Why to Organic + The Clean Fifteen & Dirty Dozen

Photo by Markus Spiske Eating organic can be stressful and costly but the benefits to both our health and our environment are undeniable. That’s why I formulated the post, How to Eat Healthy and Organic on a Budget. As to help you transition into a healthier lifestyle without breaking the bank. Think of eating organic though not as expensive (which is a mindset that comes from lack) but as an investment...

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,...

How to Eat Healthy & Organic Without Breaking the Bank

Photo by Caitlin Mclean  Healthy and organic food gets a bad wrap for being expensive. Many people immediately dismiss it because of cost. How many memes have you seen with a 99 cent burger and a 7 dollar salad that says this is why I’m fat? And I get it. As someone who was raised to agonize over every single penny and never spend a dime, I struggled when I...

Mindful Eating Cured My Health Problems

I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with food, as I’m sure many people can relate. I love the way it tastes, the variety, the mouth watering satisfaction. I hated the way good-tasting food made me feel bad and fat. The more I learned, I hated the way the world had become. How it seemed most things were bad for you, healthy food was hard to come by and expensive when...

The 2 Things I Did to Cure My Allergies

I spent most of my early 20s indoors. Locked away from the nature that I loved so much because it didn’t love me at all. I was plagued by allergies. I couldn’t spend 10 minutes outside without my eyes becoming itchy and red, watering or even swelling nearly shut. My sinus cavities became swollen, closed and runny. Sneezing was so incessant that I could hardly function. On more than one...

5 Reasons I’m Not a Vegan

Let’s Not Shame the Not Vegan Folks I have recently became very intrigued by veganism. It fits very well with my “save the world” type of personality and it’s been very eye opening in many ways. I’ve never been a save the animals type of person (even though I have been known to get involved with the occasional WWF project) but I definitely don’t condone cruelty or abuse in any...

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...

100 Ways to Practice Self Care

Photo by John S LES I am a huge believer in self care. Life throws problems at you and some can be really hard to handle. We lose our way and sometimes aren’t sure which way to turn or what to do. Every time I’ve found myself in a difficult position in life, I immerse myself in radical self care and always always come out the other end of it...