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Wellness Wednesday Favorites – Part 2

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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 … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday Favorites – Part 1

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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 … Continue reading

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10 Mini Meals for When You Don’t Feel Like Cooking

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Sometimes you just don’t feel like cooking. And maybe “sometimes” is more like “all the time,” and that’s okay too. I love to cook, but occasionally the thought of prepping, dirtying pots and pans, and cleaning the kitchen sounds terrible. … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Leftover Quesadilla Recipe

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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. … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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3 Breathing Exercises to Ease Stress

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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 … Continue reading

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Celebrating Vegetarian Awareness Month

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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 … Continue reading

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

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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