Posts tagged health and wellness
College Advice: 10 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Freshman-Year Self

I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that I’m a college graduate… does that mean I’m a REAL adult!? Thinking back on these past four years, it hit me that I just really, REALLY wish I could've given my freshman year self some college advice.

Read More
Follow Your Dreams: Taking a Leap of Faith and Changing My Life Plan

If you thought the surprises ended at the ebook, you’re wrong. ;) I’ve been keeping something else from you guys because it took me awhile to wrap my head around it myself… because ya’ll… I completely changed my life plan.

Read More
5 Ways to Grow Your Weight Room Confidence

It’s no secret that ya girl loves her time in the weight room. People often ask me if I love lifting or running more and it’s always such a difficult question to answer, because I always have and always will love both (almost equally). Both make me feel strong.

Read More
My Natural Skincare Routine: 10 Products I'm Obsessing Over

One of the questions I get most frequently is “what do you do to get such clear skin?” And I’m going to be honest you guys, up until now I didn’t really have a skincare routine… I’d wash my face at night in the shower and put face lotion on in both the AM and PM, but that was it. Now, I have a natural skincare routine that I'm obsessed with!

Read More
Good Fest Weekend Recap: Being Present and Making Relationships a Priority

Where do I even begin?! The Good Fest weekend was so, so beyond amazing; I can honestly say it was probably the best weekend of my life and for so many reasons. One being the fact that I was so present. Being present isn't my specialty ya'll, but this weekend it was.

Read More
Nat Tells All: Dealing with Grief, My Past With Disordered Eating & Post Marathon Fitness Goals

I’ve been getting asked the same question quite frequently lately – “when are you running another marathon?” And if it isn’t that exact question then it’s some close variation – “do you plan on running another marathon?” “do you still follow a running plan?” “do you still do long runs?”…

Read More
Positive Living: Feeling Grateful, Thankful and Blessed + 22 Highlights From My 22nd Year!

The fact that I’m 22 today boggles me… when did I get so old!? I know 22 isn’t that different than 21… but it sure as heck feels like I just jumped into REAL adulthood. I feel like this year has been the year of positive living.

Read More
What "Listening to Your Body" Means to Me

I’m sure “listening to your body” is not a foreign phrase to any of you. Whether you’ve heard your favorite blogger preach it, seen it in the title of an article or read about it on Instagram, I’m almost 100% certain you’ve come in contact with the elusive idea.

Read More
Celebrating TWO Years of Blonde Gone Clean: Passions & Finding What Drives YOU

Finding my passions for health, fitness, running, cooking and sustainable agriculture has truly changed my life. Blonde Gone Clean has changed my life in ways I could never imagine and I couldn’t be more thankful for that.

Read More
Getting Rid of Travel Anxiety: Food Suitcases, Fitness and Planning Ahead

I can hardly believe that I embark on a month-long journey in Luxembourg NEXT FRIDAY!!! It’s finally hit me as I’ve been preparing and packing like crazy. And as the travel anxiety starts to hit… 

Read More
Junior Year Recap: Gaining Confidence & Just Doin' ME

I can hardly believe my junior year of college is over… this is going to sound SO cheesy, but I can honestly remember every moment of my first day, moving into my first dorm, meeting my roommate (and now best friend!) for the first time…

Read More
New Year Reflection & Intentions

I’m settled back into my apartment and finally have the time to sit down and put all this past week’s New Years reflections and thoughts into words. 2016 was a rollercoaster of a year. There were ups and downs and curves and I’m truly grateful for all of them.

Read More
The Ins and Outs of Working Out On Vacation

As far as I can remember, family vacations have always been extremely active. I know a lot of people think of lounging around when they think of vacation, but my family just doesn't roll that way (and thank God for that!). I love working out on vacation because it makes me feel GOOD, not because I feel like I have to.

Read More
2016 Gift Guide For Your Foodie Friends

Raise your hand if you waited until the last minute to do your Christmas shopping. Don’t lie, I know a lot of you did. 😉 And I also know that some of the hardest people to shop for are us foodies. But don’t you worry because I’m here to help!

Read More
21 Things I've Learned in 21 Years

've been thinking a lot about all that I've learned in my 21 years of life (that I wish I knew all along) and wanted to share some here with you. I also included some highlights of my 21st year because I'm a very reflective person and love looking back at all that I've experienced and accomplished. :)

Read More
Find Your Passion, Find Your Purpose

It’s taken me 20 years to truly learn to own who I am. Own my passions, my values and my opinions. When I was younger I didn’t have many developed passions in life, besides dancing, and that was completely okay then.

Read More
Allowing Yourself To Be Irrational: Giving Yourself Grace & Being Gentle With Yourself

Sometimes, life doesn’t go as expected and you just have to let yourself be irrational in order to get back to your rational self. And she said you just have to accept that you’re being irrational and let yourself do it. Don’t overthink it and don’t try to talk yourself out of it.

Read More
5 Ways Help You Love Yourself Better

Self-love: (noun) the instinct by which one’s actions are directed to the promotion of one’s own welfare or well-being. The definition says self love is you acting in a particular way, but I think a huge component is thinking in a particular way as well.

Read More
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. 😉

Read More
Turmeric: What? Why? How?

Turmeric is one of those proclaimed “super food” trends that it seems EVERYONE is raving about, and it’s a bandwagon I highly suggest you hop on. BUT, as I always say: don’t follow health trends blindly.

Read More