Recipes

Mood Boosting Superfood Smoothie (Plant-Based & Antioxidant Rich)

This mood boosting smoothie has been my morning fix for quite a while now. I love it because it’s loaded with l-tryptophan, an amino acid that is a precursor for serotonin (the happy hormone) and melatonin (for healthy sleep patterns). My newest obsession in the field of nutrition is hormone regulation. By incorporating nutrient-dense ingredients rich… Read More Mood Boosting Superfood Smoothie (Plant-Based & Antioxidant Rich)

Recipes

Vegan Raw Cacao Mood Boosting Mexican Hot Chocolate (Methods for Iced & Hot)

I’ve been pretty obsessed lately with ingredients that make my brain happy, especially when those ingredients can be put into some of my favorite indulgences, like hot chocolate. By happy, I mean effectively regulating everything from hormone balance to mood stability. As someone who is prone to depression and anxiety, using nutrition to help me… Read More Vegan Raw Cacao Mood Boosting Mexican Hot Chocolate (Methods for Iced & Hot)

Travel

How I Spent 6 Weeks in Europe for Less than $2,500 (Complete Itinerary)

Hi everyone! I’ve been thinking about creating an itinerary post for our Europe trip such as this one for a long time. When we initially went on this trip, I had not truly considered how unusual it was to spend such a long time overseas, especially in western countries, without spending a fortune. It was… Read More How I Spent 6 Weeks in Europe for Less than $2,500 (Complete Itinerary)

Nutrition

A Nutritionist’s Pantry: What I Always Have on Hand to Stay on Track with a Plant Based Lifestyle

A Nutritionist’s Pantry: What I Always Have on Hand to Stay on Track with a Plant Based Lifestyle After living in beautiful Monterey for two years, my boyfriend and I are making the move back home to Sonoma County. As of this upcoming weekend we will be back in the North Bay closer to our… Read More A Nutritionist’s Pantry: What I Always Have on Hand to Stay on Track with a Plant Based Lifestyle

Psychology

5 Mind Hacks for Staying Motivated to Work Out When You Can’t Even

  So much of sticking to or starting a new habit is about tricking yourself into being excited during the times when you just aren’t feeling it.  I may not always be particularly excited to go to the gym everyday, but I am most definitely excited about the results that this habit is bringing me and will… Read More 5 Mind Hacks for Staying Motivated to Work Out When You Can’t Even