Self care

Self-Care Check-In

First and foremost, self-care is something that should feel good. It is something you do for yourself for your health and happiness. Even though it shouldn’t feel like a chore or something else on a to-do list, I find that having a list with some suggestions of ways to take care of yourself can be …

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Two MUST-HAVE Summer Desserts

Here are two of my favorite summer desserts…. because we could all use a little sweetness this summer. Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream I love this recipe for summer. Peanut butter is my favorite add in but there are all kinds of flavor options. What I like about adding peanut butter, or any nut butter, …

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Homemade Hummus

My neighbor ordered some freshly baked pitas and was so generous to share, so I knew I needed to make a dip to enjoy with them. Since we are shelter-in-place I couldn’t run to the store, so I had to make due with whatever was in my pantry. I thought I’ll make white bean rosemary …

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Being Present: Short & Sweet Guided Meditation

This is a quick 6-minute guided meditation to bring you back to your breath and your body anytime you feel like you need a nervous system reset, but do not have time to do more than a few minutes.

Can Food Reduce Anxiety?

Food and nutrition can profoundly affect your moods and anxiety.

Heart Opening Foods

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and I wanted to celebrate by focusing on the heart and, more specifically, heart opening foods.   Our hearts are a center of energy, the heart chakra, and when our heart energy is flowing we feel love and compassion for ourselves and for others.  We are able to give and receive love and …

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Warming Winter Breakfast Bowls

Winter is for warm breakfasts. Don’t even think about a cold smoothie (although a room temp smoothie is a-ok in my book) or anything chilled. When I think of my favorite winter breakfasts I think more of a warming breakfast bowl. What’s in my ideal breakfast bowl? Protein Healthy Fat Complex Carbs including VEGGIES! And …

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Simple Acts of Self Care for an Emotionally Stressful Holiday Season

When I think about the holidays from afar, say September or October I get really excited and often feel all the feelings you are “supposed” to feel during the holidays: warmth, coziness, contentment, peace, etc. Basically I think about scenes of families sitting around a fireplace drinking hot chocolate, and you know what, it feels …

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