How to Spend 6 Weeks in Europe for Under $2,500

Hi everyone! I’ve been thinking about creating an itinerary post for our Europe trip such as this one for a long time. When we initially went on this trip, I had not truly considered how unusual it was to spend such a long time overseas, especially in western countries, without spending a fortune. It was … Continue reading How to Spend 6 Weeks in Europe for Under $2,500

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I’m moving on up! And I’d love you to come with me ;)

Hi lovies! I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting my blog since the beginning. The main inspiration and the reason I keep going is you and the desire to authentically share myself and to provide content that inspires. I have some good news - I am now self hosted! … Continue reading I’m moving on up! And I’d love you to come with me 😉

Why You Can Never Stick to Your Diet

Upon reading the title of this article a familiar string of events probably swam through your head as they do in mine. They display memories of dedication to a new, healthy habit or way of eating with wholehearted ambition, followed by events of set back or failure, followed by resignation and thoughts of "Well, tomorrow's … Continue reading Why You Can Never Stick to Your Diet

The Healthiest Food You Can Eat

"What would you say is like, the healthiest food?" I've been asked this question many times. In the past, I really didn't know how to answer it. My own ego-driven attempt at trying to "sound like a nutritionist" led me to mumble out some vague response about how "there is no healthiest food, all in moderation, eat … Continue reading The Healthiest Food You Can Eat

A Nutritionist’s Pantry: What I Always Have on Hand to Stay on Track

After living in beautiful Monterey for two years, my boyfriend and I are making the move back home to Sonoma County. As of this upcoming weekend we will be back in the North Bay closer to our family and starting our lives together in our very own place, and we are pretty damn stoked. I'm … Continue reading A Nutritionist’s Pantry: What I Always Have on Hand to Stay on Track

5 Mind Hacks for Staying Motivated to Work Out When You Can’t Even

So much of sticking to or starting a new habit is about tricking yourself into being excited during the times when you just aren't feeling it.  I may not always be particularly excited to go to the gym everyday, but I am most definitely excited about the results that this habit is bringing me and will continue … Continue reading 5 Mind Hacks for Staying Motivated to Work Out When You Can’t Even

How to Drink Booze Without Completely Blowing Your Diet

Let's be honest - for many of us, this is the time of year to party. If you are a social drinker on any scale, the holidays and New Year's Eve become the perfect excuses to indulge in some adult beverages. And why not? As long as we remain balanced by hydrating, designating a driver … Continue reading How to Drink Booze Without Completely Blowing Your Diet

Probiotic Sourdough Bread DIY

There are so many reasons to love sourdough bread. It's delicious, ranks in the same range as whole wheat bread on the Glycemic Index (for you white bread lovers this is great news), and it contains live probiotics to aid in digestion, weight maintenance, and overall health. Through bread-making I get to live out what … Continue reading Probiotic Sourdough Bread DIY

How to Use the Glycemic Index for Weight Loss

One thing I have learned about myself - and I believe that this is true of most people - is that my state of being in every way (physically, emotionally, mentally) is largely effected by the choices I make in my carbohydrates. I can feel when I've been eating too much sugar or white bread. I'm sluggish, … Continue reading How to Use the Glycemic Index for Weight Loss

How To: Supplement with Cinnamon the Right Way

Many experts have suspected for a long time now that cinnamon may aid in maintaining healthy blood levels for diabetics (and those prone to high blood sugar), but now more recent studies conclude that our suspicions could be correct - cinnamon may reduce blood sugar levels anywhere between 3-5%, based on this article by NPR.org. That's pretty exciting news, … Continue reading How To: Supplement with Cinnamon the Right Way