Ultra religious people often make me uncomfortable. This year, for me, has been about sitting with my discomfort and understanding where it comes from. I can’t remember the first time I attended church. I suspect my first time in a church was my baptism, but alas, I have no memory of being only months old.Continue reading “Complicated Catholic Childhood”
Ladies, do you ever wish your vagina came with an owners manual?
I know I did.
What if I told you there was a way to understand our female reproductive system in a way that is beneficial to our overall health and wellbeing ?
Thanks to research done in the last couple of decades, we now have a way.
My current job involves a lot of driving which I generally don’t mind. I make my own schedule so I maneuver my schedule to avoid traffic whenever possible. It gives me a lot of time to spend alone and podcasts are my favorite companions.
My fitness journey has opened my eyes to a plethora of ideas over the years. The principle idea I’ve learned is to always keep learning. Everyone knows something you don’t.
Relating to fitness and health, these are the podcasts listen to :
- Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth
- The guys are fun and their advice is usually well balanced. They have some excellent guests including my personal favorite episode with Dr. Jolene Brighten.
- The Model Health Show
- Shawn Stevenson is an open-minded fellow that brings a lot of knowledge and inspiration to the world. His guests bring in all sorts of information and ideas that span from nutrition to mind set.
- Be Well by Kelly
- Kelly Leveque wrote the book “Body Love” which has been a true game changer to my personal nutrition strategy. It kills the diet culture idea and gives you a reasonable roadmap for eating well without feeling trapped by rules and restrictions. Her podcast is an array of experts and guests that bring valuable knowledge every time.
- LifeSpa: Ayurveda Meets Modern Science
- Ayurveda is ancient medicine, this podcast helps to modernize those ancient principles in a digestible manner.
Other podcasts I listen to:
- This American Life
- If you’re an NPR listener, you may be more than familiar with T.A.L. If you’ve never heard of it, you’re missing out. Each episode contains a story or various stories on a variety of topics. Some episodes stick with you, some are uplifting and restore your faith humanity, and others are painful and call out the cruelties in the world. All are worth listening to.
- The production of this podcast is supreme, a true work of auditory art. The episodes vary in category and they often offer unique and perspectives.
- The Papaya Podcast
- Sarah Nicole is a gift to womankind, her podcast is no exception. It’s an exploration of ideas and perspectives that often deal with difficult topics from sex trafficking to motherhood.
- Deepak Chopra’s Infinite Potential
- Yeah, Deepak has a podcast. Life guidance and spiritual elevation? I’m here for it.
Podcasts I listen to for fun:
- My Favorite Murder
- It’s comedy. It’s stories of murders. If you shared scary stories at sleepovers growing up, this podcast is probably for you. If it’s your first time listening, don’t start with a ‘Live’ episode.
- Pod Save America
- Ok, so not exactly for fun but because I can only digest so much political news at once without wanting to pull out my hair these days, I’ve limited my political news consumption to this one podcast. It’s liberal AF.
- That’s So Retrograde
- As a millennial who believes in astrology, this podcast speaks to me. It’s not for everyone and that’s ok. This is MY list, after all.
- The Ron Burgundy Podcast
- If you quote Step Brothers and Anchorman from time to time, you may enjoy this podcast. If you think Will Ferrel makes the same movie over and over and you don’t like his humor, you can go ahead and skip this one.
That’s a lot of podcasts.
I do a lot of driving.
If you just joined or are thinking of joining a network marketing business and someone told you it’s just a pyramid scheme, or maybe you have that misconception…Pyramid schemes are illegal in the United States. The truth is, a network marketing business can bring in viable income for a person who doesn’t mind putting in the work.
Things I wish I knew before starting a network marketing business:
First off, this post is not promoting any one company or opportunity. I’m a big believer in the idea that you have to do what is right for you. This is a compilation of things I have learned over the last 3 years. I think a lot of people will find it useful; whether you currently run a business or are thinking of joining one. My hope is to help you form an educated decision on picking the right company/product and give you some encouragement if you have already done so. Continue reading “The truth about pyramid schemes”
Fall seems to be about pumpkin this and pumpkin that and although I love pumpkin and squash in general, sweet potato holds a special place in my foodie heart.
If you haven’t read my breakfast stuffed sweet potato recipe, you should. This is what resulted from the leftover sweet potato and the need for a snack before lunch. I don’t experiment too much in the kitchen because it usually ends up burned or bland…
Recently I have found myself on the search for new breakfast ideas. Especially ones low in carbs, because I can eat carbs all day long but I prefer to time them after my workouts around noon. However, when I do eat carb for breakfast they must be from a good source. Sweet potatoes are a fit girl’s best friend. Packed with vitamins, iron and fiber the sweetness they do contain is natural and won’t spike your blood sugar. Those are my kind of carbs.
Which brings me to these stuffed beauties.
You might have read my first post regarding my weight loss some time ago. That was primarily a before and after of a 5 month time period.
Well it’s been two years since that post and it’s time to update. Working out regularly became a routine for me, it’s something I feel incomplete without. The amount of energy I lacked before exercising regularly was shameful. Now, I feel tired if I DON’T workout.. go figure!
In that first post I talked about how I started with workout videos at home. I know that method works well for lots of stay at home parents. It does not work for me, my kids love to interrupt me or “join” me and by join they mean get in my way and steal my yoga mat. Continue reading “My Fitness Journey”
I usually attach memories to scents and music. I still gag when I smell a certain cologne thanks to a jack ass I once dated and we won’t get into music.
Then there is food, now we all have our childhood comfort foods. The food our grandma made, the special occasion dinners, etc.
I have one that I wasn’t expecting. Continue reading “Healthy Pumpkin Roll”
I don’t believe in diets. I don’t like to deprive myself. I believe everything is ok in moderation and certain things should be rare small treats (like a See’s candy almond cluster *drool* or a carrot cake cupcake from My Delight Cupcakery… oh man).
Here are some tips for reducing belly fat stat! Continue reading “Ugh, belly fat!!”