Fuel for Mind and Body

Your diet plays a major role in your overall well being, not just your level of physical fitness.  For one, when we like the way we look and feel more confident it elevates our mood.  Additionally, the vitamins and nutrients we take in through food (or not) can have a major impact on focus, headaches,…

Reinvent Your Sleep Routine

One of the biggest issues my clients discuss in therapy is a lack of comfortable, restful sleep.  Granted, my clients have almost all recently gone through drug or alcohol withdrawal, it’s a problem many of us can relate to.  I found a great article from Best Life: 15 Things You Should Never Do Before Bed. …

30 Before 30

Happy Birthday to Me!  Yesterday was my 29th birthday, so I think I need to step my game up–it’s time for an epic to-do list: my 30 Before 30 List. I looked at a lot of other 30-before-30’s online, and seeing them made me reflect on how full and exciting my life has been thus…

30 Morning Rituals Nutritionists Do Every Day to Stay Slim

Those of you that know me are well aware that I’m NOT a morning person.  I try so hard to change my routine, and I’m still stuck in my night-owl rut.  I found this great article from Eat This, Not That: 30 Morning Rituals Nutritionists Do Every Day to Stay Slim.  Tip #15 is Get…

Understanding the Opioid Crisis

Several months ago I was browsing through the local news magazine, Hometown News, and I came across an article with haneously false information about the opioid crisis and addiction.  I became so frustrated by the misleading information being spread to people in my community that I wrote a response.  I submitted it to the paper,…

Malapropisms

I was just playing my nightly live game show, HQ (which you should totally check out–and use my share code “nikkiebutt” when you download it so I get an extra life 😉 ), and one of the questions was about the origin of the world “malapropisms”.  I couldn’t quite remember the high school English lesson…

Roasted Broccoli, Caramelized Shallot, Ham Quiche

I was craving something unique last weekend and found this Roasted Broccolini, Bacon, and Caramelized Shallot Quiche Recipe from How Sweet Eats and had to give it a shot.  I made some edits based on what I already had at home and it came out great!  I’ll always be roasting my broccoli before putting it…

Easy Breakfast: Crock Pot Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Oatmeal

The slow cooker is one of my favorite and most-used kitchen items, but typically I use it for meats or soups–it never really occurred to me to leave it on overnight to make breakfast.  This oatmeal recipe from Stacey Homemaker is perfect to test it out with. I didn’t get the organic protein shakes she…

Tips for Grilling Steak

The last article I shared was all about alternatives to barbecuing burgers and dogs, which is great for sure.  But if you’re not looking to try to Grilled Fish Tacos or you want something to go along with the Chipotle Lime Sweet Potato Fries, nothing beats a classic steak, and the grill is a great…

Grilling Alternatives

Another great post from Eat This, Not That! that I just have to share.  The list is 21 Grill Recipes That Aren’t Burgers that are way outside the box.  I love to grill and do everything outside when the weather is nice, so I can’t wait to try some of these out!