Paleo Sweet Potato Pancakes

As a kid I remember sitting at the kitchen counter while Grandmama cooked crepes for us. This was a special occasion, but one I cherished. Though I was never one to obsess over sweet things, this breakfast was special because the thin crepe made this usual cakey dish quite elegant. I remember serving the crepe with sliced apple, a combination she recommended, wrapping it up and eating like a burrito with the occasional dip in […]

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Eco-Conscious Grocery Shopping

When you go grocery shopping are you conscious about what you are buying and how that affects the environment? I have for a while now been conscious about purchasing organic food and reading labels. My shopping experience has been very much in tune with the health of my body. However, I have not fully shopped thinking of the environment, and how much of what I buy is wrapped in plastic and other non-recyclable material. Until […]

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Quit Waiting for the Perfect Moment

When I have a new pair of shoes, I will start running. Once I know just a little bit more, I will write an article about it. I want to wear that nice new dress, but ought to wait for a special occasion. Once I start waking up earlier, I can meditate. When inspiration strikes, I will create a new recipe. I don’t know about you, but I am guilty of waiting for the right […]

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The Oil Cleansing Method

The first time I heard you can wash your face with oil many years ago, I was definitely skeptical. Especially since everyone talked about how bad oils are for your skin. Well, we now know better. Stripping our skin of their natural oils with soaps and chemicals is very harmful. By using the right oil on our skin as a cleanser, it actually helps to get rid of the bacteria and dirt on our face […]

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Be Here Now

As I sit outside sipping my coffee with coconut cream on this beautiful fall equinox, I realize something: Life is truly something extraordinary. It is wonder and beauty and love all in one. And we get to be part of it all; growing and changing, learning and adapting. If we can just let things flow, without trying to alter or skew anything, we can see how effortlessly it all works out. Days like today are […]

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Riding the Wave of Life

There are some days where I just don’t feel my best. Usually there is no particular reason for it. I simply woke up on the wrong side of the bed, as some say. When this happens, we love to point a finger and blame someone or something, but really it is just the way of life. There are ups and there are downs. What is important is how we flow with this wave. Instead of […]

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Life Lessons from A Cat

Watching my cat as she sleeps so soundly next to me, teaches me about rest. Take time to give herself deep rest. Not quite asleep, but laying silently still. The steady breathing in and out. There is no need to force the breath, but just allow it to happen. Effortlessly and elegantly. The rumble of her purring as it heals her soul reminds me about healing. She teaches me that my body is a self-healing […]

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Blueberry Hemp Veggie Smoothie

Sometimes Sunday’s call for regrouping, recharging, and renewing your body with a veggie-packed smoothie. And this smoothie was just perfect. Not too sweet, as all smoothies to me are these days, and not too thick or thin. I combined lots of spinach with other veggies I had lying around with some nutrient dense fruit and rich proteins for a delectable blend of goodness. You Will Need 1 cup packed fresh spinach 1/4 cup frozen wild […]

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A Month Without Instagram and Finding the Balance

As someone who is well adapt in the social media world, it almost seems unfathomable to live without it. We connect with friends across the country and the world in seconds. Family we rarely see can be reached by the click of a button. Inspiration, information, and communication are so readily available everywhere we go. Some may argue this is the greatest advancement of our time. Others will say it hinders us. The virtual world […]

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A Breakfast Salad with Fresh Herbs

Fresh spring greens from the market. The first sightings of local cucumbers and cherry tomatoes. Herbs like basil, dill, cilantro, and parsley are plentiful this time of year. You know it’s time to welcome summer when all of these veggies are very ripe and plentifully available. What is it about raw vegetables that is so right in the summertime? The growth and greenery this time of year has me craving raw foods. They cool us […]

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