4 Things That Happen When You Ditch Dieting

I’m so delighted to bring you another brilliant guest post from a registered dietitian nutritionist. Glenys is the author of the blog Dare Not To Diet and I am so pumped to bring her compassionate real-talk about dieting to Whole Green Wellness! I talk a lot about why dieting is not a smart move and…

Book Review: Even Vegans Die

Even Vegans Die: A Practical Guide to Caregiving, Acceptance, and Protecting Your Legacy of Compassion. By Carol J. Adams, MDiv, Patti Breitman, and Virginia Messina, MPH, RD. Forward by Michael Greger, MD. When I first heard that Ginny Messina (vegan nutrition expert and a role model of mine since I was a wee undergraduate nutrition…

You Don’t Need to Change Your Body for Your Wedding

I recently got engaged (yay!) and while I don’t subscribe to mainstream bridal propaganda (AKA Big Bridal) , I’m more than aware of the pressure brides-to-be endure when it comes to how they should look. From “sweating for the wedding” to “bridal boot camps,” cleanses, detoxes, weight loss programs, hair extensions, spray tanning, and tiny…

Why Body Positivity Matters

Happy New Year! For my first post of 2017 I want to get real about a common theme in my content: body positivity. This is something I’m deeply passionate about on a professional and personal level, and I’m opening up about my history with body image and my relationship with food – something I’ve never…

4 Steps Toward Body Positivity

In a radical shift against the diet culture we’ve been raised in that fuels self-loathing, the body positive movement is gaining momentum with no slowing down in sight. We’ve been taught both directly and indirectly that we must look a certain way, a way which only 5% of the female population naturally looks. This fuels…

It’s Coffee Time!

‘Tis the season of coffee with National Coffee Day on September 29 and the second annual International Coffee Day on October 1 (but let’s be honest, we celebrate this deliciousness daily). Is there anything more comforting that waking up to a freshly brewed cup of coffee? Real talk: sometimes I wish it were tomorrow already…

Oregon Backpacking & Food Adventures

Lengthy post alert! Many photos and tales from the trail lie ahead. Unfortunately I’ve experienced quite a few technical difficulties getting the photos to load to this post — oh the joys of being a blogger! Alas, it’s finally up! This trip has been the highlight of my summer and I already can’t wait to go…

3 Ways You Can Help Reduce Food Waste

It’s guest post time! Food waste has gotten out of hand and there are actions we can all take to mitigate this colossal problem. I couldn’t think of a better person to pen a guest post on food waste than my good friend, dietitian and sustainable food crusader Chris Vogliano. Read more about his great work in his…

Why Everyone Needs to Do Strength Training

This is a long-overdue post and I am excited to finally share it with you! There is so much to say that I am dividing this up into two separate posts. First, this general introduction to the benefits of strength training and a second post to come including lots of wisdom from fitness professionals and…