Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Power Up with Healthy Snack Mixes from Gourmet Nut – #Giveaway

June 16, 2014 at 6:57 am

I saw some delicious looking Power Up trail mixes in handy 2.25 oz packages, so I bought a mixed pack. They were fresh and tasty. I looked up the brand and found out that they were made by Gourmet Nut. Gourmet Nut makes a line of sea salts, spice rubs and blends, a variety of snack mixes, dried fruit/nuts and other high quality ingredients for “everyday foodies.”…

Friday Finds: #FightObesity, eMeals to the Rescue + More!

June 13, 2014 at 5:49 am

Through Girls Gone Sporty, I learned about LiveExercise’s Launchpad project. LiveExercise is an online health and fitness community dedicated to making healthy living affordable, approachable, and accessible for all body types, ages, income levels, and locations. Now they want to “open their doors” to fight one of the biggest health issues we all face as a society: Obesity. I supported their IndieGoGo project. They say: “Obesity and poverty are closely linked,…

Hard for You to Say “I’m Sorry?” – 6 Simple Steps

June 12, 2014 at 5:35 am

Finds’ friend, Andrea Brandt, PhD. recently started blogging for Psychology Today. I love her first post on “how to say ‘I’m Sorry’ — and truly mean it.” Here are Andrea’s tips on making amends (reprinted with her permission): “If you care about the feelings of those with whom you have a relationship, want to keep that relationship, and would like to enhance your own feelings…

It’s Hemp History Week – Learn and Celebrate! #hemphistoryweek

June 7, 2014 at 1:50 pm

This post was written as part of my partnership with Zemas Madhouse Foods. All opinions are my own. It’s Hemp History Week (June 2 – June 8). Yes, that’s a thing. My friends at Zemas Madhouse Foods wanted me to tell you some hemp history and then to share a great summer recipe. Why? Because Zemas mixes have hemp in them and they think it is an…

Guest Post: From IT Desk to Nutritious in The City

June 5, 2014 at 5:38 am

My friend, Richard, suggested I check out Nutritious in The City’s 11 Day Cleanse. I was worried that this would be all juice and powders, but it is real food and only real food. I spoke to Jen, the health coach behind Nutritious in the City, and could really relate to her story of finding her passion and purpose, so I asked her to share it.…

Fed Up Preview + Top 6 Tips to Kick Your Sugar Habit

June 1, 2014 at 7:08 am

My friends at Abe’s Market offered me and 2 readers tickets to see the Chicago premiere of the new documentary Fed Up. Ironically, I posted this giveaway when I was attending the Snacks and Sweets show. In fairness, I was working with Simple Squares, an organic snack bar company that uses only honey in its 5 ingredient energy bars. That said, I still got my…

Tried It Tuesday: Snack & Sweets Show Edition (#Giveaway)

May 27, 2014 at 5:45 am

Sometimes in life, you just get lucky. As a blogger who loves to write about healthy snacks (and sometimes partake in not so healthy sweets), being asked to staff a booth at the NCA’s Sweets and Snacks Show is like hitting the lottery. I am not going to sugar coat it, it was AWESOME! How awesome? Well, there were “over 620 vendors exhibiting candy snacks over…