Aging Youthful Comfort Food: Beef Stew

Winter is fast approaching in Fairbanks and with the colder temperatures comes the desire for comfort food for this Minnesota transplant. Being a Minnesota girl, many a meal in my house growing up included Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup and a packet of Lipton Onion Soup mix. Throw in your favorite meat, add a few cut up carrots and potatoes and viola! you had a meal! Mom would make it really easy by throwing it all in a crock pot on low all day so dinner was ready when she got home from work. Most Comfort Food Isn’t The Healthiest Once I started my clean eating journey, comfort food that included most canned and packaged soups went by the wayside as most have many artificial Continue reading Aging Youthful Comfort Food: Beef Stew

Gratitude Practice: A Beginner’s Guide To Getting Started

Have you heard others talk about practicing gratitude and don’t know where to start or do you feel like you have nothing to be grateful for because nothing seems to be going your way? I’m here to help you get started and give you a tool to realize there is ALWAYS something to be grateful for! How To Start a Gratitude Practice Getting started is extremely simple; grab a pen and paper and write “I am so happy and grateful for” followed by something you ARE grateful for. When I first started, I bought a basic 99 cent spiral notebook and started writing one or two things a day. In the beginning I felt like it always had to be something big: perfect relationship with Mark, perfect Continue reading Gratitude Practice: A Beginner’s Guide To Getting Started

5 Steps to Remove Drama From Your Life

Don’t get me wrong, I love drama, as long as it’s in a movie I’m watching. In my personal life, I try to stay as far away from it I can. A few months back I created the graphic below in response to all the people on Facebook posting a LOT of drama on Facebook. I used to feel like drama was following me and guess what? I used to be one of the people saying to myself things like “why does this keep happening to me”, “there always seems to be a black cloud over my head”, and many other similar sentences. I can tell you, I was not always a lot of fun to be around; I was miserable and tired of things Continue reading 5 Steps to Remove Drama From Your Life