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Three Things I Do For Occasional Aches and Pains

It’s an unfortunate truth: training for distance events, teaching fitness classes, and just leading an active life in general comes with occasional aches and pains. Less serious than full-blown injuries, I classify these as issues stemming from overuse, fatigue, stress/tension, or poor form vs. any specific trauma. Massage it out A professional ...Read More

Three Things My Parents Were Doing To Be Cool, Conscious Consumers (Before It Was Cool To Be Conscious)

I’ve learned a lot from my parents, but one of the coolest developments over the years has been my awareness around their status as conscious consumers. As my interest in being a conscious consumer has grown (and it’s an ever-evolving process), I’ve recognized how many of the habits I’m trying to cultivate ...Read More

Farmers’ Market Finds: What $50 Can Buy

I recently read Michael Pollan’s book In Defense of Food, a beautifully written manifesto on the value of eating real, unprocessed food. One of my favorite excerpts from the book compares eating sustainably to casting a vote—a vote for a restructure of our food system and the culture that surrounds it. Although ...Read More

Three No-Bake, Healthy Treats to Satisfy Your Sweet Cravings

As the summer temperatures rise, you may find yourself hard-pressed to crank up the oven to bake a sweet treat when the urge hits. Instead of sweating it out in the kitchen, I’ve got a few easy, quick, no-bake alternatives that feature short ingredient lists and lots of summery flavor. You’ll find ...Read More

Partner Core Workout

One of my current fitness goals is strengthening my core, but I find it hard to motivate myself to spend extra time working on this (very important) part of my body, especially if I’ve already worked out that day. I realized that part of the issue was that most of the core ...Read More

New Food Diaries: Apple Cider Vinegar

Once again, the title of this post is a little misleading, just like last month. But I’m hoping you’ll bear with me, because a “new liquid diary” just doesn’t have the same ring to it…and because I’m super excited to share my findings this month! I went outside the kitchen this time ...Read More

New Food Diaries: Tahini

I’ll be upfront here: the “new food” part of the title is a bit of a misnomer this month because I’ve definitely consumed the food of the moment, tahini, many times before. However, I had never actually purchased it and cooked with it myself! For some unknown reason, I was a little ...Read More

Easy Ways to Reset Your Body

As someone focused enough on your overall well-being to visit this blog, chances are you have pretty solid body awareness. With that comes the gift of knowing when things are working well for you, but also a heightened sensitivity to not feeling as good as you know you can. Sometimes we know ...Read More

Spring Clean Your Kitchen

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post on quick and easy ways to bring some fresh spring energy into your space. I was so inspired that I decided to take a deeper dive into an area where many of us foodie types spend a lot of time—the kitchen. Kitchens can ...Read More

Things I’m Loving: April Edition

Today was one of those April showers-filled days…will they bring May flowers? One can only hope. In the meantime, here are some things that are making my days brighter this month. Making Things from Scratch Maybe it’s because I’ve been watching Cooked, but I’m feeling really inspired to make (or grow!) as ...Read More