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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 …

The Return of Track Workouts & How to Set Mile Splits on a Garmin 305

Good morning! Training for my 3rd half marathon (Vegas Rock and Roll!) has officially begun! Early yesterday morning, I met my new friend Genna (remember her?) for a speed workout at the UNC track. I LOVE that I have found another person that is on board for meeting me so early for workouts. Speed workouts alone = not awesome. I think we’re Continue Reading …

How to Take Better Pictures: What is Aperture?

Hello friends! Matt and I are currently on our way to a wedding in Poughkeepsie, New York, so in the meantime, please enjoy the latest photography tips guest post from my friend Ben! This month’s topic is aperture. If you missed the first three posts in this series, check those out first: How to Take Better Food Pictures: Ditch the Flash Continue Reading …