“Live authentically. Live your truth.” - Neale Donald Walsch
The month of June holds a special place in my heart, because it's LGBTQ Pride month!
LGBTQ Pride embodies a movement of positivity and love:
- it takes a positive stance against discrimination and violence
- it promotes self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights,
- it builds community,
- and it celebrates diversity.
For me, this month is an opportunity for me to celebrate my personal journey of self-discovery and healing.
I created this Live Your Truth essential oil blend to celebrate my personal journey to love myself unconditionally and to live my truth.
Regardless of what sexual orientation or gender identity you are aligned with, or if you consider yourself an LGBTQ ally, this blend is for you! Read More
So many commercial cleansers and moisturizers on the market contain harmful toxins, and so this is a a recurring issue for me.
I've found that a lot of commercial skincare products tend to irritate my skin, and so I've resorted to making a lot of my own skincare products and relying on 100% pure, Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils. Read More
Pinnertest sent me one of their food intolerances tests for free to try out and review, and I just got my test results! In this post, I'm going to
- talk about my experience and if I recommend a test like this,
- discuss food allergies vs. food intolerances,
- and *drumroll* reveal the results!
Elimination diets (a la Whole30) have been key part of my personal journey to pinpoint specific food sensitives, but until now I've never been tested for intolerances.
Needles to say, I was definitely intrigued to compare the results to my own self-discoveries! Read More
After meal prepping for this week, I whipped up this nourishing dinner with some veggies I had leftover!
Paleo-friendly, Whole30-compliant, and 💯% will-make-again delicious!
For fun, I integrated Bonafide Provisions "Glow" Drinkable Veggies bone broth for extra flavor, a dose of gut-friendly collagen, and the vibrant deep red color. 🥗🍗🍵🍴
Recipe for this veggie-packed Riced Cauliflower Pilaf below! 👇🏼 Read More
I first started using adaptogenic mushrooms when I was struggling with adrenal fatigue to help regulate my body's stress response and promote a state of homeostasis.
They're super easy to integrate into your diet! And a little goes a long way.
Adding them to your morning coffee, tea, or a smoothie is an easy way to work them in! Scroll to the end to get my favorite Immune-Boosting Chaga Latte recipe!
And don't forget to read the stuff in the middle to learn more about four mushrooms you need in your life! 😉🍄
Happy 'shrooming! Read More
This Spring Awakening essential oil blend has nothing to do with the rock musical and everything to do with some mental/emotional spring cleaning.
Spring is a time of transition - out with the old, in with the new.
New life. New growth. New passion.
I'm going through some internal transitions while leveling-up my mindset, my business, and my health coaching practice, and I blended this combination to help support with that.
This Spring Awakening essential oil blend is energizing and grounding, with notes of sensual, physical energy. Read More
Pizza...it's what's for dinner! 😛🍕
After pinpointing my food sensitivities , "pizza" became a bit of a curse word for me. 🐮🍞🙅🏼♂️ But, after playing around in the kitchen a bit, I whipped up a satisfying, nutritious alternative: protein-packed cauliflower crust that I could top with whatever my heart desired!
Find the Protein-Packed Paleo Cauliflower Pizza Crust recipe below, along with with a bonus Turmeric Cashew "Cheese" Sauce recipe!
Enjoy! Read More
I've made this Whole30 Paleo Open-faced Portobello Burgerrecipe several times during my rounds of Whole30, and I'm just getting around to sharing it on here. One of the reasons I love it is that IT IS SO SIMPLE.
The blend of flavors and textures is fun, but it is seriously so easy to make and customize. Because of this, it makes a great date night meal - it's the perfect combination of easy and delicious.
Serve this burger up with a side of roasted butternut squash crinkle fries and sautéed broccolini and you've got yourself a five-star dinner! Read More
As a self-proclaimed foodie, I'll be the first to admit I've tried my fair share of meal delivery services.
I can also honestly say I've been disappointed in my fair share of meal delivery services.
But, I've finally found a food delivery service that
- delivers on its promises
- uses high-quality, organic, and Paleo-friendly ingredients that I would use myself
- I am confident in recommending to my health coaching clients and sharing with you!
Is it just me, or are crystals everywhere?
From being incorporated into beauty products to being displayed in yoga studios to being lauded by health-conscious celebrities, they are popping up all over the place! Is this crystal craze a mainstream trend that will fade away, or are they tools to help support healing?
Ultimately, I think that's up to you to decide for yourself! And, the only way to find out is to get a little hands-on with them.
Feel like crystal healing is a little "out there"? Before ruling them out as a way to support your mind and body, I suggest opening yourself up a bit and giving them a try!
My purpose here is to break down some of the fundamentals behind crystal use, as well as explore some practical applications. We're going to talk about
- What crystals are
- The power of intention
- And how to use them with your essential oils!
Festival season is upon us!
If you're headed to the desert for Coachella, you probably already have your wardrobe picked out, but have you thought about the things you'll pack to stay happy and healthy?
Don't sweat it - I've got your back! Below are my top 5 festival wellness essentials! Read More
I was invited to take over The Institute for Integrative Nutrition's Instagram account for a day! Here are all the posts in one convenient place for you.
I was super stoked for the opportunity to share my story and give you all a peek into what I do as a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.
Scroll down to take a walk in my shoes and see what a day in the life of a health coach is like! Enjoy! Read More
With this no-waste recipe, you can have your cookies and eat them too! 🍪😜
This recipe was whipped up by my friend Dorothy Woods, a fellow Institute for Integrative Nutritionhealth coach! Before pursuing health coaching, Dorothy had a background in the culinary arts: she graduated from the Culinary School at the Art Institute of California and has a diploma in Gastronomy, Nutrition and Food Trends at Le Cordon Bleu.
She also bakes up a mean cookie. 😉 This recipe gives you the perfect spicy, nutty treat with minimal natural sugars and added collagen to promote a balanced gut. Plus, you use nutrient-dense food waste you might typically throw out, making this recipe a real winner! Read More
You've probably seen all sorts of collagen-related content pop up in your feeds lately. From elixir coffees to healthy baking, this tasteless white powder slowly seems to be making its way into everyone's pantries.
Is this trendy supplement something you should add to your diet? And, if so, what are the benefits? Read More
Shaving may be essential, but shaving irritation isn't!
I have super sensitive skin, and so this is a a recurring issue for me. I've found that a lot of commercial skincare products tend to make irritation worse for me, and so I've resorted to making a lot of my own skincare products.
This DIY Aftershave Serum provides relief with calming doTERRA essential oils that help combat irritation and promote a clear, bright complexion. Read More
I learned so much from participating in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition health coach certification program. And not just about how to help other people.
I learned some valuable lessons about self-care and loving myself. And that health is a lot more than just food!
Below you'll find 5 powerful lessons I learned while attending the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Read More
Chia seed pudding one of my meal prep staples! It's so easy to make.
Packed with healthy fats, some nourishing protein, and my favorite adaptogens, it packs a nutritional punch and makes for a great pre-workout snack or can complete a quick breakfast when you're on the go. 😋
Below, you'll find two different variation on this super simple recipe. But first...let me answer a couple questions I've been asked. Read More
Looking for a little help in the love/romance department? You might want to try some essential oils!
But, seriously. A lot of essential oils have aphrodisiac properties and are widely used topically and aromatically to help ignite passion and invite and abundance of love!
On a physical level, certain aromas have the ability to elicit specific physiological responses. Read more about how essential oils affect the body here.
On an emotional/metaphysical level, essential oils are commonly used to help shift into a different mindset, and in holistic and alternative practices are used to clear chakras and focus energy in a positive way (in this case, sexually and romantically).
Below, you'll find a list of my top 10 essential oils to support love and sexual health, as well as a FREE essential oil blend recipe! I like to call it my "Love Potion No. 9"! 😉 Read More
#JanuaryWhole30 was LIT! 🔥 Thanks to you guys, not only was it tasty but it was a lot of fun!
Below, you'll find all of my #JanuaryWhole30 Instagram posts, along with a round-up of all the tasty recipes I created and shared. Thought I'd put everything in one easy-to-access, convenient place for you!
Congrats to everyone else who did the #JanuaryWhole30 with me! Thanks for sharing your journey and I hope you're feeling happier, healthier, and are enjoying some newfound food freedom! Read More
Don't have a lot of time but want something tasty to nom on? I got you! 🙌🏼
This Whole30-compliant, Paleo-friendly Beef Stir-fry with Cauliflower Rice hits the spot! Using ingredients I typically have on hand, it's something super easy to throw together at a moment's notice (e.g., 30-minute lunch break when you're working from home, or last-minute dinner).
It's packed with all sorts of delicious, good-for-you veggies and is perfectly satisfying! Read More