Get Outside

I can’t stress enough how important it is to get outside. The outdoors does wonders for your mental and physical health. Lately, I’ve been using my free time to reflect, work on my physical health, and ruminate on plans for the future by hiking with my brother’s dog.

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“Bag of Snacks” Giveaway Winner!

Hey hey hey yesterday was the last day to enter my second giveaway (and first Instagram giveaway!)

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How to Define Yourself

My writing mentor (even though we’ve never met or talked), Augusten Burroughs, writes some pretty wonderful advice about love and life and everything in-between. In his book, “This is How,” he gave his readers some insightful advice: Who you are is made up of multiple things, but you do not have to define yourself with any of them. In essence, labels are straight-up bullshit. You label yourself.

This is not a quote. In fact, I cannot find an actual quote of what specifically this book taught me (I highly recommend it, obviously). Anyway, I want to hash out that idea here.

Assume all quotations in this piece are by Augusten Burroughs.

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The Traveling Gluten-Free Mecca: GFAF Review

As an official blogger for the GFAF Expo in Worcester, MA, I didn’t know what to expect but gluten-free madness. I met some interesting bloggers and others who need to make living allergen-friendly a priority in their lives (or else they nearly die from anaphylactic shock in Austria). Oh, and I have a new diagnosis.

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Recipe: Paleo Venison Heart Tacos

If you thought this was a typical blog, you were wrong. I’ve been eating venison (wild deer meat) since I was a baby and I continue to believe that it is the best meat out there (wild, deer are overpopulated, you know all of that is organic and free of hormones/antibiotics). As a paleo dieter for about a year and taco lover since tacos first landed in my mouth, I needed a paleo taco recipe. I had been cheating with soft corn taco shells (and continue to when the need strikes), but one day I decided to change all of that and make my own tortillas.

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5 Powerful Foods to Lower Blood Pressure

A lot of people have high blood pressure, especially in the United States. When blood pressure medication stops working or causes horrible side effects, there are alternatives. However, getting off your blood pressure medication and onto a healthier diet or supplement regimen requires the supervision of a reputable health professional and gradual change. That said, here are 5 foods that can help you lower your blood pressure without nasty side effects:

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Giveaway winners!

Congratulations to the winners of free tickets to the Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo in Worcester, MA on July 22nd and 23rd!

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