That time we howled at the moon

Exactly a month ago, I packed my car with shorts, a swimsuit, 8 meals for 12 adults, and a long-lost friend from my early 20s to co-lead a wellness retreat in the tiny town of Mt. Ida, Arkansas. Nestled in the Ozarks overlooking Lake Ouachita, Nikki (of Mind Body Mana) and I lead ten beautiful [...]

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Braised Kale w/ Poached Eggs

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I'm not sure I agree that it's the most important (with my crazy schedule, my vote is for lunch), but it's definitely my favorite genre. Packed with nutrients and protein, here is one of my favorite, quick, easy, and (most importantly) delicious breakfasts: BRAISED KALE [...]

Avocado Beet Bowl with Quinoa + Black Rice

This quinoa and black rice-based dish is packed with protein, antioxidants, and glycine betaine (found in beets), and tastes amazing. The sautéed rice and quinoa gives a tiny crunch, the avocados add a creamy factor, while the beets contribute that dirty sweetness that only beets can. Avocado Beet Bowl with Quinoa + Black Rice 1 c [...]

Yoga Poses for Seasonal Allergies

The pollen vortex has sucked me in, swirled me around, and tossed me back and forth a few times for good measure before spitting me out again. In short, seasonal allergies have made me their b*tch. Itchy eyes, snotty nose, swollen sinuses, coughs, sniffles, wheezes... there is no Neti pot, herbal tea, bee pollen, local honey, or [...]

Breakfast Quinoa with Roasted Tomatoes + Spinach

I'm not a hater of quinoa, but I'm not a lover, either. I've spent so many years avoiding grains and grain-like foods (quinoa is actually a seed), that I haven't much experience with it. I've recently jumped off the diet train (i.e. no more Paleo, Whole 30, etc.), so my creative juices are running rampant. Yesterday I prepped a [...]

Own less stuff. Enjoy more freedom.

"Own less stuff. Enjoy more freedom. It really is that simple." -Joshua Becker There's nothing like packing up all your worldly possessions to make you realize how much stuff you don't need. Sorting through my belongings, I can't help but notice that there are very few things I'm actually attached to. Books, old notebooks filled [...]

ADVENTURE > STUFF

"Our experiences are a bigger part of ourselves than our material goods. You can really like your material stuff. You can even think that part of your identity is connected to those things, but nonetheless they remain separate from you. In contrast, your experiences really ARE part of you. We are the sum total of [...]