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Health, Lifestyle, Motivation, Nutrition, Stress, Wellness

Wellness Wednesday Favorites – Part 2

I’m blown away by all of the heartfelt comments and messages I received from my previous post! Your kind words mean the world to me. As promised, here are five more of my favorite posts from over the years. 10 Simple Alternatives to New Year’s Resolutions 3 Breathing Exercises to Ease Stress 3 Must-Haves for Your Kitchen Nature, Yoga ……

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Lifestyle, Motivation, Nutrition, Weight Loss, Wellness

Wellness Wednesday Favorites – Part 1

Well friends, after nearly a decade of writing Wellness Wednesday, it’s time for me to say goodbye. What started as a simple “we should start a blog” conversation in 2013 has evolved into countless posts and one of the most supportive communities I’ve ever known. I’m so grateful for all of my readers who kept me writing and sharing, even…

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Lifestyle, Recipes

Thanksgiving Leftover Quesadilla Recipe

With Thanksgiving just days away, this week’s Wellness Wednesday is dedicated to one of my favorite parts of the holiday — the leftovers! The below recipe for a Thanksgiving Leftover Quesadilla is a contemporary take on classic and seasonal favors. Leftover turkey and cranberry sauce are folded in a tortilla with shredded cheese and grilled to melty perfection. Ingredients 1…

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Featured, Health, Nutrition

Curious About the Low FODMAP Diet? Do a Gut Check

This blog originally ran in August 2019 and features registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Lori Lehnert as a special guest blogger. Abdominal pain, bloating, constant gassiness, diarrhea and constipation are not exactly everyone’s favorite topics to discuss in public. However, they are things you should be talking about with your healthcare team if you experience these symptoms—especially if they interfere…

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Health, Stress, Wellness

3 Breathing Exercises to Ease Stress

Pause for a moment and take a deep breath in through your nose, and out through your mouth. Close your eyes and repeat this two more times, focusing on slow and controlled breaths. Sometimes in our pursuit of health and wellness, it can be easy to overcomplicate things. But something as simple as setting aside a few moments to focus…

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News, Nutrition, Stress

Celebrating Vegetarian Awareness Month

October is Vegetarian Awareness Month and the perfect time to explore what it means to follow this type of nutrition plan. According to research from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, vegetarian diets are healthful and may even help prevent various conditions including ischemic heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and certain types of cancer. Different levels of vegetarian styles…

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Lifestyle, News, Nutrition, Recipes

4 Foods You Might Find at a Fall Farmers Market (And What to Do With Them)

One thing I’m very grateful for in my new city is only living a few short miles from one of the best farmers markets in the country. The Dane County Farmers Market is a Madison staple and the perfect way to spend a Saturday morning. Plus, local in-season produce tends to be fresher, more nutritious and cheaper than food shipped…

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Nutrition, Recipes

4 Unique Ways to Get Your Pumpkin Fix

It’s that time of year again, friends. No, not the official start of fall. No, not football season. ‘Tis the season for pumpkin spice everything! And, yes, I know that the whole pumpkin spice thing has gotten out of control (I recently came across pumpkin spice cake mix … for dogs). But it’s silly and fun little things like this…

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