"If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete." - Jack Kornfield Self-care does a mind, body and soul good. If you've ever woken up like I did today - with puffy eyes, wild hair, and skin that could use some serious TLC, you know the necessity and importance of self-care. But what if you … Continue reading 4 Remedies for a Self-Care Sunday at Home
As I sit here typing this on a Friday night, with pesto chicken, zoodles and mushrooms in my belly, I have to share a little secret: there is more than just one way this delicious food I made fills me up. Cooking and baking have always been enjoyable for me - I love to eat good … Continue reading 5 Ways Cooking Soothes Your Soul
I'm a really big fan of cooking/baking/making food. I am also a really big fan of maximizing my time at home. Life gets busy! My dad coined the term "walk-away cooking" for my mom's practice of making entire meals in the oven while she works in her studio, and as I try to find work-life … Continue reading Walk-Away Cooking part 1: Fridge Pickles
From Erin Nicole at The Zoe Report: "The older you get, the easier it is to spot the things you’re doing, or not doing, to sabotage your emotional well-being. Not there yet? Don’t worry, this editor is accruing wisdom (in the form of unwanted birthdays) for everyone. Here, 10 habits all happy girls employ, which you should … Continue reading 10 Habits of all Happy Girls – From The Zoe Report
If you need a pep talk - this is it. Whatever you are facing today, this week, this year, know this..."Pain is inevitable, but suffering–the story we tell ourselves about the pain–is optional." -Lewis Howes
On the California coast, summer means the hillsides turn golden brown, it's hot and dry or foggy and cool, and the likelihood of rain is slim to none. In Missouri, pretty much the opposite occurs. Summers are met with storm showers, humidity like a sauna, green landscapes and lots and lots of cicadas. Right after Labor … Continue reading Beautied Weed: Decorating with Bull Thistle
Last weekend I had the opportunity to volunteer at the 31st annual Farm Aid benefit concert in Bristow, Virginia, an event drawing over 20,000 attendees for the enjoyment of live music and farm education, all for the benefit of American family farms. The organization - founded by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp, has … Continue reading 5 Ways Farming is like the Music Industry (take-aways from Farm Aid 2016)
The power of service is an amazing thing. I am finding out more and more that it’s what life is really all about. Scott Harrison, the founder of Charity: Water gets it, and shared his inspiring story on the School of Greatness podcast (listen here). Charity: Water is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 that … Continue reading Why You should Celebrate My Birthday this Year (It’s not what you think!)
A discovery of the power of a dream board and why you should make one.
"You are essentially saying with your food, "I have worked hard, I care about you, and this is what that tastes like." You want it to be good right?! You want it to be MAGIC!"