dusting off the blog || bump life update + fudgey protein brownies for the win

You guys! 

Today felt like the right time to dust off the old blog.

I love this space and I love sharing all things health with you, but life has been pulling me in some other directions (in a wonderful way).

I appreciate you following along with where I have been hanging – mostly on Instagram + Facebook. So make sure to pop over there if you haven’t. It’s quick and dirty and allows me to share quick snaps as life happens, yummy meals, everyday life, natural solutions for you and your family and a whole lot more! 

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I HEART HEALTHY + some upcoming events

HELLOOOOOOOO! I truly hope that you are having a fabulous week.

Our family has officially been home in Canada for just over a month now and I can’t even begin to express how fabulous it is! Kids are in their new routine and I am LOVING being home and sharing all things healthy and it officially feels like summer.

Our time at home so far has been full and wonderful!

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Birthday babbles + wishes for another year of awesome

Today I turn a year older. Hopefully a year wiser, and a year more awesome. Or at least that is what I’m hoping ;)

I have always loved birthdays and today is no different. I am welcoming my 32nd year with open arms, a lot of excitement and maybe because I’m getting older….a whole lot of reflection. Reflection on the year that has been and the year that I am hoping will hold a whole lot of magic.

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creating space + a mama mantra

I'm not 100% convinced that there is such a thing as finding the perfect life balance. As a mama, wife and entrepreneur there are those days that my juggling act is off. 

Like yesterday. Oh boy, yesterday....

Each day I am trying to be better. Better at prioritizing what needs my attention and what I pour my heart and soul into.

My focus is my family and sometimes I need the gentle reminder that everything else can {and sometimes needs to} wait. I'm sure this has and always will be a challenge reserved for all the incredible mama's out there until the end of time. 

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healthy how to: kick sickies to the curb + a DIY bone broth

Ohhhh yes. The sickies have invaded our home again this year... a couple of times. 

Despite all my best efforts (that we will chat about below) germs from Sloane's pre-school are keeping me busy. 

Over the last few years I have shared some of my go-to natural remedies for doing your best to prevent getting sick but also ways to support the body as it gets better. 

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2016 goals + THRIVE IN 52 starts this week!

I hope with all of my heart that you had a magical holiday season.

I’m out of my PJ’s {lulu’s count right….} which makes today feel a bit more normal.  Sloane is back at school and after a much deserved break I am happily back to work. Yeah!

I have made some time to sit down and map out some goals for 2016. Here is just a little sample... 

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DIY holiday body scrub for the win

It is feeling more and more like Christmas over here in Berlin .

And now just planning the couple of few weeks now that Sloane is officially on her school break. The goal is excitement with a side of gratitude and slow living for our Christmas and New Years celebrations shared with our hockey family over here.

This past week I put together some little gifts for Sloane’s teachers. A little pamper pack for her amazing teachers who truly deserve their holiday break. Perhaps I should have included some wine …

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healthy through the holidays. yes, it's possible.

Fall decor has made way for some delicious meals. Next up. Operation Christmas Tree. 

The last 4 weeks have been full and awesome. The Thriving Mom Project has just wrapped up and these mama's at all different ages and stages on their mom journey have truly rocked it. Last week I wanted to make sure I shared with them ways to ensure all of their healthy hustle isn't derailed by the holidays. Instead, use this as an opportunity to stay committed, in control and feel empowered when you make healthier choices.  

Just as I shared with these amazing mama's, here are some tips to keep your health and kick off 2016 in an amazing way. 

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Natasha Bell
energy boosting tips for a #girlboss like you

Low energy got you down my friend? I get it. I have had moments on my mom-journey when my energy levels have been, well let's just say, less than ideal.

Nobody wants to go through life dragging their feet or feeling like they lack the energy to keep up with family and friends. So here is what I propose.  

Instead of reaching for your 4th coffee of the day, here are 5 energy boosting tips to allow you to own your health journey like a boss. 

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3 quick tips to increase healthy productivity + TTMP starts SUNDAY!

Today, I thought I would share three easy ways to decrease stress in your AM routine by simply shifting the priority to what you do before you put your pretty little head on your pillow. My hope is that this will help you make your health a priority too. Use your choices wisely. - See more at: https://thehealthyginger.squarespace.com/blog/2015/10/3-quick-ways-to-increase-healthy-productivity-ttmp-starts-sunday#sthash.O5B1iXBe.dpuf

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life update from berlin!

Life is flying by at a record speed right now.

But HI! I truly have missed you and now that we are relocated back in Germany, I am back online! Yeah!

Summer feels as though it is officially gone and we are enjoying the beginnings of fall.  

Sloane is sooooo happy to be back at school with her teachers and friends.

Proof is in the goofy smile. 

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Summer recipe inspiration from my CSA box+ life update

This summer I am supporting another Community Shared Agriculture Program from a long time family friend who lives just around the corner from me. Julia McIntosh runs Grandma's Garden and Gratitude Foods as both a Farmer and Culinary Nutritionist. It's awesome. Her weekly bounty of produce has been the perfect addition for our family, I love the convenience of the delivery and knowing that I am supporting local is always the best.  

This past weekend I was feeling like I needed some soul food - so here is a peek at my Sunday Scramble. 

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