My Favorite Podcasts {for inspiration and motivation}

Posted August 24, 2016 in podcasts, healthy living, holistic health and 10 more

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I love listening to podcasts in the morning when I'm applying my make up and doing my hair (by doing my hair, I mean letting it air dry and spraying sea salt spray on it). 

Most of the podcasts that I listen to have some kind of inspirational theme, so it helps me start my day on a positive note. 

But I also love listening to podcasts on long drives, during walks or when I'm doing boring data entry-type stuff at work. I love that I'm able to listen to interviews with inspiring people or just learn about something new. 

While I mostly listen to holistic wellness podcasts, I did get REALLY into Serial. I couldn't stop listening. I would go on walks at work so I could keep listening. I listened to both seasons, and was obsessed. Like, so obsessed that I listened to and read all the supplemental stuff on the Serial website. So if you haven't listened to Serial, you probably should.

While I had a brief obsession with a real-life crime podcast, I mostly listen to inspirational podcasts. So I thought I would share my favorites with you! 

{By the way, one of my dreams is to have my own podcast!} 

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Balls

Posted August 23, 2016 in energy balls, peanut butter, dairy free and 5 more

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I'm pretty sure you know how I feel about energy balls. I'm obsessed!

Energy balls are so easy to make, and they're the perfect snack. They're also a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth!

I made these energy balls for the yogis in my yoga teacher training. Eating one or two energy balls was a great pick-me-up in between yoga classes and learning about yoga.

I've made a lot of energy balls, but this recipe is definitely the most cookie dough-like. Who doesn't love eating raw cookie dough?  

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Weekend Recap {Aug. 19-22, 2016}

Posted August 22, 2016 in Weekend Recap, weekend, dairy-free and 5 more

Happy Monday! It's a big week! The college course that I'm teaching starts on Tuesday, I have sessions with all of my health coaching clients scheduled this week and I'm scheduled to have a Sweet Success Health Coaching booth Thursday evening. 

I'll be honest, I was crazy stressed going into this week…especially because I got a headache Thursday night and it hung on until 4 a.m. this morning. 

It was the BF's first weekend off all summer, I felt like it was my last weekend of summer and I had a lot I wanted to accomplish to get ready for this week. So being in pain made the weekend stressful.

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My Health Journey + My Experience with Functional Medicine

Posted August 18, 2016 in functional medicine, weight gain, migraines and 5 more

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Today, I'm getting super personal and sharing some struggles that I've been having with my health.

This is something I've been going through for a few years now, but I've been hesitant to share because I didn't know what was going on with my body.

Over the past three years, I've transformed the way that I treat my body - eating more nourishing and whole foods, working out consistently, incorporating meditation and more yoga into my life and putting more energy into my life passion.

Yet, I found myself experiencing more and more headaches and migraines, and gaining weight very steadily.

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Yoga Teacher Training - Weekend 4

Posted August 16, 2016 in yoga teacher training, yoga, healthy eating and 5 more

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Happy Tuesday! I'm late posting my weekend recap because I had an exhausting (but wonderful) weekend in yoga teacher training and then I was in Omaha all day Monday for a visit with my functional medicine doctor. 

Today I'm getting caught up on emails, scheduling health coaching sessions, blogging, doing laundry and preparing for the college class I'll be teaching (which starts next week!)…oh yeah, and working at my full-time job. My life is crazy and amazing. 

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{Natural} DIY Electrolyte Sports Drink

Posted August 11, 2016 in electrolytes, homemade sports drink, DIY Natural Electrolyte Sports Drink and 5 more

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This easy and delicious electrolyte drink is the perfect alternative to store-bought sports drinks that are filled with sugar and artificial ingredients. 

I won't be shy about my feelings toward Gatorade, Powderade or other sports drinks. They're garbage. They contain refined sugar, artificial colors and bromated vegetable oil (in Powerade). Why would you want to consume man-made chemicals after a workout, which is meant to create a healthy body?

Here's how you can naturally restore what the body has lost during a vigorous workout...

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