Hey fam. Needless to say this isn’t a cooking blog. After baking some doughnuts this week (vlog here) I have a renewed respect for food bloggers, their creativity, their dedication, and their TIDINESS. That said, I needed a place to put this recipe, because I made it up from thin air the other night, and it’s pretty dang good. Continue reading GREEN DETOX SOUP RECIPE

5 Ways To Be Happier Starting Right Now

For the past few weeks, I’ve been unemployed, feeling sluggish, and generally giving in to the feelings of worthlessness. I have also found myself making excuses for short-term relief like drinking wine every single night and kind of melting into the couch at night eating leftover Halloween candy. Sound familiar? Continue reading 5 Ways To Be Happier Starting Right Now

Mending + Defending Your Root Chakra

I was listening to the Freakonomics podcast today, and they were discussing the strange way that humans, more often than not, tend not to behave in their own best interest. That is to say, we make decisions based on short-term satisfaction (with the mantra “fuck it” usually in there somewhere) over long-term benefit.

At first it made me feel a little self-congratulatory. Like so many seekers, I feel like I’m making a daily effort aimed at long-term growth and sustainable happiness. But then I thought to myself,¬†you haven’t done much of that self-investment lately. And the other me said, “well, yeah I’ve been sick for over a week.”

And that got me to thinking – sure – we all overindulge and experience consequences. But when it comes to the pursuit of our higher selves, are we overlooking the value of our most basic needs in favor of a much shinier, more glamorous lure of enlightenment? Continue reading Mending + Defending Your Root Chakra

2017 In Review

Hello! And welcome to 2018, friends. I just published a new video (with a new filming setup – hope you like!), and I wanted to muse on the past year one last time. Continue reading 2017 In Review

How To Recover From The Holidays

During the holidays, we all assume there will be a lapse in our self-care routine. More calories in, fewer out; but we often lose sight of the collateral damage to spending days on end traveling and functioning in someone else’s habitat. The R&R that’s required to recover during this end-of-the-year purgatory time is more than just snapping back to your old routine.

The pressure of the New Year means we’re all chasing new resolutions, or at the very least trying to remember what it was like for our pants to fit properly (speaking from experience!). But let’s talk about some pleasures you should¬†never feel guilty about when it comes to recovering from the holiday whirlwind.

Continue reading How To Recover From The Holidays

The Meaning Behind Mindfulness

A sign at a Christmas tree farm we visited last weekend read, “Be Kind. Everyone You Meet is Fighting A Battle.” I typically rank signs like these in the same realm as your oft-lampooned “Live, Laugh, Love,” straight-from-Home-Goods, signs in terms of sincerity. But (whew) if this year out of all of them hasn’t made me aware of just how many private battles we’re all fighting. Continue reading The Meaning Behind Mindfulness