Habits

6 Beautiful Benefits of Vacation

“I need a vacation.” I’m willing to bet we’ve all said those words at one point in time.  Feelings of exhaustion and disconnectedness typically accompany the phrase.  Whether you’ve hit your limit and are feeling burnt out or have simply been working hard for a long stretch, taking a vacation to reset your body and mind pays dividends. Sometimes actually …

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Healthy Snacks for a Road Trip

It can be challenging to try and eat well on the road.  Perhaps some of my most mindless snacking happens during endless hours on the highway.  The biggest struggle I face is being ill-prepared, which typically results in grabbing chips and candy at the gas station along our route. If you’ve seen my posts on clean eating or healthy dinner …

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Why Clean Eating is the Mindset Everyone Can Get Behind

It seems like every day we hear about a new fad diet.  Paleo, keto, vegan, ovo-lacto vegetarian, Atkins, south beach, intermittent fasting, low carb, no-carb, whole30, and the list goes on.  Take a scroll through the over 50,000 results in Amazon’s weight loss and diet section, and you’ll be overwhelmed by the options. It’s downright confusing. With so much information …

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How to Develop An Attitude of Gratitude

The world is an uncertain and sometimes scary place. This is especially true recently as we work through an unprecedented pandemic situation. The future, as we thought we knew it, has changed as people experience job and income loss in staggering numbers. As this pandemic situation continues to evolve, it’s more important than ever that we try to focus on …

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10 Natural Ways to Create Better Sleep Habits

Some people are just good sleepers.  They fall asleep quickly, stay asleep soundly through the night, and wake up refreshed and ready to go.  Sadly, the majority of the population does not consist of those people, myself included.  A study from Consumer Reports found that 27% of Americans report sleep disruptions regularly, with 68% struggling to sleep at least once a …

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Be More Intentional with Work Time by Trying One of These 3 Productivity Hacks

If you’re anything like me, keeping a high level of output and productivity at work can be challenging week after week.  There are so many readily-available distractions in the age of social media and smartphones. Some days it can feel near impossible to remain focused on the task at hand for more than a few minutes. It’s now been over …

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My Journey to Meditative Bliss

Meditation changed my life. It’s so cliche, but I wouldn’t say it if it weren’t true.  I spent the greater part of my twenties dabbling with having a regular meditation practice, stopping and starting more times than I can count.  I think I began like most people, with a misconception of what it means to meditate and the thought that …

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