I am a sun loving, extra-extrovert with an affinity for high calorie foods. I relocated to Seattle from Scottsdale, Arizona in 2010 to attend graduate school at the University of Washington. I’m still trying to figure out how to survive in a rainy climate. I interned at LifeWise in 2011 and enthusiastically came back to work […]
Tag Archives: Wellness
February 17, 2014
February 4, 2014
In February we turn to matters of the heart, and not just because of Valentine’s Day. It’s also American Heart Month—the perfect time to focus on the importance of taking care of your heart. While heart disease accounts for 1 of every 4 deaths in America, the good news is it’s never too late to begin taking steps to better your health.
January 15, 2014
Five years ago I challenged myself to get more involved in my community to help others live a healthier life. I looked at organizations that provide incredible services to elderly, homeless, hungry, or children across the Puget Sound.
When I stumbled across Girls on the Run®, I immediately knew it was the right organization for me.
November 5, 2013
Choosing the right fats in your diet can actually help reduce the risk of heart disease. When pan cooking, focus on the “smoke point”. This is the temperature at which a particular fat begins to burn and become damaged. The smoke point is important as after it is reached, nutritious value begins to decrease along […]
November 4, 2013
The American Heart Association recommends consuming less than 1,500 milligrams of sodium per day to help keep blood pressure low – most adults in the U.S. consume over twice that amount. If you’re looking for simple ways to reduce the amount of sodium in your diet, look no further than your pantry and spice rack. […]