Cold Brew & Cashews

I've never a been breakfast eater. As a nutritionist, I know I should probably eat before 10 (or sometimes even noon) but most days, it's a real challenge. In my quest to get some nutrients and calories into my body other than an apple or tea, I discovered the cashew latte.

The Beauty of Rituals

I've recently fallen in love with a new skin care routine ritual. One that's quiet, still and calm. And actually doesn't irritate the hell out of my crazy sensitive skin like scrubs, masks and moisturizers can. Herbal facial steaming - basically a bowl of hot water with herbs and flowers. Doesn't sound that magical, but the magic isn't in the task. It's in the action of completing said task.

Moving towards meaningfulness

In 2017, I want to create more space and time for the things that matter to me. I want space to practice, space to create and master my crafts, time to spend sharing experiences with loved ones, and time to recharge my introvert batteries by doing nothing (and not thinking about all the stuff I "should" be doing). So what's in the way? Stuff. So much stuff. 

I've always admired yogis who were able to do headstands. They always seem so strong, so confident, almost magical. Even though I've been practicing asanas for years, the idea of being in a headstand was terrifying to me. Flipping the world upside-down, the possibility of injury to my precious spine, and other people seeing me fail always kept me from even attempting it.

Tree of Gratitude

Christmas isn't always easy and can be a difficult time of year for some. I haven't been inspired to put up my tree for a while. This afternoon, inspiration struck me. I'm assuming that it's because I was watching Trailer Park Boys last night and thinking about how I look forward to watching the Trailer Park Boys Christmas Special with my brother (and subjecting my mom to it) every year on Christmas day.

Ice Cream for Breakfast

One of the rad things about being an adult is getting to decide what you eat. And sometimes you just want ice cream for breakfast. So how can you do that and not feel "guilty" about it? Bananas. 

My Own Book of Awesome

I've been writing in one form or another for the majority of my life. I remember writing my first fiction when I was ten. It was about two purple birds. I don't remember what they got up to but I do remember how awesome it was to let my imagination run wild on paper. I've dabbled in journaling on and off since I was little but I've never really stuck with it.

Cleaning Without Chemicals

According to the calendar, spring is here. While I remain skeptical of its arrival, it's about that time when people tend to purge winter from their homes with the annual tradition of spring cleaning. Before you bust out the Windex and Mr. Clean or "wash the entire room" with febreze, take a look at that ingredient label and oh, those CAUTION warnings & poison control instructions.