About four years ago, I started my clean eating journey. I completed Whole 30, which was an awesome experience, but I really, really missed dessert. Now-a-days, I strive for mostly clean eating and I don’t fret too much if I overindulge or can’t say no to a delicious treat. Body Love by Kelly Leveque helped me heal my serious food guilt issues and now I find it way easier to eat clean. And if I reeealllyy want a treat, I try and find a healthier alternative. And so, these healthier fudge-y brownies were born!Read More
I discovered Kelly Leveque’s book Body Love. I wish I could hug her because this book has really educated me and transformed the way I eat. If you are tired of feeling tired or ready to lose some extra pounds, Kelly’s approach will help you. She explains the science behind it all and blends it with a much less rigid approach than most “diets”. Her approach is really a lifestyle shift, not a diet, because it is sustainable and you don’t feel deprived. I could go on and on about this, but I don’t want to spoil it for you. Get the book!Read More
It took me 18 years and a university doctor’s recommendation to see a counselor to realize that I had been struggling with anxiety my whole life. When I finally got an answer about why I couldn’t hold down food, why I couldn’t control my thoughts, why I couldn’t sleep, and so many other things, I thought, “Oh, I’m just crazy.” And I dealt with it by self-medicating with drugs, alcohol, and a very toxic romantic relationship. Spoiler alert, this method only made everything worse.Read More
Did Monday hit anyone else like a train? I had a rough, seemingly endless work day, had a million things to do when I got home, and I was being an absolute stress-fueled MONSTER. Fortunately, I knew exactly what I needed to do to calm down and get back to center. A nice, mindfulness walking meditation at my local nature preserve.
Mindfulness walking meditation is an excellent beginner meditation practice. There are other varieties of walking meditation, but mindfulness walking meditation is a great way to introduce one’s self to meditation.