Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep-it's super important for physical and emotional well-being. People who are well-rested are more energetic, productive, and alert. And I must say, waking up after an amazing sleep is an awesome feeling! Interestingly, sleep regulates the hormones that make you feel hungry (ghrelin) and full (leptin). When you get less sleep than recommended, your ghrelin... Continue Reading →

Making My Own Kombucha

Kombucha. You've probably heard about this fizzy, probiotic drink from plenty of food and wellness bloggers. Kombucha is the product of fermenting sweetened tea using a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY). Kombucha has been lauded for its ability to Improve Digestion Weight Loss Increase Energy Detox Support Immune System Reduce Joint Pain Prevent Cancer... Continue Reading →

Easter Brunch: What I Ate Wednesday! 

For many people, Easter is a day for celebration, complete with lots of scrumptious food.  Here's a rundown of everything I ate and did on Easter Sunday! In the morning, I got up early for a 7:30am sunrise service at my church. Following the service, we had a large Chinese breakfast, with four different types... Continue Reading →

Living with the “healthy” curse

Sorry for being a bit MIA over on the blog this week. I've been thinking about this topic for awhile and while I haven't really refined or polished it, I thought I would at least share what I have so far. So around 2014, I ate relatively “normal.” That meaning I didn't really obsess over... Continue Reading →

Asparagus for Any Day

I've always loved asparagus because of how fun it is to eat! Asparagus isn't like spinach or lettuce where I feel like a cow eating it with stems and leaves sticking stubbornly out of my mouth. Instead, asparagus is crunchy and texturally satisfying. Also, fun fact, 1 cup of asparagus has 100% of the daily... Continue Reading →

How I Stay Healthy When Eating Out

You're stuck in a restaurant that you didn't want to go to in the first place. One look at the menu and you know this will be a major cheat meal-fried chicken, ribs, steak and potatoes, with not a mention of a vegetable in sight! I've experienced this little scenario many times before, I visit my... Continue Reading →

My Exercise Journey

My exercise journey has been completely shaped by parent's, especially my mom's, passion for exercise. To put this in perspective, my parents actually met at an outdoors organization. Go figure. Throughout my life, my parents have always stressed the importance of experiencing the outdoors. Our definition of a family vacation included driving until we were practically... Continue Reading →

Quick and Easy Fried Rice

Sometimes, I'm just too tired to cook. I know, shocking, but after a long afternoon of shopping, all I want to do is lay down. So, on these days, I usually  just take whatever I have in the fridge. throw it all together, and call it a meal. But there are times when these haphazard... Continue Reading →

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