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Add this one food to your diet to feel better fast

Happy May! Can you believe we’re almost to summer?! It’s gorgeous – and yes, sunny (!) – here in Seattle and I’m preparing for a month-long trip back east to spend some time in NYC, Washington, DC, and Virginia (where I’ll be speaking at my University of Virginia reunion…wahoo-wa! ;). Maybe I’ll see you there? […]

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What to do when self sabotage gets in the way of change

I’ve had this weird feeling the past few days…like something’s about to change. Like something’s ready to shift in my life, but I have no idea what. I thought I was imagining things until my friend Kathy – who is, like me, equal parts logic (she literally used to work as a rocket scientist for […]

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3 lies we tell ourselves about being healthy

Don’t you just love that little voice in your head? The one that tells you “It’s too hard, don’t even try.” “Who are YOU to want to be healthy/ skinny/ successful/ adored/ brilliant/ flexible/ strong?” “You’re totally fine the way you are. Just be happy.” (Well, that one’s kinda true…but I digress.) That voice is full […]

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Easy food upgrades for a healthier diet

I got this email from a new reader the other day: “I’m a picky eater and am probably an unhealthy eater. I need to open my mind to new foods and eating habits to get back on a healthy path.” First of all, yay that she’s decided to up her game with food! Making that […]

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How to do a spring cleanse without cleansing

Spring is cleansing season. EVERYONE is “doing a cleanse”! While I appreciate the idea of a cleanse, I’m not a fan of ultra-restrictive ways of eating…even for short periods of time. I am, however, a fan of consciously cleaning up my diet every once in a while. It’s easy to go down the path of […]

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3 steps to get unstuck with your health goals

I’ve noticed something in my conversations with people about their health… It’s really easy to default to “good enough” when it comes to the way we feel every day. “Yeah, my stomach is upset a lot and it keeps me from going out to dinner or other social events with my friends and family, but […]

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5 moments of inspiration for reducing stress

Every once in a while, I do these posts that I think of as “pure inspiration.” They tend to happen when I’m so overloaded and in need of inspiration that I seek it in every little thing. I become so present in my busy-ness that I notice things that just sort of float by me […]

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Crazy Good Green Smoothie

I declare smoothie season officially OPEN!!! Some people drink smoothies all year, but I just can’t get on board with the icy goodness until spring. I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen the past few days and wanted to share what I think might be the best green smoothie recipe ever created (if I do say so […]

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7 whole grains you could be eating besides brown rice

I don’t know about you, but I’m a little tired of eating brown rice all the time. I mean, I dig whole grains and their energy-packed nutrition; but a girl needs VARIETY! If you’re in a brown rice rut – or if whole grains are a whole new world to you – check out my […]

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3 recipes for busy people from Gwyneth Paltrow

I picked up a copy of Gwyneth Paltrow’s It’s All Good cookbook a few months after it was released last year and thought “Okay, Gwyneth. Show me what you got.” I wasn’t expecting much, but I have to admit that – after about six months of experimenting with it – It’s All Good has become one […]

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