We are so hard on ourselves. Seeking physical perfection. Where do we learn this shit? When the "Student Of The Month" at my yoga studio was asked what has been her favorite Halloween costume, she replied: "Halloween happens to be my birthday so dressing up has always been somewhat of a struggle. I've definitely embraced it over the years. I guess my favorite Halloween costume would have to be when I dressed up as a giant tomato so...

As I mentioned in my Sweet Potato Soup Recipe post, eating seasonally is so grounding and nurturing for our bodies. And so, since we're in full-blown squash season, here's another personal favorite: My Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe! Just in time for  your Thanksgiving feast. Making it is relatively easy and you'll look like a pro in the kitchen! Since I'm posting this recipe on Thanksgiving, hopefully you feel inspired to whip it up for your loved...

The problem with calorie counting is this: We focus on a number instead of the full nutritional value. I'll give you an example. Almost every morning after yoga, I bike over to the grocery store and snag a bag of raw cashews (I prefer the taste of raw over roasted), a couple bananas, a bag of grapes, and a GT's kombucha. If class was extra challenging, I'll probably also eat a Peanut Butter Cookie Larabar as I...

People ask me all the time, "What do you eat?" They want healthy, fresh, easy-to-make recipes. So I'm going to start sharing some of my favorite go-to meals, starting with my veggie pesto pasta recipe! I realize not everyone reading this blog post is vegan like I, but even without meat/dairy I PROMISE you everything I make is delicious. So try it out! You always have the option to add meat and/or cheese, of course. I live...

"If you do not take the antibiotics, you will die," the doctor proclaimed from the foot of my hospital bed. A lineup of physicians—a urologist, an internist, a cardiologist, and a neurologist—and countless nurses were parading in and out of my hospital room over a 10-day period. I had CT scans, a spinal tap, an MRI, and a visit from the rapid response team. I had IVs in my arms and was practically buckled to the...

I'm in bed, engulfed in white sheets, watching and listening to the sunrise waves roll in. Here, where I'm dry and grounded, the world out there seems so far removed. It's a world unknown to those on shore. Who lay and sunbathe in the sand, drinking and eating and socializing, maybe dipping their toes into the water, maybe walking in waist high, even to their shoulders—still, like that, they aren't experiencing what it's like out there, past...

I hear it all the time: "I gained 10 pounds while on vacation!" "I laid by the pool all week, drinking. I need to get back on track!" "All I did was eat and drink!" I'm at a cafe in Sayulita for the 4th morning in a row, savoring the breakfast potatoes I crave as soon as I wake, punching my keyboard as I write about the importance of staying balanced while traveling. Next to me, a married couple from...