Attitude of Gratitude

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Gratitude has become such a buzzword lately. You hear it out of the mouths of gurus to pages of the latest trending health articles. And there’s a good reason for that – it’s essential to happiness. I never felt such joy as I did when I first consciously discovered gratitude! There is something so humbling, so blissful, and so outrageously liberating when you feel gratitude in your heart. Of course, I’m not a happiness scientist, so check out this article for proof. I have a gratitude journal – a notebook I keep solely for lists of things I’m…

Homemade Plantain Chips

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With Spring finally in full swing around here, I’ve been dreaming of blooming flowers, sweet sunshine, and getting my bikini body ready for the warmer days ahead. Besides Tone It Up’s Bikini Series coming up next week, I’ve been trying to eat greener, leaner, and cleaner – something I’m constantly striving for, but especially this time of year! This means, extra veggies and protein but very minimal grains, some low-fructose fruit and lots of healthy fats [which, contrary to popular belief, are to be embraced! Not feared.] Sometimes the most difficult thing for me to…

Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Brownies

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It’s Friday!! I love Fridays. I mean, who doesn’t? It’s the end of the week with the weekend glowing ahead of you, calling your name. For me, Fridays are the days I get to work on posts & recipes for BITG, to kick homework’s booty, and generally catch up from the week. This week in particular was a roller coaster of emotions – I feel like I’m at a really pivotal point in my career [& life!] and its been weighing on me a ton. But I’m really working on changing my perspective, opening myself…

[5 Ways. .] To Spring Clean Your Health

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Y’all – what a week it’s been! Last week I was taking care of one of the boys I nanny [I’m a full-time nanny, in case you didn’t know!] while he was home sick with a bad cold for a couple days. You better believe I was wiping down everything he touched and washing my hands so often they were literally cracking and bleeding. I did NOT want to get sick! But, alas, when Friday rolled around, I was feeling pretty yuck. I typically have Fridays off, so I slept in a little longer than…

[Morning Meals] Alkalizing Berry Smoothie

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Lately I have been C R A V I N G Springtime – I know I’m not the only one! Sunshine, flowers, and warmer temperatures. We finally have had a little taste of springtime in DC this past week, so I’m ready to shed dark winter days and feel alive again. Which is why after feeling quite sick [nausea, upset stomach, and fatigue – yuck, no thank you] for a couple weeks, I followed my intuition to alkaline foods – I’ve been craving more meditation & yoga, less stress & winter blues; more veggies, less meat; and…

Popcorn : Three Ways!

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What a week – its hard to believe I was flying in from Phoenix on Monday evening! Since then I’ve only worked two days, thanks to this chilly East coast weather & the snowfall canceling my initial flight/calling off school & work! Needless to say, my days are jumbled and my weekly routines have been thrown out the window. But I’m happy to have had both yesterday and today to get my head back in the game and finally check some things off my to-do list. It really feels like its been so long since I’ve been…