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10 things I wish I knew about getting healthy

10 Things I Wish I’d Known Earlier About Getting Healthy

Getting healthy is a challenge. It can seem like a daunting task, especially if you’re earlier on in your health journey. No matter where you are or how far along you’ve gone — dealing with health conditions, losing weight, or cruising quickly towards better health — there are a few things I wish I had …

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Anxiety Healing

Why Embracing Your Anxiety 1000% Is Actually The Path To Healing

It sounds counter-intuitive, I know. Lean into your anxiety 1000% to feel better? Whaaat?? Stay with me. Anxiety is rooted in fear. Your body gets a stress response to something in your environment. Maybe a tiger is chasing you. Or maybe you just got an email from your boss. One is life threatening (and the …

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The Downside of Anti-Depressants: From A Person Who Has Been There

My Depression Story I was prescribed a hefty dosage of Prozac at age 19, months before being diagnosed with any form of mental illness. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Major Depression, Adjustment Disorder, and General Anxiety Disorder is what you will see on the top line in bold letters if you open my medical file. But …

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The Best Mindset to Redefine Your Approach to Health & Have Ultimate Success

The Best Mindset to Redefine Your Approach to Health & Have Ultimate Success

It all starts with perspective. What does being healthy ultimately mean to you? If health is just jumping on board with the new fad diet or losing 20 pounds, then that’s as far as you’ll ever get. If you’re lucky. That’s not to say goals are bad. You should have health goals. They’ll help push …

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Why I’m Obsessed With The Enneagram Personality Test

There are so many personality tests and assessments. And I’m a fan. The Myers-Briggs (any other INTJ’s here?), the Four Tendencies (100% Upholder), & the Enneagram (1w9 — more on that later). I’m all about it. I think you can get so much insight from personality psychology. Personally, a lot of growth has come from …

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women's sex hormones

Sex Hormones 101 for Women

I started writing this post as a hormones 101, but soon realized that if I really wanted it to be an introduction to all women’s hormones, I would need to write a novel instead of a blog post. So we’re going to break this down and talk about only sex hormones today. There are three …

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Is It Ever Too Late To Get Healthy?

It’s been 30 years of GMO crops sprayed with RoundUp, environmental toxins, and poor nutrition. Now what? The Big Question: Too Late? One question I get once women start learning about how to get healthy is a question you might have too. Is it too late? Am I damaged beyond repair? Should I even bother changing …

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depression

Depression: Why you’re not crazy & what it means for your health

Note:  If you’re here because you have depression, please consult a doctor or call the national suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255 if you need help or medicinal treatment. Depression is serious and real, and your life is valuable. The conversation about mental health has gotten louder in recent years. Celebrity losses due to mental illness, such as …

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Listen To Your PMS Cravings: Why you should eat more carbs and exercise less during your period

Listen To Your PMS Cravings: Why you should eat more carbs & exercise less during your period

Oh, the dreaded week of PMS. The cravings, the discomfort, the emotions. I don’t know about you, but chocolate, carbs, and exhaustion are the regular for me when the time rolls around. And somehow I can eat twice as much food. Well, I have good news. Your body knows what it’s doing. And you’re supposed …

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Why I’ll Never Sleep Without a Weighted Blanket Again

I don’t sleep well. I mean, I sleep okay. You may be able to relate. I fall asleep when I lay down and sleep through the night. But I don’t dream and am usually exhausted every morning no matter how much sleep I get. I’m still recovering from adrenal fatigue, which I’ve talked about before. …

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