Detox Your Life With Activated Charcoal

  I originally wrote this article (5 Surprising Ways To Use The Detoxifying Power Of Activated Charcoal) for Mind Body Green, but wanted to share the full things here (with links) because I felt it was important for my readers … Continue reading

12 Ways To Invite Kindness Into Your Life

Being a human can be a difficult and lonely experience at times. We all endure tragedies, setbacks, sadness, or being too busy to appreciate life. I get it, because I'm a struggling human, too.   Have you ever noticed that … Continue reading

What I Learned From Weighing 300 Pounds

As someone who spent the first 25 years of her life as a plus-sized individual, I can tell you firsthand how often plus-sized people are scrutinized and frowned upon by the general public and media. Most of the judgments and … Continue reading

8 Signs Your Friend Is Sabotaging Your Health Goals

How many times have you tried to make a healthy new habit stick only to find yourself on the couch one week later, chowing down on ice cream and drinking wine with your best friend? Making any sort of meaningful … Continue reading

Why Losing Weight Helped Me To Become A Better Wife

I recenlty wrote this article over at MindBodyGreen about how Losing Weight Helped Me To Become A Better Wife. Check it out if you're interested how a person really changes about a sustained weight-loss!     Did you enjoy this … Continue reading

What I Wish I Could Tell The Chubby Girl I Used To Be

Being a mentor for at-risk elementary and middle school children for the last three years, I’ve noticed that they tend to have the same difficulties I had growing up. I was chubby during my entire childhood and weighed 140 pounds in … Continue reading

Why Running Isn’t So Swell If You Want To Lose Weight

Health enthusiasts often look to weight-loss success stories for motivation to fuel their own transformation or to keep their motivational flame sparked. But, many folks find themselves becoming discouraged when they realize that some of these success stories include formerly … Continue reading

25 Life Lessons I’ve Learned From Losing 125 Pounds

It’s been my experience over the last five years that you don’t just lose 125 pounds without discovering some seriously deep stuff about yourself. Here are 25 life lessons I’ve taken away from my own health journey: 1. My past does not … Continue reading

8 Tips To Stay Healthy When You’re Crazy Busy

I’ve been an adult college student for the last four years, so I know what it’s like to be a responsible adult student trying to keep up with kids half her age while staying healthy at the same time. It … Continue reading