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GRETCHEN TRIES STUFF EPISODE 4: The one with no sugar

I went without processed and added sugars for a month; here's what I learned

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GRETCHEN TRIES STUFF EPISODE 3: The one with all the Pinterest fails

I've scoured Pinterest, YouTube, and beauty blogs for some of the best tips and products to try. But as all things in life, sometimes even well-researched plans just don't pan out. Here's a round up of things I have tried to achieve the coveted baby soft feet that just kind of flopped. 

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ROUTINES: How I unintentionally started adulting (sort of)

An underline theme of mine for 2017 has been the concept of “adulting.” – If you are unfamiliar with the trend, I recommend picking up a copy of Adulting: How To Become A Grown-Up In 468 Easy(ish) Steps by Portland-local Kelly Williams Brown or Almost Adulting: All You Need To Know To Get It Together (Sort Of) by YouTuber Arden Rose

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GRETCHEN TRIES STUFF EPISODE 2: The one with all the shampoo

If you've ever dealt with dry, itchy scalp issues, you're probably familiar with the wormhole of advice on the Internet: Special shampoos? Home recipes? Dry shampoo? No shampoo? The slew of advice usually makes me flustered, in which case I shut my computer and ignore the issue until the next time a "helpful" human points out that I "have fuzz or something" in my hair. Deep…

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A PLEDGE TO MINDFULNESS: A reaction to the Trump administration

“Why not choose kindness?”

This is a question posed a while back by a blogger I follow, Tessa Violet (look her up if you have the time). With the Trump administration officially in office and the amazing support seen at the Women’s March this weekend, this question resonates a lot with me. Why not choose kindness?  

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GRETCHEN TRIES STUFF EPISODE 1: The one with the coconut oil

Okay, it's January and every year I attempt to follow a New Year Resolution. Traditionally I pick something very specific and doable, such as running at least one race every month (New Year Resolution 2013) or learning proper boxing technique (New Year Resolution 2015) or living abroad (also New Year Resolution 2015). 

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GRETCHEN IS A WRITER-BASED IN PORTLAND, ORE. SHE GOT HER START AS A JOURNALIST WORKING ON THE SUSTAINABLE FASHION AND RESTAURANT BEAT BEFORE MOVING INTO COPYWRITING. SHE CURRENTLY BLOGS, AND IS A COPYWRITER AT AN ADVERTISING AGENCY.

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