Food for Thought

Embracing the Flipside

This might seem like a catchy name for a wellness company, but it has a much deeper meaning to me and I wanted to share that meaning with you. I’ve always felt like a black sheep. Just someone who did things a little differently than others. I think this likely started as a young child,…

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Our Awesome, Crazy Life

May is historically the start of when our lives get very busy. With our kids playing more and more softball, it seems that busy time actually comes sooner each year. Softball season is here and I couldn’t be more excited. Have I mentioned lately how much I love this sport? With two kids playing, our…

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Our Battle With Sugar

Sugar has been something that we have been very aware of since having our children. We were like any other family for the first few years, but what I witnessed when Aramy was about a year old was that she possessed the ability to completely transform from this cute, sweet little girl into this raging,…

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How did I get started?

I try to live as much of a toxin-free lifestyle as I’m able to, given the constraints of having 3 children, a husband, and a dog who all like to live like Standard Americans. 🙂 What does that mean exactly? Well, it’s definitely been a process and we are not perfect by any means, but…

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Financial Wellness

Have you ever done a budget? My husband, Chris, and I just got back from a Leadership conference with our company. One of the topics of discussion was money. This can be a very sensitive topic and you might be thinking, if this is a health and wellness blog, why is she talking about money?…

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Women’s Heart Health

I just watched a lecture about heart health. I admit, it isn’t something I’ve often thought much about despite the fact that my grandfather died of a heart attack and several uncles on my mom’s side have had them. And now, a little closer to home, just about a month ago, my cousin died of…

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Nourishing Young Athletes

My life has been filled with weekends at the softball field. I love this sport so much, but eating while playing 4+ games a day can be tricky. And for those who have sensitivities, it can be even trickier. But one thing that I have seen again and again is so many non-food items all…

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When did we stop being nice to ourselves?

As I reflect today, the topic of “Self Talk” crossed my mind. I started thinking about how we speak to ourselves in our minds. It’s not pretty! This is something I’ve thought about for many years, and I think I’ve done a lot better than I used to, but occasionally I’ll hear, “Oh that was…

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The Mental Game of Softball

Those who are close to me know that softball has been a passion of mine since I was 10 years old. I lived, breathed, and dreamed softball for most of my youth and as a young adult. I played in a fastpitch league from the age of 10-12 and on different slowpitch leagues from age…

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Blissfully Exhausted

You know when you have that moment where it’s all over. When it’s 8pm and it’s just time to stop adulting for the night. That moment where you are no longer required to do anything requiring brain cells. That moment is pure bliss, is it not? I’m in that moment now. And as I reflect over…

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