“Real Beauty”

by Chelsey Lindahl on September 30, 2013

Many have seen this video before, but I recently came across it again and I feel it bears an important message that deserves another another go around.

Although this video is targeted for women, it’s a poignant message for men as well.  We are our own harshest critics, if only we could see ourselves through the eyes of others.  Watch, enjoy, and share. Spread the beauty.


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Summer Wrap Up and Fall Welcome!

September 23, 2013
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Fall is officially upon us! Here in the Pacific Northwest, we were been blessed with a glorious summer! The best weather I can recall in recent years. It was lovely and I am sad to see it end. However, I am very much looking forward to scarves, boots, sweaters, and hot tea on cold nights. […]

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Southwest Quinoa Salad

August 18, 2013
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Quinoa is one of my favorite grains to prepare.  It’s simple, extremely versatile, and lends a light, fresh texture.  Although, there are many things you can do with quinoa, I generally keep it simple and prepare it in a salad for a one-dish lunch or to bring to an event.  My ultimate favorite is this […]

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Farmer’s Market Fresh – Purple Carrots

August 1, 2013
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One of my favorite summer pastimes is visiting the local farmer’s market and bringing home seasonal produce. I love the smell, the people, and most of all, the local selections! We are blessed with an abundance of produce here in the Pacific Northwest.   My go to farmer’s market items include berries (especially blueberries), stone fruits, […]

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Blueberry Bliss

July 26, 2013
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I’m in a relationship with blueberries.  If it’s wrong, I don’t want to be right. Up until four months ago, I never (like ever) ate blueberries.  Though always a berry fan, nothing about these little blue bits appealed to me.   Out of nowhere a change came over me… And. I. Cannot. Stop. Lucky for me, […]

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The Real Bears

January 14, 2013
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I want to share a video that I saw a few months back. It has everything a good PSA needs: entertaining graphics, sound message, and Jason Mraz (vegan, raw-foodist, avocado farmer and musician extraordinaire).  Honestly, this is one of the best videos to promote change I’ve seen in a while. As folks are actively working […]

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Feeling Joy

January 13, 2013
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Greetings!  It has officially been nearly one year since my last blog post and SO, so much has changed.  Here is a quick rundown: May – Completed 1200 hours of supervised practice in dietetics July – Passed my board exams (and chewed off all my nails in the process) and FINALLY finished the very long […]

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Delayed Departure & Badass Vegans

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The fireman and I are currently sitting in an airport terminal in Kansas City, MO awaiting our delayed flight to Washington D.C. My very best friend in the whole wide world happens to live there and just happens to be getting married very, very soon. Oh, and I just happen to have the privilege of […]

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Just 30 Minutes = Lifelong Impact

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A coworker and friend of mine recently shared the video below with me and I loved it so much I wanted to share it on CWYMO.  The drawings are very entertaining, but more importantly the message is superb.  Being a soon-to-be RD and Healthy Educator, I spend at least 80-90% of my days talking, thinking, […]

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Loaded Potato Bites

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Contrary to popular opinion, being gluten-free and vegetarian/vegan does not mean that the age of enjoying ones food is over. A few weeks back, I was suffering from a case of “I want comfort food in my belly now” syndrome. Being that I am a relatively new vegetarian and gluten-free I had to get a […]

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