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  • How to Have a Holly Jolly Christmas This Year

    We’re five days away from Christmas so I’ll keep things brief today. The holidays can be a crazy, stressful, and hectic time for many of us. Between shopping for the perfect gifts, figuring out what to make, cooking, cleaning, working full-time, things can get a little overwhelming. And because we’re so busy, this time usually flies by too. You’re probably

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  • How to Tackle Your New Year’s Resolution Before Dec. 31st

    It’s not that I don’t believe in making New Year’s resolutions or anything, it’s just that nothing changes from December 31st to January 1st, except for the calendar date. Just because the date changes doesn’t mean we’re any more disciplined and different than yesterday. This stuff takes time and consistent hard work. And let’s not kid ourselves – we tend

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  • The 3 Things That Changed My Fitness Game For the Better

    I don’t mean to toot my own horn or say this as a humble brag but I’ve been crushing my fitness goals lately. I go to the gym 6-7 days per week and even go on holidays and during vacation. I plan ahead, pack accordingly, and rarely let excuses get in my way. And I’ve never felt better. So why

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  • 8 Plant-Based Recipes That Will Make You Forget Meat & Dairy Exist

    It’s been almost 25 weeks since I re-started my plant-based journey and one of the things I knew I had to do differently from my first try was to use more recipes instead of trying to create my own concoctions. When I was cooking with meat and dairy, I could create dishes in a few seconds. I would throw things

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  • The Powerful Reason Why Being Happy is Not Enough These Days

    What do you think makes people unhappy? A horrible upbringing? An unfulfilled career or marriage? Lack of confidence? You could insert so many answers here. But I’d guess that 99% of them would be wrong. Luckily, I’m sharing the correct answer in today’s article. It’s one that I stumbled upon thanks to Emily Esfahani Smith’s amazing Ted Talk., Her message

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  • You Need This to Have a Good Life, According to Science

    75 years ago, researchers decided to track the lives of 724 men throughout their lifetime to see what it takes to live a good life. (btw, this study is still going strong after 75+ years) One of the questions they wanted to answer was: what keeps us healthy and happy as we go through life? The 4th Director of this

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  • How to Shift From a “Can’t” Mentality to “I Got This”

    Does this sound like you? I can’t work out, I don’t have the time. I tried diets and healthy eating before and I just can’t seem to make it work. Whenever I’m around chocolate or sweets, I can’t control myself. I can’t afford to do that. Did you spot the recurring theme of “can’t” in those statements? It turns out,

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  • 66 Quotes That Will Definitely Get Your Butt in Gear

    Do you ever feel stuck? Maybe it started out as a bad day that spiraled into a bad week or maybe the last few months were rough. Or maybe you just have this gut instinct that you’re in a rut where you don’t feel like your usual self — you’re exhausted yet wired at the same time, and you just

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  • What the Health: My Final Nudge to Go Plant-Based… Again

    Full disclosure: I’m usually the last person in the world to watch anything popular on TV. I get major ADD and can barely sit through a movie. But this time was different. I kept hearing the hype all over Facebook and it totally piqued my interest. The “it” I’m referring to is a recently launched Netflix documentary called What the Health.

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  • Want To Be Happy? Stop Doing These 3 Things

    If you pay close enough attention, you’ll see that the Universe is constantly sending you little reminders. Some are obvious. While others require more nudging. This little red book was the nudge I didn’t know I needed. To backtrack a bit, before I stepped into Barnes and Noble, I wasn’t looking for any books in particular. The only problem I

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  • What I Learned from Going 100 Days Alcohol-Free

    How many times have you woken up after a night of drinking and felt like total shit? You vow that you’ll never touch that stuff again as the pounding sensation in your head intensifies. Maybe you’ve even experienced these crappy feelings after one or two glasses of wine. The morning after is just awful. You wake up: Feeling sluggish and

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  • Stressed to the max? Your Diet is Making Things Worse

    Does this sound like you? When I wake up, I feel exhausted instead of refreshed Coffee is my fuel of choice, at least two cups per day too My mind never stops racing. I’m constantly thinking about what’s stressing me out. I’m trying to eat healthy but I’m too stressed out Work has me overworked and tired. I have no

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