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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

Plant-Based Protein 101

A recent report advised people to get the majority of their protein from plant sources. While this advice is nothing new, it grabbed headlines nonetheless. Here is a quick introduction to the basics of plant-based protein. Why do experts recommend predominantly plant-based eating plans? In terms ... READ the POST

10 Lessons I’ve Learned in 10 Years of Veganism

2019 marks my 10-year veganniversary! To be honest, I don’t remember the exact date I became fully vegan as I was in college and it took me awhile to eat up the dairy-containing snacks I had stashed in my dorm room. When I went vegan, there weren’t a million plant-based milk choices, the only ... READ the POST

Delve Deeper into Your Practice With the Eight Limbs of Yoga

I'm so happy to welcome back Stasia Holmes, my dear friend and yoga instructor, for another informative guest post on yoga! I've been practicing yoga regularly for several years and have done a bit of my own research on the history and practice. I'd love to attend a yoga teacher training one day to ... READ the POST

How to Discover the Satisfaction and Joy of Eating

Eating is about more than hunger and fullness. It’s about more than nutrition. Not only is it OK to actually enjoy and receive pleasure from eating, it’s a good thing! So many people feel ashamed when they enjoy eating. They think, “If it’s not green and I don’t hate it, then it can’t be healthy ... READ the POST

5 Ways to Maintain Mindfulness Over the Holidays

Happy holidays, lovely people! There’s no disputing the fact that the holiday season brings extra stress, tasks, financial burdens and potentially triggering situations. It can be an especially tough time if you have lost a loved one or have complicated family dynamics. And so many of us know the ... READ the POST

Book Review: Protest Kitchen

I was so thrilled when a signed copy of Protest Kitchen: Fight Injustice, Save the Planet, and Fuel Your Resistance One Meal at a Time showed up at my doorstep. The latest book co-authored by one of my long-time professional role models Ginny Messina, MPH, RD, and the feminist writer and activist ... READ the POST

How to Respect Your Fullness

If you haven’t already, I highly recommend reading the How to Honor Your Hunger post before reading this one. Respecting your fullness is intuitive eating principle 5 of 10. It’s all about tuning in with your body while eating and listening to those signals that are saying “I’ve had enough to ... READ the POST