrational and weird, it just felt…barbaric to eat them. Guess mangoes are off the menu this week!...

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Memorial Day Weeked Recap (Part 2)

Memorial Day Weeked Recap (Part 2)

The second half of my Memorial Day Weekend was very low key but still just as much fun as the first part. And it was all because I got to spend some more much needed time with my hubby. Michael has worked longer hours these past few weeks and has some travel coming up, so it was wonderful to have a little one-on-one time. Lately, we’ve loved taking Sunday drives together and finding little scenic roads to explore and enjoy. Well, Michael found some random roads on the map on Sunday for us to drive along. And when I say random, I really...

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Tips for making it through that time of the month & menopause

Tips for making it through that time of the month & menopause

[Note: Please consult with your primary care physician before taking any vitamins or supplements.]   I’m a very girly person.  I love playing with my hair, love putting on and shopping for makeup and beauty products, and think that shopping should definitely be considered a sport. I definitely wouldn’t trade being a woman for anything in the world.  Not even for backstage passes to a Lionel Richie concert. But as all females know, there are some rather unpleasant burdens that come with the territory of being a...

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