Posts tagged healthy lifestyle
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.

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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.

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Nat's Top Reads: Foodie, Wellness and Poetry Books to Add to Your Shelf

You guys probably know by now that I'm a total book worm. Always have been, always will be. Ever since I was tiny, I have loved books. There was a little, quirky used bookstore in the town I grew up in and getting to go there and pick out books was always the highlight of my day.

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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…

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Learning To Let My Mind Slow Down Through Yoga

It took me quite a while to truly get into yoga becuase I used to get extremely impatient- my mind would wander in class wondering how much longer I had left and I’d get antsy. My life is very go, go, go. It starts early in the morning.

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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!

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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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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.

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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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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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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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5 Ways to Love Life More

Lately I’ve had such an incredible love for life and an ever-present bursting feeling of joy in my heart. I wake up so incredibly excited for the day, and that’s been such an amazing feeling.

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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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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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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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Cross-Training: How Not Running Can Make You a Better Runner

“Cross-train” is one of those phrases that gets thrown around constantly in the running and fitness world. But have you ever wondered what exactly that phrase means? Or what exactly the point of cross-training is?

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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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