Category Archives: Lifestyle

21 TRX Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Woman with TRX

What Exactly is TRX? TRX is a type of suspension training or resistance training that utilizes your own body weight for resistance instead of other types of freestanding weights such as free weights, barbells, or kettlebells.  The basic device consists of a long strap with a hand grip on either end.  It sounds deceptively easy, […]

Some Recipes Are Just Way Too Easy

Pizza on French bread

Sometimes we just need something quick and easy, with ingredients that are easy to keep around the housel  Here are my favorite ‘way too easy’ recipes! 3 2 1 Microwave Cake – Whether you live in a dorm or spend your life in a cubicle, these amazingly easy cake recipe is impossible not to keep […]

My Reading and Watching List Right Now

I know summer break is just about over, but what is on your reading and watching list right now?  I have a few things floating around on the to-do list, and hopefully I will find the time for most of them! Lion – This movie came highly recommended by my best friend but I haven’t […]

Feeding Picky Eaters At A Dinner Party

Woman offering food to picky eater

Whether the difficulties are by choice (vegetarian or vegan), restriction (gluten or lactose intolerance), or simply that finicky friend who doesn’t like anything, hosting a dinner party doesn’t have to be a mine field when it comes to navigating the menu options.  As long as you know in advance which things to avoid, you can […]

Build a Better Salad

Two female friends making salad in kitchen

Salads sound like the perfect “healthy” meal – a base of colorful vegetables accented with flavor.  But there are landmines everywhere at a salad bar.  I mean, the macaroni salad alone would set you back a day’s worth of fat and calories (and probably sodium too). But don’t worry, you can still get all the […]

How to Take Care of Yourself

Woman enjoying coffee on balcony

It seems that so many women are caretakers by nature, from bosses and coworkers to spouses and children to friends and family.  And while we enjoy taking care of the ones we care about, sometimes we forget to take care of the caretaker – ourselves.  When we take care of ourselves, we are in better […]

Bento Box Lunch Ideas

Bento lunch on wooden table

While it may still take the same amount of time altogether, most of us might have an hour on the weekend versus ten to twelve minutes every week day morning. There always seems to be too much to do before getting out the door, and having a homemade lunch pre-made and ready to go is […]

Tasty and Healthy Dips

Assorted snack dips on wooden table

I’m a huge fan of dips, whether I’m just at home or at a party. However, it’s not typically the healthiest option when you are in the mood to munch. But there are ways to reduce the fat and calories and boost the nutrients in your snack. Here are a few healthy dip recipes that […]

My Favorite Travel Blogs

Woman at the top of mountain

A lot of the travel blogs that I tend to read are focused on packing – packing lists, packing light, etc.  Here’s a quick glance at my favorites: Her Packing List – This blog has many packing lists for specific destinations or types of trips. It also has some great advice for female travelers, including […]

Alternatives to Brown-Bagging Your Lunch

Healthy wraps in a tupperware

Sure, a turkey sandwich is fine for the 200th day in a row, but are you looking to jazz up that brown bag lunch? Here are a few ways to perk up the lunch hour without breaking the budget. Take that turkey on a roll. Instead of your normal two slices of whole wheat bread, […]