Should You Use Instagram Filters?

This Instagram TV episode is focused on my thoughts about: Should You Use Instagram Filters? Hopefully this offers up a unique perspective on this topic and somewhat controversial aspect of social media.

I encourage you to watch the entire video below to get the full scoop. The discussion of using filters is similar to one regarding wearing makeup. To me, I view it as a personal choice. If we can cultivate the ability to respect and love each other’s decisions, we will likely find ourselves in a good spot.

It’s helpful to remember that we all from different upbringings and life experiences. This is important for understanding each other because it means we may view the same predicament differently because of that. Though it’s tempting to let our past experiences sway us into projecting judgement on others, I think it’s corrosive and can lead to separation. Also, it promotes a lack of understanding within the human collective if we keep operating from that space.

Thank you in advance for watching this video. Have any thoughts on the topic of using filters on social media? I would love to hear your perspective. Let’s continue to learn from and be inspired by each other!

For the record, this photo is unfiltered. It would be okay if it was, though 🙂

I appreciate you taking the time out to watch this post: Should You Use Instagram Filters? Your support and readership means a lot to me and keeps me feeling connected to all of you!

Are you on social media? I’d love to connect with you! Feel free to find me on each respective channel and let me know how I can support you in your life ventures!

How To Practice Radical Self Love


How to Practice Radical Self Love

I’ve been critical of my decisions, my appearance, my deservedness of self belief….for my entire life. Here’s a look into my perspective on How to Practice Radical Self Love.

Finally, I’m recognizing that and i’m not interested in doing that garbage to myself anymore.

Bold, retreated, imperfect, loud, quiet, happy, sad, energetic, tired, confident, defeated. Every flavor that a human can come in. I strive to let life flow through me and stop fighting with who i am. To just be myself without reservations about how you are going to receive it.

I can live with that. And a burden lifts.


How to Practice Radical Self Love: Feeling Good

I know that you want to feel good just like I do. In case you forget (I do all the time); here’s how to keep that train rolling:

-Listen to your inner guide, your inner compass.â €
-Go to the bathroom when you have to. Why do we hold it?â €
-Remember that the state of your gut impacts your mood. It’s a real thing that you will be in a better mood when you put good fuel in.â €
-Exercise is an anti-inflammatory practice. It promotes longevity, detoxification and ramps up endorphins. More good moods.â €
-Find the humor. Keep on finding it. Laughing is fun and it feels good.â €
-Feeling good lowers your stress levels which helps literally every single aspect of your health.â €
-Be around good peeps. People that get you.â €
-Go outside and stuff.

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How to Practice Radical Self Love: Getting Unstuck

You can get stuck on the idea that you should be farther along, fitter, more accomplished, etc. But the truth is that you’ll look back and be like “Damn, I was killing it. What was my problem? Why didn’t it feel like it?” Probably because of comparison and expectations.

Just a reminder to give yourself the credit you deserve. we all have epic stuff we have overcome and we are becoming even more rad by the day just by staying open + showing up.


How to Practice Radical Self Love: Things We Should’ve Been Taught in School

So many years of school that we’re expected to complete, yet we learn an abysmal/nonexistent amount of knowledge about how to:

-Cultivate our own emotional healthâ €
-Deal with griefâ €
-Create intrinsic motivation to improve ourselvesâ €
-Heal from trauma + relationship baggage + broken heartsâ €
-Say goodbye to people/animals we love when it’s their time to enter the next dimension of being⠀
-Feel safe being ourselves in a world where hurt people are hurting people

Be you, be you, be you, be you, be you.

What’s it mean?

It means hit the mute button on things that derail the path you believe to be authentic and true to you.

Despite your most paralyzing doubts and fears, you are (insanely) beautiful. Treasured. Capable. Special. Limitless.

Thank you for stopping by this post: How to Practice Radical Self Love.

Laird Superfood Renew Protein Review

This is my Laird Superfood Renew Protein Review + Coupon Code. Use code FMG15 to save 15% on your first order with Laird Superfood.

Check out a recipe I created using the Laird Superfood Creamer, perfect as a warm drink for the winter months.

Laird Superfood Renew Protein


“No junk, just plants. A delicious, plant-based protein featuring Sacha Inchi, a seed that contains all 9 naturally occurring essential amino acids and functional mushrooms.”

Product Description

“Discover the nourishing powers of seed protein and functional mushrooms with RENEW Plant-Based Protein. Energize your day with Organic Sacha Inchi, Organic Hemp, Organic Pumpkin Seed, and Organic Cranberry Seed Protein, with a blend of Organic Functional Mushrooms, and other real, plant-based ingredients. With each serving delivering 19 grams of protein and 9 essential amino acids, our protein powder was formulated to keep you charged for wherever life takes you..

19 Grams of Protein Per Serving
9 Essential Amino Acids Per Serving
No Rice Protein
No Pea Protein
Zero Preservatives
Just Delicious, Plant-Based Fuel”

Directions, Tips & Servings

“Stir, blend, or shake â…“ cup into 12 fl. oz. of water, plant-based milk, smoothie or beverage of choice.

Due to the weight of the proteins, it may separate out. Simply re-shake or re-stir and continue enjoying.”

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My Experience with Laird Superfood Renew Protein

Being a Laird Superfood advocate, fan and member of their Ambassador team from the beginning, you can bet that I was extremely excited about the release of this protein. This formulation is truly unique. In a world full of protein powder options, this one is in a league of its own. It contains ingredients that are mindfully & synergistically mixed together. It’s a combination hat I have not yet seen in another single protein blend on the market.

My favorite aspects:

-Packed with superfoods like hemp, cordyceps, chlorella, maitake, chaga and lion’s mane.

-It’s grain-free and paleo friendly. This is an approach to eating that I’ve experienced works well for my body. Paleo also means that it’s gluten and dairy free.

-Renew contains all 9 amino acids, making it an ideal recovery drink for optimum muscle repair from workouts

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How I Use Laird Superfood Renew Protein

The Laird Superfood Renew Formula is mellow, pleasant and tasty enough to consume with water alone. Their team actually formulates products this way and tests them with water first. This helps them to insure that the taste is on par.

I like adding a few heaping tablespoons into a large blender bottle filled with water. If I’m craving some more fuel, I’d mix in coconut or almond milk into the water. Renew has a light sweetness, it’s definitely not too sweet. If you want something sweeter or more geared towards a post-workout electrolyte refuel, I sometimes add a scoop of Hydrate powder or few drops of monkfruit liquid. Monkfruit is naturally sweet and naturally sugar free.

Thanks for stopping by my Laird Superfood Renew Protein Review. + Coupon Code. Use code FMG15 to save 15% on your first order with Laird Superfood.

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Lafe’s Deodorant Actually Works Well Without Chemicals

This post is: Lafe’s Deodorant Actually Works Well Without Chemicals. Use code FEELMOREGOODER25 for 25% off your order!

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Lafe’s Deodorant Actually Works Well Without Chemicals


The mission of Lafe’s Natural Bodycare is to create a genuine and authentic natural personal care brand. It’s important to Lafe’s that they promote sustainable living, a strong commitment to environmental stewardship. They do this by creating products consumers can trust and are affordable to all.

The Lafe’s passion is to empower people with the knowledge about healthy living practices, which contribute to one’s own good health as well as the health of the world community.

They believe in using business as a force for good.

Ingredients that Lafe’s products DON’T contain:

  • No Stickiness, No Skin Irritation
  • No Baking Soda
  • No Aluminum Chlorhydrate
  • No Propylene Glycol
  • No Alcohol
  • No Petroleum
  • No Parabens
  • No Phthalates
  • No Triclosans
  • No SLS/SLES/Sodium Laurel Sulfate
  • No PEG Compounds
  • No VOCs
  • No FD&S Colors/Dyes
  • No Mineral Oil
  • Made in the USA with Domestic & International Components

Lafe’s Body Care Products I’ve Tried

Lafe Spray

Deodorant Spray – Lavender


Lafe’s Soothe Spray Deodorant, scented with 100% lavender essential oil is an effective hypoallergenic spray formula that can be used under your arm or on your your body to protect you from odor for 24-hours. Our mineral salt spray deodorant is made with soothing, USDA Certified Organic aloe vera to keep you clean and feeling fresh throughout the day without the use of harmful chemicals. This deodorant formula is made with natural and USDA Certified Organic ingredients and is aluminum free, gluten free, paraben free, and propylene glycol free. We have been honored with several awards, including Natural Solutions “Beauty with a Conscience” award two years in a row. 



Crystal Salt Rock Deodorant


Lafe’s Crystal Rock Mineral Salt Deodorant Stick also known as a Mineral Salt Deodorant or Rock Salt Deodorant is made with only one ingredient, Potassium Alum (Natural Mineral Salts) and contains no toxins and no aluminum chlorhydrate. Moreover, mineral salt deodorants are known for naturally eliminating odor causing bacteria for 24-hours.  Our convenient package makes using a crystal stone deodorant easy and protects the crystal deodorant stone from breakage.


Roll-On Deodorant


Lafe’s Crystal Rock Mineral Salt Deodorant Stick also known as a Mineral Salt Deodorant or Rock Salt Deodorant is made with only one ingredient, Potassium Alum (Natural Mineral Salts) and contains no toxins and no aluminum chlorhydrate. Furthermore, mineral salt deodorants are known for naturally eliminating odor causing bacteria for 24-hours.  Our convenient package makes using a crystal stone deodorant easy and protects the crystal deodorant stone from breakage.

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My Experience:

When I first discovered Lafe’s around 2012, the only product I knew of was their Salt Rock Deodorant. I was pretty skeptical at first, mainly because I knew I was a heavy sweater. Being a sweaty, stinky, frequently workout person definitely describes me. Needless to say, using a salt stick for deodorant was not a mainstream method of keeping pits fresh. I doubted that it would work. I also assumed that deodorant performance was linked to to density of the formula. In other words, I thought effective deodorant had to be thick and sludgy.

The Lafe’s Difference

Lafe’s has changed my mind about a lot of things. The most significant thing is that a Salt Stick of Deodorant not only works, but it works better than any other natural deodorant, when applied right.

When applied to clean armpits, the salt rock is second to none. I tested this deodorant out during a sweaty, long Crossfit workout and did not have any noticeably bad odor after the workout. Honestly, I was shocked. How in the world did THAT work?

Applying this deodorant to armpits that were already dirty did not work as well. I would definitely recommend applying it to clean skin. I would recommend using the Roll-On or Spray Deodorant for times like those when you are reapplying.

Lafe’s 3 Deodorants

Our of the three formulas included above (Salt Rock, Roll-On and Spray), my experience is that the Salt Rock provided the best staying powder. Secondly, the Roll-On provides a nice fragrance and light to medium coverage in terms of smell. Thirdly, the Spray performs similarly to the Roll-On for me. I find myself reaching for the Salt Rock the most, and keeping the spray in my gym bag for a flowery under arm smell. It’s like a natural body spritz for your armpits.

While the Salt Rock works well as preventing stink, it pretty much only neutralizes it. Also, it doesn’t provide a fragrant scent under your arms. If you prefer a scent, I would recommend using the Salt Rock and following up with the Roll-On or the Spray.

As far as describing the scents, the Coconut & Sugared Citrus scent of the Roll-On is very pleasant and reminds me of a summer cocktail. Then, the Lavender & Aloe Spray I would imagine being the biggest people pleaser and crowd favorite. Lavender is mild, calming and a nice scent to have on you all day long.

Thanks for stopping by this post: Lafe’s Deodorant Actually Works Well Without Chemicals.

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3 Ways to Detox Your Holiday Nutrition

We all want the energy to do all of the festive things! There are several natural ways to ramp up energy and detox during these holiday months. It can be simple and attainable; this prompted me to put together 3 Ways to Detox Your Holiday Nutrition.

The holidays are rolling in and for many of us, this means eating more than usual and being less active. While we can all benefit from taking periods of relaxation, both in regards to our normal exertion level and rigid schedules; we don’t want to go through the holidays feeling bogged down.

A big part of this means preventing & addressing occasional bloating, optimizing digestion and keeping hydration levels high. This will give your body the best shot at purifying itself of all of the constant holiday foods & drinks. It’s not at all about deprivation, it’s about feeling good! Here are my favorite NOW® products to facilitate cleansing in the body.

3 Ways to Detox Your Holiday Nutrition

3 Ways to Detox Your Holiday Nutrition

1. Cleanse Daily

Practicing daily rituals that help your body cleanse itself is key. In addition, making sure that you’re using high quality foods & supplements is ideal. This insures proper detox and helps you avoid unwanted toxins.

I look to the Easy Cleanse® A.M. & Easy Cleanse® P.M. for this purpose. It’s an easy way to help my body, both morning and night. I take them as directed first thing in the morning, and last thing before I go to bed. My favorite part is that these cleanse your GI tract in a gentle way.* I have not experienced any uncomfortable detox side effects from these (i.e., skin breakouts, diarrhea, etc.).

2. Up The Herbs

Herbs have a natural capacity to support the body in its natural processes. Functions like immunity, detoxification, internal cleansing are a few to consider. Herbal remedies can help to ramp up these processes.

In addition, a product like the “Green” Black Walnut Wormwood Complex has herbs that have been used traditionally to maintain balanced gut flora.* This is crucial because gut health is necessary for normal immune system function. Needless to say, this is helpful during the holidays.

As the holidays are typically full of indulgences that may leave you feeling sluggish. I advocate indulging guilt free, but also helping the body deal and adapt. The key is always to feel good.

3. Go Green

Green superfoods like wheat grass, spirulina, chlorella and alfalfa are full of potassium and phytonutrients. They can help your body stay alkaline and in a state of continual cleansing. The nutrients in green foods help keep your energy levels up.

Everything in your body is connected to your ability to detox. This is why optimizing detox pathways during the holidays is wildly beneficial. As a result, you may experience better sleep, improved mood and more regular bowel movements. I like to describe the effect as the “fog lifting” from the body.

Thank you for stopping by & checking out this post: 3 Ways to Detox Your Holiday Nutrition!

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