Self-Care Challenge (Day 239): Carrying an EpiPen

Epipen injector

On day 239 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I carried my life-saving EpiPen on a hike. I learned at a very young age that I would need to carry an EpiPen for the rest of my life. (I can tell you first-hand that anaphylaxis isn’t fun.) Fortunately, I’ve never had to use it, but I’ve depended […]

Wild vs Farmed Fish: Which is Better?

healthy salmon salad

  The wild vs farmed fish debate continues, and quite honestly I doubt we’ll ever reach a definitive conclusion. Why? Because there are risks and benefits associated with both options. The better question is: which is right for you? Wild vs Farmed Those in the “wild” camp argue that there are more health benefits associated with […]

10 Tips for Staying Motivated to Reach Your Health Goals

Does this sound like you? You feel unstoppable that first week after setting a new goal, only to find that you’ve completely abandoned it just a few weeks later? Staying motivated is tough, but there are a few things you can do in advance to give yourself a kick in the pants when you need […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 204): Organizing My Recipes

cute recipe cards

On day 204 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I organized my recipes. If you enjoy cooking as much as I do, then you’ve probably collected a mountain of recipes and cookbooks over the years. My self-care practice for the day was to spend some time organizing (ahem, reorganizing) my recipes. I’ve tried several methods of organization: […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 185): Cleaning My Yoga Mat

purple yoga mat

On day 185 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I cleaned my yoga mat. Yoga mats can get downright filthy, especially if you tote yours around to various studios like I do. With that in mind, my self-care practice for the day was to clean my mat using a DIY lavender cleanser that I made. Soon after I […]