Category Archives: Healthy Living

ARE YOU SABOTAGING YOUR SUCCESS?

October 20, 2016

I love people. I love connecting with people. I want to know their stories. I long to understand what lights them up. And this innate part of me is what saw me plunking down at the “Intro to Social Work” segment at our University orientation day the summer before I started college. I think there were, like, maybe Continue Reading »

WILD ORANGE AND CINNAMON BLISS BALLS

September 15, 2016

  Oh my goodness, your life is about to change! Enter my Wild Orange and Cinnamon Bliss Balls. Raw, Vegan, Sugar-free and full of nature’s wholesome goodness. I absolutely love infusing my food with essential oils. The fun in the kitchen is endless, so today I got a bit creative with my cinnamon and orange essential Continue Reading »

5 SIMPLE CHANGES FOR A HEALTHIER 2016

January 11, 2016

Well, it’s 2016. How did that happen? My little boy turned 6 months old right before the New Year and I can’t believe that in a few short months, I’ll be organizing his first birthday party.   It seems like every year at this time, we are inundated with New Year’s resolution plugs and motivational Continue Reading »

GUEST POST: BABY’S FIRST FOODS

October 21, 2015

Earlier this week, I put out a Facebook call to fellow mommas regarding introducing solids to babies. The when. The what. The how. As Rafe rapidly approaches the four-month mark, I’ve realized I need to start thinking about nutrition outside the realm of my boobies in the coming months. : ) Our little family is traveling home to Continue Reading »

HEALTHY BANANA BREAD

June 10, 2015

healthy banana bread

One of the biggest perks of maternity leave has been the newfound sense of time on my hands. No longer are my days filled with teaching, grading and behavior management! As I eagerly await the arrival of Baby A, I am enjoying the slow mornings, looser agenda and freedom to delve into activities I enjoy, like Continue Reading »

5 DAILY PRACTICES FOR LOWERING STRESS

April 17, 2015

LOWERING STRESS

Ah, stress! One of my most disliked words, yet one that I’ve had a close relationship with throughout my life. Stress reared its ugly head all throughout my late teens and early adulthood. I would get stressed out over petty things and this could quickly snowball into crippling anxiety. Looking back, I just didn’t have the right tools to cope Continue Reading »

STOP FEELING GUILTY ABOUT THIS

February 16, 2015

STOP FEELING GUILTY

This past week has just been one of those weeks. The kind with a to-do list that feels a mile long, several appointments, later bedtimes and no down time to just kick around the house. Not my favorite kind of week, that’s for sure. It’s left me dreary, a bit stressed and overall out of whack. All I Continue Reading »

RAW CHOC PEPPERMINT BLISS BALLS

February 3, 2015

choc peppermint bliss balls 1

Let’s address the obvious: I have a sweet tooth!! I’m the one at the party who goes back for that second slice of birthday cake. I luuuuuv spending an afternoon baking in my kitchen and I especially enjoy going out for ice cream with the hubby (I can never pass up the double scoop!). Choc peppermint Continue Reading »

WHAT’S ALL THE HYPE ABOUT ESSENTIAL OILS?

January 28, 2015

DoTERRA essential oils

I’ll be honest. I used to think only hippies used essential oils. Like, people who loved trees and nature. But then it dawned on me, I love trees and nature. Plus, I really love holistic health and wellness. Gosh, I sure had been living under a rock! It seems my social media has blown up lately Continue Reading »

HOW TO QUIT BINGE EATING

January 9, 2015

HOW TO QUIT BINGE EATING

  I remember it well. It was a sunny day in 2007, a few weeks after I arrived to Australia from my hometown of Nashville. I’d been in Australia for a little while and the homesickness was starting to set in. I was volunteering with a church but hadn’t really gotten into a busy routine Continue Reading »