featured, Mind

Why We Must Adapt in Order to Maintain Our Goals

Ever set a goal to work out every day only to have to nix two days because it’s raining?  Decided to start skipping the sugar in your morning joe, but received the wrong order at pickup?  Sometimes things do not go the way we planned them.  Shocker, I know.  We may not be able to… Continue reading Why We Must Adapt in Order to Maintain Our Goals

Body, featured

4 Ways to Add More Oomph to that Glass of Water

Water is vital to our health yet only roughly a quarter of people get enough hydration throughout the day.  Yikes!  That means that an overwhelming amount of individuals are walking around lacking proper hydration and missing out on the benefits of one of the body’s most important nutrients.  There are so many reasons we need… Continue reading 4 Ways to Add More Oomph to that Glass of Water

Body, featured

The 3 Greatest Grain Swaps of All Times

The great grain debate.  There are the folks who advocate for “heart-healthy” grains to be part of the daily diet.  The oatmeal for breakfast, sandwich for lunch, and pasta dinner crowd.  The good ole food pyramid recommended 6-11 servings of grains a day after all.   On the flip side, we have individuals who have attempted… Continue reading The 3 Greatest Grain Swaps of All Times

Body, featured

Quick and Easy Tips for Eco-Friendly Cooking

You have your reusable coffee mug and silicone straw (congrats!).  You know to compost and recycle, and bring your own tote bag every time you shop.  You want to do your part and are consciously making an effort to do better. There are so many things that impact the environment from what we buy to… Continue reading Quick and Easy Tips for Eco-Friendly Cooking

featured, Mind

3 Tips to Make Habits Stick Once and For All

We’ve all been there: the lightbulb moment when we decide to make a fresh start.  Birthdays, new year new me, pretty much every Monday.  Year after year people set out to change something about their life for the better.  Whether it is to cut out the sugar in their coffee, try out new recipes, or… Continue reading 3 Tips to Make Habits Stick Once and For All

featured, Mind

4 Goal-Setting Tips to Help in the New Year

Do you feel like you try to do better, but you just don’t see improvements? You wake up every day saying you want to make a change, but you do not see results like you would like? Chances are you do not lack the desire to make changes, but rather your goal-making strategies need some… Continue reading 4 Goal-Setting Tips to Help in the New Year

featured, Mind

Three Steps to Nourishing Your Body (and Spirit) at the Dinner Table

For a lot of people in the US, the last few weeks of the year are a time to celebrate secular and religious holidays.  The upcoming weeks may be filled with food, stress, joy, and even some sadness.   As we get busy celebrating the holidays, it can become easy to neglect our health while trying… Continue reading Three Steps to Nourishing Your Body (and Spirit) at the Dinner Table

featured, Mind

Five Ways to Realistically Handle Thanksgiving

Fall is among us.  The days are getting shorter, the weather is cooling down, pumpkin spice is everywhere, and in the US the holiday season has arrived.  Sure this year will look a little different, but the emotions surrounding the holidays will still happen.  The happiness, the joy, the anxiety, the stress, the mixed-feelings of… Continue reading Five Ways to Realistically Handle Thanksgiving

featured, Recipes

Zoodles in Spicy Pumpkin Sauce

Pumpkin gets its fair share come fall.  We see it in pies, breads, as pastry fillings, even in beverages.  Its mild flavor lends itself well to most dishes from sweet to savory, and it plays well with a variety of herbs and spices. Pretty much all types of squash are great options as a nutrient-dense… Continue reading Zoodles in Spicy Pumpkin Sauce

featured, Mind

Why It’s Okay to Not be Okay

We’ve all heard it before: it’s okay to not be okay. It is acceptable to embrace a situation when it doesn’t go as planned. We do not have to “toughen up” or “put on a face” to cover how we really feel. Not being fine: stumbling, hurting, crying; is acceptable and nothing to be ashamed… Continue reading Why It’s Okay to Not be Okay