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Why You Need a Personal Brand

Living Upp's Stacy Fisher

“What’s with the chicken?” That’s the question I often hear when someone visits my website for the first time. My response? Because I like chickens. Because I love their playful, easy nature, and that they don’t over-complicate life. But it’s also because chickens so aptly represent my personal brand, which I’ve distilled down into two words: […]

Top Self-Care Idea Lists of 2019

pacific northwest forest overlooking a blue green lake

Have you searched for new self-care activity ideas lately? When I first published this article back in 2016, there were about 17,900,000 results on Google. In 2018, there were 23,400,000. Any idea how many there were today? 344,000,000! There are countless ways to practice self-care, and that number will likely continue to grow. Once again, I’ve scoured […]

What is Living Upp?

8 dimensions of self-care wheel

What is living upp exactly? For starters, it’s knowing how to invest your time and energy so you can bounce back from life’s heavy moments and live up to your highest potential. Living upp is about expansion, and it involves reclaiming your joy and independence regardless of your life circumstances. It helps you slam the […]

Freedom

two grey sprinter vans parked side-by-side

I saw another bald eagle today. They’ve been visiting me regularly for months now, circling above me, perched in trees, in my dreams. A symbol of independence and strength, they represent freedom. But freedom always comes with a price. And sometimes, casualties. Last year, we bought a Mercedes Sprinter van that we planned to convert. […]

Stop Telling Me What Self-Care Is and Isn’t (Please)

blue jeans and white sweater, self-care is personal

Before I get too far into my rant, let me first say this: Self-care is personal. As a registered dietitian and lifestyle coach, I’m thrilled to see so many bloggers and journalists reporting on this very important topic. It’s a powerful preventive health tool, and it deserves to spend some time in the spotlight. But […]