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Ooey Gooey Paleo Pumkin Brownies 

If your mouth isn’t watering already, I don’t know what to even do with you.  Can we just take a moment to ask how the EFF is it nearly 2017?! I just don’t even know where the time is going!!  Now I feel like there is some unofficial/unspoken rule of thumb that all foodie lovers… Continue reading Ooey Gooey Paleo Pumkin Brownies 

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Grateful. 

It’s almost hard for me to believe tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I can’t seem to go anywhere these days without hearing Christmas music playing on repeat… which leads me to the realization that the holidays are upon us.  One of my all-time favorite things to do over the holidays is reflect. Take a few moments to… Continue reading Grateful. 

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3 Ways to Release the Guilt Associated with Eating

How’s that for a sexy title?! If I haven’t lost you already, thanks for sticking with me!! I’ve talked high-level on my blog about suffering from an eating disorder as a teen and young adult and I’ve talked extensively about the dangerous eating habits I willingly subjected myself to during contest prep for my first… Continue reading 3 Ways to Release the Guilt Associated with Eating

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Gluten-Free Chewy Banana Bread

WHY have I never made banana bread before?! After baking my first-ever banana bread, I am forever going to buy superfluous bananas intended to let them turn overripe so I have an excuse to bake this chewy, hearty treat! The recipe below is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and easily adaptable to become vegan! As if that’s… Continue reading Gluten-Free Chewy Banana Bread

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Packing and Planning for NYC

EEEEEK! Less than a week until Ken and I fly to NYC for an impromptu 48 hour work trip. Well, technically Ken’s working and I’m vacationing! And while I wish we were going to be there for a bit longer, I absolutely can’t wait. I moved out of NYC in 2009 and while I have… Continue reading Packing and Planning for NYC

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The Importance of Personal Days

I’ve recently shared my intention to stop living for the weekend, and for the most part, my plan works. I’ve learned to maximize my weeknights (hot yoga, date nights, weekly wine class, and more!) but lately, it hasn’t been enough. As my company navigates our fourth acquisition in five years, I find myself exhausted. Emotionally and… Continue reading The Importance of Personal Days

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It’s Time to Start Showing Up

  I walked into my favorite neighborhood hot yoga studio tonight looking to melt my Monday away. Work’s been stressful as we navigate the rocky waters of a new merger (#4 in 5 years). Last week we received news there would be at least another 30 layoffs in the coming week alone. My weekend was… Continue reading It’s Time to Start Showing Up