Instant Pot-Chicken Kale & White Bean Soup

“I think preparing food and feeding people brings nourishment not only to our bodies but to our spirits. Feeding people is a way of loving them, in the same way that feeding ourselves is a way of honoring our own createdness and fragility.” -Shauna Niequist Nourishing Life Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Life’s most persistent […]

A healthy remedy for surfer skin

“If you’re having a bad day, catch a wave.” -Frosty Hesson     My husband surfs and today is his birthday so this post is for him. I chronicled this year’s experience at my dermatologist visit over here. Upon hearing the appalling remarks of my own skin from the dermatologist, I remember saying to the doctor, […]

What I Learned From a Year Spent Outside My Comfort Zone

“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” -Michael John Bobak 2016 In the beginning of 2016, I had a goal to create a business built with a mission to inspire, educate, and empower the chronically inflamed. I knew why, but I had no idea how.  I’m an introvert with no marketing sense that loathed […]

6 Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes Your Family Will Be Grateful For

“Being grateful is what makes you joyful.” -Ann Voskamp Thanksgiving Round Up It is easy to assume holiday food is only full of sugar and unhealthy treats because that is exactly what surrounds us at work, parties, and grocery stores shelves. This post is to inspire you to be proactive in making your Thanksgiving meal […]

Vanilla Protein Energy Balls

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.” -Benjamin Franklin If I told you that fat could give you more energy, would you believe me? A decade ago I wouldn’t have believed myself. I used to crave carbs and avoid fat while wrestling with chronic headaches and fatigue. As I work with clients and help them incorporate […]

This November, I Vote Love For The Win

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” -Rumi   Bent & Broken Saturday I rushed to yoga. I rush a lot lately, and am rarely on time. This day, I rushed particularly because I felt this creeping […]

Best Dairy-Free Fruit Dip: Ketogenic/Vegan/Paleo

“Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.” -Mother Teresa   Love & Fruit Dip My husband is a dip and sauce man. Whether savory or sweet, if it is something to pour or dip he will go for it. I  used to try to make a Martha Stewart […]

Activated Charcoal, a Remedy or Just Another Fad?

“The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.” -Audrey Hepburn   My quest for healthier skin was not driven by vanity, but the need to moisturize.  For the past year and a half part of my job has been to […]

20 Minute HIIT Workout for the Shoulders & Core

“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” -Hippocrates   Time to STOP!  Stop punishing yourself about your health journey and stop shaming others for theirs. Food, faith, and fitness: all polarizing topics but shouldn’t […]

Creamy Avocado Dressing (Paleo/Vegan/Keto-Friendly)

80% of success is showing up and eating guac. -Woody Allen   Ok, so maybe he didn’t say the part about eating guac, but it makes for a better quote and a popular meme. When I lived in Florida, I bought my first avoacdo and never bought one again until I moved to California. It […]