What Are You Voting For?

In case you missed all the mailers, calls, and yard signs, election day has come and gone. Did you vote?  I did.  I even have the super cool sticker to prove it. I love the fact that I get to vote.  But even so, watching another round of campaigns has me thinking… Do you sometimes feel like the act of…

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Better at 30

Yesterday I did something most women (or people for that matter) dread. I turned the Big 3-0. (Don’t worry, if you haven’t visited Facebook and wished me my obligatory “Happy Birthday” yet, you still have time.) I’ve had a sordid relationship with 30 for quite some time.  I stopped counting my age after I turned 25.  Just anniversaries of my 25th…

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Why I (quite frankly) don’t care about Annie’s being sold to General Mills

A couple weeks ago, maybe the worst thing to ever happen to organic consumers went down…. Annie’s Homegrown was sold to the food giant General Mills. You know Annie’s…. that cute little Organic Bunny in the Mac and Cheese aisle. You know General Mills… arguably one of the top ten food companies, makes sugary and addictive cereals, and unabashedly uses…

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The Most Important Thing to Love

Hey guys!  Kelsey here!  I’m sooooo excited for the post today- my good friend Alexis has graciously agreed to share her journey with all of you.  Alexis is from Effingham, IL and is a Biological Sciences major with a double minor in Chemistry and Theatre/Dance at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  She is on track to graduate in 2016 and plans…

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The Most Dangerous Food You’re Probably Eating

Ok, sorry if I’m being dramatic.  Nothing irritates me more that fear mongering in the health and fitness industry.  It is dangerous, irresponsible, and the tactic that spun me into vegetarianism leaving me sick, tired, and metabolically damaged after 3 years. Let’s be honest here.  There are foods that we should be eating every day, foods that we should mostly…

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5 Things I Learned from Corporate America

Today is the day….  the day I say goodbye to my cubicle and the florescent lights (and the toxic dump next door).  I’m doin’ this career thing on my own now.  I am so excited to take this step, but in my haste I’ve forgotten that I’ve spent nearly the last decade of my life growing into new and exciting roles.  I…

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MS AWAREness Week

*Before you read this, remember to consult your doctor or functional medicine practitioner before making any changes to drug therapies, diet, or exercise* This week (March 3-9) is National MS Awareness Week.  I just have to ask- do you think it’s odd that diseases have “Awareness Weeks”? Like, “Oh hey, I’m MS.  Be Awaaaaare.”   Don’t get me wrong, awareness is good. …

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More than just Good Livin’

I wrote this last year for my previous blog, but never got around to editing it and getting it up (clllllassic Kelsey).  As we’re gearing up for warmer weather and outdoor challenges, I would encourage everyone to put GORUCK on their list.  Side note, I swore I would NEVER do one again, but alas I’m signed up for one in June…

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How Margarine Homewrecked Our Health

In the last few weeks, I’ve found myself in the middle of or the observer of a lot of conversations about butter.  And to be clear, I’m not complaining.  I looooooove butter (gasp).  And ya know what?  Butter loves me back (gaaaaassssssp). Most of these conversations revolve around someone making a statement that they love butter and someone else chiming in…

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…Someone Has a Case of the Resolutions

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.”                                                    -Mike Tyson I don’t know if anyone else notices, but this time of year the number of Weight Watchers, Gold’s Gym, and Match.com commercials increase what feels like a million fold.  On the surface they’re saying “now’s a time to get a great deal on my product or service”…

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