Category Archives: Health & Fitness

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Bananas for Chiquita + Disney: GIVEAWAY! #JustSmileContest #ad #AwakenSummer

#JustSmileContest #ad #AwakenSummer Compensated by Chiquita for participation in this campaign as a part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network.

There are so many reasons to smile this summer: bananas, Disney, and free stuff are only 3 of them, but they’re 3 GREAT ones! There are actually TWO opportunities for freebies here; keep reading.

The big prize: share your Chiquita smile (you know, a pic inspired by that cute thing where you put a banana in front of your mouth like a smile!) at ShareYourChiquitaSmile.com and you could win a Walt Disney World vacation! OH YEAH!

It’s easy to enter – I even did it myself, in a pic inspired by Hollywood Studios and in true Sassy Dove form: Continue reading “Bananas for Chiquita + Disney: GIVEAWAY! #JustSmileContest #ad #AwakenSummer”

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T-Cells: What They Are & Why They’re Important #tcellmaster


#tcellmaster Sometimes things happen that make you really consider the fact that the way we live our lives could hurt ourselves and our loved ones one day, if we’re not careful. It’s easy to say “live fast die pretty” when you’re 26 and only thinking about yourself.. but one day, the reality’s going to hit that an awful lot of people would have to take care of you (and will long for the days of taking care of you when you’re no longer around at all).

So THAT’S a bit of a downer… seriously though, we all need to take better care of our health. One interesting concept I discovered in my vitaminphile searching was that of T-cells. I’d heard of T-cell count, primarily in films about people with HIV – but what did it mean, and why was it important to my body? Continue reading “T-Cells: What They Are & Why They’re Important #tcellmaster”

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I want to achieve total wellness in 2016 – come what may.

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I have something very personal to share with you today.

Health and wellness are incredibly important to me, but I let them fall by the wayside at the end of 2015. Wine and holiday cheer were a bit more important, but I thought, “eh, I’ll turn it around in the New Year.”

Then in January, a close family friend passed away very unexpectedly. I’ve been trying not to let it overtake my efforts, especially because health + wellness could have made all the difference for him — all the more reason to take care of oneself. Still – it’s been hard. Continue reading “I want to achieve total wellness in 2016 – come what may.”

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The weird body-sculpting craze you’ll fall in love with

Those who know me best know I’ve gone to great lengths in the quest to reconcile my desire for a Photoshopped-esque physique with my eternal love of cheese.

I’ve found a unique bodysculpting tool to add to the arsenal, but I gotta warn ya, it’s weird.

But hey – weird’s great if it works, right? Continue reading “The weird body-sculpting craze you’ll fall in love with”

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Why professional massage will change your life

Previously, I’ve only seen massages as a luxury for women more rich and less busy than I am. But after experiencing my very first professional massage, I’m a believer in its power.

My resolution for 2016 is inspired by one of my favorite films, Dead Poets Society. For this year, I resolve to suck the marrow out of life.  Work hard, play hard, relax hard… Generally drink from the cup of life. My relax-hard plan definitely involves more massage. Continue reading “Why professional massage will change your life”