Labels, Fitting in, and Being True to Yourself

labels, fitting in, and being true to yourself

I was listening to an episode of The Balance Blonde’s Soul on Fire Podcast with Mary Beth LaRue (ep 23) and they made an interesting point about labels.  They brought up this Instagram post by Sophe Jaffe which conveys the message that we should be living for ourselves, not for others.  If we are doing what feels right, yet, we have to explain our thoughts and behaviors to those around us, there is something wrong in that situation.  The insecurity we feel over what others will think weighs too heavily on our opinion of ourselves.  Consequently, when we try to explain ourselves to others, we use labels to justify our way of thinking.  Pre-set normative stereotypes might be a little part of what we are but they aren’t all that we are.  Read more

How to Reduce Added Sugar in Your Life: Part 2 Whole Food Sources

how tor educe sugar part 2

Welcome to Part 2!  On my last post I described my suggestions for how to begin reducing sugar.  See the full post for details but, to recap: we want to avoid added sources of sugar and ideally try a week without any added sweeteners.   Whether or not you have yet tried a sugar detox, this post might be helpful.  Whole foods are the best and ideal alternative to added-sugar foods that allow us to intake sugar in a balanced manner. 

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Sweet Potato Cinnamon Peach Smoothie

sweet potato cinnamon peach smoothie

I’m such a fan of sweet potato.  I used to eat whole sweet potatoes all by myself, multiple times a week, every week.  Oh, the good days.  Now, I sync food with my cycle phases so I mostly consume sweet potatoes during my luteal phase.  The more I cycle-sync, the more I’ve adapted my cravings to phase appropriate foods.  So, this shake is a mash-up of WomanCode recommended luteal foods like sweet potato, cauliflower, and peach.  More deets about cycle-syncing here, but you don’t need to follow WomanCode to enjoy this smoothie! Read more

August Wrap-Up: Favorites from the Month

august favorites

This post is coming to you hot! 🔥 So hot that I literally just finished writing this the moment before it went live.  Basically, I almost skipped writing an August favorites post until I realized that August has 31 days!  Huzzah!  That extra day gave me the time I needed to coagulate all of my favorite things from food, entertainment, and more!  What have I been so busy with that I couldn’t write my favorites down?  I can’t tell you all quite yet!  Call me superstitious but I just like to get my ducks in a line before I make any announcements. 

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