Posts in Non-Toxic Living
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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How to Embrace Your Vata Dosha and Feel Grounded AF

Vata doshas can get a bad reputation for being flighty, distracted, and “all over the place,” but this isn’t the case 100 percent of the time. No one wants to feel unfocused and unreliable. Embrace your energetic spirit while being self-aware and prepared to counteract any vata imbalances that come up.

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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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Sometimes you just need to DO THE THING!

And I feel like at this point in my life, my health, and my career, it's time to just DO THE THING. And I'm completing my first WHOLE 30 with the intention of releasing the eating habits that I feel "addicted to" and to figure out exactly which foods I'm sensitive to with a proper reintroduction plan (more on that later).

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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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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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Your #1 Priority if You Want to Change Your Career

Research shows that a lack of sleep can affect literally every aspect of our lives. Not only are we more sluggish and less able to concentrate, but we become more emotional and more prone to overreact to every little thing.

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Supplement Suggestions for Everyday Stress + Immune Support

This is the time of year when everyone is either coming down with something, recovering from a recent bug or is actively trying to prevent it. I always put all my effort into preventing the spread of germs and strengthening my immune system when I have the chance.

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How to Honor the Phases of Your Monthly Menstrual Cycle With Ease and Grace (A Week-By-Week Guide)

Although some women may be more in tune with these changes than others, all of this ebbing and flowing (so to speak) makes a lot more sense once you realize the specifics of what is happening inside you during each phase of your menstrual cycle, why it’s happening, and what to expect.

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Tricky, "Healthy" Foods That Aren't as Healthy as You Think

Many people are starting to become more aware of the marketing claims and labeling that stretch the truth about our foods and food product. Some of these foods are simply not good for us and some of them have better alternatives that are just as easy to choose. Below are a few to pay close attention to. 

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