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Wellness Wednesday – Why I’m Glad I Didn’t Buy the First White Dress

Wellness Wednesday – Why I’m Glad I Didn’t Buy the First White Dress

Welcome back to Wellness Wednesday! I was inspired to write about this particular topic after listening to a podcast by The Healthy Maven with Robyn Nohling as a guest. They chatted about many topics but one was engagement and avoiding manipulating your body to fit into a particular size or shape. I was reflecting on my own experience of engagement, and here are my thoughts and encouragements: After engagement, it seems like a million things happen and need to start…

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Wellness Lately- 3rd Trimester Pregnancy

Wellness Lately- 3rd Trimester Pregnancy

Today for Wellness Wednesday I’m doing something a little different. I’ll still be giving  applicable-to-all wellness advice but I’m doing it in the context of my current situation: pregnancy. Every pregnancy is different. For me, during second trimester (or more specifically, 12-27 weeks) I felt on top of the world. I was able to continue exercising consistently, do all the errands, cook, keep up my social calendar and function almost as my non-pregnant self (minus running, because- OUCH).   Then…

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Wellness Wednesday – Ditching Diet Rules for Intuitive Eating

Wellness Wednesday – Ditching Diet Rules for Intuitive Eating

Today I’m reflecting on some diet-borne thoughts that I catch myself in sometimes. Even after practicing intuitive eating for a couple of years now, those thoughts still persist. That is how pervasive diet culture is/was! Read on to hear me pick apart some of those thoughts that still run through my brain and how I combat them with intuitive eating. Ditching the Diet – Intuitive Eating in Practice 1.I already ate one of ___ today so I shouldn’t have another…

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What We’re Eating This Week – Meal Plan Week of May 15

What We’re Eating This Week – Meal Plan Week of May 15

What We’re Eating This Week Need some ideas for breakfasts, lunches or dinners? I’m sharing recipes, ideas and a grocery list for a week of meals. Mix n match to your heart’s desire! I’m adjusting amounts to be adequate for two people. Breakfast: Baked Oatmeal with Bananas and Strawberries– serves 4-5 if this is all you’re eating for breakfast. Double the recipe if you need breakfast for two adults for a week. Or keep it as-is and add some scrambled,…

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Love Your Summer – Wellness Wednesday

Love Your Summer – Wellness Wednesday

Latest Wellness Wednesday post on gearing up for summer and loving yourself just as you are. We’re approaching a season when media and diet culture are especially on fire trying to shame you into wanting to manipulate your body to be different, so arm yourself with the good truth of your own immeasurable beauty and value. Return to LOVING summer just like you did as a child!