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Lifestyle, Stress, Wellness

Nourish Yourself … Without Taking a Bite

Nourishment is natural. But it also comes in myriad forms. Too often, food is the ‘default’ reward we crave — or a quick source of comfort on a stressful day. Choices that, left unchecked, can trigger unhealthy behaviors and negative feelings if we over-indulge. The next time you’re craving a little TLC, try one of these nourishing activities instead of…

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Lifestyle, Motivation, Recipes, Wellness

Tips to Stay on Track (Now That 2022 Is No Longer the ‘New Year’)

Sticking to wellness goals often goes quite well for the first few weeks of a new year. But it’s also equally common to start feeling less motivated as February gets underway. Take this proactive approach for staying on track over the weeks ahead: Remember that food affects mood. So avoid the trap of emotional eating as a short-term distraction from…

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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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making use of Thanksgiving leftovers with a quesadilla
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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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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