• Food

    Nourishing the Root

    I had the recent privilege of cooking for a wonderful group of women at Dr. Casie Danenhauer’s Retreat to Your Root: A Yoga-based Retreat for Body, Mind, and Spirit Healing of the Pelvic Floor. This was the same retreat I attended two years prior, which turned out to be a life-changing experience. I believe the retreat ultimately provided me the opportunity and space to tap into my root, sit with my intuition, listen to my truth, and take aligned action. I’m so happy to have been able to support other women along their path, this time through providing nourishment for their bodies, minds, and souls. We decided on an organic,…

  • Fitness,  Health

    Why I move

    Tonight as I was walking the beach, I thought about why I move. When I was young, I moved for the love of the game. For the competition. To be the best. To win. To play. To laugh. At some point movement began to fulfill other needs, such as winning the approval of others, like coaches. For me to feel good enough. For me to think my body was good enough. Movement, while still always a joy, also became something I “had” to do, for me to fit a certain image. Something I thought I could control. Basically to be loved (what most things come down to). Over the past…

  • Life

    The two sides of quitting

    Quit. The word naturally carries a somewhat negative connotation, and yet, is it really so bad? I’d like to explore and share my thoughts on the two sides of quitting. In the “classic” sense, quitting is considered bad, as in you didn’t work hard enough or try hard enough. It’s associated with weakness and lack of discipline or grit. It’s synonymous with giving up. However, in another way, quitting is a very powerful way to honor your truth. It can be a sign of strength. When you quit, stop doing, something that is no longer serving you (or maybe never has). To quit is to change, and change is needed…

  • Health

    “Why learning to cook is a primary form of self care” by Jasmin Rahim

    I have learned more about true health and well-being than any book or school could teach me, through working with Jasmin Rahim. She especially understands the balance between our emotional and physical bodies, and how that presents itself in the modern world. We are constantly being pushed option after option of “health” packaged in this meal or that program, yet it’s already in our kitchen. She wrote this article on Medium, which I believe is so important to read and incorporate into our lives. Enjoy! ************************************************************************************** Primary Care — Why learning to cook is the most fundamental skill for your health Most days, when I leave the office and take the train…

  • Life,  Wellness

    Breaking routine

    There is definitely something to be said for having a routine. It grounds us. It provides consistency, which is key to achieving many things, be it a nutrition or fitness regimen, mastering new skills, building a community, career ambitions and more. It brings a sense of safety, familiarity, and ease. However, there is also something to be said for breaking your routine. You know that other dish on the menu that you’ve been curious to try, but keep sticking with your “favorite” because you know you’ll like it? Well what if you would actually like the other dish wayyy more? You’ll never know if you never break that routine. The…

  • Food

    My favorite ways to eat a sweet potato

    I love sweet potatoes. They are one of my favorite foods (and go-to carb ha). Once you roast one, you will never be able to eat a microwaved potato in your life. Same with popcorn (try the stovetop!).  So that’s what I do…I’ll wash, scrub, and poke holes in several at a time, bake in the oven at 400 degrees for about an hour, depending on size. And ta-da! Ooey sweet goodness. Slice in half, length-wise and smash flat with a fork. Then the toppings 🙂 I’ve tried many different combos, here are some of my favorites: The classic: coconut oil, cinnamon and pink salt The breakfast: almond butter, maple…

  • Life

    Top Songs for the Week of July 10

    You know those weeks when your Discover Weekly playlist is just so on point?? They’re the best right? Yeah, this week was one of those. And that made me excited. Because who doesn’t love new good songs 🙂 It was tough, but here are my top 10 picks from this weeks discovery: #10. Beg, Steal, Borrow by Colton Avery #9. Please by Jordan Parker #8. Future by Transviolet #7. Bulletproof by Griffin Oskar #6. Pretty Girl – Ye Remix by Maggie Lindemann #5. Karma by Marky Style, Guy Gabriel and Roxanne #4. Parachute by Joshua Micah #3. Come First – Ryan Riback Mix by Terror J and Ryan Riback #2. WILD – Young Bombs Remix by Troy Sivan,…

  • Life,  Travel

    It’s not there, it’s here

    I was doing a personal reflection today on the appeal of traveling. And why I feel the desire to get away. Well, besides the obvious of the world being so COOL! Here is my list (as recorded on an iphone note, along with hundreds of other ideas). The appeal: Moving / walking around outside all day, every day Being in nature Staying in cute, clean, simple homes Meeting new people Seeing new and beautiful places The joy of discovery Experiencing and learning about different cultures Eating healthy food Having minimal belongings Rest Living in flow No expectations of me, no one I need to see, nothing I have to do…

  • Life,  Travel

    Last day in Charleston + a career conversation

    Last day in Charleston + Meaningful Career Conversation Finally wrapped up an incredible long weekend in Charleston today (only to get one more day in Savannah with my friend Claire 🙂 ). It’s times like these that remind me of the importance of slowing down and making time to be with the people I love. They are truly what add value to my life, no matter how much the outside world may push other things on us as being more “important”. Furthermore, creating that space to open up deeper conversation, is so special. It’s easy to get caught up in catching up, without allowing more meaningful issues to come up…

  • Life,  Travel

    My 30 day challenge: Writing

    Day 1 of 30: New York, New York The internal compass + creating space for action You know that question you’ve been struggling with lately? That you keep searching to find the answer to and just want someone to tell you? Well, the difficult but incredibly liberating truth, is that we already know the answer. Deep down, it’s always there, if we pause to listen to ourselves and the universe. With so many distractions and messages being pushed on us these days, it’s hard to put up a wall and look inside. But I find it almost funny how, by putting our energy and dilemnas out into the universe, it…