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LIFESTYLE EXPERIMENT – MINDFUL MAY

May will be the first month of a new series of posts I am calling “Lifestyle Experiments.” As I make changes to my overall health, I thought it would be fun to shape them into pseudo-experiments to share with you what I try and if they make a difference. The main concern I have with…

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PERFECTION INDUCED ABSENCE

For some of us who deal with perfectionism (and seriously, who doesn’t) strange things can happen when we take on too much. It causes us to neglect or be absent from the things we care about most. It could be we don’t feel we can connect well with another person or we may not feel…

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2019 LIFESTYLE RESOLUTION – FEBRUARY UPDATE

February is nearly complete, and I have not checked in yet about my 2019 Lifestyle Resolution: To start a meditation practice. The plan was to start small with 5 minutes a day and slowly increase the time to about 30 minutes, keeping in mind that I would need to adapt to changes in my schedule…

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2019 IGNITED WOMXN SUMMIT – PART 3

ANXIETY’S MANY FORMS It always fascinates me how anxiety can rear its ugly head in the most unexpected ways. When I made bought my ticket for the Ignited Womxn Summit and made my hotel reservation, I chose to get a single room to have a safe sanctuary to escape to. This is highly important for…

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2019 IGNITED WOMXN SUMMIT – PART 2

BEING COMFORTABLE WITH MYSELF After the exhausting drive to Seattle, I found myself in my hotel room in dire need of sustenance. Here was my first opportunity to meet new people. I decided to channel my extroverted BFF and made a post in the event’s Facebook group about heading down for a late lunch. I invited…

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2019 IGNITED WOMXN SUMMIT – PART 1

This past weekend I traveled to Seattle and attended the third annual Ignited Womxn Summit. It was a gathering of badass women who are actively working to make a difference in the world through health and wellness and encouraging other women to do the same. It was an exhausting and inspiring weekend, and I am so thrilled…

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DR. HYMAN’S 10-DAY DETOX DIET – DAYS 6-10

Ten days ago, my husband and I started Dr. Mark Hyman’s 10-Day Detox Diet. My intention going in was to reset my digestive system after the holidays and to learn what it is like to go through a diet change this intense so that when I complete my certification to become a Functional Medicine Health…

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DR. HYMAN’S 10-DAY DETOX DIET – DAYS 1-5

I started Dr. Mark Hyman’s 10-Day Detox Diet on January 8th and convinced my husband to join me. I wanted to give a quick update on how the first five days went. Let me start by saying this experience has been a bit more intense than I expected. The amount of time required to plan…

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A LIFESTYLE RESOLUTION

As featured in Tumbleweird, Vol. 4, Issue 1 (tumbleweird.org): The Tipping Point We all have a tipping point, especially when it comes to our bodies. That moment when we realize we can’t hide from the truth about our health any longer. My tipping point was trying on bridesmaid dresses. To get a dress that would…

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