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10 Simple Holistic Habits For Better Sleep + Why Quality Rest Matters

Ever get a terrible night of sleep? We’ve all been there at some point or another, staring at the ceiling. Even worse than the tossing and turning is the sleepy haze you move through in the following waking hours. It’s estimated that 1/3 of American adults don’t get the recommended amount of nightly rest. And while one night of bad sleep likely won’t cause much of a problem, continuous sleep deprivation can have major impacts…

using intentions for purposeful habits

Using Intentions To Add Purpose And Rooted Values To Your Habits

Have you ever set or used an intention? Or are you reading this and wondering what the heck is an intention? Lucky for you, if it’s the latter this article should not only clarify things but also show you how you can be using intentions as a powerful tool. But we have a lot to cover so we’ll just get right into it! Most basically, an intention is a purpose, desired outcome or significance behind…

Easy Sesame Summer Squash Noodle Salad Recipe

After planting a squash plant this summer, I learned that my husband doesn’t even like squash. So needless to say: I’ve been trying to eat up all the squash on my own. To be honest, yellow squash isn’t my favorite vegetable either, so it requires good preparation for me to truly enjoy it. And I actually prefer to eat it raw versus cooked or roasted, which led me to experiment with squash salads. And boy…

Is Your Morning Routine Setting You Up For A Positive Day?

Morning routines, rituals and habits. We all have them. The alarm goes off and we get moving… or we press snooze a couple of times and THEN get moving. Most of us acquire some type of beverage, get ready, maybe we organize, or work out. Perhaps you’ve settled into a routine that works really well for you, that you move through with flying colors. But maybe you’re floating in the same boat as I. Which…

Yogurt Bowl With Blueberries and Flaxseed

I recently worked with a coaching client who said she struggled with making filling and nutritious breakfasts and it made me realize I only had one breakfast recipe on the blog. It inspired me to start photographing some of the “normal” meals I make in my work week so that I can share more practical breakfast and lunch ideas. One of my favorite things things to eat for breakfast right now is a well-topped yogurt…

simple panzanella salad

Seedy and Simple Panzanella Salad – The Ultimate Summer Lunch

If your salad isn’t covered in giant chunks of toasted sourdough bread you might want to reevaluate your salad. Kidding! Kind of. Anyway, have you ever made a panzanella salad? Panzanella might sound like a fancy word, but it’s an incredibly simple dish originating from Italy. Typically a panzanella salad is some combination of dried bread chunks, sliced tomatoes, onions, herbs, olive oil and vinegar. Maybe some cucumber, too. But what makes a dish as…

herbal tea sparkler

Tulsi, Hibiscus & Mint Herbal Tea Sparkler Recipe

Cool off and wind down on these late summer days with the most refreshing little beverage. I don’t drink soda, but I find myself craving flavored bubbles often; especially when it’s hot. Making an herbal tea sparkler is a great way to get the calming and digestive benefits of herbal tea, with the punchy goodness of bubbly water. Tea sparklers are an awesome mocktail option if you abstain from consuming alcohol but want to enjoy…

curating a sustainable wardrobe

Old, New, Borrowed & …Thrifted? Curating An Imperfectly Sustainable Wardrobe

this post is not sponsored, however some of the links in this post are affiliate links, meaning I can gain a small commission from your purchase at no expense to you. Ah yes. Sustainable and ethical fashion has become pretty buzzy these days. And on a macro scale this is an awesome thing. The more people that get on board with supporting better business practices and supply chains the better. BUT, I think there can…

DIY Herbal Infusion 001: Nerve + Stress Tamer Tea

New blog series coming in hot and inspired by my continuous self soothing via herbal tea. My mental and emotional selves have been put through the ringer in the passing weeks. Anyone who ever tries to tell you transitioning into working for yourself is cake, has likely never tried to work for themself. But aspiring entrepreneurship aside, my greater source of stress was a traumatic run in with my number one tangible fear. I’ll spare…