Lifestyle

The Ultimate Self-Care Holiday Gift Guide

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  In creating the ultimate self-care holiday gift guide this year I really wanted to give a broad range of ideas for all ways to show you really care and know the person you’re giving to. In this gift guide I have focused on self-care, beauty care, foodie friends, mindfulness, healing,  the gardener, and movement. These are all areas of focus that will help to make anyone’s 2018 happier and healthier! Happy gift giving, may you give with love and intention!  

Joy Finding

Jump In With Your Clothes On

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    I had every intention of jumping in the water, just not fully clothed. I fell in. Hard. Though I like to think it looked semi-graceful , I know that I basically just looked like a flailing seagull using it’s wings for the first time, hoping to make landing on a rock. Which also happened, now with two jammed toes both black and purple but thankfully not broken.   The funny thing is, I loved it. I am pretty sure I was laughing as I was… Read More

Healing Modalities

Changing With The Seasons, Letting Go of the Old

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    The leaves have begun their transition into a slow, fading form of life. Their yellow has been showing and some deep reds have started to appear. When they fall it’s only with grace that they reach the Earth, and this process of death is actually the beginning of renewal, not simply an ending. It is cyclical, as are the seasons of our own lives. We too, are changing with the seasons and letting go of the old.   Moving from one time in… Read More

Fall

Moon Cake ? {Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free}

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I’ve not been asked very often to bake cakes, mostly because I think I am really a terrible baker, which essentially just comes down to me being terrible at following precise measurements. I like to explore, create and bend the rules. Baking doesn’t allow for this. However, there are a few things I have been requested to bake, oatmeal raisin cookies, Christmas cake, and cranberry orange scones. I’ve now recreated two of these to be grain-free, I haven’t yet nailed the third. But these were… Read More

Autoimmune Paleo

Create A Life You Dream Of

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When I was growing up, I imagined a life for myself. At the age of 6 this life was becoming a veterinarian and living on a giant farm filled with rescue animals. I can’t say this isn’t still a semi- dream of mine, but I quickly realized when I was 9 and fell in love with my very first dog of my own that I didn’t have what it took to be a vet (sensitive empath alert!) so it was around that time I decided… Read More

Fall

Sesame Ginger Meatballs + Carrot Noodles {Whole30}

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        Sometimes I often forget how much I miss certain flavors and styles of eating until I have them. That’s where the idea for these sesame ginger meatballs came from.  It’s similar to the concept of “out of sight, out of mind” for me when it comes to certain foods. It’s like the instantly I pick up chopsticks to eat sushi I am reminded how much I love using chopsticks to eat, but outside of that situation I rarely think about using… Read More

Meat

Lemon Herb Stuffed Omelette

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            This recipe for lemon herb stuffed omelette  is one I shared while taking over the Whole30recipes Instagram page! It’s light and fresh, perfect for summer! It’s also incredible simple but has a touch of elegance and decadence which qualifies it to be served for brunch!

Autoimmune Protocol

Aegean Salad with Blackened Shrimp {Whole30 + AIP}

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  Ever since I can remember I have been resourceful in ways I’ve been able to generate income for myself, and I truly believe that I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit. When I was 7 I was begging to cut the grass to earn some extra cash. I remember even asking my sister if she’d pay me to clean her room. I did whatever I could to save money and use it wisely on things that mattered to me (it’s all relative, I mean… Read More

Healing Modalities

The Gift of Presence

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  I walked into my room and paused, completely still. My bed is half unmade, half covered in pillows and Acme’s asleep in his usual spot, near the window, by the salt lamp set on the low setting. “I love my bedroom,” I whispered to myself. I love the simplicity, the ease it brings me every time I walk in and the instant I lay my head down I feel at rest. I thought, how rare it is that we stop to appreciate what we… Read More