We’ve all heard the cliché advice of needing to love yourself before someone else can love you. This was something that until recently I didn't pay much mind to, because I never felt it applied to me. Then one day I woke up in my late 20's and found myself single for [more or less]... Continue Reading →
This one is inspired by my mom, who cannot get enough of my lavender blueberry pancakes (recipe to come...stay tuned) and also by the fact that it's berry season in Oregon and, hot diggity damn, these people know how to grow some blueberries. Instructions: Mince 1 tsp dried lavender. I really recommend not going overboard... Continue Reading →
Did this one last week and was sore for days... 40 squats 20 calf raises 20 jumping lunges 40 high knees 20 side lunges 20 side leg raises per leg Repeat the above sequence 4 times with a 1 minute rest between sets. Bonus: 3-minute wall sit (I broke this up into 1 minute &... Continue Reading →
1 cup greens (kale, spinach, chard, a mix) 1 small kiwi 1/4 banana 1/4 avocado Handful of mint springs 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk 1/2 cup water 1 serving protein powder (I used 2 tbsp of unflavored pea but hemp or any other plant-based protein would also work) 1 tbsp chia seeds 1 tsp moringa... Continue Reading →
Studies show that there's a clear link between our brain and our gut, but how do you find and listen to that guiding inner voice?
A HIIT workout with some added VMO and glute work.
You know the types of people who always seem to have it together? The ones who consistently look effortlessly chic, walk like they are gliding on top of rainbows and their belongings always look brand new? Keep picturing that person...keep picturing…uh huh….uh huh….got the image, right? Okay, that’s not me. I have about as much... Continue Reading →
It was my 30th birthday. My (then) boyfriend and I had arrived in Portland, OR just one week before - following a week-long cross-country road trip. Looking to escape the relentless heat and geriatric wrath of South Florida, we set out for Oregon in search of a place we could call home. But as I... Continue Reading →
Has anyone ever stopped to think about the number of strangers they’ve encountered in their life? Furthermore, the impact strangers have made in your life? I recently went down this road and realized the number of strangers who I think about regularly. I’ve traveled a bit in the past five years, weaving in and out... Continue Reading →