August 20th, 2014

How sleep affects cravings, weight and running performance

I’m excited to kick off the reset in a few weeks with many of you! The group support and accountability is one of the best aspects of this group- it always amazes me.

Making good choices for our health is more complicated than just food. A few months ago, I wrote a post on 7 [...]

August 18th, 2014

Reset your metabolism - 21 day Reset Challenge

Hi friends,

Back in January, I kicked off the first Reset (whole foods) challenge as a way to clean up our eating after the holidays and eliminate sugar overgrowth in the gut, sharing simple holistic health tips in daily emails. Those little changes can make a big difference. It was so rewarding to see the [...]

August 17th, 2014

Easing back to running post-partum + Meal Plan Link Up

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw that I started slowing getting back to jogging this week (baby J’s 3rd week). I had some questions about waiting until 6 weeks or how to know you’re ready, and wanted to briefly address that here.

The danger in sharing all of my workouts of course [...]

August 15th, 2014

My Successes with Essential Oils + Giveaway

Hi everyone,

I wanted to follow up on some of my earlier posts about how I’m using essential oils and answer some of the questions I’ve gotten about them.

I started consistently using oils about 6-7 months ago, and wrote this post on how I’m using essential oils with kids…

and how I was [...]

August 13th, 2014

3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse + WIAW

Happy Wednesday! I’m finally sharing a What I ate Wednesday post again, along with an old favorite recipe I rediscovered.

I’ve been craving chocolate lately. And creamy desserts. And healthy fat.

In the fall I was making this chocolate mousse and I had completely forgotten about it!

It’s so easy and really delicious. I managed [...]

August 11th, 2014

Marvelous weekend

I have so much to be thankful for these days. And that’s not to say that these days are without their challenges and exhaustion, but I’m making a point to focus on the good.

Marvelous is…


Seriously. First mine were here for a week, feeding us and cleaning the house and driving L back [...]

August 10th, 2014

Meal planning link up

The days are all running together for me… how is it Sunday again already?

Not much has changed since last week. I’m still aiming for a short walk each day, but only a mile or two. And if I miss it, that’s fine. Maybe this next week I’ll start to feel like going further or [...]

August 8th, 2014

Life with a 10 day old (Baby and Mama)

Well, we made it to the ten day mark and I thought I should check in with a little update. I’m always curious how moms are doing in those early weeks… the newborn stage is tough. Well, tough for me. Some women love it! But I find it much easier to have an older child [...]

August 6th, 2014

3 Strength Moves to Improve Your Running Form

A huge thank you to my sweet friend Lindsay for sharing here today! She and her pro triathlete husband have some great advice for improving your running form, which can decrease injuries and make you a faster, stronger runner.

Hi there friends. My name is Lindsay Cotter and I blog over at Cotter Crunch [...]

August 4th, 2014

The Birth Story

This is probably going to be lengthy, so settle in if you want all the details. If not, I’ll be back into more “normal” blogging soon. I’m also linking up with Katie today.

My due date was Friday, August 1st. On Monday, July 28th I went for a slow four mile jog to see if [...]

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