The Truth About My College Study Abroad

I'm talking about my college study abroad experience today! I traveled to South Africa and Namibia and it was the experience of a lifetime...but I'm learning to tell the truth: I really struggled with anxiety while I was abroad and most of the time I was there, I was truly miserable and wanting to come home!


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21 Journal Prompts To Get To Know Yourself

I've kept journals and diaries since I was little, and with everything that’s been going on lately, I’ve been turning more and more to journaling as my favorite way to self-care. I came up with 21 journal prompts to help me get to know myself better and to continue reflecting.


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PODCAST: Health-Care Student Burnout: Let’s Talk About It!

PODCAST: Health-Care Student Burnout: Let's Talk About It!

Though stress is inevitable, and a little stress can be a positive motivator, pretending that the misery that can come with feeling burned out is normal is a really quick way to feel alone and awful, awfully fast. Not to mention, it can mean ignoring symptoms of underlying mental health issues, which is never a good thing!


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PODCAST: Who Are The Nutrition Experts?

PODCAST: Who Are The Nutrition Experts?

With all of the medical professionals, scientists, fitness buffs, and "I just read this on Facebook" friends out there, it is SO hard to know: Who should I get nutrition advice from? From Registered Dietitians to that girl who posts her smoothies and workouts on Instagram, I break it all down in this episode of Feed That Nation!


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The Nutrition Starting Line and Making Change

The Nutrition Starting Line And Making Change

When people find out that I study nutrition, I get hit up for advice everywhere from the dentist office to the dance floor. And that's awesome! I love having conversations with curious people. The most common question I get asked is usually along the lines of "I want to be healthy. Where do I start?"In this episode, I talk about what I've learned about getting started with making positive lifestyle change, discuss the steps to success, and talk about what people REALLY want to know when they're asking "What should I eat?"


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PODCAST: The Cheapest Grocery Store

PODCAST: The Cheapest Grocery Store

Food is expensive! So I visited 7 grocery stories in the Twin Cities to answer the question: Where can I buy the cheapest groceries? Join me as I talk about my adventures, my findings, and some of the reasons people shop at the stores they do. 


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PODCAST: Dinner for Two…Hundred: What I Did This Summer

PODCAST: Dinner For Two...Hundred: What I Did This Summer

A chit-chat style podcast about my summer job: Food Operations Lead and Nutrition Specialist with the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps. The six weeks I spent traveling, working, laughing, and crying with the same 200 people truly changed my life for the better, and I'm so happy to be able to reflect on it as I return to real life.


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PODCAST: Managing Chronic Illness as a Young Adult

PODCAST: Managing Chronic Illness As A Young Adult

Part one of two of an awesome (count how many times I say "awesome" in these episodes; I was so pumped!) discussion about managing chronic illness as a young adult . Featuring three of my friends, Rose, Analisa, and Shauna, who each have their own experiences navigating the ups, and especially the downs of chronic illness and disease. Part one features an introduction to each of our chronic conditions and diagnosis stories, use of diet to manage symptoms, comparing "good" and "bad" days, how chronic conditions can affect mental and social health, feelings of guilt, shame, and self-blame, advocating for yourself, and wanting to feel normal. This episode is continued in "Managing Chronic Illness as a Young Adult, Part 2"


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