Keys to a Happier 2018

I listen to a lot of podcasts and lately I’ve noticed a trend. More and more they are talking about happiness: how to find it, how to keep it, why it escapes us. Strangely I realized I hadn’t given happiness much thought lately; apart from knowing when I am unhappy, I tend to just live. I think that means I must be mostly happy, but clearly so many of us aren’t. While I’m not an actual happiness expert (Y’all. This is a real thing!), I am an expert in having been very unhappy, miserable even, and turning things around. Keys to a

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Dominating Your Whole30 with Thrive Market

I’d love to tell you that deciding to do the Whole30 is the hardest part. Unfortunately, that would be a lie. Making the decision to tackle such an undertaking is HUGE, but let’s be honest. You can’t expect to eliminate 34,095 foods and think it’s going to be a cake walk. (Friendly reminder, cake isn’t allowed. Apologies.)   Get Your Mind Right This is the easily the most important aspect of a successful Whole30. With such a restricted diet, you will have cravings. You will be moody. You will consider quitting. Without the proper mindset, you will give in to

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Why Everyone Should Do a Whole30

I was still pregnant when I decided my husband  and I would do a Whole30 after the baby came. I think he only agreed because challenging any idea your very pregnant wife has is dangerous, but he agreed nonetheless. In hindsight it probably wasn’t the best timing. New baby, crazy hormones, postpartum depression; let’s also eliminate foods that are generally comforting. What could possibly go wrong? I didn’t recognize it at the time, but the Whole30 was step one on my journey to better. In many ways, it was also the easiest step. Sure, there were a lot of rules, but this didn’t require

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Resolutions that Last: Powering Through Plateaus

Whatever your goal may be, big or small, you will eventually plateau. You’ll be making great strides, checking off all of your smaller goals and then out of nowhere, your progress will stall. The bad news is, you can’t avoid plateaus altogether. The good news is, knowing it’s coming helps you prepare ahead of time. when plateaus strike Remember why you started. Lucky for you, I anticipated this very moment.  Initial excitement fades. Motivation wanes. A plateau strikes, and you’re ready to call it a day. This is where your why comes in! Did you want to learn to dance for

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