Thoughts On Whole Foods vs. Processed

One month ago I decided to make a pretty drastic change to my diet. I gave up processed foods. What does that mean exactly? Well, for starters, anything with more than one ingredient is off the table unless I’ve prepared it myself. Since many canned items contain loads of salt, sugar and preservatives, my staples include mostly fresh and frozen foods. I buy my grains, legumes and pulses in bulk and am working on making the switch from canned to dried beans. Continue reading Thoughts On Whole Foods vs. Processed

My New Smoothie Obsession!


Now I have never been a super fit girl, but I have tried to take good care of myself and consider myself relatively healthy. I eat a primarily vegetarian diet, cook a lot of my own foods and do my share of moving and shaking on a regular basis. But moderation has never been a strong suit of mine and sugar has been a consistent weakness that I have been unable to quash.

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What Have You Done Today…

So there is this song and it goes, “What have you done today to make you feel proud?” Yes, yes, I know, it’s the theme song to The Biggest Loser. But try to look past that for a moment and really listen to the words. Ok, I’ll admit, I don’t really like this song. It’s not on my Pandora station or MP3 list, however, I love the message. And recently the words have been resonating with me. I’ve started asking myself, “Would that make me proud?” Continue reading What Have You Done Today…



So, where to start? I could start at the beginning, but I’d rather commence with something a bit move relevant to why I’m here.

It’s no secret to my friends and family that I am a self proclaimed minimalist. And if you ask me about it, I am more than happy to jump right up and tout about the choices that have made my life easier and lighter. However, every once in a while I have a conversation that makes me stop and take a breath. And this one did. It went like this: Continue reading Welcome!