Post 21 Day Cleanse – Now What?!?

Going through health challenges for an extended period of time, even seemingly minor ones, is one of the most humbling of things we can go through physically. At least it was for me, and because of the roller coaster ride of health I was on last year, it greatly altered the simple notion I had previously […]

21 Day Cleanse Week 3 Meal Plan & Shopping List

As we head into the final week of the cleanse, I want to stress how much this week should be about relishing in how far you’ve come, and NOT GIVING UP! For many of us, we may be tired from all the cooking thus far, which is why I really debated making a meal plan […]

21 Day Cleanse Meal Plan & Shopping List Week 2

We’ve almost made it through week 1 of the cleanse, and while many of us were fighting the Friday night cravings, most of us stayed diligent and powered through. By now most of you should be feeling a lot better, although you may notice some cravings may be kicking in, now that the shock and […]

21 Day Cleanse Update

The babysitter has been here since 8 am, and I’ve been sitting in front of my computer screen for at least an hour, trying to type up my article for Babble, and go through emails. I feel almost completely worthless though, in terms of getting anything accomplished which requires actual brainpower. I slept for over […]

21 Day Cleanse Meal Plan & Shopping List

The meal plan for this cleanse looks a lot different than last time, primarily because it’s a whole new season. When I went through this in late Summer, the focus was on grilled fishes and chicken, and lots and lots of salads. This time though, we are in the midst of Winter, and our diet […]

Restart in 2015 With a 21 Day Cleanse

I’m not too sad about seeing 2014 come to a close. As I sit here with a hacking cough, the second cold I’ve caught in December, I look forward to starting all over in 2015, with a new found respect for what it means to be healthy, and a new mission to try and make […]

Thriving On A 21 Day Cleanse

Last week my editor checked in and offered a post suggestion; “5 Funny Things You Think About When On a Detox.” I at first agreed to write the suggested post, thinking I could weave a funny little tale about life on a detox, and be done with it. But the more I sat on it, […]

21 Day Cleanse

I woke up last Tuesday and decided to start a cleanse, and that was that. While the decision came easily and my mind was made up with absolute certainty, I didn’t really just wake up out of the clear blue sky and decide to do this. 2013 was in many ways a great year for me. Family […]

Developing a Healthier Relationship With Coffee

Last year, after dealing with some persistent and nagging health issues, I elected to do a 21 day cleanse. For three weeks I eliminated a laundry list of items from my (almost) daily routine; from gluten and dairy, to alcohol and caffeine, I was able to feel a lot better than I had felt in […]

31 Healthy School Lunches in the Planetbox

I’ve been meaning to put this post together for some time now, and quite frankly my original goal was to get it up as a “back to school” post, but better late than never is my motto. We’ve now been living with my in-laws for close to 5 months, and packing these daily lunches for […]