Review: Cave restaurant

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  A few weeks ago, I listed a restaurant on my "NJ Health Food" post, and said it was on my list to try next time I was there. Well, I did--twice actually! Today is my birthday and I wish I could be there, but I'm grateful for the meals I did enjoy there. Cave…

Friday Favorites: Healthy Beauty Products

I have never really been a "makeup fan", even though I am a figure skater. Although many think it is a requirement for figure skaters to wear a full face of makeup, the truth is I (can't speak for my fellow skaters) only wear cosmetics when performing. I love how it looks on other people, but…

Friday Favorites: NJ health food stores!

(Note on the title: yes, contrary to popular belief, "health food" does exist in NJ...you just have to know where to look!) I'm still in NJ, (until tomorrow at least) and since I have been taking mini trips throughout the state, I realize that there are some wonderful health food stores. Sometimes it's hard to…

5 Easy Life-hacks to Stay Healthy

Hope everyone is having a good week so far. 🙂 I'm still in New Jersey, since my departure was delayed for various reasons. So I have been passing the time doing yoga, working, writing on this blog, helping my grandmother, and trying to plan for the next few months now that I have some time…

Spirit Sunday–Gratitude

There is so much to be grateful for, and most of us take it for granted. I know I do. Like many people, I have a lot of things in my life I wish I could change. This is why this week I am trying to focus on gratitude. Once considered an insubstantial practice, the…

Style Saturday: NJ edition

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I love fashion. As a child, I aspired to be a fashion designer, until I realized all the measuring and precision involved was too much for my "creative brain". I love to look at and wear stylish clothes, but when I'm at home I often fall into a rut where I wear sweatpants most days and leggings…

Friday Favorites: Tea!

I'm considering making Friday a day to discuss my favorite foods, products, or activities that I feel help me live the "paleo skater lifestyle". This is the first "Friday Favorites" post, and I hope I can keep up this posting schedule to discuss more favorites! 😉 Most of my friends know one of my favorite…

5 Small Ways to Improve Fitness

Over the past several years, I have struggled to identify small, measurable ways to improve my fitness on a daily basis. For a while, I made the mistake many others do, by setting too large a goal (work out every day for three hours, for example), sticking to it for a few weeks, then giving up…

Starting Fresh

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I haven't posted on this blog in a while, but now that I am I feel it is time for a change. I decided that the former title, "From Books to Blades", wasn't applicable anymore. I am now 25, and left school behind several years ago. The premise of the original blog was to document…