Why a Little “Me” Time is Not Selfish

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Dear Leah Renee,  I'm feel like I stretch myself thin between picking the kids up from school and taking them to their after school sports, making dinner, and just everything else that happens every day.  Is there a way to not feel so overwhelmed? ~Alex, NJ We live in a very Read More

Homemade Hummus (Gluten Free & Vegan)

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Hummus is one of those foods that's about as easy to make as it is to pick up at the grocery store.  If you keep chickpeas (garbanzo beans) stocked in the pantry, you're halfway there.  This recipe can take just minutes to whip up and keep in the fridge for the week.  Chickpeas are Read More

Finding My Niche, The Institute of Integrative Nutrition

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I'm surprised I haven't announced this sooner, but I'm excited to say that I started the Institute of Integrative Nutrition this past May and am loving it.  I looked into the program over five years ago, but to make a long story short, it wasn't time yet.  I had a few other things to tackle, but I Read More

7 Reasons to Eat for the Seasons

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Dear Leah Renee,  I have so enjoyed having a smoothie every day for breakfast, but I feel like it's not bringing me as much satisfaction now that it's getting a little cooler.  I don't want to give it up!  What's a girl to do?  Thanks. ~Alicia, NE We are already well into September which Read More