50 Ways to Show Yourself a Little Love

I’ve been feeling pretty down the last couple of weeks with the gloomy April weather and constant chaos I find my life in.  It’s easy to fall into a schlump and let the world get the best of you, but what’s the fun in that?  I created a self care list to help fight the blues. My goal is to do a couple of these each day.  If you’re not taking care of yourself, who will?
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Real Food Friday: Impromptu Curry for One

20140404_123811 (1)I dedicate this post to my baby bird of a roommate.  The girl can barely boil an egg, much less create a nutritious meal for herself.  When the pizza rolls and smoothie ingredients aren’t stocked, baby bird orders from our favorite Thai place, always the green curry with white rice.  Creating an impromptu curry is one of my favorite ways to infuse my day to day with incredible flavor. Making it myself saves money and ensures that I am staying Whole30 compliant.
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A Promise To Change Your Life

And that it did.  After completing my first Whole30 last summer, I was hooked to the Paleo lifestyle.  I had dabbled in and out of Paleo for a couple of years and saw incredible results when I stuck to rules, but I was never fully committed until I completed my first Whole30 last summer.  My skin was glowing, I was sleeping like a baby, and the pounds came off with little effort.  Following the holidays and the drab of the winter weather, I needed a reset so I committed yet again to 30 days of pure bliss.

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The Between Jobs Blues

After leaving my post at the local watering hole, I have found myself unemployed and searching for my next opportunity. While I’m not looking for my “big girl” job yet (trust me – I am not looking forward to that), the stress of not knowing when the next paycheck is coming in has been taking its toll.  I know I’m not the only one in this position by any means.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports our current unemployment rate at 6.7%.  I can’t help but ponder the effects unemployment can have on our psyche.

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