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Category Archives: Stress

Celebrating Vegetarian Awareness Month

a variety of vegan protein sources

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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A Quick Reminder to Focus on the Present

focus on the present by letting a butterfly lay on your hand

I write this still riding the high of our city’s beloved Milwaukee Bucks winning their first championship in 50 years. I say “our city” despite having moved to Madison in May; Milwaukee will always be another home. One of my … Continue reading

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Spring Clean Your Healthy Lifestyle by Getting Rid of These 3 Things

Welcome Spring graphic

Signs that spring is here to stay and that summer isn’t far behind are coming to life everywhere you look. Some of us may not be feeling our usual “spring cheer” … and that’s okay. The last year has brought unprecedented challenges … Continue reading

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3 Questions to Think About Before 2021

wooden blocks flipping to the 2021 new year

I cooked my very first turkey last week. After watching videos, chatting with my grandma on her self-proclaimed “turkey tip hotline,” and carefully following all of the steps, my first bird was a success! The meat was perfectly cooked, we … Continue reading

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Nature, Yoga … and Goats

goats on yoga mat

This week, I’m excited to have TOPS Marketing Manager, Kimberly Greene, as my special guest blogger. Warm weather days here in Wisconsin are limited—Wisconsinites know that we need to get outside and maximize the sunshine. So why not get creative … Continue reading

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What Does Your “New Normal” Look Like?

woman connecting virtually with family

After a long hiatus, it feels good to be back writing Wellness Wednesday. But I have to admit that it also feels, for lack of a better way to put it, a little weird. Normally, I’m eager to share tips … Continue reading

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Finding Peace in an Uncertain Time

walking through the woods

It’s tough to write this week, since everything feels so insignificant compared to what’s happening in the world. But I’m just trying to do my best in finding small bits of normalcy every day. At the risk of sounding cliché, … Continue reading

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Making a Healthy Change? Don’t Do These 3 Things

The holidays have come and gone, and a new year is here. It’s also that time when dieting advice is everywhere you turn … even if you didn’t ask for it. While I typically like to focus on what to … Continue reading

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The Power of Gratitude

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of meeting Gladys who lives across the hall from one of my good friends. While I was visiting my friend for her birthday, Gladys invited us in to her apartment to meet with … Continue reading

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