Healthy Living, Recipes

Less Stress = Healthier Me

I have major issues with stress.  Its pretty much been a problem my entire life. As a child, I would stress about coloring in the lines, stress about building the perfect house with blocks, stress about getting Barbie's hair just right, stress about being perfect and not upsetting anyone.  Not really sure where this all… Continue reading Less Stress = Healthier Me

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Walks and Homemade Lara Bars

As I sit here watching Chicken Little with my son and boyfriend, I think of how thankful I am...and how exhausted I am. Exhausted because today was Field Day at my school and I worked my booty off, setting up, working games, being a "human car wash," helping out with the Talent Show, and taking… Continue reading Walks and Homemade Lara Bars

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Foraging for Clean Eats

Foraging for Clean EatsWhat is more clean and fresh than wild finds straight from the earth? My cousin, Dana Nahai of One Haute Plate recently wrote an article for Edible Atlanta Magazine about urban foraging.  This article is not only extremely insightful, informative and enlightening, it also makes me really hungry and ready to get… Continue reading Foraging for Clean Eats

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What is Clean Eating Anyway?

I've been posting about the fact that I have been eating clean for three weeks now. But what exactly does eating clean mean? Well, it can mean different things to different people, but the main concept seen in every version is cutting out processed foods as much as possible. This means limiting prepackaged foods and… Continue reading What is Clean Eating Anyway?

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My First Try at Tofu

Another successful day!  I like taking things a day at a time, especially when times get rough, although that is not really the case at the moment.  Things are starting to slow down (relatively) in my life, with the close of the school year (work) and summer beginning soon.  My mind is now starting to… Continue reading My First Try at Tofu

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BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Mutations

This morning I cried when I heard on the radio that Angelina Jolie had announced through an article in the NY Times that she had tested positive for a genetic mutation that is known to make one more succeptible to breast cancer. As soon as I got to work, I looked up the article and… Continue reading BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Mutations

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Eating Clean

Since I started this Summer Shred through NHerShoes, I have been eating completely clean.  I thought this would be incredibly difficult and that I would be starving all the time (especially since I'm tracking my calories), but truthfully, it has been much easier than I expected and I have been LESS hungry because I make… Continue reading Eating Clean

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Starting Out

Ok, my first post will be a long one, sorry 🙂  Here is just a little bit of background about my life recently and what made me decide to start La Vida Sana (which means "The Healthy Life" in Spanish.  In August I got a job teaching Spanish to pre-schoolers through 8th graders. Talk about… Continue reading Starting Out