Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep. 6:30am alarm. Snooze. 6:39am. Snooze. 6:48am. Snooze. [Cue my husband grabbing my phone and throwing it across the room so I’m forced to physically get out of bed to retrieve it.]
Lifestyle Blogger at TheWholeTara.com • Recipe Developer • Yoga Instructor • Author
Happy Food: Watermelon and Almond Butter
Happy Workout: Physique 57 Barre Class
Is this real life? I hope you guys are excited as I am to have instagram sensation @TheWholeTara all to ourselves this Tuesday. In her very successful first years as a food blogger and recipe developer, Tara has won over the hearts (and stomachs) of tens of thousands of people (and that’s just the virtual fans). Being a twentysomething herself (21 to be exact, WOW!) I thought she would be the perfect guru for us, as we experiment with happiness and our bodies. #youhadmeatsavasana
1. Here at What’s Happyning? we value the importance of creating healthy habits. As a board certified holistic health coach and Bachelor’s in Nutrition, what would you say is the most underrated food habit to cultivate in our twenties so that we may lay the foundation for a healthy body? Teaching yourself that eating well isn’t about (more…)
I imagine myself in a backyard with coolers of beer and pitchers of margaritas. I’m tempted by burgers, hotdogs, chips, and potato salad. Of course, sometimes, there are no healthy options and I’m forced to indulge in the lesser of the evils (woe is me! Cheeseburgers!!!). But just because summers are bound to have BBQ’s with these basic staples, doesn’t mean you have to be one of the basic b*tches! If you’re hosting the party, it’s (more…)
Success and happiness are often used as synonyms. And they should be! …assuming that your successes are your own, and not defined by others. For example, if your parents want you to be a doctor, but you really want to go to art school, getting into Medical school is not going to feel like a victory, and probably won’t make you happy long-term.
So, we’ve concluded that success on your own terms leads to happiness. What else do we need to be successful? Here is my list: (more…)
I’ve already established that exercise does wonders for my body and for my happiness. I have more energy. I gain muscle and stamina. I can even see an ab or two! The happiness I feel from working out the first few weeks is EUPHORIC. Researchers attribute this feeling to the release of a protein called BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor). It’s released along with endorphins to minimize the discomfort of exercise.