Free Yourself From The Prison Of Approval

Free Yourself From The Prison Of Approval

This is a very important blog for me to write because I see so many people living miserable lives and I used to be one of them. My people-pleasing-empathetic tendencies held me captive most of my life - committing to things I didn't want to do, staying in relationships and jobs longer than I should have, silencing my thoughts for fear of hurting someone's feelings.

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Review: BIOHM Probiotic

Review: BIOHM Probiotic

So, probiotics. This is a confusing topic to many, and one of the most common things I get asked about. I’d say we’ve reached epidemic levels of digestive problems. Given my personal health issues stem from digestive imbalances - SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), food intolerances, and hampered immunity - I spend a lot of time researching products and studies in this arena.

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When All Your Beautiful Plans Go To Shit

When All Your Beautiful Plans Go To Shit

I feel uniquely qualified to write this blog, and not just because I just finished watching Dirty Dancing for the 7,294th time. And actually, I lied. Not about Dirty Dancing - I would never do that - but about being uniquely qualified. I'm no more qualified to write this than my neighbor, or my mom, or that guy walking his dog in front of my window, or you. Do you know anyone whose life has gone according to plan? Probably not. And if so, they're probably too perfect and annoying to be actual friends with. But what about when it goes. really. really. wrong?

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Top 5 Most Repurchased Vitacost Items (Plus How To Maximize Savings!)

Top 5 Most Repurchased Vitacost Items (Plus How To Maximize Savings!)

Unless you have stumbled upon this blog from outer space and have never seen even one post of mine, then I won't need to remind you what a raging fan I am of the online health store Vitacost. I think it's been about three years that I've been single handedly keeping Vitacost in business. Ok, maybe not singlehandedly because a few other people have caught on... details, people. Details.

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5 Realities Of Self-Employment: Is It For You?

5 Realities Of Self-Employment: Is It For You?

It's currently 10 am on Monday and I'm sitting in my sweats, wearing a charcoal face mask, catching up on Modern Family and shoveling chocolate chips in my mouth. Could substitute Monday for: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. But life wasn't always this glamorous, friends. Could substitute glamorous for: magical. I spent years shuffling around from one corporate job to the next, just hoping, trying to find my place in that unspeakably pointless, life-zapping rat race. 

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Gluten Free Eating Chicago: River North

Gluten Free Eating Chicago: River North

The urban + artsy River North area of Chicago is one of my favorites. Let me begin this blog with my most professional food blogger sounding summary. Located right across from the Loop and bordering the Magnificent Mile, River North is a trendy and growing neighborhood that has become one of my go-to healthy eating areas of Chicago. I have also found it to be the easiest to navigate for gluten free eating. And since I'm artsy, I love the creative current running through River North, as many of its abandoned warehouses have converted to artist studios boasting a vibrant art and design scene.

That was way too stuffy for me. 

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