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What’s the big deal with protein anyway?

Protein this, protein that… It seems if you talk to anyone long enough and the conversation turns to health the word protein pops up almost immediately. Why do we all care about it so much and what does it really do for us? Here’s my version. The version I’ve lived. Why is protein important and…

Risk It & Choose Love!

Choosing to LOVE After Loss! I know, I know, it’s Valentine’s week. We should be talking about butterflies and rainbows, hearts and happy things. I promise, we’ll get there but first things first. I heard this phrase this week and it makes so much sense that I wanted to share it with you. “There is…

The Best Tasting Frosted Sugar Cookie Cutout Recipe

 LOVE is Sweet! In celebration of LOVE and Valentine’s Day I’m sharing my favorite homemade sugar cookie cutout recipe with you all. It comes from a recipe that’s been passed among my family and friends probably my entire life. I’ve tweaked it over the years and it’s pretty close to perfect now. This is definitely my…

5 Best Snacks To Have With You When You Travel

Let’s face it, we’re all more susceptible to overeating when we travel. Our routines are off and there are so many opportunities to eat out (maybe even all the opportunities) it makes it difficult for even the most determined of us to stay on track. Lucky for us though, with a little planning and preparation…

Let’s Celebrate… I Launched My Blog!

I did it! If you’re reading this, I finally launched my blog. I’ve only been dreaming and planning it for six years, yeah, s-i-x years. Shesh already. I realize as with everything else in life, nothing is perfect, and there will never be the perfect time to do something. You just gotta dive in and…