Author: Ashton Bennett

Hi! My name is Ashton. I am a wife, a first grade teacher, and a dog mom. I am striving to live a happy, healthy, and balanced life, and hopefully inspire you to do the same. I am a cross trainer and yogi. I try to push myself to step out of my comfort zone in many areas of my life to challenge myself to keep growing. My main goal is to stay mentally healthy. I want to emphasize working out to feel good and create a healthy lifestyle. The goal is not to change my body, but love myself no matter what.

My Eating Disorder surfaced as an adult

I just realized that I have never really shared my story of when my eating disorder developed, so here it goes… Like so many people, my intentions started out as innocent. I wanted to lose some weight and be healthy, but mostly lose weight. I would have never dreamed it would become what it turned […]

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Almond Joy Overnight Oats

Almond Joy Overnight Oats

I love overnight oats! They are so easy and there are endless possibilities. I usually start out with a simple base like milk, rolled oats, and chia seeds and make a couple at a time. Sometimes, I add in all my mix ins when I am making the base, and sometimes I add them in […]

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Lemon Vinaigrette

Simple Lemon Vinaigrette

I love an easy salad dressing. I throw the ingredients in my salad dressing shaker and shake shake shake. I use the OXO Little Salad Dressing Shaker. You could even make the recipe up to three days ahead and store it in the fridge.   Ashton Bennett Simple Lemon VinaigretteThis lemon vinaigrette is sweet with […]

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5 Tips for Coping With Depression

Depression in the Winter The winter months can be more challenging for anyone and their mental health. Seasonal Affective Disorder (or SAD) is very common in the winter months. The holidays are over, the days are short, and the cold is keeping everyone indoors and isolated. The feelings of depression, fatigue, and hopelessness can easily […]

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New Years resolutions that have nothing to do with losing weight.

Goals that Have Nothing To do with Losing Weight

Resolutions The end of the year means that many people are reflecting on the past year and planning goals for the new year. I have actually never been a resolution type of girl. Most of the time if I want to do something, I try to start getting it done rather than wait for a […]

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Five Yoga Moves to Build Strength

Here are five yoga moves to incorporate into your practice to build strength. Sometimes, I get in the habit of focusing on flexibility, but building a balance of strength and flexibility is so important for health. You should feel your quad burning as you lean back. Reach for your ankle. Take your time and get […]

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Gentle Morning Yoga Flow

This is a ten minute video of a slow gentle morning flow to ease anxiety and get you ready for your day! I know a lot of my anxiety is in the morning, and I feel like I have to get everything done all at once. This flow helps remind me to take some deep […]

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7 Tips to Attend an Event When Anxiety Sets In

I didn’t want to go and the anxiety was taking over. Ten years since high school and I agreed to play in an alumni basketball game. I haven’t really touched a basketball in ten years. I didn’t know who was going to be there, and I thought it might be awkward. I didn’t want to […]

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You Know Yourself Best

No Energy to Write I have not really felt like writing lately and keeping up with social media. I get done teaching first graders, going to yoga, making dinner, tidying up, and I am tired. I have felt drained, and writing for an audience feels emotionally tiring at times. The worry of judgments can be […]

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Colorado Vacation

Vacation I went to Colorado and stayed in a cabin with my family. Vacations always seem like a fun idea… but then it comes time to actually travel and the anxiety sets in. I always feel like I am the only one that gets that way, but I know there are others out there. Traveling […]

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