How to Be Beautiful

Today is day 5 of the “Make Fat Cry” 30 day challenge I signed up for! I’m feeling motivated and confident that I can stick with it. One part that I really like about this challenge is that you get a lot of positive and inspirational messages along with it (I also like that it’s…

Keto Cheesy Bacon-Wrapped Beef Jalapeno Poppers

I made these for a small get-together a few weeks ago and I’ve been craving them again.  They came out so good and were so easy in the air fryer. Ingredients 6 jalapenos 1 TBSP cooking oil of choice, I prefer coconut oil or butter for keto ½ cup onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic,…

How to Manage Anxiety Over Returning to the ‘New Normal’

If I got a nickel for every time I heard (or said) the phrase “These are uncertain times”… The initial COVID-19 shutdown created a wave of anxiety when it was first implemented, but with humans being such adaptable creatures, many people seem to have quickly gotten used to the changes.  The recent easing of restrictions…

9 Ways to Help a Friend with Depression

I’m a pretty big fan of the Calm app and blog, and I think it’s important to share some information for those of us that know someone who’s struggling with depression.  Check out the article here.

Weight Loss Drinks

Eat This Not That!  put out a list of various drinks and how they assist in weight loss and other impacts they have on the body.  They’re broken into categories and I am particularly interested in the teas, but there are plenty of interesting choices on the list for whatever preference you have.

Your Productivity Doesn’t Determine Your Worth

Healthline put out this really powerful article about value and productivity.  This has been something I certainly understand the value of, but as a to-do-list-maker I struggle to put it into practice in my own life.  I think the important thing to remember is that wellness is an ongoing process that you continually work on,…

Uses for Food Scraps

Eat This Not That! put out a great article on ways to save your food scraps and repurpose them, which is great for saving money and reducing environmental waste.  I have used some of these tips for a while, like saving bones and things for homemade stock and using coffee grounds for exfoliating and gardening,…

Anxiety Vs. Coronavirus

Many people are experiencing increased symptoms of anxiety and depression since the isolation and social distancing rules have been put into effect.  Symptoms of anxiety and panic can often include difficulty breathing and other respiratory symptoms, which can mimic symptoms of the virus.  Thankfully, the folks at Baton Rouge General hospital put out an article…