Sometimes when I decide to create something in the kitchen, I just get a burst of inspiration, an intense craving, or a memory of the time I was eating a certain food. These tea cookies were a combination of those three things. I first had tea cookies as a kid. I remember my grandma, who was, and still is, an avid tea drinker, would buy shortbread style tea cookies and... Read More
Treat yo’ self! Buy some flowers to freshen up your space, and don’t forget to write yourself a love note to go with them – because you deserve it!
Spaghetti was a staple meal in my family’s house. It was quick, easy, and didn’t take much thought to put together. However, it usually left me overstuffed, anxious, and tired. After I discovered the aptly named spaghetti squash, I could continue to eat this comforting meal without feeling groggy and anxious! This squash has the look and feel of spaghetti with all the veggie-goodness nutrients intact. Dig in! Ingredients: Olive... Read More
Love your body this week by expressing gratitude. Who has made a huge impact on your life? Maybe it was a neighbor, teacher, or family member. Maybe it was just a friend when you really needed them. Take a moment today to express gratitude for that person, and let them know that they’ve made a difference in your life. When we spread positivity and gratitude to others, it bounces back... Read More
Ever experience a midday crash? The one that leaves you hangering for a candy bar or a soda from the vending machine? Homemade energy bars are a perfect solution. Eat them for breakfast for an energizing morning that will keep you sustained all day (plus they’re a great grab n’ go!). Or, have some on hand for a midday snack to keep you from crashing. Ingredients: 1/2 cup raw cashews,... Read More
Writing can be a great way to connect with someone who you admire. It could be a friend, or mentor, or even someone famous that you look up to. Make sure to thank them for the differences they’ve made in your life. Open up this conversation as a way to continue to spread joy to those around you!
When we love ourselves, we spread that love to others! Last week’s body love challenge was about turning off those negative things we say about ourselves. This week, take it one step further and turn off negative thoughts toward other people. Can you create positive vibes to others all day today? Try it out!
Body Love Challenge! Can you go the entire day without saying negative things to yourself? The way we talk to ourselves has a huge impact on how we love ourselves. Sometimes these negative thoughts are so ‘normal’ that we don’t even realize we’re saying them. Today, if you start to have a negative thought replace it with a positive one. If you’re thinking “My body doesn’t look nice today” immediately... Read More
Brighten up your day with your favorite outfit! Be bold and wear an accessory or color that makes you feel confident. Bonus round: go out to lunch for one and celebrate your beauty and confidence!
Laughter is the best medicine. Never underestimate the power of being silly! Take a moment to laugh, with a friend, or by yourself. Watch a funny video, read a silly story, or make funny faces at yourself in the mirror! Don’t be afraid to laugh out loud.