What’s the deal with gratitude?

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What’s the deal with gratitude?

Gratitude seems to be all the buzz these days. It’s not a new concept, but it’s been spreading like wildfire; so what gives? According to a recent study from Harvard and Forbes Magazine, practicing regular gratitude can have the following positive effects: • General happiness and optimism increase • A more outgoing personality • Opens…

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per-se-ver-ance

“Seeing the finish line and having the strength to reach it. It’s what we do.” -unknown I’m not sure that I’m looking for the “finish line”, because my goals are bigger than just reaching a line and stopping. However, I have definitely set myself up with small water station goals along the way and I’ve…

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Post-Op update from “Couchland”

Hey everyone! Last week I gave you all the back-story about how the injury happened and told you that I would need surgery. So, here we go! My surgery was on Friday, October 2nd. The night before I made sure to give my leg a good shave, make sure my toenails looked cute, and stopped…

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Recovery: Before – During – After

I’m one-week post operation and I’ve decided to blog about my experience. I want to open up, get real, be raw, and to let you in on what happens before, during, and after. So, let’s back track. Just over a month ago, Mike and I woke up bright and early to make our way down…

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stepping out of your comfort zone

Okay, so what’s the buzz all about? Everyone is talking about “stepping out of your comfort zone”. It almost seems to be a trend lately. Why has it gotten to be such a popular strategy NOW when it’s been around for hundreds of years? I can’t explain the sudden craze, but I can tell you…

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What’s in my fridge?

My Sunday routine is generally the same; sleeping later than 5am, getting an awesome stress-free workout in, enjoying time with Mike, doing laundry, hitting up multiple grocery stores, food prepping for the week, writing, reading, relaxing, recharging, dinner with my parents and taking a nice Epson Salt bath! As we were putting away the groceries,…

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Booty-Building Breakthrough

Four years ago I snapped 3 ligaments in my ankle and had to have major reconstructive surgery. My incredible surgeon patched me back together with 5 anchors and 5 pins. I was in a wheelchair with my leg elevated for 4 months, on crutches for an additional 2, in physical therapy for nearly a year,…

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Sometimes, you just need to unplug…

With starting an online-based business and blogging, I have been spending more time on the computer and social media than normal. I’ve never been a huge TV watcher and certainly was never into video games. However, with the world we live in now, I feel like somehow I’m always staring at a screen. I’m a…

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10 Random Facts about ME!

Far too often we get caught up in the daily grind that we forget about the little things. You know, the things that make us unique and special. I decided that this week I wanted to share 10 random facts that you probably don’t know about me. Hopefully, this will inspire you to think of…

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S-T-R-E-T-C-H it out!

So, what’s the deal with stretching anyway? Like many health topics, the debate on stretching is always changing. One day it’s bad for you and another it’s the best thing since sliced bread. From my own research, years of training, and personal experiences, stretching has always helped me. Here are the two most common questions…

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Guilt free spicey cauliflower buffalo bites

Being vegan doesn’t mean I have to miss out on treats, junk food, and social party snacks. Here is a delicious and guilt free version of a healthy buffalo bites. Bonus- they’re vegan and gluten free :0) Let’s face it; cauliflower is the new black! It’s trending with foodies right now, trust me. Watch out…

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Decrease stress by organizing your home & mind

Have you ever felt like you were drowning in your own life? Bogged down with a million things to remember, completely booked, forgetting important dates , having trouble keeping track of your bills, feeling like everything you are looking for is somehow lost? If so, then you probably need a good de-cluttering session! According to UCLA’s…

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My Favorite Kitchen Gadgets

Everyone is always talking about meal prepping, and to be completely honest, I have found that meal prepping really does make my life so much easier. Think about a pineapple… mmmm…when it’s sitting on the counter it looks yummy, but do you really want to deal with cutting it? Instead of taking the time to…

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Beat those winter blues

For so many of us this time of year is dark, cold, snowy, and basically depressing. While this may not apply to everyone, it certainly happens to enough of us that it needs to be addressed! Living in the North East, I completely understand how miserable winters can be and how freezing weather can smash…

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V-Day the Heart Healthy Way

I’m all for a romantic night out, wining and dining your loved one, and feeling special; however, Valentine’s Day, like many things has gotten out of control. For most, it’s just another excuse to over indulge on unhealthy foods, candy, chocolate and spending money. So, let’s raise our glasses (of water, duh) to a different…

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