Weekend Recap {Jan. 20-22, 2017} - Women's March

Posted January 24, 2017 in Weekend Recap, Blue Apron, Women's March and 6 more

Happy Tuesday!

I took Monday off from work to go to a medical appointment and a meeting in Lincoln, so I'm a little behind on getting myself organized for the week. 

Over the weekend, the BF and I went to Omaha to join the Women's March. It was an incredible experience, and really helped me to feel more hopeful and positive after the inauguration. 

Here's a recap...

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What I'm reading, wearing, watching, eating and listening to {January 2017}

Posted January 20, 2017

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Because I'm feeling a bit uneasy today as the country welcomes our next president, I'm keeping things light and easy. 

I love writing these posts and sharing what's going on in my life at the moment. So far, this year has been easy going and relaxing. I've managed to keep my schedule pretty open, which was a much-needed change. 

I've been reading a lot, watching good shows, spending time in the kitchen, and making time for yoga and meditation. All the things I need right now. 

Here's a look at what's been happening lately...

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Roasted Winter Vegetables

Posted January 19, 2017 in recipe, healthy recipes, Roasted Winter Vegetables and 4 more

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Roasting vegetables is by far my favorite way to cook veggies. They always turn out so flavorful and delicious. 

While I usually stick to roasted Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes - my faves - I also love roasting a variety of root vegetables together. This is especially delicious this time of year when sweet warming foods taste super comforting.

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Weekend Recap {Jan. 13-15, 2017}

Posted January 16, 2017 in Weekend Recap , yoga, dairy free cooking and 8 more

Today is my favorite kind of Monday...I slept in (I got nine hours of sleep last night!), I'm still in my pajamas, I'm under a fuzzy blanket and I'm sipping coffee. I had today off from MLK Day, but a lot of the city is shut down because of an ice storm.

We were anticipating the ice storm, so we didn't make any plans for the weekend. It ended up being the most relaxing weekend that I can remember.

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How to give up dairy without feeling deprived

Posted January 10, 2017 in How to go dairy-free, dairy-free, vegan and 5 more

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I stopped eating dairy last August and, honestly, it hasn't been as hard as I thought it would be.

My functional medicine doctor recommended that I eliminate dairy from my diet to balance my hormones to alleviate my hormonal headaches and because my blood work showed a sensitivity to casein. 

Many people eliminate dairy because of an allergy, to see if they have a food sensitivity or just to see if they feel better without dairy in their diet. 

How could giving up dairy improve your health?

Eliminating dairy may be your solution to clearer skin, it could decrease your risk of developing cancer, it can aid in weight loss and it could help alleviate digestive issues. It may be worth eliminating, even for a short time, to see if you notice a difference in the way you feel and/or look. 

You're probably thinking, 'Umm, no Sara. Cheese is amazing." I get it, cheese is pretty much the best thing on earth, and it's also addictive. Scientists have found that dairy products can trigger the brain's opioid receptors, which are responsible for addiction. 

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Weekend Recap {Jan. 6-8, 2017}

Posted January 9, 2017 in yoga, Weekend Recap, health coaching and 7 more

Wow, we're back to Monday once again. How do the weekends fly by so fast? I admit, I could have used another day for relaxation and getting a few things done (ie. laundry). 

My weekend was a good mix of relaxing and fun with some productivity (work) thrown in.

Here's a recap of my weekend...

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