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How to Create a Mindful Morning Routine

Starting your day with a mindful morning routine can make a big difference in your mood, energy and productivity! I often share snippets of my mindful morning routine on Instagram and so many people have asked me about it that it deserves a blog post.  You’ve probably seen people talk about ... READ the POST

What Does it Mean to be an Ethical Vegan?

As a long-time vegan and animal rights advocate who often refers to ethical veganism in my writing, I’m dedicating an entire post to exploring this topic. Veganism is not a diet. It’s an ethical philosophy and way of living. While it impacts food choices, it is about much more than food. Living ... READ the POST

5 Kitchen Tools to Save Time and Cook Smarter

What’s your biggest barrier to eating tasty, satisfying and nourishing meals?  Many people cite time as their biggest challenge for eating in a way that helps them feel energized and satiated. Not enough time to think about what to eat, not enough time to plan what to eat, not enough time to ... READ the POST

How to Eat Plant-Based and Succeed as an Athlete

Have you ever wondered if athletes can succeed eating plant-based or if your physical performance will plummet if you eat fewer animal foods? I myself am by no means an athlete but I am well-versed in plant-based nutrition and know that athletes can thrive on a plant foods if they wish. It does take ... READ the POST

3 Simple Strategies for an Eco-Friendly Kitchen

Want to make your home more eco-friendly? A great place to start is to switch from disposables to reusables!  By buying less, using less and throwing away less, we’re using less resources and contributing less to landfills. The big picture? Better for the planet, better for us and better for ... READ the POST

5 Plastic-Free Swaps for the Bathroom

Want to reduce single-use plastic? Try starting in the bathroom! Think of all the plastic waste that comes out of your bathroom: packaging, bottles and more. Many wind up in the landfill or polluting the ocean. Even if you recycle, that plastic can only be reused one or two more times. Not to ... READ the POST

How to Reduce Your Plastic Consumption

Did you know there’s a monthly event in July called Plastic Free July? Their motto is “choose to refuse single-use plastic” and you can join the free challenge and commit to ditching plastic at a level that feels realistic for your lifestyle. While many of us make an effort to minimize our plastic ... READ the POST

How to Balance Ethics and Intuitive Eating

This is a topic that is especially near and dear to me as I’ve been an ethical vegan for over a decade and am passionate about embracing intuitive eating and fighting back against diet culture. But isn’t veganism restrictive? Doesn’t that go against the principles of intuitive eating? How can you ... READ the POST

How to Use Malas to Enhance Your Meditation Experience

Do you meditate? If not, don’t run away just yet! In my post on mental wellness and meditation I share about the benefits of meditation plus a super easy way to get started (literally sit with your eyes closed and breathe). Sometimes it can feel incredibly challenging to just sit and meditate. ... READ the POST

Mental Wellness and Meditation

I’m super jazzed to talk about meditation and mental wellness today but before we dive into that, we need to address the mental health crisis in America. So do me a favor and read the first half of this post before scrolling to the bottom! Did you know May is Mental Health Awareness Month? While ... READ the POST

4 Lessons I Learned at the Healing the Heart Retreat

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I recently spent a week in Aruba on a “Healing the Heart” retreat co-taught by Rachel Brathen and Shubhaa Fisher at Island Yoga. To be honest, I didn’t quite know what to expect. I had never been on any type of retreat and while I knew this would be more than ... READ the POST

Earth Month: 3 Ways to Align Your Actions with Your Values

We know the planet is in trouble. According to NASA, carbon dioxide levels in the air are at their highest in 650,000 years, thanks to deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels. Earth’s polar ice sheets are losing mass and 6.4 million tons of plastic are dumped into the oceans every year. We ... READ the POST

How I Became Debt Free by Age 30

Psst... I recently accomplished something huge that I’m super proud of! I paid off all of my student loan debt before my 30th birthday! Having student loan debt was very stressful but unfortunately (as for most Millenials) was just a fact of life. Whenever I’d receive my 1098-T tax form at the ... READ the POST

5 Principles of Health At Every Size®

Health At Every Size® is a social justice movement and weight-inclusive approach to health. Contrary to popular misconception, it does mean healthy at every size. It does not say that everyone, no matter their size, is "healthy." HAES stands for the right to pursue health in personally meaningful ... READ the POST

4 Reasons Why I Love Canned Tomatoes

This post is for an entry into Tomato Products Wellness Council’s #WhyILoveCannedTomatoes Contest. If I win, I’ll get a trip to California to experience the tomato harvest! Close your eyes and think of one of your most favorite taste experiences. I would envision myself plucking a perfectly ... READ the POST