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4 Healthy, Quick, and Portable Breakfast Ideas

No matter how busy I get, I always make time for breakfast. That said, sometimes (okay, almost always) I just don’t have time to make a long winded elaborate feast –because let’s be honest, the last thing I want in the morning is a sink full of dirty pots and pans. Each of these breakfasts is quick and easy to make, requiring only a few Continue Reading …

How to Work with Brands as a Blogger

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As I mentioned, I was at the Healthy Living Summit conference this year to be a speaker on a panel about working with brands as a blogger. A number of you said you’d find it helpful to hear what we talked about, so I thought it would be useful to do a dedicated recap post highlighting some of our main points! There was a great group of Continue Reading …

The Most Awesome Way to Slice a Banana

Good morning and happy Friday! It’s a rainy one over here, which is actually a good thing because I have to study all day. Exactly one week until our comprehensive exams for the masters program — gah! My study buddies and I have been doing pretty well going through a bunch of the disease states (diabetes, renal failure, cardiovascular Continue Reading …

How Have You Been Making Time For Yourself Lately?

No matter how busy I get (see this post for why I’m so busy right now), there are three things I need to keep my sanity: At least 7 (but usually 8) hours of sleep per night. What would otherwise be a normal day can easily turn into a total meltdown if I don’t get enough sleep. Regular exercise (at least some sort of movement every day). Continue Reading …

New Year’s Resolutions vs. Daily Action

Good morning, friends! Let’s talk New Years Resolutions. For most of you, today means back to the daily grind. It also means a fresh start after the indulgence of the holidays. I’m all for people making decisions to change their lives in a healthy way, but I’m not a big resolution person. I know that resolutions really work for some, but for Continue Reading …

Make a Recipe or Meal Healthier Using Yogurt

Good morning, friends! The grad school girls hosted a little belated engagement celebration for me at our friend Libby’s apartment last night! I feel spoiled because I went out to dinner with my high school girlfriends on Monday night to celebrate, too! So much celebrating. :) The grad school gang wanted to celebrate right away last Continue Reading …

How to Take Better Pictures: White Balance

Happy Friday! Today I’d like to share the latest in my friend Ben’s photography 101 guest post series. If you missed the previous guest posts, check those out first: How to Take Better Food Pictures: ISO How to Take Better Food Pictures: Stabilize Your Shot How to Take Better Food Pictures: Ditch the Flash How to Continue Reading …

How to Love Exercise (or at least not hate it)

This post was also going to be entitled: “You Don’t Have to be a Runner,” because I’ve had a few conversations with friends lately that have been trying to get into running but can’t. After talking for awhile, I asked, “Why not try something else, instead? Why keep running if you hate it?” Their answer was… “Well, everyone else Continue Reading …