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Weightlifting for Women

As I mentioned in part one of this post series, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend “adults do muscle-strengthening activities that are moderate or high intensity and involve all major muscle groups on 2 or more days a week”. Lifting weights is just one form of strength ... READ the POST

Why Everyone Needs to Do Strength Training

This is a long-overdue post and I am excited to finally share it with you! There is so much to say that I am dividing this up into two separate posts. First, this general introduction to the benefits of strength training and a second post to come including lots of wisdom from fitness professionals ... READ the POST

What is Matcha?

Trend alert! Have your social media feeds been clogged with green recipes promising benefits of clean energy without the crash? Enter matcha. Matcha is a powdered green tea, traditionally served in Japan. What makes it unique is that instead of the leaves being steeped in hot water and then ... READ the POST

10 Vegan Recipes for Seasonal Spring Produce

It's officially SPRING! While the flowers have only just begun to sprout (and it snowed in Chicago last week), my taste buds are ready for fresh spring flavors. How about you?! Before you know it the local market will be loaded with bright spring produce, so get ready with these recipes! Creamy ... READ the POST

What You Need to Know About Veganism and Orthorexia

In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness week, I want to discuss an issue I personally observe in the vegan community and is sometimes (often) misconstrued by the media. If you are into food and nutrition, surely you’ve heard the words “clean”, “cleanse” and “detox” used in reference to a ... READ the POST

Cruelty-Free & Eco-Friendly Winter Body Care

Disclosures: This post contains affiliate links for Plaine Products. And I received product from Natural Vegan Club and In the Beginning Organics to try for free. It's about that time of year: we're totally over the cold weather, seriously lacking vitamin D, and our skin is in need of tender ... READ the POST