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About Caren

Caren Schmidt is a writer, blogger, and health enthusiast (sometimes). After a brief career in the health and wellness industry , she has chosen a different path, yet one that is very familiar to her. Caren loves writing, yoga, gardening, and keeping up with her pup, Harley.

Meal Prep, disaster waiting to happen

Meal Prep Required Meal Planning When you embark on a new lifestyle, a healthy one, meal prep and planning is the key to success. It is one of the things that will keep you on track and focused. Meal planning … Continue reading

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Again… I found myself recently at a crossroads. I have been there before, many times. Once again, I was feeling conflicted. It seems so simple, really. If you aren’t a regular reader, then what I am about to share may … Continue reading

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Massage, the Essential Self Care Tool

Self care is back full time in my life. Shout it from the roof tops. It took a while to find myself practicing what I preach, however, the self care hiatus is over. I am getting plenty of rest. Okay, … Continue reading

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The Healthy Portion

We are a nation of eaters.  It doesn’t matter if we are vegan, vegetarian, or omnivores, we enjoy dining out.  What I have noticed about dining out lately, is that not all restaurants are created equal, and not all portions … Continue reading

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Practicing Forgiveness

The Act of Practicing Forgiveness As humans, our capacity for forgiveness knows no bounds. It is when we do not show forgiveness that we do ourselves and injustice. And yet, forgiveness is a practice that can be difficult to master. … Continue reading

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5 Signs of Food Addiction

Food Addiction, An Autoimmune Love Story There is one word that wreaks havoc on a food addict more than any other, restrictive diet. I know because I was a food addict. I remember several years ago I went to a … Continue reading

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Practicing Radical Forgiveness

When I think about how many times over the last month I have sat down and stared at this blank screen, it brings a sense of sadness. Just when I thought the struggle of body image was over and I … Continue reading

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Saying No with Confidence

Are You Saying No with Confidence?   In my last post I wrote about setting boundaries. In that post there was a point made about saying yes or no, as it serves you. How often do we find that we … Continue reading

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Setting Boundaries

Setting boundaries is a fundamental part of having a healthy life, both physically and emotionally. Boundaries are essential to living a healthy lifestyle. Allowing yourself to create clear and concise personal boundaries is a necessary part of life. It is … Continue reading

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The Vulnerability of Fear

Acknowledging the Fear I find it daunting when I tell some people I’m a writer. There is a fear that wells up in me, the moment it comes out of my mouth I wish I could reach out and grab … Continue reading

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