Addictive Vanilla Cherry Macaroons

You might not know this about me, but I have an affliction for raw macaroons. I'm super healthy, eating mostly raw, but nothing satisfies my craving from something sweet like macaroons. Here is one of the most AH-MAZING macaroon recipes for all you macaroon lovers out there. ...

A Solution To Helping You Stay Focu...

Let's face it, it is hard to focus in our scatter brained, I have a million things going on at once, world. Some of you are probably turning to caffeine, right? I used to as well.  But guess what?  As I'm sure you know, caffeine has tons of  side effects.  As if liver and adrenal failure were not enough, right? If you too are into steppin...

Get Your Family On The Veggie Train

I used to feel like my family might as well be eating SPAM for dinner. I’d look over at my husband’s plate: two hearty mounds of meatloaf and not a vegetable in sight. And then my daughter’s plate: she only eats five things total, including goat’s milk yogurt, gluten-free cereal, dried mangos and gluten-free pretzels. Awesome, right? I...

Steps You Can Take To Be The Author...

When I was younger I did what everyone else wanted me to do. Get good grades.  Check. Go to swim team practice.   Wouldn't miss it. Apply to the college of my parents' dreams.   Accepted. Attend law school.  Practiced for 5 years before I realized I hated it. Moved across the country.  Ok.  Not what anyone wanted but I was ...

Kale, Basil, Sun Dried Tomato Pesto...

Before I was gluten-free I was a HUGE fan of pasta. But then I went vegan and try to eat as much raw food as I can.  It just makes me feel better. But just 'cause I'm not eating traditional pasta anymore, doesn't mean I can't enjoy some rawsome noodle recipes. I have been able to adapt, using raw ingredients  For instance, instead of using...

Messages From The Media Can Be Conf...

I'm a Facebook addict.  There.  It's out in the open.  I admit it.  I think Facebook is one of the greatest inventions ever.  It keeps us so entwined and connected with each other.  From personal events to politics to to do it yourself home remedies to explosive gossip.  We can get it all on Facebook. Me?  I love to use Facebook to share my thou...

Why You Can't Take Everything Perso...

The other day I was trying to back out of a tight spot. A huge Comcast van, to my right, blocked my ability to see on-coming traffic. I nudged out, slowly, terrified to get nicked, but I couldn't see beyond van. I fed the gas, not hard, but just enough to see and a man who came out of nowhere, walking very closely to where I was pulling o...

5 Detoxifying Foods For Your Liver

A healthy liver is crucial for a good life and good health. You probably never stop to think about your organs or their functions, and how what you could be eating or lifestyle choices you are making could be effecting and taxing vital organs. So many people take their bodies for granted, thinking they can shove whatever they want in it and their b...

Mouthwatering Cara-Cara Orange Arug...

Summer is almost here and I cannot get enough salad on my plate. I love for salads to be a mix of greens and sweet, typically with some kind of fruit. Today, I am using Cara Cara and Blood oranges to complete this delicious salad. Salad Ingredients: Fresh baby arugula or rocket 1 blood orange, peeled and sliced 1 Cara Cara orange, pe...

Why Yoga Can't Be Perfect

Last week I was witness to a breakdown. However, instead of it being my 3-year-old daughter, it was one of my long-time Yoga students. I was moving my client through a classically choreographed session on the reformer when suddenly, we got to the standing poses, (my favorites) and she stopped and cried, “I shouldn’t be doing this!  Nothing I’m d...

4 Ways to Raise Truly Grateful Chil...

Last weekend I was standing in an extremely long line at Nashville Airport, waiting to go through security.  I was starting to stress out.  My flight was in 30 min and I knew my plane would be boarding shortly. A woman ran up to me (and all the other ticketed passengers in line), also in a panic, explaining  that her flight was  about to board ...

3 Tips To Alleviate Power Struggles...

I am a woman on the GO. I have a huge sense of determination, and and the will for success. I am not the kind of woman that stays home and waits on my husband hand and foot. I don't do his laundry.  I don't fold his clothes.  I would cook his meals but he'd rather chow down on a hamburger and drink a good glass of whiskey than eat my glut...

My 10 Favorite Superfoods

One website to bookmark is  One Green Planet . They have great articles and fabulous recipes! It’s one of my favorite websites that I visit regularly. I’ve been featuring Superfoods in previous posts and I thought it would be good to focus on superfoods that are readily available at your natural grocers, even your local grocery store. I got this li...

Raw Banana Nut Date Shake

I pretty much love anything blended. Smoothies, shakes, juice. It's such an awesome way to combine a lot of flavors into a delicious cocktail. When you don't booze it, you gotta get drunk off nature's skittles. Here is my FAVORITE banana nut date shake recipe: Ingredients: 2 frozen bananas 1/2 frozen bananas 1/2 cup dates ...

My Personal Battle With Disconnecti...

Barely into my twenties, I experienced my first heartbreak with a boyfriend I had thought I was meant to love a lifetime. I was young and naive.  Full of ideals and fantasies.  But we had different stories, different attachment and so eventually it had to end. Little by little I began to realize our belief systems no longer aligned with each oth...

Yummy Grilled Vegan Tacos

I could eat tacos all day, every day for the rest of my life if you let me. Tacos have of way of allowing you to eat a lot of great vegetables together in a wrapped corn tortilla. The flavors are typically astounding and robust, and I love vegetables. Ingredients 3 medium zucchini sliced into 1/2 inch diagonal pieces 4 portabello mush...

Myths You Need To Abandon In Order ...

The other day I was watching my 3 year old daughter, Madeline, play with this wondrous sense of abandon and it got me thinking about what happens to all of us over the course of our lives to alter our natural states? Life. Reality. In the beginning, everything is fun.  We can pretend and explore.  There are dozens of reasons to b...

8 Age Defying Foods

Let's face it.  No one wants to age.  But unfortunately,  its inevitable. We age every year and eventually we will all be "old age." But at what degree are you aging? I believe the way we live our lives determine whether or not we age with grace. Although there are anti-aging creams up the wazoo, did you know that certain foods that can...

Is Spirituality A Well-Disguised Ho...

When I was little girl, at times, I was surrounded by religious people who professed to be doing everything in the name of God.  But while their words spoke of  God, they, more often than not, acted like the most judgmental, self-righteous, gossipy, think their shit don't stink types I have ever witnessed. Even as a little girl, the contrast was...

Stacked Summer Vegetable Grilled Br...

Summer is almost here and there is nothing better than firing up the grill, taking the best veggies from the garden and making yummy appetizers, snacks or light meals with fresh food. When it gets hot and I want to entertain I make this little number and my guests can't get enough. You will LOVE this dish . It bursts with ...