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Get Raw. Get Juicy. Get Balanced. It’s a comin….

Beauty & Fashion / Favorites / Healthy Living / Miscellaneous / Personal


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You Guys!!! My awesome friend, mentor, fellow nutritionist, Emily of Nourishmint Wellness and I have been busy creating something incredibly awesome for all of you searching for the simplest ways to feel like the healthiest you! I can’t wait to share more, but while we’re finishing putting all the pieces together, make sure you sign up for all the inside news and details!

I’ve been looking for a way that I can work with all of you and I think this is it!!

Let’s get raw, juicy, and balanced together!

P.S. How many exclamation points can one girl use in a blog post?! Haha. I think I covered it.


Don’t miss the fun Bachelor in Paradise inspired pieces I’ve created with The Printed Palette! 



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Get Your Fitness Groove Back

Healthy Living / Miscellaneous / My Workouts / Personal

“If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives!” 


I don’t know about you, but when I’m out of my routine I struggle with sticking to my fitness plan and goals. And really, moving and being active is one of the best gifts we can give ourselves. Movement is good for your mind, soul, and body! Don’t sell yourself short. These Top 5 Tips Below will help you get your fitness groove back or even get it started if the idea of getting started hasn’t felt realistic or maybe it’s even been intimidating. Ready?! Let’s get moving!

Tenley’s Top 5: To Get Your Fitness Groove Back

1) Schedule your workouts! We show up for coffee or happy hour with friends, so why don’t we show up for ourselves? If it’s on your calendar, commit to showing up, make yourself a priority just as much as you prioritize others.

2) Plan ahead: Pack or set

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A Little Note that goes a Long Way…

Favorites / Healthy Living / Miscellaneous

When is the last time you received a little “hello” from a friend in the mail? Or how about an “I Love You” note from a loved one left on the counter as you’re leaving the house in the morning? Or maybe an encouraging thought on your desk from a co-worker? Hardly ever, right?

Megan green and purple

These things don’t happen very often anymore. With the convenience of text messages, snapchats, e-mails, and social media, those special handwritten notes aren’t showing up like they once did. I’m personally one that is guilty of the conveniences in communication these days, but recently I received a sweet note via “snail mail” (you know, the mail you put a stamp on the envelope for). It was a “just because” note from a thoughtful friend that just wanted to let me know she was thinking of me. This made my day receiving a surprise in the mail that felt like someone had gone the extra mile for …

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No More Diet, Hello Lifestyle

Healthy Living

Goodbye Diet, Hello Lifestyle…

The New Year can get so crowded with goals, ideas, new adventures, and it can also be crowded with realities, disappointments, and high expectations. The latter seem to often get in the way, especially those disappointments when you can’t seem to reach all of those high expectations. It seems as though many do so well in their first few days or even weeks of their New Years goals, but many find themselves hitting a bump in the road, get a little off track, and then feel discouraged giving up completely. I so get it. How many of you are feeling this right now? Well, let’s take a step back, brush ourselves off, and try again. ;)

This time let’s take away the ridiculous expectations and that demanding, rigid, boring, extreme, strict DIET. This shall be called the “D” word from now on as it’s a word that often gets too much power, owning us, leaving us trying …

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How to Rev Up Your Metabolism and Kickstart Your Weight Loss!

Healthy Living / Miscellaneous

Life With Lemons 2


My friend Desiree asked me to share a little something on her blog, so I thought I’d address a question I get a lot, “Why Lemons?” We hear they are healthy and beneficial to us, but Why?? I explain why Life with Lemons is important and how to rev up your metabolism and kickstart your weight loss HERE

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Detox Face Mask

Beauty & Fashion / Healthy Living

Gone Green

I was in the market for a good detox for my face, and my friend and mentor, Emily Potter (Clinical Nutritionist) of NourishMint Wellness recommended this very simple DIY face mask using Bentonite Clay and Apple Cider Vinegar. It was amazing, my face feels so good and clear.

I had been dealing with some unusual breakouts, so I knew I needed to pull the impurities and toxins from under my skin outwards and do away with them! This was also relaxing, which is another way to detoxify (resting and relaxing). It turns out it was just what I needed, because my skin is back to normal now.

Both Bentonite Clay and Apple Cider Vinegar are musts for your pantry. I use them both often as they are incredibly healing!

Bentonite Clay is a unique clay due to its ability to produce an “electrical charge” when it becomes hydrated. When it comes into contact with fluid, its electrical components change, giving …

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Chocolate Egg Nog

Healthy-ish Chocolate Nog Shake

Gluten-Free Me / Healthy Living / Miscellaneous / My Recipes


There’s something about Egg Nog and the holiday season, it’s just a must! I guess that’s if you’re an Egg Nog fan. ;) Well, I don’t actually drink the “original” Nog, I’m more of a fan of the Almond Milk Nog or Coconut Milk Nog. Going non-dairy here is the way to go for me, and depending on the brand you’re buying you’ll find a lot less of the refined sugars used in the “original” nog. Nog is still a sugary treat, so I’m not saying it becomes healthy all of a sudden, please continue to be mindful of this treat and enjoy in moderation. ;) So there’s my stance on “The Nog”, but now let’s talk about this Chocolate business.

There’s a reason females crave chocolate especially that one time each month. Our bodies are working extra hard and we’re needing those extra antioxidants, mood boosters, and the iron and magnesium that chocolate (the real stuff) provides. So ladies, go …

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Gluten Free “Healthy” Pasta?

Gluten-Free Me / Healthy Living / My Recipes


It is possible. “Healthy” pasta. AND pasta that is gluten free!! I LOVE my brown rice pasta, in moderation of course. ;) Brown rice pasta (I’m a fan of Lunderberg’s brand) is a great complex carbohydrate. The only ingredient is brown rice. I love this simple dish for quick dinners for just me, myself, and I or even for feeding a group or the whole family. It’s simple and you get all that you need in one bowl. There are so many ways to get creative with this basic “Lazy” Pasta dish, so please share your creative additions in the comments! I can’t wait to try some of your suggestion.

Remember, even though Brown Rice Pasta is a “healthy” way to do pasta, still eat in moderation. But like I always tell my clients, “when in doubt, just add more greens”. So when you’re filling up your bowl use a proper serving size of the pasta, but add all …

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What is Your Tummy Telling You?

Favorites / Gluten-Free Me / Healthy Living / Miscellaneous / Personal

TummyTellingYouWhat is your tummy telling you?? From the day that I was born I dealt with chronic stomach issues… we don’t really need to go into details. ;)  It took me 25 years, many doctor visits, lots of tests, and tons of pain to figure out the root of this cause. Turns out for me, that was gluten. But my health journey didn’t stop there, it was just the beginning. I had finally found my greatest enemy (gluten), removed it, but there was so much healing to be done! The gut damage I had was taking a toll on my energy, my immune system, my hormones, and I was still experiencing some stomach discomfort (it was still a huge difference compared to the pain I had experience nearly my whole life). All of this opened the door to my own journey to venturing into a career in nutrition, but it also led me to my nutritionist, Christa! With Christa’s …

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