Mom’s Chicken Rice Soup (Instant Pot)

I have been a yoga-goer for most of my adult life. I love the way it makes my muscles and joints and mind feel after a great session. I like sun salutations, restorative yoga, savasanas. I like the mudras, pranayamas, and even the pretty mats and blocks. Of course, I like the leggings, and own…

DIY Neon Coasters

I have TWO exciting things to share! First, I’ll be offering a FREE Seven Day Self-Care Challenge for the first 100 people who follow my Facebook page here and complete the “Get Offer” directions pinned to the top of the page. Facebook actually shows you how many people have claimed the offer, so get it while it’s available…

GF Garlic Cheddar Crackers

  I wrote a post on my personal Facebook page a few days ago, asking people what they do for self-care. I received a very interesting and wide variety of responses: working out, taking baths, cooking, coloring, laughing, petting animals… but only ONE person out of twenty mentioned sleep. I think sufficient sleep is vital…

Grow Your Own Crystals

If you don’t feel like making a crystal necklace, but would rather buy one, click here. I’ve been thinking about crystals lately because there has been a lot of negative energy in the universe for the last few days for my husband and me. Even if you don’t believe in energy and auras, do you ever…

Vegan Almond Chocolate Fudge

The other night, husband and I went for a drive around our new town, looking for a non-chain coffee shop. Personally, I would have just Googled it or looked on Yelp, but he likes to discover things organically, which is always fun (if I’m forced to). I’m a planner at heart, so it’s hard for…

20 Question Printable to Reconnect Your Love

EDIT: This printable has been moved to the VIP Access page of my blog, for e-mail subscribers only. Click any of the pink links to sign up for e-mail updates, and you’ll get the current password to the VIP section (: I’m no relationship expert. I’m not a therapist, a counselor, or the perfect wife by any…

Rainbow Fried Rice

Things I learned yesterday: people love talking about self-care and they love seeing ugly and embarrassing photos of other people. Tazo chai concentrate actually isn’t that good and I need to learn how to make my own. There are little microanimals called tardigrades or water bears that are super cute and basically indestructible. Do you listen to podcasts? I…

DIY Skin Rescue

*If you don’t feel like making this product yourself, click here to buy it! Read to the bottom to get a COUPON CODE (: Yesterday, as I was waiting for an update to download on my computer, I was looking through my Mac’s Photobooth app and was completely shocked to see how terrible my skin used to…

Turnip the Beet Juice

Okay, okay, so technically they’re radishes, not turnips, but CLOSE ENOUGH, right? So I have a question for you. Do you remember where you were when you drank your first smoothie or pressed juice? And do you have any special memories tied to smoothies and juices? When I was in high school (before I could…

Purple Sweet Potato Crust Quiche

Purple sweet potatoes are my favorite food right now, so you can imagine my excitement when our new Trader Joe’s had BAGS of organic ones! If you haven’t had them before, do yourself a favor and check your nearest health store, Whole Foods, or TJ’s and pick up a few. Regular sweet potatoes can be stringy. That texture…

Marbled Stationary Tutorial

Yesterday had some pretty hilarious ups and downs. Not sleeping til 4 am, finding a Greek gluten free calzone at the store and breaking my no-processed food general rule, discovering it was full of black olives (yuck), telling a customer service employee she needed to check her attitude (she was super rude), making an amazing…

DIY Calendula Lavender Clay Mask

Okay, real talk. People always say you “grow out” of having breakouts, and that only teenagers get them because, well… hormones are crazy. But as I get older, my skin gets worse: wrinkles, acne, dark spots, redness (especially since I developed histamine intolerance). I miss the days when I would feel confident without wearing foundation…