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Wellness Wednesday: 5 Reasons You’ll Go Maca For Maca

The Maca root is not something new and I touched upon it’s impressive benefits in an earlier post. To be honest I have only recently gotten into using it in my smoothies. When I discovered some of its amazing properties I wanted to spotlight it on MSF for those who are just jumping on the bandwagon and may want a little more info. It originated in Peru and is part of the radish family although it is commonly ground into a powder and consumed as a supplement or mixed into smoothies. The benefits of this root have been celebrated by ancient civilizations in Peru and used both as a preventative and in remedies by many generations. Below I’ve listed the top 5 benefits I found to be the most interesting and relevant to what we are looking for today. Top 5 Reasons You’ll Go Maca for Maca Vitamins & Minerals– it is loaded with B vitamins, vitamin C & E, calcium, magnesium, amino acids, iron, zinc and much more Energy shot– known to increase energy and stamina, …

Wellness Wednesday: Everyone Does It, So Lets Talk About It

Today’s post can be viewed as a little TMI for some, but I’ve had enough friends ask my opinion on the subject to feel it’s a topic many can relate to. What’s the healthiest, most effective form of hair removal? Am I an expert? Not really. But I do have years of experience trying different methods and feel this familiarity has me well-read on the topic enough to give an educated opinion. I will try to keep it simple, even though this can be a complex topic with many points of view. I’ve listed the top ways of hair removal below and my pros and cons for each so you can decide what’s best for you. Hair removal cream: Pros-inexpensive, can be done at home, straightforward concept, minimum pain Cons-inconsistent, can cause rashes or skin irritations (if directions are not followed carefully), a lot of keep-up, precision is difficult to achieve Tweezing: Pros-gets the entire hair follicle (if done properly) so hair grows back slower, can be precise, inexpensive, can be done at home Cons-time, …

Motivation Monday: Set Yourself Up To Fail

We need to get comfortable with the idea of failing in order to achieve something that is extraordinary or worthwhile. Most of the great pioneers of our time were not told they were doing something practical or were sure to succeed. In reality, they were met with apprehension and criticism (think the Wright brothers, Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, etc). In order to succeed at something of that magnitude, something others haven’t accomplished yet, you need to get into the mindset of setting yourself up to potentially fail. I have taken a few risks, some have paid off, some not so much. It has taken me almost a decade to even realize this was happening and even longer to learn to appreciate the journey. Risk #1-Moving to the west coast for a job transfer (life changing, win!) Risk #2-Starting a cupcake business in an overinflated market with no experience whatsoever (let’s call this an important lose) Even the risks we take that don’t pan out can be viewed as a win and it is up to us to …

Motivation Monday: Knowledge Is Power; 5 Free Ways To Feed Your Brain

I am always craving information and a self-proclaimed perpetual student. There is not much I don’t like to research and learn about, as you can see through this blog. I just think there is so much interesting material out there and the thought that you can be continually learning, never running out of things to experience for the first time is fascinating. As I was walking Finley and listening to a podcast the idea of how much information is out there for us to have access to FOR FREE just popped into my head. I wanted to share with you immediately in case there was something that would inspire you and enrich your life by knowing a little more about it. So here it is, my top 5 free ways to get information so that you too can feed your mind and get the most out of this fascinating world we live in. 5 Free Ways To Feed Your Brain Podcasts-these are my new obsession. If you haven’t heard of podcasts yet, jump on board. …

Motivation Monday: Facing Your Fears

This past week I’ve had a lot of time to reflect and take into account where I am and where I’d like to be. I think this is so important to do from time to time, no matter where you’re at in your career/life, how old you are, etc. Even if you believe you’re ‘satisfied’, doing a temperature check once in awhile is never a bad thing. I wish I could remember the source to site it here, but I remember listening to a podcast a while back and during the interview someone referenced music and how the simple act of listening to music (that brings you joy) your mood is lifted and you are more likely to do great things. So I invite you to turn up that volume, take note of what you want for yourself and GO AFTER IT. It will not get any easier by wishing it to happen or having a goal that you’re not doing anything to get closer to. Take that first step, no matter how difficult it …

Wellness Wednesday: Why I’m PRObiotics

There are some things we take or include in our lifestyle because somewhere along the line we heard they were “healthy”. Often times we can’t quite remember when or why. For a long time this was probiotics for me. I knew they were good to include in my diet, but I wasn’t clear on the exact reasons (something about keeping the good bugs in your system?). I touched upon why I started cutting dairy out of my diet in previous posts but didn’t go into how I began to notice adverse affects from the elimination of my daily yogurt (aka probiotics). It was actually astonishing on how much probiotics seemed to affect my system. I found that on the days I didn’t include probiotics, my digestion and bloating was out of control. This really intrigued me and inspired me to do a little research. Instead of boring you with the scientific mumbo jumbo, I will keep it simple and in MSF fashion, summarize what I found in a top # list. 6 Reasons Why You Need Probiotics …

My Simply Fit: Revamped

I have a confession. I don’t know what I’m doing. I have been searching for a creative outlet (starting a cupcake business, writing numerous unpublished books, painting countless paintings, knitting scarves & blankets, experimenting with healthy recipes in the kitchen, the list goes on…) all very fun but nothing really filling that “void”. It was only when I began reading some lifestyle blogs that I had that “aha” moment. My background is much like a patchwork quilt. There is quite the variety of things that have made me the person I am today with the interests that I have. I have lived up and down both coasts of the United States, on the Big Island of Hawaii and went to school for fashion, interior design and even business. The only consistent thing in my life (besides my friends and family) is the passion I feel for health and wellness. Fitness and nutrition has never felt boring to me and I just can’t get enough sometimes. Connecting the drive I feel to be creative with content …