The Inspired List

Life April 23, 2017

Thank you for all of your kind words about my decision to start blogging again. I’m glad you like the inspired imperfect version of me because trying to be anything else makes me a crazy person. I thought it would be fun every once in a while to bring you a list of things that are making me happy. Products, articles, videos, whatever. Sometimes these might include affiliate links, but…

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Hey Y’all, I’m Back

Life April 19, 2017

I’ve been doing this blogging thing for seven years now. In that time, Inspired RD has grown and evolved, shrunk and shifted. And in seven years, everything about blogging has changed. At first, I tried to keep up with the trends. Better photos! SEO! Find your niche! It was exhausting. I gave myself a break, saying no to writing assignments and stepping back from everything for a while. And then…

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Simple Ways to Feel At Home When You Travel

Life April 7, 2017

As a homebody who has to travel for most of the year, I am always searching for small ways to make a hotel room or apartment feel more like home. As much as I love to simplify and pack light, there are some must-haves for my own sense of well-being and the happiness of my family. Whether you travel often or only every once in a while, here’s how you…

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Word of the Year – Heal

Celiac Disease, Life January 9, 2017

Never before have I felt so ready to start over. In 2016, I felt…out of it. I’m not sure how else to describe it. In between moments of clarity and energy, I mostly felt blah. Focus was hard to come by, and my brain struggled to read, write, and process information. Some of this stems from autoimmune issues. I had a massive setback in February and multiple incidents throughout the…

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Resolutions Reevaluated

Fitness, Life January 6, 2017

Last January, I made a New Year’s Resolution to stay on top of my household chores by using a weekly cleaning schedule. I printed the schedule out, stuck it on a bulletin board in the bathroom, and promptly forgot all about it. By January 2, I had already failed. Resolutions are like that sometimes. Good intentions falling flat. As a women’s fitness specialist, I see this most often with diet…

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Permission to Slow Down

Life December 5, 2016

When you think of the holiday season, you instantly think of a crazy time of year, right? I feel like holiday and crazy are basically synonymous these days. Parties and baking and decorating and school plays and shopping and wrapping and hosting and I’m getting tired just thinking about it all. If we’re not careful, this season will pass us by in a blur. In the blink of an eye,…

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3 Tips for Balancing Social Media

Life September 13, 2016

I’ve noticed a theme in my blogging over the years. Every few months I talk about trying to find that magical balance between family and work and social media. For years now, my response to the overwhelming anxiety I feel when life is off balance is to shut everything down. No social media. No work. Shut it all down. The problem with this approach is that it doesn’t solve anything.…

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