Saturday, October 31

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Can You Gain Weight From Eating Too Little?
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Can You Gain Weight From Eating Too Little?

There’s a risk you might read only one sentence and then leave this page, but it’s worth the risk to make sure this point is clear: you will not gain weight from eating too few calories. If there’s nothing else you learn from this post, let it be that. But, there’s so much more that explains why (and how) under-eating can seemingly lead to weight gain.  One of the hardest parts of dieting — which happens to almost everyone — is that moment where you get frustrated with weight loss and you try to reduce calories, even more, to make the scale drop lower again. And what happens? You appear to be gaining weight. It’s incredibly frustrating and you insist your body must be broken, or maybe it’s the gluten…or dairy…or artificial sweeteners that are making you fat. But, artific...
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale top sellers and picks under $50
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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale top sellers and picks under $50

Sharing the bestsellers from my Early Access post and faves under $50 from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! The sale is live for public access starting at 6:30PST/9:30 EST today. Hi friends! I hope you’re having a wonderful week so far. I finished up that huge video project – I’ll share the news soon, I promise – and am going to start getting everything together for Barre Bootcamp 2. I’m so excited to have some community this fall as many of us are working out from home! Today, I wanted to share some of the things we’ve received from the Nordstrom Sale and some of the top sellers from my Early Access post. I wanted to make another little note that I know 2020 is the worst and many are struggling financially. Quite a few of you have let me know that shopping has brought you joy righ...
056: Breastfeeding, exclusively pumping, and tips for postpartum with Sandy J. Green
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056: Breastfeeding, exclusively pumping, and tips for postpartum with Sandy J. Green

Hi friends! I’m so excited for today’s episode because I’m chatting with Sandy J. Green about quite a few things I wish I would have known for our first pregnancy and postpartum experience. She’s so knowledgeable and I really enjoyed our converstaion. We’re discussing some new mom topics, like: – Exclusive pumping and tips for low supply – Viewing breastfeeding and pumping through a lens of self care (and not the Instagram kind of “self care”) – Favorite books/resources – What a postpartum doula does – And so much more I wanted to note here that I understand this this topic is pretty niche and if it’s not your thing, I totally get it! Before we had babies, I would have loved to have access to this type of info to store in my brain for access later on. Also, I wa...
Hair routine + fave products for healthy hair
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Hair routine + fave products for healthy hair

Per a couple of requests, I updated this older post with my current hair routine and tips. Hi friends! Happy Monday! I hope you’re enjoying the week so far. I’m looking forward to catching outdoor yoga class tonight – my first group fitness class since March!!- and taking it easy with the fam. For today, I thought we could chat about hair. I’ve been asked to share some of my favorite hair products + the latest hair routine and thought it would be a fun kinda different post. My hair has been through so many crazy stages over the past six years. From luxurious pregnancy hair, to postpartum shredding + regrowth (the lovely Frankenstein baby bangs), changes in texture (my hair got super wavy after I had P! We joke that it’s because the reflux and everything stressed me out that much) ...
Crunchy almond butter chocolate bars
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Crunchy almond butter chocolate bars

These crunchy almond butter chocolate bars are a quick and healthy dessert or treat idea. They’re gluten-free, only take 10 minutes of active prep, and can be easily tweaked for my vegan friends.  We could all go for a little sweet bite, right? To be honest, I just really needed something this weekend where I could leave half the mix or dough in the bowl just for myself and sit on the floor and eat it. Anyone else?  I used to bake and make kitchen creations all the time. Lately, I don’t know if it’s been the heat, the overwhelming feeling of everything going on, or what, but lately I just haven’t been into it. I’ve made muffins and banana bread with the girls, but haven’t felt that creative kitchen mojo lately. It’s the most I can do right now to just make sure everyone is fed – s...
How to See Preikestolen Without the Crowds: Sunrise Hike Pulpit Rock
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How to See Preikestolen Without the Crowds: Sunrise Hike Pulpit Rock

When I first started researching a trip to Stavanger, Norway, Preikestolen (also known as Pulpit Rock) came up in almost every recommendation. It’s one of the most well known hikes in the area. Made even more popular after Tom Cruise scaled it during ‘Fallen’ (there was also a film screening up there!). However, the problem with popularity is that it comes with crowds which make this breathtaking rock overlooking Lysefjord…not quite so peaceful. How to See Preikestolen Without the Crowds There are a number of ways that you can beat the crowds; Camp overnight on the rock Sunrise Hike Travel out of season (peak season is June – August) Since I nearly froze in a tent in my friends garden a few weeks ago, we opted out of the camping trip (although I have to say, if ...
Body Image & Sex
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Body Image & Sex

I spent ALL of last week writing, recording, thinking, and talking about sex. To be honest, a week was way too short. There’s just too much to talk about, too much shame and confusion that needs to be cleared up, and way too many links to body image and body liberation to fit into such a short amount of time. Most importantly though, our relationship to our bodies are often too deeply interwoven with our relationship to our sexualities. It’s why I went back to school to get my clinical sexology certification— because I was working with clients on body image, and sex  just. kept. coming. up.  As such, I’ve decided to dive more deeply into some of the many ways in which sexuality and body image can intersect today. I’m gonna start with myself, and ...
Body Image & Self-Advocacy
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Body Image & Self-Advocacy

What if I told you that in order to heal your body image issues, you needed to learn how to speak up for yourself? So many of my clients bump up against the same thing: Due to people-pleasing (and learning to center their worth in what other people think of them), they never learned or practiced the skills of self-advocacy, boundary-setting, authentic communication, or letting themselves be seen and known. As a result of these lacking skills, my clients often struggle to connect with people. In place of grounded communication and intimate bonding, there is often a lot of anxious detective work in their relationships: A lot of people’s nasty inner monologue around body insecurities, anxiety, obsession, and hatred comes down to a lifetime habit of do...
Inside Freeskier Pete Oswald’s Mission to Reforest Madagascar
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Inside Freeskier Pete Oswald’s Mission to Reforest Madagascar

In a typical year, Pete Oswald, the New Zealand-born freeskier and photographer will chase an endless winter across the hemispheres. He and his wife, Sophie Stevens, will shred mountains on three or four continents. But 2020, as we know all too well, is not a typical year. In a sense, his world is shrinking. <!-- -->Oswald and Stevens have yet to leave New Zealand since COVID-19 prompted strict border control measures. The other reason their world feels a bit smaller these days is because they now share the tiny house they built in Queenstown with a third resident. The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Tula, in May. Despite major life changes, parenthood and a pandemic have not changed their intrepid lifestyle. Their physical...
Tips for a Better Road Trip During COVID
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Tips for a Better Road Trip During COVID

Of the many gloomy impacts of COVID—canceled travel, systemic uncertainty, furloughed and lost jobs, a hiatus from hugs, and the cancellation of Hollywood blockbuster season—one silver lining stands out: the resurgence of the great American road trip. With record-low gas prices, a pent-up hunger for freedom from home, and a widespread unease with public transportation, RV sales have spiked to an all-time high. Further, campgrounds are packed, trails are noticeably busier than years past, and the word “camping” has surged on Google higher than any time in the last decade. <!-- -->Yes, this unpredicted push for all things external has made planning outdoor excursions a bit more complicated. I still find it encouraging that so many people have decide...