Are You Lying To Yourself?

I must have been a teenager the first time I thought about what it meant to lie to myself. I don't know where the thought derived from, but somehow at the tender age of 13, I had a thought about how frightening it would be to live a lie. I'm not sure if this is a common thought for most teenagers. Most of the teenagers I encounter have ver...

Salad of Curried Carrots and Green Papaya

Curry is one of my favorite spices. Just a whiff of the aroma sends me to distant lands. When all else fails a little curry will liven any dis. So I'm here to give you one of my most beloved curried salad recipes. What You Need For The Salad: 4 cups grated carrots, (approximately 10 medium carrots, grated) 2 cups green papaya, sliced int...

Yeah, We All F*CK up. How To Cope...

I just got a new puppy. His name is Xander. My husband and I have been trying to navigate how we can work around our busy work schedules and still have time to train our new little guy. He's not into the crate.  And I know it's the best way to housebreak new puppies but since I work from home, I just let him hang in my office all day and take him ou...

The Best End of Summer Succotash

I LOVE and LIVE for vegetables. Not just because I am vegan. I crave the taste and this end of summer succotash is one of my personal favs. It has a little bit of everything I love and the flavors are delicious. Here's what you need: 1 1/2 cups shelled lima beans 5 squash blossoms 1 small spring onion, diced 2 avocado...

3 Simple Tricks To Make Peace With The Worry Wart In You

I'm not a worrier. I don't worry about myself so what business do I have writing about worriers? But I do have a tendency to be a control freak.  And I guess the two are somewhat related. I need to control my business or it won't fly the way I envision. I need to control my kids or they may turn into monsters. I need to control my husband or h...

My Super-Energizing Mega Smoothie

The vast majority of American's line up at Starbucks to get there morning fix. I get it. We all want more energy. My husband can't say a single word until he's had his morning cup. My assistant cannot peel her eyes open without a Venti Chai. I used to be a junkie too. Not any more. Now I make an energizing smoothie to boost my ener...

3 Things To Think About When Someone's Calling You Out On Your Sh*t

A few days ago I was working through some issues I was having with someone who worked for me. Not only was she my right hand gal, but she had also become a friend. The problem was, she was doing a few things that were pissing me off (issues we probably all have with bosses or co-workers) and I needed them to change.  I mean it is  my business, right? ...

Baked Apple Crisps

I LOVE easy snacks. And of course, the healthier the better. That way, when I give them to my kids, I feel good about what they are eating. Dried or baked fruit?  Perfect idea for them.  Super simple and pretty delicious. Here's What You Need: 4 apples, cored and thinly sliced 2 drops of Cinnamon essential oil 4 TBSP Co...

3 Simple Tricks To Overcome Your Fear of Aging

When I was younger.  I was afraid of my great-grandmother. She was all hunched over (terrible posture), wrinkled like a raison, and smelled like old age. So for most of my life, I was afraid to grow old. I simply didn't want to get all wrinkly and brittle. There, I said it. Growing old did not sound like a good time. I liked my youth. ...

You Can Make Your Own Diaper Cream With Essential Oils!

Yeah, me, crazy natural freak again. So if you think I'm a nut about what I put on my own body, can you imagine what I'm like with my little girl? That beauuuuu-tiful new skin? You wouldn't catch me, a holistic health coach, putting any crappy irritants on my newborn.  No way.  No how. So, I'm sharing my recipe for DIY Au Natural Diaper Cream wit...