11 Reasons to Love the Instant Pot According to a Registered Dietitian

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As a registered dietitian, I have a deep love for any kitchen gadget that makes my life easier or helps me get healthy meals on the table faster. Let me introduce you to my latest love: the Instant Pot — a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, saut√©/searing pan, steamer and warming pot […]

5 Weekend Self-Care Activities to Support Your Health Goals

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Are weekends your nemesis when it comes to your health goals? Does your social calendar lead to one too many adult beverages, lengthy binge-watching sessions from the couch, or skipping your weekly trip to the grocery store? The problem is, the domino effect of those choices can leave you feeling behind and unprepared by the […]

How to Journal

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Do you keep a journal? A written collection of your thoughts and ideas? Journaling is something I’m asked about a lot, and it’s been one of my daily rituals for years. As an introvert, getting my thoughts out on paper comes much more easily than speaking them out loud. This form of expression also gives […]

October Self-Care Activities

It’s fall, y’all. Pumpkins and leaves and lattes are a given, but what’s your game plan for getting and staying healthy this month? Use Living Upp’s 8-dimensional self-care framework as a guide, and add these ten suggestions to your October self-care list. (And here are 366 other random self-care activity ideas.) Get a Flu Shot […]

How to Create Daily Rituals

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Daily Rituals Daily rituals help you stay organized and focused on what’s most important in your life. But what exactly is a ritual? It’s a fancy way of describing a personal routine or practice. Simply put, rituals are self-care habits. They are the things you do consistently every day to create the lifestyle you desire–what […]