What the “No Excuses” Mentality Means to Me

What the “No Excuses” Mentality Means to Me

You see it all over social media. The “no excuses” attitude towards exercise and fitness. Too busy to work out? No excuses. Don’t have access to workouts or a gym? No excuses. Broken leg? No excuses. Chronic Illness? No excuses. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy exercise and have the utmost respect for those who … Read More

Not-So-Simple Sobriety: Part Two

Not-So-Simple Sobriety: Part Two

I want to start Part Two of my sobriety series reiterating what I said at the beginning of Part One. These posts are in no way meant to make you feel bad or guilty for drinking. They are not intended to convince you to quit drinking. My goal with these posts is simply to discuss … Read More

7 Road Trip Must-Haves: 20 Hours on the Road

7 Road Trip Must-Haves: 20 Hours on the Road

Last week was spent on the road with my mom, driving from the Central Coast of California to the Front Range of Colorado. It’s a road trip I’ve done countless times before, and I swear it never gets easier. It takes about 20 hours one way, so we usually spend the night somewhere in Utah. … Read More

5 Life Lessons Learned This Week

5 Life Lessons Learned This Week

This week has been insane. A freakin’ roller coaster of emotions and adventures and lessons learned. This week started in Bryce Canyon Utah. As you know, my body hasn’t exactly been functional lately, but on Sunday, it allowed me to hike in some of the coolest country I’ve ever seen. Walking around giant hoodoos and … Read More

5 Obscure Pantry Staples

5 Obscure Pantry Staples

If you’ve read any of my recipes or followed my instagram account, you know that I sometimes use some pretty obscure ingredients. Not all of them are that hard to find, but just often aren’t commonly used. While I have been introduced to some of these items on Instagram, I have done my own research … 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