Pregnancy Announcement + Office Changes

My Nurse and I are expecting our first little Brussels sprout. =) Our due date is October 13th, and we are still leaving the sex as a surprise. I waited for over four months to make this announcement, mainly because I had a pretty rough time with the dreaded illnesses that accompany pregnancy. Of all the pregnant mamas I’ve worked with since 2008, I hadn’t seen any as sick as I felt. You can imagine my surprise and disappointment when I got so sick! It was severe enough to require me to cut back significantly on work. (You may have

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I honestly wanted to retreat to Arizona for the rest of the winter if I had to spend one more week in the soggy, gray weather we endured for months this season. Did you know that Seattle gets less rain than Chicago? We usually get lots of sun breaks and mostly light drizzles. But this year, the winter rain was oppressive, and the gray weather lasted much longer than anyone could stand. Finally, our spring sunshine is letting us dry out it’s not a moment too soon! As we remove the winter moss from our pale skin in the Pacific Northwest, we are celebrating

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Turn Health Challenges Into Life Gifts

If you’re like many people I meet, accepting your body (and any health issue) is rather difficult. The journey in releasing unneeded weight can feel painful and demoralizing when we’re constantly focusing on what’s wrong about ourselves. Let the process of weight loss be a spiritual journey that’s making you whole and complete. Your weight (or health issues) are a gift that are teaching you lessons you might otherwise not learn.  Here’s an example from my own life:  When I discovered that gluten was a serious issue for my health (because of Celiac, which created a wide-array of difficult symptoms for

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7 Reasons To Practice Yoga Every Day

Guest post by Andrew You’ve heard of yoga before. Maybe you’ve even taken a class or two. But do you know the benefits of regularly including yoga in your lifestyle? As it turns out, you don’t have to be an ascetic or a spiritual seeker to enjoy the physical and mental benefits of this ancient discipline. In fact, no matter what your current level of fitness is, there’s a yoga class or routine out there that’s perfect for you. Here are seven reasons you should make yoga part of your everyday life. 7. Yoga can improve your sex life. Yoga

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9 Reasons Your Body Wants Beets

Beets have been a treasured vegetable throughout history. In Roman times, beet greens were widely enjoyed, and the beetroot itself was reserved for medicinal purposes only. Fast forward to modern times. Beet greens are typically thrown away by consumers who are unaware of their rich nutritional values. Beet root is enjoyed most frequently in the form of sugar beet, which provides sugar to numerous processed foods. Unfortunately, sugar beet is nowhere close to medicinal when it’s consumed in sugary processed foods.

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International Food Blogger Conference In Seattle

Where can you learn the fine art of food photography, take part in improvisational theater games, and fine tune your food blogging skills all while dining on the most delicious gourmet food that Seattle’s chefs can create? At the International Food Blogger Conference in Seattle Sept 20-22! I’m looking forward to delving into all things food that weekend and who knows what new skills, tastes, and memories await me. An exciting annual event since 2009,

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