Bones, Broth, & the Basics

I always knew there was something different about my mom's soup. This wasn't a constant in our diet, but it stuck out mostly during my high school and college days. No matter what the main ingredients in her soup were, mung beans for Ayurvedic cleansing or mushrooms and lentils because those were the only things … Continue reading Bones, Broth, & the Basics

Finding Love and Nourishment

As a female raised during the turn of the century; the Information Age; the Age of Media and Marketing; I have a skewed image of beauty and love. We're raised to believe that you find love when you look your best and you look your best when you're skinny, tall, and flawless. Okay, slight over … Continue reading Finding Love and Nourishment

Chocolate, Love, & Fat: A Valentine’s Day Rant

Well, Happy Valentine's Day you beautiful person! And also, Happy Full Moon Friday! Today is a lovely day and I couldn't be happier to share my thoughts with you. Today is the day of love, chocolate, and flowers. Now, I have a few issues with all of the things today represents. First of all, we … Continue reading Chocolate, Love, & Fat: A Valentine’s Day Rant

The Conversation: Food Systems, Climate Change, & Action.

The other night, I had the pleasure of attending a meeting in Sun Valley, Idaho. This meeting was an annual gathering of engaged individuals involved with the Rainforest Action Network. If you've been following my blog for awhile, you know that I like to stay involved in the fair food movement, no matter the place. … Continue reading The Conversation: Food Systems, Climate Change, & Action.

The Power of One: 10 Things You Can Do to Make the World Better

Instead of asking ourselves what is wrong with the world, maybe we should ask ourselves what is right? Progress only comes from forward movement…not retroactive blaming. We, as humans, cast a vote for what is right, or what is wrong, each day, with our actions. Sometimes they are for the better, and sometimes they are … Continue reading The Power of One: 10 Things You Can Do to Make the World Better

Eating alone, but never feeling lonely.

I'm not sure if this is some kind of societal issue that has dissuaded me from eating alone...but for some reason, I feel like going out to eat, by yourself, is so taboo. It is awkward - isn't it? But maybe, in all reality, it is more enjoyable than eating with others. You don't have … Continue reading Eating alone, but never feeling lonely.

Faith, Trust, & a Little Pixie Dust

Well...it is almost the end of May and time is flying. The past few weeks have been crazy busy and full of excitement! In just over 24 hours, I'll be giving a speech in front of 300+ people for a graduation ceremony. I'm kind of freaking out. But that is okay - because I can … Continue reading Faith, Trust, & a Little Pixie Dust