Archive for the ‘Wellness’ Category

Ever Have Food Guilt? Food Guilt No More Review + #Giveaway

May 25, 2015 at 6:36 am
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Ever have food guilt? What is food guilt? Author Lindsay Smith describes a scenario of self punishing thoughts around food when preparing for a fun, social occasion. She describes dieting before hand, mentally running through the last failed attempt at moderation at a party and self defeating thoughts. Then, she gets to the party and one cookie sends her healthy eating plan into a downward…

Are You an Upholder Like Me?

May 24, 2015 at 8:49 am

Gretchen Rubin who wrote the awesome book, The Happiness Project, is out with a new book called Better Than Before*. Her emphasis is “how to make good habits and break bad ones.” In the new book, she identifies twenty-two strategies that we can use to change our habits. I just finished it and really liked how she has strategies for tackling habits and how they are customized…

Bearded Brothers Go BOLD #Giveaway

May 18, 2015 at 6:16 am
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I first saw Bearded Brothers bars on a trip to Austin, TX a few years ago. They looked awesome – simple ingredients and packed with nutrients. I tried samples from Yumvelope. Then I got in touch with them, got samples and hosted a review + giveaway. Recently, I was introduced to new flavors and sampled all of them again at the Allergen Free Cooking Session…

Snack Powerfully with Super Pop! Bars #Giveaway

May 11, 2015 at 6:12 am
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I love when a friend recommends a great product to me – especially when it is delicious and nutritious! Running pal, Jamie, introduced me to Melissa and Super Pop! Protein Nut Butter Bars. Melissa, an LA mom started Super Pop! in Los Angeles with a healthy popcorn business. She then started making popcorn based healthy snack bars. She later switched popcorn to puffed quinoa and…

ICU (Not the Intensive Care Kind!)

May 7, 2015 at 6:03 am

It is not often that a blog post idea hits me in a work meeting – at least not while I am actually paying attention. I work on a health care transparency software product and we are adding behavioral health into our platform. In addition to provider and cost search, we are discussing teletherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy programs, too. My customer (a large midwest…

Make Kindness The New Normal

April 30, 2015 at 5:46 am

Experience Life Magazine is on a mission to “make kindness the norm!” Join me and register for their week-long kindness challenge.  Throughout the week of May 4th, you’ll receive emails with thoughtful tips for practicing greater compassion. Participate to be kinder AND for a chance to win KIND bars! Another win-win. They also had a great article this month called the Power of Kindness. I…

Go Bananas with Barnana – Review + #Giveaway

April 27, 2015 at 6:43 am
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I travel a lot and try to get my fruits and veggies, and eat real food, on the go. I have also had one too many squashed bananas! My problem was solved when I found Barnana. Barnana is an all natural, raw (dehydrated), organic, Non-GMO, gluten free, vegan “super potassium snack.” The original flavor has exactly one ingredient: organic bananas. They taste delicious and are…