Differentiating between taking care of yourself with positive deeds versus using positive deeds as coping mechanisms to ignore underlying problems is probably the most difficult mystery to solve. We generally picture alcoholism, drug abuse, compulsive shopping, self-harm, binging (food, television, etc.), or even sexual intercourse as forms of coping mechanisms that do little to no … More Diet and Exercise: Fulfilling Your Soul or Filling a Void
Need a breakfast idea? Don’t worry, friend. I got you covered. Overnight oats were, I admit, a breakfast dish I personally despised when first trying it. Basically the same as broccoli and I–hated it before, love it now! Okay, I don’t quite love overnight oats as much as I do with sweet potatoes, dark chocolate, … More Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats
Wow, it’s been QUITE a while since I’ve posted a Tuesday Thoughts-themed article! When I first started this little series, I really dove headfirst into everything that swam in my mind and didn’t really hesitate on my candor. Of course, I always try to be as respectful as I possibly can, and I think I … More Tuesday Thoughts: Ex-Vegans + Reverting to Original Ways
Loyal long-time followers will know that Cafe Gratitude is my number one favorite restaurant of all time. It just has everything you would ever want: raw foods, salads, breakfast foods, pastries, smoothies, juices, desserts, pizza, Mexican-inspired food, pasta, Asian-based meals, sandwiches, sharing plates, burgers, soup, and adult beverages, all from healthy plant-based ingredients! What more … More Restaurant Review: SunCafe Organic
First time trying these kinds of fill-in-the-blanks posts! I’ve always loved reading these types of articles and have so much fun answering them in my head! Can you relate to the joy of quarter-empty peanut butter jars? Can you relate to my obsession with Indian food? Can you relate to my adoration for quotes on … More Can You Relate…
A year ago, I published a whole list of questions for readers to answer in the comments! They are all dedicated to food, aka one of my most loved life subjects. I’d thought I’d throw it back a year ago and tackle them all–unaltered, unedited, the exact same as in the post–now for some fun … More Answering My Old Foodie Questions
Do you recall my little sister’s baked oatmeal recipe? Isn’t it absolutely fantastic? I can say that every member of my family can cook quite well, and even though my dad doesn’t cook that much anymore, he made the BEST breakfast croissant sandwiches (toasted croissant + eggs + soy sauce + butter = BAM!). I … More Baked Oatmeal: Three Ways!