Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing)

Have you ever heard of shinrin-yoku? Shinrin-yoku is a Japanese term meaning forest bathing. What images come up for you when you hear these words? For me I imagine giant trees all around and above me, thick green bushes, vines, ferns, a wonderful breeze, light...

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Batch Cooking – Part 2

Now that you know the idea behind batch cooking and meal prep, keep reading to see how you can put it all together and what exactly you can put together. After this post, you will have the sweet skills to create your weekly meals with less time and more finesse! If...

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Batch Cooking

Over the years I have learned how to cook for the week to minimize the amount of work I need to put into my meals during weekdays. Depending on how much work you put into your prep, you may have nothing to do all week! And isn’t that the dream?! Batch cooking is using...

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The Problem With Commercial Beauty Products

I have recently gotten into the process of making my own body and hair products. I have been looking for brands that are the most natural for many years now, and while there are some good ones out there, none can match the ingredients that go into your own, homemade...

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Tomatoes

I love freshly picked, homegrown tomatoes. The stuff you get in the winter just doesn’t compare. They are such a popular food that I thought I would create a post all about them! Whether you use tomatoes for salads, pasta sauce, or soup, I have a feeling you eat them...

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4 Food Rules to Avoid

I don’t know about you, but I do not like rules! I get immediately anxious when I hear them. All the ‘you can’t eat that,’ ‘never do this,’ ‘eat this food to get this result.’ The list goes on. I'm sure you know people that claim adding this one food to your diet will...

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5 Tips For Better Sleep

We humans are regulated by the cycles of nature – whether we like it or not. The yearly, seasonal cycles; the monthly, lunar cycles; and even daily cycles. The hormones that determine our daily sleep and wake cycles are cortisol and melatonin. Cortisol levels...

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Eating Seasonally – Winter Edition

Whether you like it or not, winter in the north is here. January can be a long, cold, and even sad month. I know I have had some that are only good when they are over. That is a sad thought. I have a better idea – instead of hanging out in this long, dreary month,...

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Top Appliances For Your Vegan Kitchen

We all have them - The appliances that sit on the counter collecting dust because for whatever reason they just aren’t a part of our cooking routine. Maybe they were a well-meaning gift or a purchase made just after the new year as part of a New Year’s Resolution....

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My Journey to Veganism

We all have unique stories for how we have become the people we are today. I thought that it might be a good idea to give you a little background about me and why I am vegan. I’m in a storytelling mood. Some of my earliest memories are of playing with animals – going...

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