What the “No Excuses” Mentality Means to Me

What the “No Excuses” Mentality Means to Me

Disclaimer: In the name of full transparency, please be aware that the Amazon ads at the end of this blog post contain affiliate links and any purchases made through such links will result in a small commission for me (at no extra cost for you). You see it all over social media. The “no excuses” … Read More

5 Lessons My Plants Have Taught Me

5 Lessons My Plants Have Taught Me

Anyone who knows me, or has been following me on Instagram long enough, knows that I have a slight obsession with plants. I basically can’t go into a Home Depot or any kind of garden store without buying a new plant baby. Oh, by the way, I call them my plant babies. You know that … Read More

Chronic Illness Side Effects No One Talks About

Chronic Illness Side Effects No One Talks About

It’s no secret that being sick sucks. Whether it’s the flu, a cold, or a chronic illness, it’s never fun. But just imagine having to deal with those symptoms day in and day out, with very little (if any) relief. On top of all of that, you look totally “normal”. Not only are you not … Read More

Book Review: You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero

Book Review: You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero

I’ve set an intention this year to read more. Read literally anything as long as it’s in book form. I’ve always loved reading but lost the motivation to do so during my career as a student. I felt like I never had time, or, when I did have time, I just wanted to do something … Read More

Adaptogenic Walnut Brain Balls

Adaptogenic Walnut Brain Balls

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, back in October I moved to a small walnut farm. We have 57 producing walnut trees, though some are much more productive than others. When we moved here, it was the beginning of walnut season, so we harvested as many as we could. We didn’t quite have the means … Read More

A Judgement Journey (with Walnut Milk Memory Latte Recipe)

A Judgement Journey (with Walnut Milk Memory Latte Recipe)

Have you ever tried something and had people look at you like you were nuts? Have you ever looked at what someone else was doing, wearing, or saying and think “why on earth…?” We’ve all done it. We’ve all judged other people’s’ decisions and the way other people live their lives. Honestly, I do it … Read More

Nourishing Swoodle Soup (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

Nourishing Swoodle Soup (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

The holiday season is my absolute favorite time of year. Family, food, coziness, and just an all-around good time. Especially with the family and the food. I am definitely not one for restriction or “diets”, and truly believe we should all eat what nourishes our bodies (i.e. soup) AND souls (i.e. cookies). And during the … Read More

5 Things I Learned in the Year 2017

5 Things I Learned in the Year 2017

I don’t know about the rest of you, but for me, this has been a hell of a year. There have been some horrible things happening and it honestly has kind of seemed like the world has been spinning off its axis. Between the heartbreaking number of mass shootings and record-breaking natural disasters, some days … Read More

How to Make Lavender Hot Chocolate

How to Make Lavender Hot Chocolate

I’ve always loved lavender. The taste, the smell, the calming effects it had, all of it. It’s probably one of my favorite flowers, too. So lately, I’ve been getting curious about how to incorporate culinary lavender into my food and drinks, especially into my hot chocolate!    As many of you know, I can’t have … Read More

Vegan, Gluten-Free Persimmon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan, Gluten-Free Persimmon Chocolate Chip Cookies

I don’t know about you guys, but baking is a huge part of the holiday season in my family. From Thanksgiving until New Years, our house is stocked with pies, cookies, chocolates, fudge, magic cookie bars, and so many other delicious treats. While eating these goods is obviously great, it’s really the kitchen and family … Read More