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The 10 Most Impactful Changes
That Made My Life Better in 2012

We often want to make changes in our lives, but just aren’t sure how to do it. Over the years, I’ve learned that what works for one person may not work for another. Finding a way to make important, lasting changes requires a certain degree of trial and error. One thing I think is universal is that any change begins with awareness—we have to be aware of what’s not working in our lives. Secondly, I think we’re more likely to make lasting changes when we make it simple. I’ve been guilty in the past of taking on too much too quickly. I set myself up for failure and frustration. Smaller changes, however, that come from a more pure, clear mindset, seem more likely to work in the long-term.

10 Ways to Increase Your Fruit and Veggie Intake

10 Ways to Increase Your Fruit and Veggie Intake

For those who are new to the idea of eating to enhance and support wellness, integrating more veggies into the diet can seem like hard work – and it is if you don’t have a plan! As getting lots of nutrient-rich foods into your body is mission critical, I’ve come up with a few tips on how to painlessly increase your fruit and veggie intake, from sun-up to sun-down. Your mission? Five-to-seven servings of high quality, preferably organic fruits and vegetables every day. Take these tips to heart and in time, eating your daily dose of health-sustaining foods will become your default setting and one that’s all gain, no pain.

Juicing vs. Blending: What's a Girl to Do?

Juicing vs. Blending: What’s a Girl to Do?

To juice or not to juice, to blend or not to blend, that is the question! Which one is best? What's a girl to do? Panic! Freeze! Give up! Sleep! NOPE. Hands down the best way to increase our alkalinity and detox our purdy bodies is to consume a diet full of sunlight aka liquid chlorophyll. Chlorophyll contains a powerful blood builder that’s said to increase red blood cells, improve circulation, ease inflammation, oxygenate the body, and counteract harmful free radicals. By eating (and drinking) a diet high in chlorophyll (raw fruits and veggies, especially leafy greens), we dine on liquid oxygen, the very substance we need to stay alive and thrive.

What’s for Breakfast?  <br/>10 Gluten, Sugar and Dairy-Free Options

What’s for Breakfast?
10 Gluten, Sugar and Dairy-Free Options

I love breakfast. I used to be a coffee and muffin girl but over time I have figured out that my breakfast was setting me up to crash and burn. Now on most mornings, I fire up the blender and make a smoothie with protein powder. I find this makes a big difference in my energy, and I have fewer cravings throughout the day. If your current go-to breakfast is a bagel and coffee, you can do better!