This post is in partnership with NOW Foods. You guys — I feel like I have made every nut butter on the planet. No, that’s a lie. I just realized that I haven’t done walnut or even started breaking into the combo nut butters. That’s a whole other line of posts. Sidenote — does anyone else find themselves unable to adequately express themselves without the use of emojis? Whenever I leave comments or write snarky things I feel like they don’t pack the same punch without shocked face or cry laughing emoji. #firstworldproblems As normally happens when I make a… View Post

photo by Will Johnson I have my first wellness workshop coming up this week and I finally decided what topic to discuss — food. More specifically, I want to address many of the disordered relationships with food, my own included, and why we need to learn to embrace the gray and not neatly place foods in certain “bad” or “good” categories. We all know how I feel about labeling. I’m still working on the points I want to emphasize and crossing my fingers that people will join in the discussion so I’m not left rambling about donuts or puppies for… View Post

Welcome to the end of the week my friends! This week was a little bit lighter for me in terms of training clients, which allowed me to chill out and get back into the swing of things after the craziness of Neil’s cousin’s wedding last week. This weekend we have a couple things planned, but nothing crazy, so hopefully I will get plenty of home time to continue that schedule. Every week I feel like I struggle to come up with things for this post, but then miraculously as I run around my house I find things that I love… View Post

I’ve been doing a lot of unfollowing lately. It’s happened mainly on Instagram since that is where I spend a lot of my social media time. I’ve already written about how I feel about non-credentialed information and the fact that it’s your responsibility in how you receive information and it’s that second post that kept me on the fence about writing this one. In it, I argue that no matter what someone else says or writes, it’s your responsibility as the reader/viewer how you respond to that information. If it’s triggering, stop reading it, etc. I argue that it’s not… View Post

Hey guys — happy Friday! I’m coming to you from New Jersey where I’ve been since Wednesday for Neil’s cousins’s wedding. If you haven’t been following along on Instagram, you might want to start today because this is when all the festivities start! Can I count being on vacation as one of my favorites? That’s not really going to help you at all, so I’ll just mention it here and let it go. We head back to Chicago on Sunday after what I’m sure will be an exhausting couple more days. Always good — but tiring! I hope you have… View Post