Kitchen Staples: For Your Grown-up Place

Kitchen Staples: For Your Grown-up Place

One of the most daunting things about moving out of the home you grew up in and into your first real home or apartment, meaning college dorms don’t count, is figuring out what the hell…

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5 Healthy Foods that Won’t Make You Sad

5 Healthy Foods that Won’t Make You Sad

Anybody that knows me knows that I am not the best at eating things that are good for my body.  Almost anything green is not welcome on my plate. But as summer approaches (and as…

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Two Simple Steps For Starting Something New

Two Simple Steps For Starting Something New

Do you want to start something new? Are you still procrastinating on your New Year’s resolution because you don’t know where to begin? Whether it’s a new fitness routine or a new career, diving into…

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Be A Snack & Make A Meal: To the Woman who Can Do Both

Be A Snack & Make A Meal: To the Woman who Can Do Both

After many promises, commitments, and avoidances, it’s time for you to commit to cooking, sis. As a self-described ‘foodie’, my side passion is breaking bread with the folks I love and care about. I think…

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4 Ways to Kick Stress’ Butt

4 Ways to Kick Stress’ Butt

Self-care. A word ingrained into our day to day life. Audre Lorde said it best, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare.”  With all the talk…

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10 Affirmations to Get You Through 2018

10 Affirmations to Get You Through 2018

It’s never too late to start crafting your 2018. As part of my 2018 goal-setting, I decided to also write some affirmations to live by this year. My goals lay the framework for reaching milestones…

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Implementing the Vision: New Year, New You

Implementing the Vision: New Year, New You

Cheers to 2018!  It’s a new year and obviously, a new you. After weeks of preparing for this big day, writing goals, creating to do lists, burning sage to cleanse your space, it’s finally here.…

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Gotti’s Workout Plan

Gotti’s Workout Plan

Here’s the thing, just need to put this disclaimer out there. I TRULY don’t feel like I have some fitness routine or did anything extra special to lose weight. I say this because I wasn’t…

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apple picking and apple crisp

apple picking and apple crisp

One of my favorite fall activities is, has been, and always will be apple picking. I’m from the Midwest, what can I say. I recently graced an apple orchard with my presence and had a…

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