Essays on Self-Love
When I was a kid, my mother had all of these strong and creative friends. They had beautiful names like Melina, Robin, Carolyn, Georgine and Sanfra; names that now remind me of color, of small towns in Europe, of sunshine on garden beds.
What are your inspiring intentions? And more importantly what steps are you taking to make them reality? Here's how to get to the heart of you want and bring it into being...
I have such great intentions. I’m going to write every day, work out five times a week, make kombucha and pickles, and call my senators to tell them how crazy this $#!* is. And then... somehow it’s 8:30PM and I have zero energy left so nothing gets done. Today I'm sharing the three things I do to get more shit done.
Self care doesn't always have to be lavish trips to a spa or swanky yoga retreats. Here are 5 alternatives to pricey self care practices, some won't even cost you a dime!
Learning self-care techniques that are a bit deeper than taking a bath (which is totally worth its weight in gold, btw) can be the difference between burning out and creating sustainable growth.
I recently visited my aunt and her Buddhist community in New Mexico. I instantly fell in love with the deep and intentional intimacy that comes from a small community and knew I had to make my own version to share with women like you.
Unsure of what step to take next? Or of what you even want? Today I'm talking about one of my favorite tools for navigating the confusion of apathy.
What values do your friendships represent most? Are you connected and supportive or competitive and jealous? It can be so easy to forget there's a human behind the cool girl exterior we all try so hard to pull off. Keep reading to find out how I'm trying to make a deeper connection with other women (and how you can too!).
Self love can be a lot more than just bubble baths and hot cups of tea. In fact, self love can be radical. It can be protesting, making a hard choice or taking scary action. Find out more ways to de-fluff your version of self-love and make it more radical.
Notes on Health and Wellbeing
How do you balance a fun vacation or visit with friends with your healthy lifestyle? Listen to these five suggestions.
Are you stuck trying to figure out how to moderate your relationship with caffeine? Here is how I did it, all the while maintaining energy and daily routine.
You want to share your new healthy lifestyle with your friends, but how do you talk about it without preaching to them? Here are a few tips on how to gently bring up your new habits while being supportive.
Do you ever wish you could sidestep cravings with the wave of a magic wand? The bad news is there isn't such a wand but the good news is there are a few simple things you can do instead.
Cleaning up your diet means making changes to your day to day life. What it doesn't have to mean is depriving yourself each day. Read more to find out what suggestions I give to the women I work with.
What's the alternative to dieting? A custom fitted lifestyle that supports you in feeling amazing. It may sound intimidating but I promise it's no more work than following a structured diet. In fact, in so many ways it's even easier. Keep reading to learn how...
Sugar cravings really suck, but maybe not for the reason you might think. Want to find out the effects sugar has on your health? Keep reading here...
Ever wonder how you can possibly take care of yourself while traveling? Between being at the mercy of other people's schedules and choices, it can be tricky to stick to the routines that help us feel our best. Here are a few tips that will hopefully help you find a balance between your lifestyle and your host's.
Do what feels best to you might be a great rule of thumb, but there are many times when the best thing to do is actually uncomfortable —yet vitally important. Keep reading to learn how to know if an uncomfortable task is self-care or self-torture.
Wondering if the newest fad diet can lead to finally obtaining your ideal life? Keep reading to discover the importance of tuning into your body to find what works best for your body.
Recipes, Tips + Tricks
Craving something light and fresh? I just know you will love this lentil soup recipe as much as I do.
The truth of the world caught up with me this morning and I was weighted down with sadness, fear, and grief. It became apparent to me that I could not just dive into work in this state, that I had to do some feeling of feelings before I could move on with my day.
I find that many of my clients find cooking with beans intimidating. Today I'm bringing you my favorite bean recipes that are easy enough for the kitchen novice.
Bone broth is such an integral part of my life that I sometimes forget other people don’t know about its wonders. Bone broth is a great source of minerals like calcium and magnesium, as well as “gentle proteins” like collagen and gelatin. Keep reading to get my recipe!
What is it about Christmas that makes it so magical? If you're answer is all the cookies I've got just the thing for you!
Well, friends, it's snowing on my daffodils. I shouldn't be surprised, this is sort what spring in Colorado looks like. I've put away my salad spinner and pulled out the soup pot.
DISCLAIMER: If you feel awesome after eating oatmeal, that's great! Keep eating what makes you feel good. However, if you get tired or hungry about two hours after eating oatmeal, please read on. This awesome paleo oatmeal substitute is made mostly with coconut, which has lots of fiber, healthy fats, and protein.
Coconut flour is almost entirely the good kind of fat and fiber, two things that trigger your stomach to say "HEY!! I'm full." So while your mouth will want to eat three zillion of these babies, your tummy will know when to stop.
I served a very simple vegetable soup last week to my rock-star entrepreneurial women's group. It was such a hit! And so easy to make. The secret? I used my Soup Strategy, which I will now lovingly share with you.