Two 2017 Goals

Two years ago my husband started a doctorate program, and I decided then that I would accomplish something big each year in support of his hard work (that way he wouldn’t feel as alone if I’m work towards something too). The first year I’d say having my son, Leo, was the big accomplishment. The second […]

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217 Things to Do in 2017

Since 2016 has become somewhat famous for being a bad year, I think we need to rock 2017. So here are ideas of things you can do to make sure 2017 is the most positive year ever! 217 Things to Do in 2017: Grow fruit and veggies Start a blog Create a signature drink or […]

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New Years Resolution Ideas

Any day is a great day to start a resolution, but particularly New Years Day!  25 New Years Resolution Ideas: Drink at least 8 cups of water a day Take the stairs Park in the furthest parking spot Eat protein at every meal Eat veggies and/or fruit at every meal Let go of grudges Get […]

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My 2017 New Years Resolution

Happy (ALMOST) 2017!! Considering 2016 hasn’t been everyone’s favorite year, I thought it’d be the perfect time to look ahead and share MY resolutions with you. There are plenty of quotes out there like “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you” or “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.” And so […]

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(My) Eating Disorder History

It all started when I got the stomach flu. It was the summer before 7th grade and I got the stomach flu. When I got over it my family went on vacation, and I had zero appetite fearing getting sick again. When we got back from vacation and I weighed myself I saw that I […]

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10 Winter Random Acts of Kindness

Some days I can feel down in the dumps especially on those cold and grey winter days. Those days are the best RAOK (random act of kindness) days! So I decided once a week I’d dedicate a day to RAOK, and maybe you could try for it too! 10 Winter RAOK Ideas: Bake homemade cookies for your […]

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Book Review: Vitamin N

Richard Louv wrote the introduction to one of my more recent reads, “Balanced and Barefoot,” and I was intrigued by his words. Louv’s book, “Last Child in the Woods” is the book that one would say put him on the map, and where he coined the phrase “Nature-deficit disorder.” Some fear that this generation of […]

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Book Review: Balanced and Barefoot

TimberNook may or may not have gotten to you yet, but it should, and real soon. Occupational Therapist, founder of TimberNook, and author Angela J. Hanscom, wrote a book called “Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children” and it is rather inspiring for the movement toward nonrestrictive outdoor play for […]

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