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5 Reasons To Visit a Farmers Market In Your Area

Longer days, warm weather (unless you’re also in the northeast) and lots of sunshine aren’t the only things to love about this time of year. In cities across the country, late May and early June brings the return of farmers market season. Many rural and urban areas offer the ability to open-air shop the spring, summer and fall harvests — in addition to other handcrafted foods and goods. In celebration of the recent reopening of…

No Sunday Scaries Here! 3 Habits For a Less Stressful Work Week

The Sunday Scaries can be a real thing, but they don’t have to be. I used to feel my anxiety slowly rise to a boil on Sunday nights; thinking about all the things I didn’t accomplish over the weekend, and all the items waiting for me during the week. I’d wake up on Monday morning, frantic and feeling less than refreshed. But here’s the thing: it doesn’t have to be this way! There are a…

Rediscovering The Joy of Cooking That Diet Culture Took Away

Some of my deepest and most detailed memories of my mother and grandmothers are rooted in the smells that floated through the air from the kitchen. I come from a line of women who know how to cook; and well. In recent years, my innate ability to improvise in the kitchen has really flourished. But when I first started cooking for myself, it wasn’t this way. At 19 I lived in my first apartment, and…

Weather Got You Stuck Inside? Let’s Talk About Preventing Cabin Fever!

More than half the country is dealing with brutally cold temperatures and being urged to stay inside. In addition to the cold, two feet of snow already covers our ground here in upstate New York with the potential to get another 2-3 feet in the next two days. How crazy is that!? What’s crazier, is how that’s not necessarily abnormal for this snowy pocket of the Northeast. But honestly, I don’t hate it. I mean,…

Reflections of the Year and Intentions For 2019

And just like that, the year comes to an end! I’d be lying if I said 2018 wasn’t one of the best years of my life. I got married to my best friend, I enrolled with IIN, I continued to grow my blog, I made some new friends and made great strides in my relationship with myself. The year was filled with so much joy, positivity and growth, but also filled with a lot of…

How to Cultivate a Sustainable Coffee Ritual

If I’ve learned one thing about sustainability through the past year, its to respect progress over perfection. Ideally, we could create a more sustainable home environment at the drop of a hat, but the reality is that making a shift towards a more eco-conscious way of living can require the investment of both time and money. I’ve also learned, however, that at any given time you can easily start making more intentional decisions that help…

Why I Chose To Become an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

Just a little over a year ago, a little voice inside started to whisper at me. Then it started to speak a little louder and louder until eventually it was shouting. But it wasn’t the same voice that whispered insults on “bad mirror days.” Or the same one that told me I “couldn’t/shouldn’t do _______ for a living.” Or the voice that made me compare myself to everyone else. Instead this voice was kind. It…

Host Your Own Craft Party

Host Your Own Craft Party Something I’m learning in adulthood, is that it takes a bit of extra effort to make time for social interactions. I get it; life is really busy. We have our own families, careers, errands, to-do lists, laundry, hobbies and more. Social engagements can easily be pushed to the wayside, and suddenly 3 months have passed since the last time you saw your friend and said “let’s do something soon!” Trust…

Simple Mood Boosting Tips For a Happier Winter

Daylight savings, man. No matter how much you prepare for it, it comes in like a wrecking ball year after year. 5 pm rolls around and it basically looks like midnight — what gives? Dark when we leave for work and dark when we get home; the lack of sunshine can leave us feeling so “meh.” On the more serious side, this can actually result in seasonal affective disorder, or seasonal depression. But even if…

What I’ve Been Loving this Week and Why I’ve Been Easy on Myself

Friday Favorites: I’m back with Friday Favorites here on Minding My Soul — and I’m trying out a new format because life is always changing, so can my blog! Each week this segment will feature: my current favorite activity, the food I’m loving at the moment and some form of media I’m enjoying. These posts will be short, sweet and simple; meant for giving you a glimpse at what’s currently bringing me joy in hopes…