Posts tagged healthy in college
My Wellness Identity Crisis: How I Finally Realized It's (more than) Okay to Have Diverse Passions

I shared on my Instagram story yesterday how frustrated I’ve been with the new(ish) Instagram algorithm. If you aren’t a blogger or business on Instagram, hyper-focused on growing a brand and getting your message out, you may not have given it much notice, but for us creatives, it’s a big deal.

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Essential Oils For Transitioning Back To School

I head back to school on Tuesday and I can hardly believe I’m about to start my senior year of college… When people warned me that these 4 years really fly by, they weren’t kidding.

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My Journey With Gut Health: Stomach "History," IBS and Food Intolerances

Before I truly dive into what IBS is, how I figured out I have it, how I discovered the foods that trigger it for me and what I do to help me feel better, let’s back up a little and take you through a history of my stomach.

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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.

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Travel Packing Tips: Carryons and Clothing

It’s my first full day in beautiful Luxembourg and so far I’m loving it! There have been a few bumps in the road – I thought my dinner last night had dairy after I had eaten a bunch of it and I had a momentary panic attack.

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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… 

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6 Tips For a Healthy Finals Week

Current questions running through my mind: How many times can I wear the same pair of Lulus without anyone noticing? Have I really not washed my hair for three days (k but for real this is way healthier for your hair so don’t judge)?

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Confessions of a 21-Year-Old Grandma

I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve been called a grandma. Like honestly I literally can’t tell you because it happens that often. But you know what? I embrace the title now and call myself a grandma more often than not.

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HOMEMADE ALMOND MILK + WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVER PULP!

Does anyone else use cooking/baking as a way to procrastinate? I usually HATE procrastinating and typically get all of my schoolwork done days in advance (call me a nerd), but sometimes homework becomes a black hole and the only way out is to do something that makes my soul happy. So when I do procrastinate, it’s what I call productive procrastination. I’m the queen of it. It’s when I know I need to work on an essay for class, but instead draft 4 blog posts, reorganize my entire pantry and make homemade hummus, pesto AND peanut butter.

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What Being a Strong Woman Means to Me

Believe it or not, I used to be very shy, constantly compare myself to those around me and have a hard time ignoring what other’s thought about me. Even when I first started this blog, I would get embarrassed when people would bring it up. 

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Choosing Joy: Striking a Balance With Control & Being Receptive to Change

I’ll be the first to admit- I’m a perfectionist. I like my spaces to be clean and organized to a T, I like my schoolwork to be my best work every single time (I’ve chilled a little more on this thank goodness), I take way too much time editing photos.

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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. :)

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Love Your Gut, Eat (Good) Bacteria

With all of my food sensitivities and unknown stomach issues (thankfully I’m on the way to getting some answers!), loving my gut is necessary. I do whatever I can, whenever I can to help it stay healthy. I do this by eating healthy, eating as little processed foods as I can.

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You're Never Too Busy For Good Health

  (Note: The products for this post were supplied to me, but all opinions are genuine and honest! 🙂 Because YES this company really rocks that much) I’ve gotten this question so many times: “How do I do all that I do?!” Honestly sometimes I’m not even sure.

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Training for Life: Creating Long-Term Healthy Habits

I’ve gotten the same question twice now from people who see me in the gym: “What are you training for?” My answer? Life. Yes, sometimes I actually am training for a half marathon, but at this point in my life I don’t have to train too strictly for one of those.

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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.

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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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Third Half Marathon in the Books // Why I Run

My whole body hurt when I woke up this morning and my first thought was “OH GOD WHAT HAPPENED TO ME?!” Then I remembered that, not only did I run 13.1 miles yesterday, but I managed to fall flat on the cement at mile 3 while doing so.

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