I can tell you that once, not too long ago, maybe even this time last year, I was ashamed of everything about my body, and I hated the way I looked. Every stretch mark and scar that adorned my belly and thighs and ass were like the faded lashings of an angry master. The way my boobs looked was unappealing to me, and I seemed to carry weight in my face like I carried shame on my back. I hid myself in baggy clothes, willing myself to lose 50 lbs overnight, so I could wake up happy and begin living. It never happened. Until one day, finally, it did... [cont. reading]
Here is a simple and quick slow cooker recipe for my delicious and filling black bean sweet potato chili. It is vegan, healthy, easy to make, and cheap too, so you and your wallet can stay full and comforted on those cold winter days~
My first fall recipe of this season 🍑🍂Harvest Peach & Walnut Chia Pudding🍂🍑 Healthy, vegan, plant-based, organic, easy, and absolutely delicious autumn breakfast, lunch, or snack for you to try~ 🍂🍑🍂🍑🍂
Using the plant powerhouse duo pure aloe gel & organic matcha powder, I created a version of this DIY homemade mask and tried it so you don't have to! Although you definitely should give this mask a shot! The combo packs a double whammy, one-two punch of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging benefits and a whole lot of green goodness! Don't just take my word for it--check out my before and after pics! Even I was stunned~ You have to see this awesome combo that pairs the healing abilities of aloe with the protecting power of matcha!
I love trying new things, especially when those new things are not only healthy but delicious, too! Here, I'm trying and reviewing two popular and well-known convenience snacks—Synergy Kombucha (Cosmic Cranberry) and LÄRABAR Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Vegan Bar!
Are you trying to lose weight or just live a more generally healthy lifestyle? Are you also pinching pennies together? Either way, I've got the list for you. When it comes to losing weight or eating healthier, we need to buy certain foods, because we are more likely to reach for those foods we have in stock, and thus, we are more likely to stick to our diets. Unfortunately, this is the part where a lot of us suffer, especially if money is tight or we are sticking to a tight grocery budget. What to buy? What to eat? Where to even start?
Need a sweet treat that is healthy, filling, cheap, easy to make, only 3 ingredients, and is as delicious for breakfast as it is for dessert? Look no further than my recipe for Chocolate Chip Banana Oat Cookies!
Outdoor workouts really remind me of being a kid again—getting dirty, the feel of the sun on your skin, the smell of the grass and the wind in the air, the sound of traffic and birds...While it can be nice, there are also some downsides to working out while outside. So which is better, working out outside or indoors, like in your home or a gym? Well, I'm going to weigh the pros and cons of doing your workout outside, and you can judge for yourself!
I can totally understand why people don’t like mornings, even though I don’t subscribe to that way of thinking anymore. If you work pretty much every day, or go to school, chances are that’s where you’re heading shortly after you wake up. It isn’t as pleasant as, say, waking up on Christmas morning, or the day you’re leaving for your tropical beach vacation. That may be why a lot of people hate dragging themselves out of bed in the morning, especially if it is any earlier than they are used to. I understand how it can sometimes be tough to not only acclimate to the earlier hours, but conquer them and thrive. If you dread mornings and navigate yours with a combination of zombie-like sluggishness and just enough energy to do only the bare minimum, but you want to become more of a morning person as soon as this coming Monday, then look no further
Sleep is not for the weak—in fact, it is one of the single most important things you can do. I—a champion sleeper—have put together a few key tips that might help you get a better (or best!) night’s sleep.
Eating vegan or switching to a plant-based diet can be tough. Between the expensive ingredients, complicated recipes, and food that may not initially be as palatable to newbies, plant-based diets may be hard to handle at first. Here are a few simple, yummy, and budget-friendly meal ideas that I frequently prepare when I need more plants in my life.
Self-care has a different meaning for every individual. Hence, "SELF" care. Do whatever makes you feel good, you need and deserve it. For me, Self-care Sunday is a period of a few hours every Sunday evening that I spend on reflection, meditation, and deep grooming that I may not always have time for during the week. This is my guide to the perfect Self-care Sunday, and my Mondays would not be nearly as manageable (or tolerable) without it.
I'd say I probably maintain about a 50% plant-based diet. Eating more lean, ethically-sourced meat and animal products helps me feel better, mentally and physically. Despite that, here are some of the pretty simple reasons why I'll never commit to a fully vegan lifestyle.
I’m no expert, and I can’t help you gain confidence in your job, or in wooing a romantic interest; but if you’re anything like me, I think I can offer you a bit of sound advice on how to gain more confidence in yourself, like I did.
How many steps should you have in your skincare routine? Depends on who you ask. Experts and individuals alike will probably tell you that despite there being a list of steps that are generally agreed-upon...the number of products you use on a daily or weekly basis is a personal thing that depends as much on your skin type as your willingness to use a product as often as you should. Here I detail my nightly routine, (as well as spotlighting a few steps I take only once or twice a week), and outline the products I use, how I use them, and why I use so much.