Musings and Introspection

Goodbye Everyday Paleo…

goodbye

This has been a very tough decision. Perhaps one of the toughest decisions of my life – seriously. Everyday Paleo has been an extension of myself for almost 8 years now and it’s grown up right along with me and has morphed into its very own animal that has become so much more than just – well – me! That’s a good thing. Growth is good, other voices are good, but sometimes dramatic change is even better.

Last year I started another blog – SarahFragoso.com in hopes to have a bit of my own identity that wasn’t attached to Everyday Paleo – but all I did was create another source of stress for myself and I still had this lingering animal – which was Everyday Paleo. You see, I do this because I love it and I need to keep doing this because I feel a fierce fire and passion in my belly. I blogged and wrote and cooked and shared and taught and coached and traveled and parented and did the wife thing for years until I wrecked myself, made myself sicker than I ever was before Paleo (insert adrenal fatigue and a lifetime of repercussions here) and I learned the hard way thatย only giving of myself withoutย focusing on all other aspects of my existence was a very fast ticket to miserable, sick, and uninspired. So as Everyday Paleo has grown, I’ve also changed, learned, discovered, uncovered, and morphed into something new.

I am Sarah Fragoso. I am NOT just Everyday Paleo. I am NOT just paleo. In fact, I’m not paleo at all – in a descriptive way that word just doesn’t define me anymore – I eat food that doesn’t hurt my body, I exercise in a way that supports longevity, I try to live with intention and joy and love, but there’s so much more to it, so much more that I’ve been trying to tell you and I so badly want to continue to have the energy to share everything I know or that I’m discovering or experiencing. There is not one word that could ever describe me, and I believe that there should never be one word or idea that ever describes YOU. I am an abundance of things but with Everyday Paleo hanging over my head I have realized that it simply shuts down my creative thought and my desire to just “be me” and it has left me stagnant and unhappy with my career. Without freedom to share all parts of me, I have discovered that I end up sharing nothing.

So the decision has been made – is it a wise decision? Maybe not – but it’s my decision to make and I’m making the one that feels really really good to me. I’m shutting down Everyday Paleo but of course you will all still be able to find me on Sarah Fragoso where I hope to finally find the freedom and the contentment and the power to just write when I feel like it, share with you what I hope will inspire you, reach you when you need me the most, and have you feel exactly who I am at my core so that we can do this together – so that we can all be who we are and be ok with that, whatever that might be.

So there you have it. Very soon, when you go to Everyday Paleo, you’ll be re-directed to Sarah Fragoso – I’ll be there and hopefully I’ll be there with more passion and fire and love and crazy and laughter and tears and realness than I’ve ever been able to give to you here. That’s my hope. That’s what I’m shooting for. That’s what I need, and I’m in a place in my life right now that what I need is going to come first (CRAZY, right??)!!!!

Finally, please accept my deepest gratitude for being a part of life all of these years. Thank you for following Everyday Paleo, thank you for buying my books, thank you for your emails and your attendance at my workshops and retreats. Thank you for being YOU and for being brave enough to make amazing changes that hopefully you can hold onto forever. Thank you for supporting me and I hope you all continue to follow me on my journey because my hope and my goal is to continue to be a bright light in the land of the internet and to try my hardest to just be me, and by being just me, hopefully I will inspire all of you to be YOU and the best version of YOU that you can possibly be.

All my love and as always, enjoy…

Sarah

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And now to mess up that wonderful feelings-filled post with the factual garbage:
I expect the major cut-over to take place by the end of the month. I will be transferring Sarah’s EP content and redirecting traffic to the new space at that time. I will also be working with Facebook and Twitter to migrate the EP Page followers to Sarah Fragoso’s Page and Twitter. If this is not something you are interested in, you may choose to unfollow EP at this time. We have certainly been through a lot over the years! Thanks for sharing the journey. – Dain Sandoval / dain@sarahfragoso.com

Sarah Fragoso

Sarah Fragoso is an international best selling author of 6 books, co-owner of the Chico, CA based gym JS Strength and Conditioning, and founder of the Everyday Paleo franchise. Sarah is the co-host of the popular Sarah and Dr. Brooke Show podcast and she also conducts workshops and retreats on the subjects of nutrition, lifestyle and fitness.

Her message is from the heart and she carries a genuine desire to help other families looking for guidance. These attributes have contributed to her successes and provide the drive to keep the discoveries coming.

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60 Comments

  1. Mary says:

    Best wishes, Sarah!

    1. Thank you Mary!! Keep following along at my new site SarahFragoso.com !! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Ragan Masterson says:

    You are such an inspiration to me and I look forward to seeing what’s next for you! Blessings and love, always. <3

    1. Thank you SO much Ragan!!!!

  3. Sarah, I wish you all the best! I have loved and learned from so much of your work, but most of all I have been inspired by how you follow your heart. It sounds so cliche, but I really do draw strength from your experiences and your willingness to share. I have lost my own mother, was a young mom (now an old mom of three) struggle to find balance, found and lost health (finding it again now) and am questioning my own place in the world and how to best share myself in a way that is authentic and of service. I love, love, love that you are so willing to put yourself out there and make the decisions that are right for you and your family. That voice is needed in the world. Thank you!

    One thing I would love to her more about — but only if it rings true to you — no pressure ๐Ÿ™‚ — is about your home school journey. Especially with a gifted child.

    Whatever path you choose next, and how much you wish to share or not share, I wish you all the best and thank you for your incredible service! xoxox

    1. Thank you so much Jen – and yes, way more of my day to day experiences with my kids, homeschooling, etc. to come! xoxo

  4. Lisa says:

    Thank you for being brave enough to share your journey. I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, but always been inspired and truly well fed thanks to you. Cheers to growth and an ever changing path. Best wishes, Sarah!

    1. Thank you Lisa!!!

  5. Yours was the very first “paleo” cookbook I ever bought about 5 years ato, but I learned so much from it, about eating real food and making choices that are good for my body. Best of luck to you and your family in this new part of life!!

    1. Thank you so much Angela!

  6. Mara says:

    Hi Sarah,
    Although this was a tough decision, I think it was an awesome one! Good for you, and thanks for the heart-felt post!

    1. Thank you Mara! I feel really good about this change. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Yowza!! Thanks for sharing this, Sarah. I so admire your listening to yourself and what you really need. I look forward to what’s to come!

    1. Thank you so much Lynn!!!!

  8. April says:

    Good luck Sarah! I’ll follow you anywhere ๐Ÿ™‚ I loved every day paleo when I first discovered it like 5 years ago (especially your podcast with Dane though I love you and Jason now too!) you know at the end of the day you do you and people will respond to it. Looking forward to what you’ll be putting out! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you April!!!! I’ll keep on keeping on for as long as I am able!!

  9. Lisa says:

    Thank you for making healthy eating “real” and accessible! I use your cookbooks as tools in my family’s overall healthy lifestyle/”Paleo plus” nutrition journey. My youngest daughter had a stroke at birth – she is eight now and a testament to healthy lifestyle choices and LOVES all of your recipes (thanks, again, for your cookbooks! )
    Way to take a stand for your health and focus on what’s important! Everyone can benefit from your example!

    1. Thank you Lisa – and give your daughter a giant hug and high five from me!!!

  10. Dahianna says:

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to see the new site and enjoy your posts!!

    1. Thank you so much Dahianna!

  11. Tamra says:

    You are amazing and I’m thankful I had the opportunity to meet you at one of your workshops. I love all your cookbooks. Thanks for all the hard work you have put into this website, books, podcast, and workshops. I know you will continue to do great things. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you Tamra!!!!

  12. stacy says:

    Sarah – I just want to say thank you for all of your hard work over the years and I look forward to seeing many more cookbooks and reading blog posts from you on your new site. Our family cooks from your Thai and Italian cookbooks weekly and I am *so* excited about the upcoming French book!

    1. Thank you so so much Stacy!!!!

  13. Rebecca says:

    It’s Sarah Fragoso I love, anyway! Hurrah for change that leads to the pursuit of being you, and us being who we are, not a program. I’m ALL IN!

    1. Yay!! Thank you Rebecca, your support means so much to me! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Heidi says:

    Sarah
    I admire your honesty and completely support your decision. You have to take care of yourself as we are all trying our best to do. Your first cookbook was my introduction to Paleo 4 years ago and you were my first guide – you are still in my kitchen almost every week. And I’ve met you in person when you came to Denver.

    I have a question – can you leave up the website as a resource? I use it a lot to look up ideas and I send recipes to my friends who love what I cook. It’s easier than copying it out of the book. Does the website have to come down completely?
    – Heidi

    1. Sarah’s posts and recipes are moving over to SarahFragoso.com. They will maintain the exact same link structure so that everydaypaleo.com/homemade-paleo-mayo-cooking-demo/ will automatically become sarahfragoso.com/homemade-paleo-mayo-cooking-demo/ – all EP bookmarks and search engine links will simply become sarahfragoso.com/ It is true that not all posts from other authors will make the move. In those cases, the link will fail. I suggest if there are certain posts you want to keep that were not authored by Sarah, to copy/save them now. I will also have full backups so in the event something slipped thru the cracks, just email me.

      1. Steph Z says:

        Dain, as always, you rule.

      2. Ted says:

        I don’t see an RSS feed on the new site. Happening?

        1. Dain Sandoval says:

          RSS is built-in to most sites. You can append /feed/ to any URL of the site and it will generate XML based off of the category, post, comment, or tag. For the case of updating on all new content use the following in your feed reader of choice:

          https://sarahfragoso.com/feed/

        2. Dain Sandoval says:

          To add – I just tossed this together if you prefer the FeedBurner Style

          http://feeds.feedburner.com/SarahFragoso

  15. Robert Kimble says:

    Thanks for all the good information over the years. It’s always a good thing to make decisions that make you happy.

    1. Thank you Robert!

  16. Jill Buchas says:

    Best of luck Sarah!!! It has been a pleasure getting to know you online. You are the one that introduced me to the Paleo way / so thank you!!! I have learned so much from you.

    1. Thank you so much Jill – and keep on following me over at SarahFragoso.com!

  17. Jess says:

    Good luck Sarah! I admire you so much and I love your recipes and approach to life! Everyday Paleo was my first paleo cookbook and taught me so much and it’s still one of my favorites! Can’t wait to see what you do next! Thank you for all your hard work!

    1. Thank you so much Jess!! I hope you keep on following along at SarahFragoso.com! (Wow, that rhymed! LOL!)

  18. All the best, Sarah! I’ve appreciated your voice for some time now and look forward to the next leg of your journey. Yours was the first paleo cookbook I bought, the first podcast of any sort I ever listened and your parenting style resonates with me so much. Looking forward to what comes next!

    1. Thank you so much Laura!! I’m also looking forward to what comes next – it’s been a wild ride and I’m sure it’s going to continue that way – but in a totally good way! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Steph Z says:

    Best of luck in your new endeavor! Thank you for building a fabulous community and wanting to bring your whole self to if.

    1. Thank you Steph!

  20. Stacy says:

    Best of luck on this new adventure. I’m going to miss EP but look forward to reading your new blog. Will the recipes on EP be migrated to your new site?

    1. YES!! All of my recipes from EP will migrate over to the new site so nothing will be lost and hopefully a LOT more will be gained! Thank you for your continued support!!

  21. Sarah, I’m so happy you are taking care of yourself and your family FIRST! It’s so important! I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Everyday Paleo – which is actually YOU – because thanks to your first book, I learned how to cook! For the first time in my life, I made a recipe and it actually tasted good! ๐Ÿ™‚ You also introduced me to a grain-less way of living which has been a game-changer for me and my family.

    Thank you so much for all of it! I look forward to seeing what new adventures unfold. Knowing you, they will be spectacular!

    Hugs and congratulations,
    Christy ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Christy!! Your support has always meant so much to me!!! Big hugs to you too! xoxo

  22. Patrick Proctor says:

    For me creative energy is such a complicated thing! It can lift me up into some pretty wonderful experiences and it can drop me into some very difficult places. As an energy, creativity can be seductive and is what so many of us want and strive for. We hook ourselves up to that energy and strap ourselves into that energy and hopefully on purpose we get pulled into a fantastic ride. It’s exhilarating, exciting, fulfilling, purposeful but can be incredibly depleting!! The drive associated with creativity can exact a significant cost. I have thought in my own life that I was always willing to pay the cost of my choices when they were due. Only problem for me in my life and maybe just a little for you Sarah, I didn’t always know what the actual cost would be when a specific payment came due. But then comes the change and the great adjustment!
    I love your honesty. I have loved the many many many things you have shared in the past and I love what you are sharing with us now. Anne and I love your ideas, your energy, your humor, your smile and we love your family. I’m so glad you are listening to yourself and effecting this change. We wish you a very sweet peace in your decision! And we are looking forward to more of you.

    1. Hi Patrick! So wonderful to hear from you and I appreciate so much what you said – thank you for your words of wisdom and yes, I agree wholeheartedly – we don’t always know the cost of what we get ourselves into and sometimes it’s a bit more than we can handle – my problem also is admitting when it is!! Love to you and Anne, I miss seeing you both and I hope you are doing wonderfully!

  23. Rina says:

    My dear friend Sarah, you ARE a big, bright, shiny, SHINY light in this world and you have a way of bringing out the BEST in everyone you meet. We’ll all be standing by to receive all of the AMAZING gifts that you will FOREVER have to give. I feel honored and truly blessed to call you my friend! Love you so much!!

    1. Rina!! Thank you SO much my sweet friend – I’m forever grateful to have you in my life and so lucky to have YOU for a friend! Thank you so much for your love and support, you have simply made my life better. ๐Ÿ™‚ LOVE YOU!

  24. Hooray for you, Sarah! You are leading by example. Be your authentic self while continuing to grow and change, becoming more awesome all without sacrificing health. I’ll follow you over at SarahFragoso.com!

    1. Thank you Holly!

  25. Lori says:

    Excellent!! I am in agreement. The term ‘paleo’ has become such a dogma to so many. I am with you. I eat in a manner that benefits my health and lifestyle.
    Take care of yourself!!!

    1. Thank you so much Lori for supporting me!

  26. Dear Sarah. Certainly it was a difficult decision to make. But I can assure you that it is the right decision. You know for me you were, are and will always be her friend “Sarah Fragoso”. A hug and best wishes from Bologna

    1. Thank you so much Big Carlo for your friendship and support. I miss you very much and hope to see you again very soon!!

  27. Jessica says:

    Kudos to you, Sarah! I’ve been a reader over here on your eponymous site for a while now…and noticed that the last post, back in November, about feeling all the feels, was leading to something for you.

    Authenticity is such an important factor in our own health, so congrats to you for listening and following your authentic voice. I look forward to reading all you put out there. We all have a journey, and it takes courage to follow your own voice rather than the masses.

    I was really excited to see this post! Way to go, Sarah!

    1. Thank you SO much Jessica and I’m glad you’re still following along over here at the new site. It feels SO good to have it up and going!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Meaghan Shaffer says:

    I’m sure this is great and scary and awesome and freaky for you…I have to tell you, I find it refreshing. Thank you for giving people everywhere the permission to evolve. I’ve been working more on being truthful and transparent. It is hard because it is the opposite of what I’ve been taught, so I have to be very conscious about it. But, it is also wonderful – it is freeing and I love it, so I keep struggling through it. Good for you – good luck – I’d actually stopped following EP because I couldn’t make my life fit into that model, but I had started back up here a few months ago. One piece of randomness — I believe I’ve “subscribed” but am not getting all of the post notices. Anywhoo – I’ll keep checking back and will try to subscribe again – god knows I could have screwed it up :).

    1. I’m so sorry I never replied to this but just wondering if you were ever able to subscribe? Is it still not working??

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