This post is part of a paid Megan Media and Health Warrior blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. #HealthWarriorWay There are several things that come to mind when I think about the word “warrior.” It’s someone who is strong and someone who has overcome adversity. The image that comes to mind is not just of a fighter, but of someone working to paddle upstream as the current struggles to wash them away. Personally, I’ve had a number of “warrior moments” in my life. The biggest ones that jump out are: Consistently working to find a… View Post

This post is in partnership with NOW Foods. I was provided with the products but received no additional compensation. All opinions are my own! You guys know I am super lazy about preparing food. Some days (like a handful out of the year) I will be greatly inspired and slave away in the kitchen on some majestic meal, but day-to-day I’m running around and want foods to be as quick as possible. I love them, but I don’t love to make them, ya feel me? I used to eat sprouts a lot, but then they disappeared from the rotation for… View Post

This post is sponsored by Smarty Pants Vitamins. All opinions are my own! If you follow me on social media, you’re probably pretty aware of my love for kombucha. I drink it every day like it’s going out of style and this weekend I started brewing my own so I don’t spend our life savings on a beverage (no matter how good it is for you). I like it for the carbonation and the flavors, but more importantly, it’s BANGIN’ for my gut. It is a probiotic beverage containing enzymes that help support the health and natural balance of the intestinal… View Post

Yesterday I had the privilege of attending SHAPE magazine’s Meet & Tweet event — a gathering of 100 top Chicago influencers. I’ve been to a lot of blogging events, but this was one of the few where I walked away feeling inspired and appreciative of the time I spent and the message I heard. I didn’t realize that SHAPE magazine had become so body-positive and empowering since the last time I read it. I wanted to take a little time to go over the structure and ESPECIALLY share with you some of the key takeaways from the event. Please note… View Post

I couldn’t wait to write today’s post. If you’ve been reading awhile, you know that the blog Oh She Glows was the initial reason for me starting my own three years ago. I immediately connected with Angela’s struggle in overcoming an eating disorder and I loved how candidly she talked about how day-to-day life. Her recipes are the only ones that I’ve consistently made on my own AND made multiple times over the years. Her trail mix cookies are Neil’s absolute favorite and he doesn’t even like sweets (!). When she asked if I would be a part of her… View Post