Strength to Rise Smoothie

On days when it is challenging to get out of bed, no matter the reason, we can sometimes use a little support. All of us at some point will have days, weeks, or months like this. Mornings when our bodies feel too heavy to motivate, a weight too much to muster. Sometimes the start to… Continue reading Strength to Rise Smoothie


Bee Pollen, Turmeric, and Honey Tea

Allergy season has been brutal for me this year. The weather in Austin has been oscillating between cold and warm fronts,  which means ample of amounts of pollen from local juniper trees. The strong wind currents have dusted the city and as you can image, itchiness ensues! Wind is a strong elemental force, with a… Continue reading Bee Pollen, Turmeric, and Honey Tea

Fried Egg and Kale Breakfast Salad

When it comes to breakfast, I like to work in as much nutrition as possible. I'm all about getting a healthy dose of protein, fat, fiber, and carbs early in the morning. I feel that it sets a positive and nourishing tone of the rest of my day. Recently, I've been really into breakfast salads,… Continue reading Fried Egg and Kale Breakfast Salad

Coffee Alternatives (An Update!)

The Universe is really something. She loves to reveal things, usually in the midst of something else going on. When I set out on my no coffee quest over a month ago, I thought my task was simple—don't drink coffee. Simple it was not. I struggled all way, and at week two, appropriately on April… Continue reading Coffee Alternatives (An Update!)

Sunday Pearls: Ready for Change

Next week begins my month-long journey without coffee. I've spent most of last week, and the weekend, trying to prepare myself mentally and physically. Needless to say, I definitely got it IN the past two days, (mostly) enjoying cup after cup while I completed work, and ran errands. Now, the challenge beings.Thankfully I have plenty of… Continue reading Sunday Pearls: Ready for Change

Coffee Alternatives

In my family coffee is a ritual. I grew up going over to my grandparents house in the summers. I’d arrive early in the morning. Sometime granny would still be in her pajamas, sometimes grandpa would still be sleeping. She and I would sit in the kitchen and have breakfast together, usually eggs and toast.… Continue reading Coffee Alternatives