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My Journey With Generalized Anxiety, Why I Said “No” To Anxiety Meds & How I Cope With My Anxiety Naturally

My Journey With Generalized Anxiety, Why I Said “No” To Anxiety Meds & How I Cope With My Anxiety Naturally

My Journey With Generalized Anxiety, Why I Said “No” To Anxiety Meds & How I Cope With My Anxiety Naturally Why I Said “No” To Meds I have diagnosed generalized anxiety. It’s out in the open & I’m not afraid to admit it. It’s a […]

Why Toast Doesn’t Have To Scare You Anymore & How To Make Healthier Creamy Nutella

Why Toast Doesn’t Have To Scare You Anymore & How To Make Healthier Creamy Nutella

When I started recovery, I remember the days I woke up dreading getting out of bed because it meant “MEAL PLAN ON”. It meant I had to eat breakfast. I couldn’t skip it or pretend I ate. I couldn’t prepare the food, play around with […]

My Tips To Incorporate More Veggies Into Your Life

My Tips To Incorporate More Veggies Into Your Life

Don’t love veggies but want to incorporate more of them into your life? I gotchu! Here are some ways to make eating veggies a bit easier, even if you don’t love ’em! steam zucchini, cauliflower, broccoli, sweet potato or butternut squash, let cool, freeze the […]

Oh You’re Plant-Based… But Where Do You Get Your Protein?

Oh You’re Plant-Based… But Where Do You Get Your Protein?

Q: “Oh you’re plant-based?” A: “Yep!” Q: “But where do you get your protein?” A: I wont’t lie, when I didn’t know much about what a plant-based lifestyle entailed, I was super skeptical about how on earth it was possible to get enough protein! At the […]

Why I Love My Plant-Based Lifestyle

Why I Love My Plant-Based Lifestyle

One of the things I absolutely love about a plant-based lifestyle is the quantity of food! My meals are always full of delicious, nutritious foods rich in vitamins & minerals & since plant foods are less dense & heavy, I get to eat so many different […]

To Carb Or Not To Carb Pre-Workout… That Is The Question.

To Carb Or Not To Carb Pre-Workout… That Is The Question.

Knowing what to eat & what not to eat before a workout can be tricky, especially if you’re new to the game & you haven’t had a chance to test the waters yet. The punchline is that you should eat what makes you feel your […]

Why Food Doesn’t Determine Your Success Or Failure.

Why Food Doesn’t Determine Your Success Or Failure.

When I was little, I associated success with convincing my parents to get me a new Barbie & failure with falling off my bike. As I grew up, success & failure became about academic accomplishments, aspirations & relationships. When I got sick, success & failure […]

Why Your Recovery Is Entirely Up To YOU – If You Want It, Go After It – Chase It!

Why Your Recovery Is Entirely Up To YOU – If You Want It, Go After It – Chase It!

The most difficult thing about ANY mental illness is that recovery is ENTIRELY up to YOU. It’s not like waking up one day & having an epiphany that you aren’t happy in a relationship & ending it in hopes to find someone better; it’s not […]

Why Your Busy Schedule Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Meal Prep

Why Your Busy Schedule Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Meal Prep

Many of us tend to use our busy schedule as an excuse for why we don’t have time to meal prep! Life can get pretty hectic. But add a sluggish-feeling body to the sometimes stressful mania of everyday life & you have a recipe for […]

Let’s Get Personal: My Shower Care Routine a.k.a. Keepin’ It PG!

Let’s Get Personal: My Shower Care Routine a.k.a. Keepin’ It PG!

Let’s get personal (but keep it PG) with MY SHOWER ROUTINE! ATIVO SKINCARE SHAMPOO: Made with chamomile, aloe, shea butter, ginkgo & green tea, it repairs, nourishes, hydrates & strengthens hair & makes it shiny & soft! I also find my hair gets greasy less […]