• Blogger Interviews

    Interview With Ali Quinn

    Alexandra QuinlannAli QuinnWebsite Twitter Instagram Tell us a little bit about yourself and your blog My blog primarily focuses on beauty. I do reviews, tutorials, tips & tricks, skincare, haircare, and more featuring both drugstore and high end products. I also have the Blogging Babes portal on my site that focuses on supporting others on their blogging journey with helpful guides and tips. What one word best describes you and why I was once described as eccentric, and I kind of liked that. I’m a little weird and extra lol. Also, caring. I have a big heart and I’m super empathetic. How do you stay healthy and fit I work…

  • Blogger Interviews

    Interview With Eleonore

    Simply Eleonore Your Typical Sleepy Bi Vegan Intersectional Feminist Website Twitter Facebook Instagram Tell Us About Yourself And Your Blog My name is Eleonore, I’m 22 years old and I’m French and British. I have a lifestyle blog, and I mainly write about feminism, veganism, mental health and various LGBTQ+ topics. If our readers could only read one of your blog posts which one should it be and why Wow that’s a really difficult question, and it took me a while to decide. I think I would say my post ‘Let’s talk about Masturbation’. It sparked some great conversations with both men and women, and I’ve had women message me…

  • Health

    Recovery After Hysterectomy

    If you follow our blog, you may have noticed that all our recent content has been written by my hard-working husband. I have been MIA since November and I realized tonight that I just needed to make myself sit down and write. It isn’t that I don’t have things I’d love to share, I do. I have just had an emotionally draining few months and I was afraid that once I started writing all of that would pour out and honestly, who would want to read that? I am going to do my best to keep the emotions in check, but this post is going to just catch you up…

  • The Planking Traveler
    Blogger Interviews

    Interview With Emily Adams

    Today we are launching a weekly interview series and we are very happy to get to learn a bit more about Emily Adams from The Planking Traveler. Her wonderful blog is about both healthy living and travel and I can’t recommend it enough. The Planking Traveler Emily Adams Practical Inspiration for Budget Travel, Adventurous Movement, and Non-Toxic Living Website Twitter Facebook Instagram Pinterest What One Word Best Describes You Adventurous Tell Us About Yourself And Your Blog I’m a certified nutrition coach and my educational background is in exercise science and physical therapy, so I”m passionate about holistic wellness. My blog combines that passion along with my love for travel…

  • Diet & Nutrition

    8 Surprising Foods To Avoid On Keto

    I started on the keto diet on March 17th, 2018 and it has been very good to me. I am no longer pre-diabetic, I’ve lost 82 lbs, and my lab markers are greatly improved. It has been so successful that my whole family will be switching to the keto diet after Christmas. Since I’ve become more outspoken about my success I have gotten a lot of questions about the diet. There are a lot of misconceptions about what keto is and what it is not. A lot of those misconceptions are about the foods we eat or avoid. That is the misconceptions I am dealing with a lot right now…

  • Diet & Nutrition

    Thanksgiving Dinner On Keto

    This year, like almost every year since I’ve been on my own, I am making a huge Thanksgiving dinner. My Grandmother was from Texas and her Thanksgiving dinners were simply amazing but they are absolutely loaded with carbs and sugar, you know, the stuff that tastes great! Because I’ve had such success on keto I wanted to adapt her recipes where possible so that my family can enjoy the deliciousness that she passed down to me and I can indulge a bit without derailing my progress. I thought it would be neat to do a post with what I’m making from my Grandmother and how I will change it, what…

  • Personal Improvement

    Gratitude

    I always love this time of year. Really, the days between October 31st and February 15th are what I live for. When the weather gets colder and the sky looks sharper I start feeling different inside. Memories of childhood at my grandparents’ farm, falling in love with my husband when we started dating, playing the leaves with our children were all made during the fall and winter and I cherish them. This flood of memories causes me to keenly feel gratitude during this time. I change my mantra from things I can do and make it things I’m grateful for. I really feel that this helps me stave off the…

  • Diet & Nutrition

    Health Benefits Of Intermittent Fasting

    Back in March, I started doing intermittent fasting(IF). Since then I have gotten many questions from friends and co-workers about it. Most of the questions are about the health benefits and why I started fasting. When I started I didn’t put much thought into it, it was just something I wanted to try out. I only did a little research before jumping in. Since then I have read a lot about the health benefits and I now feel great. In this article, I am going to give you a short introduction to intermittent fasting and its health benefits. At the bottom of the article, you can find some more resources…

  • Personal Improvement

    Stress And Cognition – You Can Change Your Day

    A recent study from Penn State’s Center for Healthy Aging has shown that when people think about their day being stressful in the morning, before it even starts, they have negative impacts on their working memories. With a reduction in working memory people may be more prone to make mistakes as they do their work or studying, they may have a more difficult time focusing on tasks or conversations, and these can be amplified as we age and our cognitive performance levels naturally decline. About the Study Researchers gathered 240 adults from diverse ethnic, social, and financial backgrounds. The study was 2 weeks in length and each day the participants…

  • Fitness

    15 Strength Training Tips For Women Over 40

    As my son loves to remind me, I am now in my “late-30s”. I am also a woman with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), diabetes, and some other health issues. Through working with my doctors and tons of research, I found that strength training (in conjunction with a healthful diet) provided me with the greatest success in weight loss, increased energy, pain relief, and decreases in health symptoms. Strength Training I didn’t find this out easily or quickly, I literally spent years trying so many different kinds of exercise, haven’t we all? Things flipped for me in 2014. I had a small stroke the year before and after I was pretty…