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  • Well...the time has come for me to take a nice, long extended break from this space. You can still find me blogging over on The Healthy Maven, sharing weekly interviews on the podcast and talking all things green beauty over on YouTube. BUT through a lot of self discovery I’ve found that Instagram no longer serves me and I don’t believe it’s how I can best serve you either. And so I’ll be taking an indefinite Instagram hiatus which you can read more about over on www.thehealthymaven.com today. Thank you all for supporting my decision and for your continued support of The Healthy Maven. I’m excited for what this next iteration of THM will bring! P.S. comments will be turned off and I won’t be responding to DMs. Feel free to connect via the blog. I’ll see ya when I see ya✌️
  • {Let’s talk about B12…}
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If you follow the podcast you know that a few months ago I was dealing with some weird health issues: Extreme exhaustion and dizziness that kept building over time. I went to the doctor and we did some blood work and after a couple of rounds we found out my B12 was extremely low. The main source of B12 comes from meat and animal-based products and even though I eat meat my body still was not absorbing as much as it needed to function at its best. Since then I’ve begun supplementing with B12 shots and in between I take my @MegaFood B12 Energy Gummies because they actually make me want to take my vitamins (they taste delish with no artificial or added colors or preservatives). Their supplements are made with real food + added nutrients, and they work with trusted farm partners who share a commitment to organic and regenerative agriculture for a more sustainable future - w00t! I grab mine from Walgreens.com and personally love the Cranberry flavor, but it also comes in Ginger. Best part is that you can try both, because Walgreens will be hosting a buy one, get one 50% off sale during the month of September. #sponsored
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Just a reminder that even when you eat a complete diet, you still sometimes need an added boost from supplements, and that’s okay! Happy to report I’ve been feeling much better and recently had my B12 tested and it’s in an optimal range!
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Also FYI: Got my intrinsic factor tested and I’m negative so it’s just a matter of supplementing with B12 and not an autoimmune issue! Do you guys take B12??? #MegaFoodPartner #megafood #walgreens
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#supplements #nutrition #healthy #wellness #wellnessblogger #selfcare #b12
  • #thisis30 unfiltered, present and definitely self-timed. My life looks nothing like how I pictured it would look at 30 yet I wouldn’t change a thing. I’m proud of the person who stands here today. She has strength, courage and a willingness to grow and evolve every single day. This is not something I could have said about myself 10 years ago so it’s pretty amazing to see what a decade of experience can do. Looking forward to watching the next one unfold. Dirty thirty baaaaaby🙌 #happybirthday #30 #virgowhatupppp
  • {CLEAN CONCEALERS...which ones ACTUALLY work?!}⁠
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I'm breaking it down for ya today on the blog about the best clean and natural concealers so you're not wasting your money on products that don't actually work! I struggled with cystic acne for years so I know the importance of concealer when you're feeling self-conscious (not that you should be but I get it...I've been there!). There are some concealers in the clean beauty space that feel like a joke because they basically don't cover anything. Sharing more about my favorites (for all level of coverage) and the ones I don't like over on the blog. Link in bio✌️⁠
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What are your favorite clean concealers?⁠
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#cleanbeauty #greenbeauty #naturalbeauty #naturalconcealers #naturalmakeup #cleanmakeup
  • "One of the only ways to heal from abuse is to accept the fact that your abuser probably won't change and that the healing is up to you." - Me⁠
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It's rare that I would ever quote myself but my editor (@heyeilise!) sent this to me after editing today's podcast episode and my own words really hit home with me. Today on the podcast I'm chatting with @wildsoulhealing all about trauma, PTSD and using tarot (among many other modalities) to heal from abuse. ⁠
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Seems fitting the Tarot card I pulled today was Big Medicine Wheel. The universe gives us what we need if we're willing to ask and surrender to it. Link in bio for the full episode✌️⁠
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#tarot #ptsd #soultarot #theuniversehasyourback #selflove #selfloveclub #highvibe #highvibeliving #thatssomavenpodcast
  • There was a time in my life when I was seriously grossed out by menstrual cups...now I would write it a love letter if I could. Today on the blog I'm breaking down the menstrual cup, how it works, why switch and my recommendation for brands. If you too are grossed out by them and need a little convincing, I GOTCHU. Link in bio✌️⁠
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#periods #menstruation #womenshealth #menstrualcup #feminism #feminist
  • There was a time in my life when I couldn't drink alcohol without purging. My purge was exercise.⁠
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I'd workout excessively before I knew I would be drinking and wake up the next morning and do it again to make sure I was burning off those calories. The cycle would repeat and eventually it started happening with more than just alcohol. I've now come to learn that I was engaging in a binging-purge cycle that would be defined as binge eating disorder.⁠
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Today on the podcast I'm sharing more about my experience and having a candid conversation with my friend, Lex Daddio from @restoring_radiance all about her experience with binge eating disorder and her path to recovery. Link in bio✌️⁠
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#edrecovery  #bodypositive #eatingdisorderrecovery #health #bodylove #wellness #intuitiveeating #mindfuleating
  • {NEW RECIPE!}...⁠
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I've been all about that muesli life lately but let's be real, everyone prefers something a little different in theirs. Today's blog post is teaching you how to build your own homemade muesli with exact breakdowns of different ingredients so you can customize it to your liking. Link in bio✌️⁠
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#muesli #overnightoats #oats #oatlover #veagn #glutenfree #healthybreakfast
  • {NATURAL FOUNDATION...WHERE TO START}⁠
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Whenever people ask where to start with switching their makeup I always tell them to start with foundation. Rule of thumb: swap the products that covers the most surface area. Rule of thumb #2: swap only once you've run out of the old conventional product.⁠
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Seriously though, I get that switching to natural makeup can be hard. We all have our conventional faves, not to mention how expensive clean beauty can be. So in addition to sharing my #CleanBeauty5x5, I'm also making it easier for you to access this information by sharing blog posts for each product. Today on the blog I'm talking about natural foundation, where to start, light, medium and full coverage options as well as products I won't be repurchasing. Hope this helps you on your clean beauty journey! Link in bio✌️⁠
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#cleanbeauty #cleanmakeup #cleanfoundation #naturalbeauty #naturalmakeup #nontoxic #nontoxicbeauty
  • "It's okay to take a break."⁠
"It's okay to put yourself first."⁠
"It's okay to put your body first."⁠
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Thank you to my beautifully human friend @ashleyneese for the reminder that it's okay to slow down and give yourself the extra time and space to care for your life's most important resource: YOU.⁠
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That's what these past 6 weeks of the podcast hiatus have been for me. A slowing down. A focus on my foundation so I can grow into the future in a way that's sustainable and expansive.⁠
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Now we're BACK and season 5 is officially here. Today on the show we're chatting about somatic breathwork for healing, the importance of having a gratitude practice and way we all need to SLOW DOWN. Link in bio for the full episode✌️⁠
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#breathwork #howtobreathe #slowdown #slowliving #theartofslowliving #livethelittlethings #seekthesimplicity #liveauthentic
  • You know it’s a good day when @jessmfranks and delicious energy balls are involved👌🏼Stay tuned for so many goodies coming to a blog near you! Any guesses on the flavor of these balls?!
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#energyballs #energybites #healthysnack #healthysnacking #glutenfree #cleaneating #eeeeeats #foods4thought

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