I had friends over for dinner last week to make a few dishes for them, including this creamy avocado spaghetti squash recipe, and I immediately regretted having them over. It was too good to share! (I joke.) Such a fulfilling, healthy, nourishing dish that everyone will love unless they hate food! Simple ingredients, simple instructions. So let's get started. Mmy creamy avocado spaghetti squash recipe is as follows: INGREDIENTS for Creamy Avocado Spaghetti Squash Recipe (serves 6): 1...

As a kid, if your teacher said, "You won't be graded in this class. You all get A's. I just want you to be present, get creative, put your heart into your work," I bet the stress of all the to-do's and the fear of expectations, of not meeting deadlines, of not following others' restrictive rules would fall away. It'd be you and the work—all pleasure, without any anxiety. And with that comes immense freedom. Why do we...

At age 18, I had never before considered being vegan. But then I got my hands on Fast Food Nation, a book about how unsafe, unlawful, and often ethically corrupt the food industry can be. My mind was blown. Growing up, I'd eaten meat, but I had never really thought about it. But suddenly, after reading the book, I couldn't look at my diet the same way. Over the next few years, I gradually shifted toward an...

 There's this thing the food and health industries have perpetuated for years: That carbs make you fat. That sugar is bad for you. We must reprogram what we think truly fuels our bodies!I googled: "What foods make your belly fat?" and included in the list were: carb-dense foods, such as bananas, and garlic, onions, beans, nuts. While I agree with a couple on the list, namely artificial sweeteners and milk in that they are hard to digest and...

I write because it's cathartic. Writing helps me process all the noise in my head and body. It gives me a pulse, an outlet for my creativity that bustles at the brim (I think I just made up that phrase), oozing to get out. I write because it's what makes sense to me.I share because I hope my words are cathartic for you. I hope my words allow you to connect deeper with others and realize just how similar...

There is nothing more powerful than self discovery. When we learn what works and does not work for us—in regards to food, fitness, career, friends, family, and relationships—we can take ownership of our lives. We set ourselves up to succeed and feel amazing doing it.It's learning how to do this and implementing these discoveries into our daily lives that is the challenge. It takes incredible discipline to be brutally honest with ourselves, to be ready to change,...