Category Archives: Healthful Living

Gluten Free Sage is a platform for healthful living through artful experiences. It’s the collaboration between two artists, Jet Widick and Kristen Alden, who believe we need to be well and inspired to help us become the best, most beautiful versions of ourselves that we can be. Gluten Free Sage is a colorful mosaic of photography, poetry, design, inspirational quotes and recipes intended to educate, inspire and delight. Being strong and healthy will open your world up to inspiration and desire, both which propel a person into the realm of possibility and transform the way we perceive our own capabilities.

“Art is indispensable for the life and progress toward well-being of individuals, and of humanity.” —Leo Tolstoy

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Creating Things I Love

After a fulfilling and fun four years, I have made the decision to transition my writing to poetry. I have loved every second of Gluten Free Sage and am incredibly grateful, as this is what opened me to writing and creating things I love in the first place. As I wind down from writing about… Read More


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The Bite-Sized Celiac

The Bite-Sized Celiac Erika Kubitz and I—though we’ve never met—have a major thing in common: We both had celiac disease affecting our lives long before we knew it. Luckily, we found out and want to help others who may be struggling to find the answers to their celiac questions. It’s always a wonderful relief to… Read More


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Make Your Own 7-Minute Workout

I recently came across this New York Times article titled “Can’t Do the 7-Minute Workout? Neither Can I.” It’s a good article, but I was immediately put-off by the title. I wondered why. It bothered me because I feel it gives the message that it’s OK if you can’t do a 7-minute workout. With our… Read More


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Celiac Awareness, Action and Attitude

My life after silent celiac disease has been a constant work in progress. I was relieved and grateful for my diagnosis 15 years ago, but soon learned that healthful living with celiac is not just about diet.     Celiac disease is a hard thing to teach or explain. If we all become more aware… Read More


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Asset-Based Thinking

It’s not unusual to want to skip a workout, or heck naw, not even want to get moving at all. Everyone has a bad day now and then. Even a bad week or month. We have to have a positive outlook, and—most importantly—personal goals toward a bigger purpose to Keep At It. Positive thinking and… Read More


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Can You Be a Healthy Workaholic?

Can you be a healthy workaholic? Yes… but it requires grace. There’s a lot of negativity around the word “workaholic”. It’s often used inaccurately to describe someone who simply loves the work that they do and is dedicated to their big picture vision. I admit I’ve been a diligent, focused workaholic. I’m proud of it.… Read More



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Highland City Club

I first met Erin Robinson at the Alchemists Breakfast at the 2017 DENT Conference. I instantly liked her down-to-earth style and, turns out, she has many of the same interests as me. We instantly clicked. After breakfast, I noticed her name tag said Colorado as we continued our conversation. I explained that Boulder was on… Read More


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Why Inspiration Matters

About a year ago, I wrote this post about inspiration and why inspiration matters. It began with happy memories of the pop culture years of the late ’60s and how they kept popping up throughout my days—as either a wistful thought or nostalgic feeling. This seemed too much of a coincidence. I wanted to investigate… Read More


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One Month Pump

I’m PUMPED and love a good monthly challenge! If you could do anything for 30 days straight, what would it be? I would hike right through the month, every single day, not skipping a single one. I’d also get great sleep and eat clean—without interruption. Although I pose this as a monthly challenge, I realize… Read More