More Than A New Year's Resolution

This year went by so fast! It’s amazing to me how time used to stand still when I was younger. All I could think about was when I would get my driver’s license or what college would I attend.2017 was full of excitement and angst from health care reform to natural disasters to social justice movements. It was a dynamic year.

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Three Things You Can Do Before the End of the Year

The last couple of weeks before the new year are filled with a ton of different things such as traveling, buying gifts and cooking delicious food. Through all of the madness, I try to accomplish a few things to get started on the right track before the new year. 

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Holiday Recipe Series: Cranberry Crumble Bars

As my holiday recipe series comes to a close for the month of November, it wouldn't be right if I didn't share a dessert recipe to take you into December's holiday party month. A new friend of mine, Becky, is a virtual health and wellness coach from my home state of Florida. I'm really excited to share this delicious  recipe with you all, and hope you'll find them as healthy and tasty as I did! 

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Holiday Recipe Series: Roasted Cinnamon Butternut Squash

You'll recognize this week's guest, Nicole Nelson, who has written a guest blog post before for AIH. I'm excited to share her recipe as not only are her photos absolutely amazing but she really has a great way of sharing her creations. Happy Thanksgiving week, everyone!

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Why You Should Learn How To Roast A Chicken

Among all of the dishes you learn to make, roasting a chicken should be one of them. But I don’t actually want to talk about roasting a chicken, sorry to disappoint if you were looking for a step-by-step process. You can find that here. You should learn to roast a chicken because it’s important to make something you’re proud of. This includes more than just food. It could be a new and improved version of yourself. Think about your own ability to fix or create something, and how that makes you feel. To me, that’s the first step in healing, self-care and getting to know yourself. 

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Three Questions to Ask Yourself When You’re Stressed Out

Stress is everywhere. What do I eat for dinner? Did I finish everything at work? Will I make my best friend’s birthday party? Did I make a good first impression? Have I allotted enough money for my rainy-day fund? The list goes on forever. But how much of this stress do we put on ourselves? And how much of it is imposed upon us? I’m honestly one of those people that gets the lines blurred here…heck, I probably don’t always get it right. But what I can say from my experience, is that you need to slow down. I know, shocking. Slow down and ask yourself these three questions.

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The 5 Best Fitness Instagram Accounts to Follow

There are several influencers I follow on Instagram who I think can motivate anyone looking to spice up their gym routine or to get creative in how they incorporate fitness into their lifestyle. I think it's important to follow a broad range of influencers, and I've chosen five who I think best represent my current range of interests. Every person's fitness journey is different, and there's so much you can learn from the different ways physical activity is portrayed. 

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