Kaci’s Friday Find — First 5 App!

Kaci’s Friday Find is a way for me to share something I feel is useful, valuable, interesting, or new that will make healthy living / practicing healthy habits easier, more effective, and / or enjoyable! I’ve been a long-time follower of Proverbs 31 Ministries. I love the devotionals they publish Monday through Friday on their…

What Will September Bring? You Get to Decide!

I’d love to know… What’s one small, positive change you plan to make this month? How did you plan to implement it? The more clear your plan is, the better! If you need help troubleshooting how to set yourself up for success, I’d love to brainstorm with you! The massive change we envision all begins…

Lean In

The thing you’re resisting might be the very thing you need the most. If something bumps up against your comfortable bubble, how do you respond? I’ll be the first to admit that I usually want to respond by pushing it away. But I’m learning to pause and check myself more. The truth is, comfort zones…

Focus on Fundamentals First

When novelty wears off, or things appear (key word appear) as if they are not working, it’s tempting to jump ship for something shiny and new. Have you had these thoughts? 💭 “I just need something different in order to get motivated again!” 💭 “I haven’t seen that before; maybe it will work better—and faster—than…

🐘 Let’s Talk About the Elephant In the Room 🐘

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. If there’s a problem big enough to cause a pain point, and the pain point is something you truly want to change, it’s usually only tolerated for one of two reasons… Either it’s decidedly ignored despite causing pain, or it’s not even noticed and understood as the…

Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should

Why? Although there’s a few exceptions to the rule, generally speaking, any solution that creates an additional problem in the process of resolving one shouldn’t be considered a viable option. What does this have to do with our health goals and habits? Glad you asked! Just because you can do something to move toward your…

Do I Believe In “Sugar Addiction?” {Vlog}

👉🏼Chatting about how the idea of “sugar addiction” is misleading at best, harmful at worst.👉🏼Discussing the concept of pedestal foods and how they can perpetuate the idea of the addictive properties of food.👉🏼Food restriction can lead to just as much bondage as overindulgence with pedestal foods.👉🏼The ultimate goal is freedom from the yo-yo cycle of…

The Only Way Around Is Through!

Whether you struggle with food guilt / the ability to allow yourself to eat foods you have labeled as “unhealthy,” or with self-trust / portion control with “trigger” foods, The only way around is through. Meaning that, avoiding them is only going to make things worse. It is not a long-term solution. If anything it,…

Don’t Forget That Small, Imperfect Steps Still Add Up!

If consistency with healthy habits is something you struggle with, remember you don’t need to do all the things all at once! And you don’t need to have it all figured out for it to be beneficial. Striving for perfection can keep us from actually implementing. Just get started in whatever what you can and…

What To Do When You Have A Food Craving

Anybody else cringe when you those infographics on what to eat when you’re craving something? Like no… a Brazil nut and some spinach are not going to make me stop craving chocolate cake! 🙄 Now don’t get me wrong, I definitely believe that our body does give us cues when it’s missing something. But sometimes…

Finding Balance With Food Boundaries

Just a reminder that my first book, The Savior’s Heart: Lessons of Truth From The Gospel of Mark is now available for purchase here! Ordering your signed copy through my site helps cover the costs it took for publication—and supports my work in the cost of publishing future books too! I have many ideas on my…

How To End Food Fixation: Permission-Based Eating

Enjoy food more = end overeating. This may seem counter-intuitive at first, and for those who struggle with feeling out of control around food, it might seem downright scary at first to try it as a solution to the struggle. At the end of the day, living in a constant tug of war between the…