The New Kind of Beautiful

We live in a society obsessed with outer beauty. We are all about our Facebook image, our Instagram likes, living off complements, needing the latest fashion trends, constant dieting, the magic pill, cream, and solution to all our problems. We get so fixed on our outer appearance that we ignore our inner soul’s cry for […]

10 Foolproof Ways to Be an Awesome Parent

During my 4.5 years of being a mother, I have noticed myself go from, “I am rocking this mom thing” to “I am screwing my child up for life” in a matter of 60 seconds. I strive (daily) to be a good mother but this is the most challenging job I have ever had and […]

The Journey Back to Me, Embracing My PTSD

I was diagnosed with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in 2014 shortly after the birth of my son. His existence is nothing short of a miracle in the truest sense.   I still feel the sting in my heart and the tears welling up every time I remember the events of that day. It was the […]

What is the Body Neutrality Movement?

The past few years, the media has begun to tell women to love their bodies regardless of their size while at the same time hypocritically continuing to use the same models with the same “ideal” proportions. While those proposing all women shower themselves with body self-love meant well, the message nevertheless often felt hollow and […]

Mindfully Ever After

Once upon a time, in a faraway land, there lived a fair maiden who longed for her prince to whisk her away from her circumstance and help her to live happily ever after. OK, so “once upon a time” is really about four years ago, “a faraway land” is New jersey, “a fair maiden” is […]

From Bitch to BFF: The Power of the Pause in Everyday Life

I was looking forward to my lunch break yoga today… Right before I left for class though, I saw that my favorite instructor was subbed out for an instructor that I haven’t loved in the past. In addition to the fact that I didn’t love her style of teaching, she’s never been very friendly towards […]

How to Instantly Become a Sexy Fit Vegan

There it was… A comment on my Facebook post.  An unsolicited, petty cut on my generally upbeat, self-deprecating Facebook page. “You aren’t my perception of a Sexy Fit Vegan…” My first thought? F*CK OFF. And this is where I earned my crown as a Sexy Fit Vegan.  Now, I know that vulgarities generally don’t inspire […]

The Power of Plants: Superfoods You Should Not Miss

All fruits, veggies, herbs, seeds, and nuts deserve a place in our diet, but the truth is: some are simply better than others. You probably already have many of them in your kitchen – from the famous blueberries, kale, and chia seeds to the all-powerful turmeric. There’s even an entire vegan cookbook (probably my favorite) […]

Tropical Baby Potato Salad with Papaya Vinaigrette

Tropical baby potato salad

Summer cookouts are just around the corner. Impress your guests with this light spin on a vegan potato salad! Relax in the sun and watch this unconventional potato salad disappear while the boring, fat-laden macaroni salad sits untouched at your next get-together. Tropical Baby Potato Salad with Papaya Vinaigrette Ingredients for dressing 1/2 cup papaya, […]