13 Plant Based 5-minute Meals & Snacks (For those who hate to cook or are busy)

Photo by Jannis Brandt Most days I wish and pray that I would randomly begin loving to cook. I tell myself things like “Ima start making myself cook 1 thing every day” or “cooking is meditative therefore extra good for you.” But it never pans out. I envy my grandmother’s love for it and my husband’s nonchalant attitude towards it. Both of them can do it all day, everyday with no...

GBS, Probiotics & Gut Health

Photo by Toa Heftiba “All disease begins in the gut” – Hippocrates He was on to something, and here we are thousands of years later and we’re finally beginning to realize that he was correct. We should indeed be focusing on our gut health. *Disclaimer: I am in no way a certified nutritionist or health professional. I am completely self taught in natural health and wellness. Always do your own research....

Mindful Eating on a Mental, Physical & Spiritual Level

We’ve rewritten the definition of the word diet. We define it, now, as a certain plan you follow for a set amount of time in order to lose weight. The original, proper meaning of the word is overall what you eat on a day to day basis. It’s your lifestyle. Just like elephants have a diet and pandas have a diet, you also have a diet. Diets, as we’ve come...

An Epic List of Plant Based Protein

Photo by Rachael Gorjestani Protein is a macro-nutrient, which means we need a good bit of it regularly for tons of different bodily functions that keep us alive. Most of us know that it promotes muscle growth. It also helps regulate our metabolism and hormones, promotes healthy bones and heart. It also helps keep us feeling full, which is particularly helpful when we’re transitioning from one diet or lifestyle to another...

Why You Should Ditch the Diet for Mindful Eating

Photo by Brigitte Tohm I don’t believe in dieting. Diets are often temporary changes stacked tall with strict rules and regulations that are seemingly impossible to follow and not starve to death. They stress us out and leave us in a state of perpetual hunger. Positive dietary changes are suppose to raise our vibrations. They’re suppose to make us feel lite and energetic, satisfied and whole on many levels. Often though,...

No Bake Gluten Free Protein Bars

I Might Turn Into a Protein Bar I eat the same breakfast every single morning and have for at least 2 years now. Peanut butter, chocolate chip protein bars and coffee with unsweetened coconut milk as creamer. I do this because: I LOVE them. They’re easy. I like routine. It’s one less thing I have to think about. Other stuff Back when I first started getting into healthy/easy food, I quickly fell...

9 Benefits of Ten Minute Tai Chi

I’ve recently started taking Tai Chi classes. Even though I’ve only been going twice a week (didn’t make it EVERY week) for about a month, I’m already seeing huge results! Since my Tai Chi journey is still extremely new, I’ve asked my friends over at Ten Minute Tai Chi to tell ya’ll a little bit about how amazing it is! Best Vibes Always, S.S.Blake By: Ten Minute Tai Chi To...

How to set Intentions for Growth & Success

Setting intentions is a spiritual practice that helps you find clarity in what you wish to create. They help you to direct your energy and focus towards anything you like, improving areas of your life as you wish. I set daily intentions. You may be familiar with the practice or you may not. They help me focus my energy and stay aligned with my inner being in all areas of...

Crown Chakra; The Spiritual Chakra

  Sanskrit Name: Sahasrara (Thousand petalled) Location: Top of the head Color: Violet or white Element: None The crown chakra is our center of knowledge as well as our connection to divinity, spirituality and everything in the universe, physical or otherwise. Being spiritual is not necessarily being religious and religious people aren’t necessarily spiritual. Spirituality is knowing in your heart and soul that there is a higher power and that...

Root Chakra; The Money Chakra

Sanskrit name: Muladhara       Mul(Root)adhara(Support) Location: Base of the spine Color: Red Element: Earth Our root chakra is what grounds us. It keeps us tethered to our connection with earth. It’s the foundation on which we build ourselves upon. It supports our confidence, our strength and our overall sense of well being. The root chakra is where all of our core functions are stored. The genetic memories of our ancestors, per...