When Life Gives You Lemons... But You're Allergic To Them

It was a normal Sunday morning with the exception of a 10 mile run in preparation for the TCS NYC Marathon.

I walked into church a few minutes after the music had started and saw my husband leading worship on the stage. I’ve been seeing this sight since I was 13 or 14 in the church we grew up together in. Our Pastor announced that we’d be taking communion and that it would be given at the beginning of the service this week.

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Travel for $35 per Night + Carry on Essentials

If you’d have told me I’d be turning into the traveling queen a few years ago, I wouldn’t have believed you.  

Thanks to www.airbnb.com, traveling is way more attainable then booking pricey hotels! Our recent trip to Italy was completely booked through Airbnb with the exception of the night we arrive and the night before we leave. If you’ve never heard of Airbnb, it’s a website where you can rent full apartments, homes, properties, or rooms at various prices.

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4 Goal Writing Hacks from a Millennial

Anyone feel like you set a goal, make a plan, make it through a few days and then BAM, you get a flat tire on the way to the gym, you sleep through your alarm clock, or you eat your last avocado before Friday? I’m raising both hands! When you dig reeeeeealllllly deep, you CAN make your Whole30 challenge last more then Whole3, blend that green smoothie every morning, and you definitely can reduce/remove your caffeine intake (this one I can personally relate with!)

I get it. I’ve been there over and over again. Actually, I’m there now. Hustle.... it's a great word to describe reality sometimes. For that one shiny goal i check off my list there were 100 hidden steps AND a serious reason or drive behind what’s pushing me through. 

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Lyla's Dream Shack & Why This Mom Created a Skincare Line

Welcome to Lyla's Dream Shack! Your all natural and customizable skin care line...

Lyla's Dream Shack was introduced to me when a friend gifted me the Cocoa Body Butter for my birthday. To be honest, it smelled so good I wanted to eat it (don't laugh, you'll want to as well!) I loved the way the Cocoa Body Butter left my skin - refreshed with a little shine! Being an avid label reader (someone who reads labels on products/groceries and googles ingredients they don't know) I was thrilled to learn that my newfound love of the Cocoa Body Butter had already passed my test. #cocoabodybutter4ever

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What You Need to Know About Cholesterol Management by Functional Pharmacist, Caroline Healy RPh

I get asked the same question often: so how does a pharmacist end up in the holistic medicine field? This accompanied by a curious sometimes incredulous expression. It makes me smile because my journey as a pharmacist began 20 years ago and it took me a while to brave the leap into the holistic realm but I am so glad that I did. 

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7 Tips for Living Like a Boss by wellness writer, Heather Juliet

Nobody holds the secret to eternal youth, the magic pill or the shortcut to vibrant health. What would life be like if we had all the answers? Pretty boring! But, one of the best parts about life is the people we meet, the experiences and the knowledge we gain. Sharing information on what works for you can be paramount in helping others try new things and reach their goals. Being in the wellness field, I’ve encountered a lot of information. I’ve tried a lot of remedies, cure-all’s and straight up hippy solutions to all my life’s problems. After years of testing, research and my own health struggles, here are my top 7 tips to Living Like a Boss.

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2018...Happy yet? by Diane Catrambone

Welcome to 2018, my loves…Are you happy yet?

Unless you are living under a rock, with no access to the internet, you’ve most likely seen numerous articles about happiness and the importance of being “happy.” Being happy is an indicator of how well you handle relationships, how well you perform in the workplace, how fulfilled you feel as a human being, etc.

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4 Important Truths About Gluten-free Diets by Brigid Titgemeier, MS, RDN, LD

Gluten-free diets are all the rage with lots of people ditching wheat, barley, and rye. From a medical perspective, the most important reason to avoid gluten is because of celiac disease but there is a growing number of individuals without celiac disease that are steering clear of pastas, breads and hidden sources of gluten. Read more about gluten-free diets and the top four important truths

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Functional Medicine – The Medicine You've Been Searching For by Lisa M. Vasile, MSN, ANP

Imagine a Health Care Provider (HCP) truly listening to you. Listening to ALL the symptoms you are experiencing, what you've tried to do to make it better or what makes it worse.  Listening to your concerns for what this means in your day to day life (missing family events, work, sleep, joy, fear, financial loss, etc). Listening to your intuition of what you might believe is connected to your symptoms. Listening and validating your dedication to prevent further complications or to not "just take a pill for the ill".

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The Power of Breaking Fear by Tim Marshall, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, Entrepreneur, and Author

Most people give themselves the wrong self-analysis and avoid positive fear. If you seem to find yourself searching consistently for your purpose, then more than likely you've given yourself a pass to avoid being uncomfortable. Even worse, you can be beating the mental drums of thinking you’re not good enough, which can compile with the endless search of thinking that you are not living within your purpose. This can divide you on a road that is a split between the fear of not being good enough and the fear of the unknown.

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The Difference Between Conventional & Functional Medicine by Dr. John Bartemus, Functional Medicine Practitioner

I am often asked,  “What is the difference between Conventional Medicine and Functional Medicine?” 

That is a great question and the short answer boils down to one word: PARADIGM.  According to Dictionary.com; a framework containing the basic assumptions, ways of thinking, and methodology that are commonly accepted by members of a scientific community.

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Easy Ginger Butternut Squash Soup Recipe by Kristina Borza, Holistic Health Coach @EMBODY

I’m usually looking up recipes online when I’m starving and about ready to cook, so I’ll spare you a lengthy introduction. All you need to know is: it’s a gingery butternut squash soup, it’s gluten free, dairy free, nut free, paleo and low GI. If you’re a vegetarian or vegan the bone broth can easily be substituted with vegetable broth or more water.

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Reduce Stress with Heather Juliet, Founder of Mindologie and The Stress Method™ program

In the modern world, stress is pretty much guaranteed to pop up in our lives. We are bombarded by stress in most activities we encounter on a daily basis. Studies show that our brains can't even keep up with the amount of choices we are now bombarded with, thus creating anxiety and stress in almost every area of our lives. However, did you know that how we perceive and deal with stress is the new way to protect ourselves from its sometimes deadly path? Let me share. 

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Creamy Chocolate Mint Smoothie by Nicole Nelson, Certified Holistic Health Coach

If smoothies were their own food group, I would be the happiest person. I’m absolutely obsessed with smoothies! I love packing them full of superfoods and coming up with yummy flavors. One of my favorites has to be Chocolate Mint. It truly tastes like chocolate mint chip ice cream! The best part? It’s so healthy, that you could have this for a snack every day (I definitely do).

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Turmeric Beauty Elixir by Joanna Townsend LMSW, CHHC

This golden potion is one of my favorite morning beverages. It’s a caffeine-free alternative to your morning brew that boosts vitality, energy, immunity, and detoxification.

Turmeric has been used for centuries for its healing and medicinal properties. It’s one of my kitchen staples, along with ginger and garlic. But since garlic does not have a place in my morning palate, turmeric makes for the perfect ingredient for a warm nourishing drink, as it’s soothing, anti-inflammatory, and oh-so vibrant (source).

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