What Does It Mean To Be Green?

With Earth Day 2019 a week away I started to think about what it means to ‘Be Green’. Of course the first thing that came to mind was being Environmentally friendly, but I wanted to dig deeper. What does it mean to be environmentally friendly to me?

Sweet Dreams Sweetheart: Essential Oil Potion for Little Ones

I love it when my nephews stay over, they are full of life, excitement and wonder. I love painting with them, taking them for walks to the park and they even like to do yoga with me! Sometimes they are so excited that they struggle to sleep because they are too hyper… Enter Essential Oils… One night before story time …

Protein For Vegans: What You Need to Know

If I had a dollar for every time someone said “You obviously don’t get enough protein”, or “How can you have enough protein without consuming meat”, I’d have a pretty penny. The truth is plant based protein is plentiful! Before we get into vegan protein sources lets go through a basic understanding of what protein is. What is it? In …

Sweet Dreams are Made of This

67% of people struggle with sleep at least once a week. 27% of people have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, I am one of those people. I can toss and turn for hours before finally falling asleep, making me frustrated, which makes it even more difficult to drift off. Who can relate? I’ve also worked odd hours for the …

7 Ways I Manage Endometriosis Naturally

After years of going from doctor to doctor I was FINALLY diagnosed with Endometriosis. After the initial surge of relief from finally being diagnosed, I felt scared, helpless and had a lot of questions (even after speaking with a gynecologist). I continued with the suggestions made by my natural path and continued to do my own research. I was sick …

The Endo Diet / Anti-Inflammatory Diet Quick Guide

There are two types of inflammation; acute and chronic. Acute comes quickly and leaves fairly fast while chronic inflammation lasts much longer (months or even years). A poor diet, stress and sedentary lifestyle can all contribute to the latter. Chronic inflammation has been proven to lead to and aggravate many diseases and conditions including but not limited to; Asthma, Arthritis, …

I AM 1 in 10: My Struggle Endometriosis

1 in 10 women have it, and I am one of them. March is Endometriosis awareness month, which is very important because it is VERY underdiagnosed. Many women go 10+ years in excruciating pain without figuring out the cause. Endometriosis (en-doe-me-tree-O-sis) is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium …

I’m Vegan & Loving It!

2 months into being Vegan and I am happier and healthier! I finally cut out chocolate and cheese, the only two things for almost a year that weren’t vegan in my diet (I also now love dark chocolate, which I used to hate!). I feel great, my hair and skin look healthier and I’ve lost weight (not that I needed …

How to deal with body shaming

I’m sure most of us have felt it, and a lot of us have probably participated in it in some way. I know I have when I was younger, not ‘fat shaming’, but ‘skinny shaming’. I have made statements about people being too thin and have told people they should eat more. I always knew fat shaming was horrible but …