Warm Butternut Squash Breakfast Bowl with Sliced Pear, Yogurt, and Granola

 You know when you get so excited about a recipe, you feel like jumping for joy (or is that just me)? Like when you plan your breakfast out the night before with every single detail you can almost already taste it? This is one of those recipes I am SO excited about sharing. Squash is very much in season and I’m enjoying it in all forms with my breakfast. This bowl, however, seems to be […]

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Cold Showers to Improve Overall Health and Wellbeing

Turn your faucet all the way to cold and step into the showering tundra sure to take your breath away. You have heard about cold showers and many of their benefits, but never bothered to try it; after all only a madman would submit their self to such a thing. Right? Though I’m not here to spout the scientific benefits of cold showers to you, I only wish to tell you how it makes me […]

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Meditate Anytime, Anywhere (it’s easier than you think)

When you hear the word “meditate”, what comes to mind? What does it mean to meditate and how do we practice it? Perhaps when you hear someone is “meditating” they are off by themselves in some peaceful environment. Maybe you think of retreat centers filled with like-minded individuals all sitting cross-legged in a room practicing deep breathing. Though all of these are quite realistic, perhaps we are over-thinking it. Instead of putting this idea of […]

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Paleo Spiced Pumpkin Bread – Hold the Sugar

You may be surprised to hear this recipe has no sugar. Nope, not even the “natural” sugar alternatives like maple syrup or honey or that present in fruit. I did this, one because sugar is highly inflammatory to the body, even when consumed in fruit (though that is better, it is still not ideal), and two because why not? In a culture where sugar is snuck into almost every item you find on the shelves […]

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Practicing the Art of Self-Love

It’s hard to practice self-love when you don’t truly love yourself. Many of us look for ways to change who we are or what we look like. We constantly say to ourselves that we are not good enough. Instead of looking at what we already have and already are, we fill our heads with thoughts of doubt. I am not skinny enough, I need to change my diet. My hair is not long enough so […]

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Balancing Screen and Real Time: 5 Action Steps You Can Take Right Now

We have all been there. In a group of people hanging out and someone is on their phone. Perhaps they are bored of the conversation. Or maybe it is just out of habit. Nonetheless, despite your efforts to look them in the eye, they are continuously scrolling through their feed, listening to you, but only half listening. “Look at me, damn it!” I want to yell. How dare you look at your phone while we […]

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Anti-inflammatory Matcha Chia Pudding

Inflammation in the body can show up in so many different ways, and for many different reasons. Let’s face it, we are all mildly inflamed, unless we eat an immaculate diet. Anyone who drinks coffee, alcohol, or juice/soda high in sugar, or eats high-sugar fruit, gluten, grains, anything fried, poor quality dairy, or meats in excess will probably have some form of inflammation in their body because all those foods are inflammatory. The more the […]

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Blueberry Overnight Oats with Yogurt and Almond Butter

I recently went shopping at my local market only to find these gorgeous blueberries that were local AND organic. There was not even a question in my mind before I grabbed two and headed to the checkout. Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and cherries are the seasonal fruits where I live these days, and I’m loving every last bite. Used for on top yogurt, in smoothies, or just snacking throughout the day, I seem to be eating […]

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A 5-Step Facial You Can Do At Home

My daily skincare routine is quite simple; I wash my face with water and pat dry. That’s it. Sometimes I’ll spritz it with rose water. Other times I’ll wash it with honey if I feel it needs a little cleaning. When I’m really feeling fancy, bentonite clay is my go-to for it’s ability to pull out impurities so effectively. But overall, my skin feels best when I pay the least attention to it. I try […]

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A Long Overdue Letter to a Lost Friend

Whether anybody reads this or not, it doesn’t matter. It’s home is through the meadow and into the mist. And that is where it needs to be. Thank you for being there for me when I needed you. Thank you for being my soul-sister. Thank you for staying up late talking out problems I could only discuss with you; you always made me feel better. Thank you for laughing with me, for crying with me. […]

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