• mindful eating
    LifeStyle,  Mindfulness Living

    A Week of Mindful Eating

    I started eating mindfully and it has completely reshaped how I view mealtime. I wouldn’t categorize myself as a fast/quick eater before last week, but after completing a full week of mindful eating I now know I have been scarfing down food hand over fist since Ive been old enough to feed myself. Why do we quick eat? There are a lot of situations that can produce a behavior of quick eating; from growing up in a large family down to lunch time in school we have all experienced situations that have conditioned us to eat fast. Even as an adult I have experienced “30 min” lunches or visiting restaurants…

  • oats
    LifeStyle,  Recipes

    Easy Slow Cooker Oats

    Ok, so I was this years old when I discovered Slow Cooker Oats! I literally had no idea that was even a thing. But once you know better you start doing better, am I right? With the months cooling down while the schedules are ramping up, you know I am all for things EASY. So when looking for easy breakfast ideas I came across a few variations of overnight oats. One thing led to another and boom! I was down a rabbit-hole of Slow Cooker Oat combinations. Slow Cooker Oats is really no different than regular oatmeal or even overnight oats. The beauty however lies in the fact that you…

  • LifeStyle,  Mindfulness Living

    7 Affirmations of Grace

    Have you ever heard the saying “Words have power”?  The words we speak have the ability to either breath life + manifestation or it can fuel negativity + tear down esteem.  For the most part we have all been taught to speak kind to one another, the ole “if you don’t have something nice to say, then don’t say anything at all”, but for whatever reason those rules tend to not apply when thinking of self.  Negative self talk is REAL. We have all been guilty of it at some point or another.  Didn’t get the job? We pick apart why we were not qualified.  Didn’t fit into the dress?…

  • spaghetti pasta and red wine
    LifeStyle,  Recipes

    Spaghetti but Make it Fashion

    If you don’t know anything about me by now, know this. I LOVE an easy throw together meal. And if that meal can be one of those comforting meals, then we are really hitting on all cylinders. Now while a pasta dish is essentially mandatory at least once a week in my household. I have to admit I have made this particular one 2-3 times in one week before. It really is that easy and delicious. So think “spaghetti” but make it fashion. This dish is both nutritious and can be made with simple ingredients that you likely already have on hand. I also love that this sauce can really…

  • cold
    LifeStyle,  Self-Care

    Cold Showers are the New Black

    This summer has been unseasonably warm here in the Carolina’s and honestly the weather all over the US for just about all of 2020 has been questionable. Speaking as a person who “run’s hot”, (I heat up pretty quickly internally + have trouble cooling down, a not so awesome side effect of Grave’s Disease), finding ways to stay cool is literally my pastime. So this summer with virtually nowhere to go due to all the closings, I had to get a little bit creative when it came to staying cool. *cues music* This is where Cold Showers became an every day thing in my household. So I know what you…

  • wins
    LifeStyle,  Mindfulness Living

    Celebrating Wins

    I left the house TWICE this week without my wallet + once without my keys (I took my hubs)🤷🏾‍♀️. I let a cantaloupe go bad because I completely forgot it was outside. Sigh. Let’s just say on more than one occasion this week, I was given “signs” that I needed to slow down. This week was hard. Things didn’t go as planned. I had to pivot + dodge. And I have never been happier about seeing the weekend. Why is it so easy for all the things that went wrong to roll off our tongues? Why don’t we take the time to celebrate our wins? Not just the big ones,…

  • Breakfast
    LifeStyle,  Mindfulness Living

    Got Breakfast? 5 Quick Morning Ideas

    For the longest time I’ve avoided breakfast.  I even deemed myself as a non breakfast eater for much of my twenties + even the start of my 30s.  The issue wasn’t as simple as not being hungry in the mornings.  My issue was I never knew what to make AND the things I would think to make seem to have an ingredients list a mile long.  So like many people I just loaded up on ice coffee or beverages and thugged it out till lunchtime. This of course left me STARVING by lunch, which was a domino effect of bad food decisions for the rest of the day  🤦🏾‍♀️. What…

  • propagation
    LifeStyle,  Mindfulness Living,  PlantHood

    Water Propagation in 3 Steps

    Ok Plant parents, if you are already part of PlantHood then you probably have a good idea of what Propagation is.   If you are newer to this Lifestyle, propagation is taking the cutting of one plant (parent plant) and growing a new plant from the clippings.  Propagation is a good tool to use when shaping or pruning your plants + its an amazing way to grow a whole new plant without spending more money!  Now while there were lots of positive reasons to propagate I was super nervous about taking those steps on my own. I didn’t like the idea of cutting my plants.  I did the research.  Looked at lots of…

  • Morning Routines
    Mindfulness Living,  Personal Growth

    Morning Routines to Ease Anxiety

    At the very root, the purpose of self care is to pour back into yourself while setting yourself up for success to perform at your best. If you are an anxious person like myself then you already know the benefits behind self care + having a solid routine that works for you. Morning routines are extremely important in my self care tool kit and for great reason too. Morning routines set the tone for your day + dictate how well you are able to maneuver as changes come throughout the day.  This is especially important for people like me who cope with anxiety every single day. Think about the last…

  • self care myths
    LifeStyle,  Mindfulness Living,  Self-Care

    5 Myths about Self Care

    If you know me then you already know that self care is non-negotiable AND is essential in me being the very best version of myself. By now we all know the benefits of taking care of ourselves. Taking those moments to pause and to refill our own cups. Even with all that we know it can still be very difficult to make self care a priority. While the reasons that we neglect self care can vary from person to person there is one thing that remains true, self care is essential. Here are the top 5 myths about self care + how you can shift your mindset to move past…

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