Wellness culture tells us to be thin, fit, well-slept, manicured, pedicured, waxed, lasered, satiated by protein shakes and water. We also need to take 1000 supplements, wake up at 5:30, sleep as long as you need, walk 10,000 steps per day, run 5 miles, lift 300 pounds, love your body, rest, take multiple bubble baths daily, ecstatic dance, meditate, make healthy whole-food meals three times per day, chew 40 times each bite, be mindful, be present at all times, process your trauma, Be happy, live laugh love…. Oof! That’s quite a list…but are these things self-care for you, or just READ MORE
Are you in chronic pain or dealing with constant fatigue? Are you tired of conventional medicine letting you down? Or maybe your doctor just isn’t even hearing your concerns at all? I get it, I’ve been there, and what I’ve learned through my journey has been eye opening! I want to share what I’ve learned along the way with as many women as I can, so if you’re looking to get some answers and start feeling AWESOME in your body, hit me up and we can chat to get you on your way there! My journey through sickness into health READ MORE
Let me tell you a little about young coconut. It is an amazing eat. You might have seen these special fruits (or seeds or nuts, whichever you prefer to call it, because they’re all correct) at the grocery store, but been intimidated by the fibrous fortress that protects the treasure inside. First, it really isn’t all that hard to open as long as you have a decent chef’s knife or cleaver. You can find a quick instructional video here. One of the most satisfying things to do with a young coconut is open it up, drink the juice and then scoop READ MORE
In the midsummer of 2011 I had a life changing experience. Seriously! Life changing. Huge… I was introduced to a big bowl of Garlicky Kale salad. I know, I know. Anything involving kale isn’t generally what most people would describe as life changing. In fact, the general response I get from mentioning any recipe involving kale is “bleh.” I want you to hear me out though. When this salad is busted out at a gathering, you can find a group of my friends flocking around it–similarly to those seagulls in the movie Finding Nemo, “Mine! Mine!” (You know what I’m READ MORE
Hello! I am so excited to begin developing a relationship with my community and other birth professionals! Please feel free to start some communication! I am happy to answer any questions or address any concerns you might have. We are hoping to create a space where we can have an honest, fun, and friendly discussion on health and nutrition, birth practices, women’s health, family matters, and home and house keeping (including your fun crafty stuff!) Please post as you see fit!