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Whole 30 Day 12

I thought I’d have so much more time to sit and write about my Whole 30 experience this month and it’s already Day 12! Time is going by quicker than I feared, but not because the Whole 30 plan is “no big deal.” It’s taken a lot of effort, daily, if not hourly, but it’s now becoming a new normal. And more importantly, it’s giving me the time and space I needed to give to so many other things!

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Whole 30 Day 4

Completing a Whole 30 doesn’t have to be as daunting, scary, or difficult as you imagined. I put off completing my first program for almost a year before I really understood that I was craving food FREEDOM more than I was craving FOOD. On Day 4, I share my experience thus far and some of my favorite meal ideas.

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Everything I Learned on Day 1 of My First Whole 30

I love enjoying my food, but I don’t love when I look forward to certain foods (or drinks) more than other parts of my day, when I look to them for comfort or distraction, or spend more energy and time debating on whether or not to have them than it takes me to write a post like this. I’m so excited to start this Whole 30 journey and share it with you!

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Every Reason I'm Doing the Whole 30 - and it's NOT to Lose Weight

About a year or two ago, I “hated” the idea of the Whole 30. It was too strict, too temporary, unrealistic, and unnecessary. Plus, I didn’t really “want” to lose weight at the time, so it didn’t apply to me.

Fast forward to a few months ago, I listened to the stories, I researched the science, and I understood that completing an actual Whole 30, even though it can result in weight loss for some people, was really about so much more.

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Embrace Your Summer "Pitta" With These Cooling Ayurveda Tips

Even if you’re a superfood-eating, yoga-practicing, stress-free superstar, there may be a few “healthy” practices you have that you can improve based on your dosha.

Do the words burned-out, hot-headed, fired up, irritable, or rash sound familiar to you? These words also reflect imbalances that are caused by excess heat in the body. Ayurveda calls this heat “Pitta.”

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Wine Not?

No one is campaigning for ice cream Monday's or cheez-it Thursday’s. Right? But wine Wednesday’s... wine socials... wine everything ... is EVERYWHERE! It’s no wonder you always have it in your head and the lady you pass at the grocery store (nah, ladies) always have it in their cart. We live in a wine culture. It’s on every TV show, podcast, commercial.

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Are you suffering from Imposter Syndrome?

Imposter Syndrome is when, regardless of how well you perform at something or your credentials, you fear that those around you are going to judge you or "call you out" on not knowing what you're talking about. That you're a fraud. That you're actually not good at all at what you do. Prior to listening to this podcast episode, I don't think I would have used this phrase to describe myself. After it, I was easily convinced.

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Preparing for My First WHOLE30 This Summer

I write this post with a lot of emotion because regardless of what I look like or what YOU think I look like or what YOU think I eat, I am frustrated. I'm frustrated when I don't know what I "can" or "should" eat so I'll feel my best. I'm frustrated when I feel like I should pass on something and I give in and eat it anyway (and then am annoyed because of it)...

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The Hardest Part About Being a Health Coach (It's Not What You'd Think)

Sometimes my clients are inconsistent or we disagree. But that’s not the hardest part about what I do. I became certified as a health counselor many years ago because it's in my SOUL to help others figure out this absolutely crazy, confusing, and contradicting world of natural wellness and nutrition. It is confusing. I've changed my mind, my perspective, my programs and offers because I learned more. And here’s what I found.

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Changing this one silly little word can change your entire day

Sometimes it's harder to do the things that matter, the things that are good for us. It's really ALL in how we look at it. And something that literally changed my life about a year ago was switching that ONE phrase, "have to", to the phrase "get to."

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Join our Solle FIT Challenge, Starts May 1st!

Spring is here...along with swimsuits, shorts, tanks, BBQs, baby showers, and weddings...and it’s time to take your “New Year’s” resolutions seriously! No more excuses...all of the “extra” nutrients and energy and metabolic support you need is RIGHT here, and guess what?! It’s safe, nontoxic and made with ALL plant based herbs. Not just a few added herbs. It’s real, it’s clean, and pure.

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Commit to What You Really Want, and How You Talk About It

Do you ever struggle with whether or not to "let yourself off the hook" and skip the gym or have an extra cookie? Or are you being too easy on yourself and giving up on your healthy eating efforts? You could say that you are trying to do something, you're wishing for something to happen, you could or should be doing something. But shoulds aren't going to get you very far.

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Defining a Plant-Based Diet and Why It's a Big Deal

A vegan diet also includes food products that may not be super healthy, but still don’t have any form of animal product in them, like vegan cookies. You can call it what you want, but these days, a vegan cookie isn’t exactly considered a plant-based, whole food.

A whole-foods plant-based diet consists of foods that come from the earth, in their whole form. You can practice a plant-based diet, which means that you eat mostly foods that are plants like seeds, nuts, legumes, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. And guess what, you can eat this way and actually…yes…get “enough” protein in your diet.

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Not everyone is going to get "you..." (and that's ok)

Not everyone is going to like that you say no to their invitations to hangout with certain groups. Not everyone is going to support you quitting your job or even who you decide to live with or marry. It's ok not to please everyone around you and it's ok to disagree with someone you love. What does matter? That you believe in you and your choices.

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Ideal Herbal Supplements for Today's Mama

About 6 months ago, I came across a company no one seems to have heard of, a little plant-based herbal company with SUPER clean herbal blends that support an endless number of health concerns, everything from inflammation to digestion support to hormonal balancing and increasing energy. These specifically have found to be ideal for almost every woman I know, especially moms.

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Thinking Kind Thoughts

But sometimes, the moments or days that I spent pondering my experiences, my relationships, my successes and what I want to be when I grow up, sometimes, these moments get a little dark. The ability to be authentic and real and connect with others and share my gifts and make a living, while being a mother, a wife, having time for myself, a creative outlet and just enjoying life, sometimes feels nearly impossible.

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