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This topic has been weighing heavily on my heart for the past few months. It’s different from most of my blog posts, as I won’t be offering up any “tips or suggestions” for you. Instead, I’m offering up a look inside what I’ve personally been struggling with: to nurture my Christian faith and value system as a wellness influencer in New York City. As much as I love how this industry promotes healthy living, I’m afraid I’ve been toeing the line into things that are against my core beliefs.

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Yoga and Self-Compassion: Balancing the Dark Side of Self-Care

Self-care is a popular term these days. I believe the meaning has been watered-down or misinterpreted to the point that when we say ‘I’m going to take some time for some self-care’ it often implies a time-out... Read more
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And Now What? Living Life Here and Now

I watched a wonderful docufilm called Planetary last night and was blown away by the sheer beauty of our Earth and how interconnected we all are. The scenes of canyons, oceans, glaciers, forests—oh, I could go... Read more

Our Ever-Changing Bodies: How We Adapt to Habits, Life Events and the Environment

In life, it nearly always seems so much more satisfying to deal with the tangible rather than the abstract. As an ex-carpenter, I know the psychological rewards of replacing a drawer runner so that it slides... Read more

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Setting Goals: 3 Ways That Boundaries Can Lead to Freedom

The banks of a river act as a boundary directing the water to flow toward the sea. In this same way creating structure in our lives liberates us to focus our attention toward the things that matter most to us... Read more

Gluten-Free Buckwheat Pancakes: A Weekend Treat

Who doesn’t love a cozy breakfast that reminds us of our favorite childhood comfort food? Bonus points when it’s filled with lots of nutrients, just the right amount of sweetness, and happens to be gluten free... Read more

Take Time to Replenish: 5 Self-Care Strategies for Stressful Times

Over the past 22 years, I’ve read hundreds of books on mind-body health. I’ve spent thousands of hours and thousands of dollars studying with some of the best yoga teachers, happiness educators, and new... Read more
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Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa and Black Beans

An easy-to-make dish that is filling and versatile. Packed with plant-protein, fiber and lots of flavor, this colorful combination makes the perfect meal when you’re short on time but need something hearty and... Read more
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Immunity Zucchini Noodle Soup

This is the lighter sister to the Kale & Chocolate classic Immunity Soup ! All the same healing nourishment from powerful anti-inflammatory spices but with a lighter plant-based twist: protein-packed... Read more
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Your Most Powerful Tool for Self Care: Your Daily Non-Negotiables

You know what’s more powerful than even the most restful Self-Care Sunday, or a block of time to yourself midweek? Your daily non-negotiables! These are simple, healthy practices that you commit to, every... Read more
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Fiesta Sheet Pan Dinner

Create a party on a pan with this easy-to-make fiesta style dinner! Sheet pan meals make little mess without much stress. Enjoy the flavorful combination of the Mexican-inspired veggies and plant-based protein... Read more