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A Quick Guide to Whole Grains

by Marissa on November 26, 2019

This post is sponsored by NOW Foods. All opinions are my own. Ten years ago when I became a Health Coach, grains were in and almost every product on the health food store shelves boasted a healthy-promoting “made with whole grains” label. Then the tides changed and everyone shunned grains and cut carbs. Now, you […]

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What It’s Like to Have a Baby in the NICU

November 20, 2019
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Valentina Antonia’s Birth Story  My Third Trimester My Second Trimester Gender Reveal: It’s a …  Our Big Island Babymoon  My First Trimester Our Infertility Journey: We’re Having a Baby!  Our Infertility Journey: The IVF Decision Our Struggle with Infertility  Many people have asked me what it’s like to have a baby in the NICU. Every […]

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Valentina Antonia’s Birth Story

November 7, 2019
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  If you missed my previous updates, you can catch up here:  My Third Trimester My Second Trimester Gender Reveal: It’s a …  Our Big Island Babymoon  My First Trimester Our Infertility Journey: We’re Having a Baby!  Our Infertility Journey: The IVF Decision Our Struggle with Infertility  The day started like any other Sunday. After […]

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My Third Trimester

October 22, 2019
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If you missed my previous updates, you can catch up here:  My Second Trimester Gender Reveal: It’s a …  Our Big Island Babymoon  My First Trimester Our Infertility Journey: We’re Having a Baby!  Our Infertility Journey: The IVF Decision Our Struggle with Infertility  When I started writing this post, I had just started my Third […]

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My 3 Favorite Fall-Inspired Sakara Life Recipes

October 14, 2019

Now that Fall is here and cooler weather has moved in, all I want to do is feel cozy and eat nourishing food. I’ve always loved the Sakara Life meal delivery program for its abundance of leafy greens and wholesome ingredients, but these 3 fall-inspired Sakara Life recipes set the greens aside and put the […]

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5 Ways to Live More Sustainably

September 26, 2019
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One // Make a Sustainability Car Kit. By 2025 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Reduce your use of plastic by filling a canvas bag with anything you may need on the go – a resusable water bottle, refillable mug, reusable straws and bamboo utensils – stash it in your car or […]

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Top Five Food Trends from Expo East 2019

September 17, 2019

I just spent a jam-packed 4 days at Natural Products Expo, Expo East. This was my third year at the show and also attending the New Hope Network’s Influencer Summit. (See my 2017 Expo East Highlights here and my 2018 Expo East recap here). As always, when walking the show floor, there are some stand-out food trends. […]

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My Pregnancy Fitness Routine

August 27, 2019
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I’m not going to sugarcoat it – my pregnancy fitness routine isn’t what I expected it to be. Before pregnancy, knowing that exercise is healthy during pregnancy – it helps reduce swelling, reduces your chances of gestational diabetes, improves sleep, increases energy and lots more – I thought I would do everything I had done […]

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My Pregnancy Must-Haves for All Trimesters

August 22, 2019
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When I first found out I was pregnant, I’ll admit I was completely lost and oblivious to all the pregnancy must-haves available. Instead of jumping right in and buying everything in sight, I took it slowly and observed my own changing body and what it needed and asked for. I’m still learning as I go, […]

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