Daily Life

Depression + Suicide | Don’t Battle the Beast Alone

August 13, 2014

Robin William's Star

I’ve been wondering why the death of Robin Williams, a man I never knew, is upsetting me so much. I’ve been emotional, on edge and fighting tears all week. Then I realized, it’s August. I’m reliving past emotions that I’ve never really been able to express or talk about. When I can’t talk though, I […]

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The Things You Wish Someone Told You About Miscarriage

August 7, 2014


When you find out you’re pregnant, they always say you should wait to “announce” it until you’re out of the first trimester “just in case something happens.” I’m assuming this is so you don’t have to go through the sting of telling every person that asks, “how are you doing?” that you’re no longer pregnant. […]

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Healthy Living | The Optimal Way To Lose Weight

May 27, 2014


There are many different diets. From Paleo (caveman-inspired diet), Gluten Free (a lot of people without celiac disease are adopting this diet), Raw Food (no foods cooked about 116 degrees), Vegetarian (no meat but consumes eggs and dairy), Pescatarian (no meat except fish), Vegan (no animal products), Atkins (mostly protein, no carbs), the list goes […]

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Vegan Lifestyle | Being Vegan is Healing…

April 3, 2014


Being vegan is more than just a “food” choice- its a healing process that will benefit you and the planet in more ways than one. Awakening to the horrors of animal slaughter and slavery is only the first step. If you’re vegan already, you know the emotions and conflicts that can go through your head […]

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Gluten-Free + Vegan Recipe | Smoothie Bowls: A Healthy Vegan Breakfast

March 6, 2014


They say your breakfast sets the tone for the rest of the day. We know this is true, I mean, how good do you feel after eating a stack of pancakes loaded down with maple syrup (I know it’s tempting)? While there are a bunch choices for a vegan breakfast, many of them can involve […]

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Fun Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your Vegan Sweetie!

February 6, 2014


Who says you have to drop a ton of money on Valentine’s Day? Sure, the holiday is about showing your significant other that you love them, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune (or any at all!) to show you care. To me, Valentine’s Day is about more than just heart-shaped boxes […]

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A Mama Photography Workshop + Photoshoot

December 9, 2013


Remember how we were giving away a spot to Stacy Paul Photography’s Workshop? Well, it was this past weekend…and is was AMAZING. I met some awesome ladies (our group picture above is courtesy of Stacy’s husband, Danny), learned SO much about my camera and got to do a little mini shoot in a top-secret location, […]

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Vegan Lifestyle | Raising Vegan Kids: Part II

December 6, 2013


What do Dr. Benjamin Spock and Dr. Jay Gordon have in common? Besides being incredibly notable pediatricians that are household names in most homes with kids, they advocate a plant based diet for children. As the obesity epidemic rises I think more and more doctors are starting to advocate for a more plant based diet. […]

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Vegan Lifestyle | Raising Vegan Kids: Part I

November 15, 2013


Time and time again I get asked, “You’re not raising your kid vegan are you?” Like it’s some sort of child abuse I’m inflicting on my kids. I’m happy to respond proudly with, “Yes I absolutely am.” I’m a firm believer in teaching your child HOW to think and not WHAT to think. I want […]

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Vegan Holiday | Being Gratefully Vegan This Thanksgiving

November 7, 2013


The very mention of vegan eating during the holidays can cause the average person to run away screaming. More specifically, the thought of celebrating Thanksgiving without a turkey is almost blasphemous for some, and I’ve witnessed time and again people who toss consciousnesses out the window just for that reason. What they aren’t taking into consideration, […]

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