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Whole 30 Tips & Tricks

Whole 30 Tips & Tricks

So I started my second Whole 30 journey about 3 weeks ago and I can definitely say that this time has been WAY easier than the one I did last year. And different! This year I have lost more inches and last year I dropped more pounds. I haven’t cried yet (I know it sounds absolutely ridiculous but I wailed over food last year. Like. A. Baby.) I accredit that fact to me being more prepared this year and having a lot more tools at my disposal.What I love about this diet is that it’s literally all about the food. It’s about creating healthy habits, learning new and healthy ways to create dishes you love and trying things you never would have tried before! Here are a few things that have made my journey easier:

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Purpose Behind the Pain

Purpose Behind the Pain

I have generalized anxiety disorder and depression-but it doesn’t define me.

My beautiful friend Kylie recently shared her struggle with infertility on her blog with hope that others would know that they are not alone and find peace in the Lord. So thanks to her bravery-I’ve decided to air my daily battle with anxiety and depression. It is my most sincere wish that people will understand that they are not alone-or weird, or crazy or even too emotional. Currently 18% or 40 million Americans 18 or older are affected by an anxiety disorder-and over 1/2 of them suffer from depression as well. So many are affected by it-and it’s worth the talk.

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That’s What Friends Are For

That’s What Friends Are For

Meeting new people has to be one of the most overwhelming things in the world to me. I would rather read the dictionary cover to cover than be introduced to a new group or couple. I am one of the most introverted extroverts that has ever walked this Earth and it is...

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Why The Rose?

Why The Rose?

When I decided to start this “blog thing,” I got entirely overwhelmed-What will I name it? What will it look like? What will I write about? It’s really easy for me to get lost in the details and not see the bigger picture here, though it hit me like a ton of bricks when it finally came to me-Pruning the Rose.

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