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Four Ways to Practice Gratitude

Four Ways to Practice Gratitude

Thanksgiving is among us and as we prepare for the family fun and good food, we can’t forget the purpose of the holiday. Taking time to acknowledge what you’re thankful for is important and it can be done in various ways. Here are four ways to practice gratitude this Thanksgiving and for the rest of the year. Write it Down One of the simplest and most common ways to practice gratitude is to write it down. There’s something about writing things down that makes the gratitude more tangible and can…

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Treat Yourself: Three Simple Ways to Engage in Self-Care

One of my favorite things about being a woman is the innate ability we have to juggle multiple roles and appear to have it altogether. We make sure our family, friends, employer, church and any other affiliation we have are in good shape, but fail to take care of ourselves. We will use all of our strength to make sure we complete our daily to-do lists without putting ourselves on it. As a nurse, I know firsthand how stress can affect your body or quality of life and yet I…

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Workout Mindset

Three Ways to Get Into the Mindset for Working Out

My whole life, I have been a very active person when it comes to physical activity. However when I was pregnant, I took a whole year off from exercising. I really did not have a reason as to why in the beginning of my pregnancy. When I got to my second trimester, I experienced a flare-up of my Ulcerative Colitis that lasted throughout the rest of my pregnancy. Since that happened, I did not have any energy to exercise. I just wanted to do what I needed to do to…

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in HEALTH, Recipes

Best 5 Healthy Chili Recipes

It is fall and you know what that means! It is Crock-Pot season and also infamously, chili season! I LOVE chili, so much that I’d eat it every season. However, in the fall, I’m always on the hunt for a new one to try. Everyone is different in regards to the taste and texture they prefer with chili. Some like theirs thick; some like it creamy; some like it hearty; and some prefer that theirs is more like soup. I personally lean more towards the thick and hearty side, but…

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in HEALTH, Health Tips

How to Boost Your Metabolism

Do you need a metabolism boost? Metabolism is such a tricky thing when it comes to the human body. As we get older our metabolism slows down and it is harder to maintain it. It just makes you want to go back to grade school all over again when you could eat WHATEVER you want and not gain weight. It is very frustrating. When it comes to boosting your metabolism it has a lot to do with your diet. Here are some things that helped me. Eat Multiple Small Meals What works for me is eating multiple times…

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in Fitness, HEALTH, Health Tips

Recharging after a Fast

Most people are first exposed to fasting for religious or special dietary reasons; and done right with the proper knowledge and guidance a fast can detox your body and break those not so healthy habits you’ve formed. The length of a fast can vary but it is imperative that once you are done you take the proper amount of time necessary to reintroduce food back into your body.
Read about my experience and how I recharged from my fast!

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Athletic Gear Review: Fabletics

Everybody is always looking for a good deal; get an extra bang for your buck! I myself am very frugal and whenever I can find essentials that are quality and a good price, I spread the word. If you haven’t heard of the website already, well HERE it is…. Fabletics is a website that has stylish, very fashionable workout and lounge wear. What I like most about this website is that it suggests athletic gear and styles for you based on your preference. It is almost like a virtual…

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in HEALTH, Recipes

Pecans with a Kick

When you’re trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, it can be difficult to keep healthy snacks on hand. Here’s a healthy snack (in moderation) for individuals who love nuts or pecans! This is a mixture of pecans with a kick and a little bite to it! Ingredients  1 tbsp. butter (melted) 2 tbsps. Agave nectar 2 tsp. kosher salt ¼ tsp. ground cayenne pepper ½ tsp. ground black pepper (coarse) 1 cup of pecans Instructions Turn oven to 375⁰F. Coat pecans with butter. In a separate bowl, mix the agave nectar,…

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