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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…

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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…

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…

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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…

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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…

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…

Making a Zero Waste Kit With Things You Already Have

Hey friends! Zero waste and low waste living has had a lot of buzz lately, which is overall an amazing thing! Yay for sustainable habits! But I want to debunk the idea that you have to go out and spend a ton of money on zero waste items in order to start cutting down on single-use waste. Truth: you can create a little zero waste kit for little to no money! Here’s how: Step One:…

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…

10 Ways To Have An Eco-Friendly + Sustainable Summer

Certain sustainable habits can be practiced year round, but each season also has its own set of unique opportunities for intentionality and sustainability. This weekend we had our first pair of sunny and warm days, and with Memorial Day approaching I figured it might be the perfect time to share a few intentional activities for having a more sustainable summer! Some of these practices might be familiar to you, but I hope that maybe you…