Tales of a Recovering Junk Food Junkie

I’m a recovering junk food junkie. Struggling with anxiety and depression leaves me feeling stressed a majority of the time. Whenever I get too overwhelmed, I eat. Basically, I eat my feelings. I don’t just eat any kind of food though. I eat junk food. CHILDHOOD Before I started my journey towards a healthier lifestyle, […]

The Second Step to Becoming Healthier: Substituting!

SUBSTITUTING The second step to becoming healthier starts by substituting. What the heck does that mean? Substitute healthy foods in your diet for unhealthy foods. Integrate more fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins and nutrients. I’m imagining some groans and eye rolls being ushered as you’re reading this. I completely understand where you’re coming from. […]

Product: Bai Antioxidant Infusion Beverages

*This is a non-sponsored post. The picture above was taken by me in my kitchen with the Bai beverages I drank.* REVIEW While grocery shopping in the beverages aisle a few days ago, I noticed a deal on Bai Antioxidant Infusion beverages. I’d seen a few commercials recently on these drinks and decided to take […]

Three Healthy Ways to Find YOUR Happiness

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THE MEANING OF HAPPINESS Happiness refers to either a state of being or an experience and means something different to everyone. It doesn’t arrive in a magical bottle and takes a tremendous amount of time and energy to find. People often find it in unexpected ways, but it doesn’t seem to last for long. I believe it […]

Dealing with a Loved One Who Has ADHD

WHAT IS ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD)? As a quick reference, according to the Attention Deficit Disorder Association: ADHD is a highly genetic, brain-based syndrome that has to do with the regulation of a particular set of brain functions and related behaviors. In layman’s terms, ADHD is when people struggle with normal functioning of certain […]

Five FAQs About My Vegetarian Diet Answered

I choose to live on a vegetarian diet. Whenever I say this, I end up explaining what this means and how it affects my life. I enjoy and welcome the curiosity; however, most of the time I am met with concern and even annoyance. I understand why people react this way because I used to […]