Thoughts from a 20-something stumbling through adulthood

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What we see vs. what life actually is

This morning I worked out, meditated and made a delicious paleo breakfast, all before 8 a.m. I could stop there, or go into a beautifully photographed, step-by-step look at how I made my Mexican spinach fried eggs. (Spoiler alert: They’re just fried eggs with hot […]

Growing up is hard to do

Growing up is hard to do

At some point during the past year, I transitioned in a new phase of life. And I didn’t even notice. I realized this about a week ago, as I sliced cheese for a charcuterie board. (Yes, a charcuterie board. A year ago I didn’t even […]

Whole30, Day 30: What I’ve learned

Whole30, Day 30: What I’ve learned

You guys. I MADE IT. Tomorrow I can eat WHATEVER I want. Booze, pasta, office donuts, coffee creamer – I can enjoy them all! Except… I don’t want to! After seeing all the positive changes that clean eating has made in my life, I’m not […]

Stop drinking alone in 3 easy steps

Stop drinking alone in 3 easy steps

Listen, I know you love wine. I love wine. We ALL love wine. But if you’re anything like me, your first instinct when anything happens (good, bad, totally normal, potentially life-changing) is to reach for a bottle (wine, vodka, beer, moonshine – whatever strikes your fancy). […]

Don’t be too hard on yourself (or, that time I set my oven on fire)

Don’t be too hard on yourself (or, that time I set my oven on fire)

If you know me at all, you know my cooking history is peppered with mishaps. There was the time I tried to make chicken pasta and ended up getting second degree burns on my boob area… There was the time I put frozen chicken in […]

9 ways to feel better that aren’t food 

9 ways to feel better that aren’t food 

Think about the last time you indulged (or over-indulged) on food or drink.  Really think about it.  Were you doing it because you were happy or sad? To celebrate or commiserate? Had you had a bad day at work, or maybe an uncomfortable conversation with […]

Whole30, Day 26: I drank beer, and it’s okay. 

Whole30, Day 26: I drank beer, and it’s okay. 

I have some bad news. I ate pizza. And drank beer.  I know, I know. Why throw away 24 days of clean eating for one piece of pizza? (Okay, three pieces.) I’ll be honest: I wish I hadn’t eaten the pizza. But I don’t regret […]

3 things that have NOT changed after 3 weeks of Whole30

3 things that have NOT changed after 3 weeks of Whole30

Yesterday we talked about some of the positive changes I’ve noticed since hitting week three of my Whole30. Today will be slightly less inspiring. Because even though I feel great about my Whole30 commitment thus far, it’s still a huge challenge. Some days I wake […]

3 big changes after 3 weeks of Whole30

3 big changes after 3 weeks of Whole30

Is there a word that means proud/shocked/really craving cheese? Because that’s exactly where I’m at after three weeks on Whole30. I wouldn’t say I’ve experienced that Tiger Blood just yet, but I am solidly feeling the Tiger Cub Blood (like Tiger Blood, but with occasional tantrums […]

When #EclipseDay gets you down

When #EclipseDay gets you down

Most people will remember today as Solar Eclipse Day. I will remember today as the day I lost my shoes walking into work. Some days a rushing street river claims both your shoes but you have to laugh anyway ⛈ yes I am at work […]