Advice · Health · Lifestyle

Don’t Be Deceived: Things You Should Know About Olive Oil

Olive oil is widely known for its wonderful health benefits, multiple uses, and for being a good source of healthy fats. Adding olive oil into your diet and using it as a healthy substitute for other dressings, dips, and spreads can be very beneficial. However, beware. Not all olive oils are created equal. Olive oils… Continue reading Don’t Be Deceived: Things You Should Know About Olive Oil

Breakfast · Health · Lifestyle

Why Your Oatmeal May Not Be Healthier Than a Bowl of Fruit Loops

We’ve all heard that oatmeal is heart healthy. In fact, on Quaker’s website they talk about how oatmeal is “a superfood for your heart.” They also mention oatmeal is: A good source of ‘whole-grains’ ‘Can be’ part of healthy weight management (nice loophole in your wording, Quaker) And helpful for keeping your digestion regular All of these,… Continue reading Why Your Oatmeal May Not Be Healthier Than a Bowl of Fruit Loops

Fitness · Havarti · Lifestyle

Working Out Again and Post-Gym Cuddles

Honestly? It’s been about a year since I was actively engaged in a daily fitness routine. Being a new teacher was a challenge greater than anything I had faced before. I really had no idea what I was getting into. All of my personal habits and rhythms were tested. My social life became as skimpy as Miley Cyrus’ stage… Continue reading Working Out Again and Post-Gym Cuddles

Havarti · Lifestyle

Havarti Wants Salad (And Attention!)

If you don’t already know, I have a dog named Havarti. At 5 lbs, she’s full-grown and has more spunk than Gene Simmons in his prime. She’s peppy, playful, and an extremely snobbish foodie. Today while I was trying to take pictures of my salad for the blog, Havarti literally followed me around the house… Continue reading Havarti Wants Salad (And Attention!)