7 reasons my whole30 was easy

I used to kind of make fun of Paleo. I didn’t know much about it and from my perspective, it just seemed like another health fad. Of course, the Whole30 is more than just eating Paleo for 30 days. It’s more extreme than Paleo and it’s also intended to focus on challenging your relationship with food.

After completing my first Whole30 I have not become Paleo, but I definitely have legit respect for many who have chosen that path. And I am actually excited to do another Whole30 in the near future.

I completed my Whole30 last month and it was easier than I expected. And I don’t mean easy because I was already used to riding on gluten-free unicorns and waving a wand to make chocolate go away. Absolutely not. The sugar dragon was alive and well in my home.

I think the biggest thing that made it easy was the mindset and motivation I had going into it. Below is my list of 10 things that contributed to a successful, positive, and relatively easy Whole30. [Read more...]

Poetry: Antidote to the Internet?

Reciting Poetry Discount

There are rumors that blogging is dying. There are articles everywhere about how our brains are being affected by the internet, about how novels are becoming too challenging for the average person’s attention span. About how social media is ruining our ability to think.

It’s not shocking. I think anyone who spends time on blogs and social media has sensed all this coming on. There are beautiful writings all over the place about how people are being intentional to step away from screens and be careful about too much mindless consumption of internet content.

Lately, this has reminded me about how much I love poetry. Writing it, reading it and also [Read more...]

Month 1: Healthy Food Habits

healthy food habits

Cookies had become my main food group and it was time to do something about it.

Responsible is the new sexy.

Or at least that’s what I think.  I created this project for myself (and anyone who wants to join) to have a structure for personal growth and habit modification.

Month 1: Healthy Food Habits

The idea for Responsible is the New Sexy has been banging around in my head for over a year. I came up with the idea because I was frustrated with myself because my life wasn’t what I wanted it to be and I realized one of the biggest culprits was because I would get motivated and then try to change everything at once.

It never worked. I’m sure you’re not surprised.

So, when I came up with the big picture plan to focus on [Read more...]