Health & Beauty

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The 30 in 30 Challenge

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Have you ever gotten really excited about something, jumped into it with both feet and arms flailing in the air, splashed into the sea of possibilities, only to discover the water wasn’t as crystal clear as you imagined?  You waded around a bit, then got over it rather quickly as you let the waves carry you effortlessly back to shore.

Meanwhile others wet their toes in the proverbial ocean of disciplines and slowly make their way deeper until they are in over their heads.  You can’t even see them anymore.  They’re immersed. A yacht came to pick them up and is currently sailing them into the horizon as I type this. Continue reading →

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Two Workout Apps for the All-or-Nothing Types

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Let’s talk about workouts.  I’m by nature an all or nothing gal.  This is an awesome thing because when I get devoted to something I go all in.  It’s also a terrible thing because when I’m over it, there’s no trace of evidence that I ever participated.  Workouts are no different.  This has caused a lot of yo-yo exercise habits…but I think I just may have found a few things that will change all of that forever.   Continue reading →

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An Open Letter to Sugar

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Dear Sugar,

Darn you!!  We’ve been in a loving relationship my entire life, and now I’m finding out it’s all been a farce.  Everything I read lately tells me that I should stop eating you altogether.  They tell me you don’t really care about me at all; that you are big business.  They say my natural inclination towards sweets was really meant for vibrant healthy fruits, not you.  Supposedly I’ve been exploited to line someone’s pockets, leaving me fat, lazy, and tired. Continue reading →

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DIY Deodorant That Actually Works!

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You’ve probably heard that conventional deodorant is hazardous to your health.  That’s a big assumption, but I run in crunchy circles.  These are the kinds of things we talk about on the regular, so I often think people just know these things.  Then I realize most people have no reason to think twice about the stuff they roll under their arms.   They just use the one that stops them from sweating and stinking.  So let me share a little news with you. Continue reading →

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