Posts tagged balanced living
Luxembourg Travel Thoughts Pt. 1: Anxiety, Being Present & Finding Balance

Two weeks ago I arrived in Luxembourg and it has truly been a trip of a lifetime so far.

Remember in my travel anxiety post how I talked about me being a bad traveler? Well, this trip has helped me prove to myself that I’m not such a bad traveler after all. I just didn’t know what kind of traveler I was before.

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CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY AVOCADO PROTEIN PUDDING (GLUTEN FREE + VEGAN)

February means Valentine’s Day and Valentine’s Day means dessert, but dessert doesn’t have to mean added sugars and nasty ingredients. 😉

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Heated Yoga Recap + Life Update

Let me just get something straight right off the bat here, I’m no avid yogi. I’ve noticed lately though that I have had an undeniable wish that it was a more integral part of my life and fitness plan, so I’ve been trying to make strides in that goal.

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10 Tips for Planner Success: Time Management, Staying Organized and Scheduling

Back to school is one of my favorite times of the year and always has been. There’s just something SO exciting about a whole year ahead of you full of new memories, adventures, relationships, classes and experiences. Oh, and a new planner always helps. 😉

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5 Things I've Learned From Blogging for One Year

Today calls for a celebration because BLONDE GONE CLEAN HAS BEEN ROCKIN’ IT FOR ONE YEAR! I can hardly believe I’ve been blogging for an entire year because it FLEW BY, but at the same time I feel like this blog has been in my life forever.

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Fat Won't Make You Fat

Let me guess, 80% of you think that eating fat will make you fat… Some of you probably even think that thinking about fat is going to make your jeans a little tighter. Well, if that was the truth, then I’d look quite different than I do.

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New Goals, New Focus, New Happiness

Now that the half marathon is over, I’ve kind of re-centered myself: my goals, my schedule, my fitness focus, etc. And I truly believe there’s nothing like new goals to get you more motivated and excited than ever.

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Nut Butter Standoff: A Nutritional Comparison of Various Nut Butters

Hi. My name is Natalie Kelley and I’m a nut butter addict… And I’m 100% (make that 1000000%) okay with that. It’s true. I love love LOVE my nut butters (and seed butters!). Nut butter on rice cakes and toast. Nut butter in cereal. Nut butter on (and in) oatmeal.

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Chia Seed 101: The Mightiest Little Superfood

I began experimenting with chia seeds this passed summer and they have now become a very prevalent part of my diet. At first I was skeptical of the chia seed craze. Could these tiny seeds really be that amazing?

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Apple Cider Vinegar: A Miracle Worker

Okay, maybe not a miracle worker (I tend to like extremes), but apple cider vinegar sure has A TON of health benefits! I take an ACV shot every day before I workout (sometimes twice a day even). A what? Yes. A shot of apple cider vinegar and water aka the healthiest shot you’ll ever take.

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Stop Glorifying Busy

“Hey! How are you?” “OMG SO stressed, I literally have so much to do I don’t even know where to start.” Sound familiar? Don’t even pretend like it doesn’t. Ever since coming to college it seems as if the only response I ever get to the “Hey! How are you?”

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The Power of Positive Thinking and Living Each Day With a Grateful Heart.

Does anyone else think it’s crazy that it’s already November?! This school year has been flying by, but I couldn’t be happier that the holiday season is starting to creep up on us AND I couldn’t be happier that it’s “Be Thankful” Month! 

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