Spring Clean Your Life

This idea of Spring cleaning came to me a few days ago when going through my closet and thinking, ‘I never wear any of this. Why am I keeping it?’ So I started making my Goodwill pile and dubbed it “Spring Cleaning”

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BTW- Do you like my new boyfriend jeans?

I’m sure when you think “Spring Cleaning” the first thing that pops into your mind is about tidying up your house or donating old clothes. The usual. This year I’m thinking about Spring Cleaning in a more holistic way.

Along with throwing away junk and donating unworn items- I’m getting rid of the  negativity that consumes my mind. Who’s with me?

Here are some ways I intend to do that:

Start everyday on a positive note. Now- I do not think it’s reasonable for me to write a full gratitude list every morning, but I can say that I will begin my mornings with grateful thoughts.

‘I’m so grateful I got an extra hour of sleep. I’m happy I get to go to my favorite workout class this morning.’ Small thoughts like this add up and can shape your whole day.

 

Letting go of negative people in my life. The group of people you surround yourself with is so important. Think about it- If you’re surrounded with negative people, you start acting that way as well. Its such a downward spiral!

To really disconnect yourself from negative people, it takes self awareness. Be aware of who you spend your time with.

 

Find something you love. This spring I’m going to explore some of my passions and really dive into them! Art, drawing, cooking and writing more (yay!) to name a few. When I spend my time doing things I enjoy, it helps my mental health so much!

 

Connect with a friend. Recently I reconnected with an old friend from high school. We had a great conversation and plan on renewing our friendship, so fun! It was so great to sit down and really have a deep conversation with another human being. I love connecting and opening up to friends, it really is one of the best feelings in life.

 

So, are you with me? Are you going to Spring Clean your life?

 

ILY,

nutMeg

 

 

My Favorite Podcasts & Why They Should Be Yours Too

Here’s the list of my favorite podcasts & why they should be yours too!

If you’re thinking, ‘what the heck is a podcast?’ you need to get with the program! Podcasts are blowing up right now and have so much free info, they’re a great resource. If you know me at all, I’m constant listening to podcasts, some for fun and some that are more informational.

My subscription list is full of health, wellness and beauty shows and some that are just for fun! If you’ve never listened for yourself or want some new suggestions, here is a list of my 7 favorites (in no particular order):

The Balanced Blonde Podcast//Soul On Fire

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I am compliantly obsessed with anything Jordan Younger AKA, The Balanced Blonde. On the pod she openly discusses her yoga, spirituality and health journeys and how she tries to maintain the most balanced life she can. Jordan also has some primo guests like the CEO of Primal Kitchen, Jeannette Oldgen (@Shutthekaleup), Gabby Bernstein and Rachel Mansfield (@Rachlmansfield). If you don’t know these health/wellness gurus, no worries, Jordan dives deep with them and gets their whole story. I love all of the positivity this podcast brings me and I have definitely begun my own spiritual journey thanks to Jordan!

Juicy Scoop

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Heather McDonald brings ALL of the Hollywood juicy gossip! She’s got awesome celebrity guests who bring exclusive scoop in every episode. Plus, she recaps all of the Housewives drama and is bffs with some, talk about getting the juicy scoop! If you love Bravo, celeb gossip and juicy dating stories, Juicy Scoop is for you!

How I Built This

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Ever wonder how some of the biggest businesses got their start? Guy Raz interviews those business owners and they dish on how they literally built it! You can find Kendra Scott, Airbnb, Instagram and other HUGE company stories here. It’s totally inspiring and reassuring that these people had a ton of failures at first too.

That’s So Retrograde

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I love this podcast because it’s 2 bffs living in California talking about their regular lives and how they try to maintain a healthy lifestyle. They keep it real and make health/spirituality/wellness very approachable, as it can be overwhelming to understand.

The LadyGang

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Ugh, what a trio! Becca Tobin, Keltie Knight and Jac Vanek are #GirlBosses in their own right and they host fabulous celebrity guests along with health & fitness practitioners to give us some bomb insider advice. I recently got my hormones tested from a  doctor who was on the show…post coming soon about that.

These girls keep it real and aren’t afraid to ask the experts your burning questions! They do a great job of incorporating their community (The Lady Gang) into each episode.

The Skinny Confidential Him & Her

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Lauren Everts and her serial entrepreneur hubby, Michael, host this show! Lauren runs the blog The Skinny Confidential (my obsession). Her goal is to make celebrity beauty, fitness and health trends available to anyone. Along with Michael, they discuss how to start your own business and go into depth about marketing/branding, which personally I love. Whether you’re looking for some advice on how to start your own business or want to know the latest celebrity skin secret, check out this pod!

Straight Up With Stassi

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What can I say? I’m obsessed with Vanderpump Rules and Stassi Schroeder. Every time I listen I feel like I’m listening to best friend chat about her life. She keeps it real and isn’t afraid to discuss her very personal life. This is the podcast I turn on when I just need a good time!

 

Let me know if you listen to any of these and which I should check out next!

 

ILY,

nutMeg

 

 

P.S. If you don’t know how to listen, search “Podcasts” on your iPhone and the app should come up! All are free to download and you can listen online as well, check out the links above.

Who is nutMeg?

Welcome to A Dash of nutMeg!

Who is she?

Welcome to my site!! Wow, I can’t believe I’m even typing this out…

I have kind of always dreamed about sharing my thoughts and life with others but I never knew what the right platform was for me.

For the longest time I didn’t want to blog because every other basic bitch seems to have one. And if I have one goal in life, it’s to NOT be basic. Yet, here I am. But don’t worry I know you’ll love my stuff.

Health & wellness are my 2 biggest passions in life and I felt called to start sharing. I want to make it easy for my friends and whomever I reach to implement simple tips and tricks to make their days just a dash healthier.

nutMeg? Yes, hunny! I love to cook (hence the spice) and people call me Meg.

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