Pumpkin Coconut Treat Bars

pumpkin coconut treat bars

Pumpkin Spice and everything nice is what makes fall feel like FALL for me.  Please, hold the eye roll.  Evidently, the internet is all hyped about fall these days but let me tell you: I’ve been a fan of fall before it was trendy.  Yes, I went there. Fall holds meaning for me even without the glamorized PSL which may actually have a new flavor competitor around—see here.  Basically, winter and spring are almost nonexistent in southern California.  And summer?  No thank you, 120 degree weather.  Read more

Peanut Power Cookie Skillet

peanut power cookie skillet

What do you guys look for in friends? Personally I look for qualities like: day people as opposed to night owls. Also, my friends need to be accepting and at least slightly interested in the same indie romance movies as myself. Oh, and they must love peanut butter. Hmm am I being too particular? Maybe that’s why it’s just me at home eating this skillet cookie…

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Storytime: How I Lost My Period and Got it Back + My 3 Tips!

my period story

I used to be the girl with the perfect period. In my school years, my friends would talk about missing periods, backaches, cramps, acne, and other uncomfortable period symptoms. My period would come and go in a few short days but I never had problems. Until a few years ago, when I lost my period.

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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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