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thoughts: be your authentic self

It’s Friday!! What a great time to reflect on the week, month, and year we’ve had so far. It’s July 20th, and we are officially half way through 2018! Honestly, these days it seems like years fly by. Friday’s are my favorite day to wrap up loose ends, think about the week I’ve had, and […]

July 20, 2018

Health & Wellness, The Good Stuff

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thoughts: be mindful of you

Alright, today I’m talking about mindfulness. Not mindfulness of staying in the present moment and taking in all the beauty around us (although that’s pretty great, too). I’m talking about being mindful of yourself. Being mindful of your thoughts, your words, and your actions. Just about the only three things we are actually in control of. […]

June 25, 2018

Health & Wellness, The Good Stuff

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safe tips to handle a cold & cough during pregnancy

For the past 14 days, I’ve had a terrible chest cold. I’m talking 14 days of no appetite, low energy, hoarse voice, congestion and a cough that just about made my boyfriend switch bedrooms. I tried so many different methods (all belly bump safe) to prevent that nasty beast from trying to take up permanent […]

June 8, 2018

Health & Wellness, Motherhood

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what living with anxiety disorder really looks like

By now, everybody knows the internet loves when we share our “highlight reel”. Perfectly staged meals, curated outfits, and sculpted, toned mid-sections. We’ve gotten to a place where we only feel comfortable letting people see the ‘perfect’ us. Which means, often times, we find ourselves hiding our shadow selves. Like the days when we struggle […]

February 14, 2018

Health & Wellness

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The Three Juice Recipes You Didn’t Know You Needed

When I decided to compete for Miss Alaska USA, I knew I was going to have to do something that would boost my immune system, and give me more energy. Juicing sounded like the perfect way to restore my health by allowing me to add more fruits and vegetables into my diet.  I was first […]

February 13, 2018

Bites, Health & Wellness

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How I Found My Yoga Practice

On October 18, 2013, I was scouring Netflix for a documentary to watch. At the time, I was living with my parents, relaxing next to their fire place with too much time on my hands. Alas, a documentary caught my eye. It was called, “Yoga Is.” The film was about a young woman who was […]

January 2, 2018

Health & Wellness

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10 Remedies For A Migraine Sufferer

Is it Saturday? Or maybe, it’s already Sunday? It doesn’t matter. None of it matters when I have a migraine. The sensitivity to light, pressure behind my eyes and forehead, paired with the nausea and general worn out feeling has me spending this weekend in my darkened room.  Accepting the fact that I have a […]

October 11, 2017

Health & Wellness

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My Weightloss Journey: How I lost 30 lbs.

After competing in Miss Alaska USA, and debuting my body in a swimsuit, a lot of my friends wanted to know what I did to accomplish my results. The short version boils down to weights and salad. The other version starts a few years, and a “few” pounds prior. How Did I Get Here: Luckily, […]

July 11, 2017

Health & Wellness

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Spring Bowl: Pear & Blue Cheese Brussells Sprouts

The perfect Spring side dish. Warm Blue Cheese over Brussels Sprouts and Bartlett Pears. I love spring! Especially since we have been living in a freezing cold ice box for the last 7 months. No more hearty stews and heavy meals. It’s finally time for seasonal fruits and fresh veggies. Disclaimer: this recipe might not […]

April 16, 2017

Bites, Health & Wellness

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