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How to Make and Keep New Friends

When I first moved to Chicago in 2010, I didn’t have any friends in …

When I first moved to Chicago in 2010, I didn’t have any friends in the city. Except Buddy, of course. To make things even more interesting, I also worked for myself from home and could have easily gone days without any human interaction. And sometimes I did. I had no choice but to …

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November Paleo Challenge

After two weeks in Paris and Italy and more Pizza than I’ve ever …

After two weeks in Paris and Italy and more Pizza than I’ve ever consumed in my entire life, it’s time for a Paleo challenge. I did one a few years ago and felt great (and bonus – I was leaner than I’ve ever been). Skinny is NOT the goal. I …

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Recipes

20 Paleo Recipes to Make This Summer

Do you find yourself constantly pinning seasonal recipes you plan on whipping up …

Do you find yourself constantly pinning seasonal recipes you plan on whipping up for your next soirée but then never actually taking the time to go through Pinterest to make them? Or to actually host a soirée? Me too, guys. Me too. Here’s a list of everything I actually want …

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7 Ways to Get in Better Shape

My favorite new workout and how I'm finally getting it together.

My favorite new workout and how I'm finally getting it together.

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Getting My Diet and Workout Routine Back on Track

Earlier this year, I had my skin checked by my dermatologist, a complete …

Earlier this year, I had my skin checked by my dermatologist, a complete physical, and a consult with a nutritionist. There’s diabetes...

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Start Your Year Off Right With These Healthy Paleo Snacks

Since I try to avoid dairy, grains, and sugar–something I haven’t been the …

Since I try to avoid dairy, grains, and sugar–something I haven’t been the best at, lately– I’ll try anything that might check the boxes when it comes to a healthy snack. After trying what feels like almost everything, here’s what you’ll find in my pantry or tote bag when I’m heading …

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Gifts that Workout

The past few years, my friends have often gifted activewear to me knowing …

The past few years, my friends have often gifted activewear to me knowing it’s something I’ll enjoy using every day. And with the holiday season upon us, it’s something I really enjoy giving my friends and family (and myself, too). I love candles as much as the next girl, but you can’t …

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Self Improvement

5 Ways to End the Year Healthier

My recent move downtown inspired me to start start walking again–something I haven’t done …

My recent move downtown inspired me to start start walking again–something I haven’t done since moving to Chicago six years ago. So I teamed up with Amazfit to share a few things I’m doing to end 2016 a little healthier. To make sure I walk 10,000 steps each day, track how I’m sleeping, …

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The Wake Up Call That Changed the Way I Take Care of My Skin

It's National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and summer is just around the corner, …

It's National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and summer is just around the corner, so I thought now would be a good time to talk about the moment in 2011 that made me realize how important sun safety and regular dermatology appointments really are to all of us.

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Getting Fit for Summer (and life)

Years ago, I drank the CrossFit/paleo kool-aid and poured it all over the …

Years ago, I drank the CrossFit/paleo kool-aid and poured it all over the internet, so it’s not surprising that even though I quit a year-and-a-half ago, people still ask if I’m doing both. Before I talk about what am doing these days, I want to talk about why I quit. Because …

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A Year Without CrossFit

A year + ago, anyone who knew me, met me briefly, or followed …

A year + ago, anyone who knew me, met me briefly, or followed me on social media knew I was obsessed with all things CrossFit and paleo. I posted my PRs, paleo meals, ONLY ordered paleo food, checked in at the gym, and #’d the sh*t out of anything health related. #paleoprevails …

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The Whole30

A few years ago I was sort of obsessed with all things paleo …

A few years ago I was sort of obsessed with all things paleo and CrossFit. If you read my blog or followed me on instagram, you knew all about it, and I’d like to offer my sincere apologies. I realize how annoying I was and I’m sorry. Live and learn, right? I’m …

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