{Nourish} Fall Harvest Salad with Roasted Squash, Apples, Pomegranate and Pumpkin Seeds

Creating a festive salad might be one of my favorite contributions to our Thanksgiving table and I have to say, I am in love with the moody vibe of this offering. Roasted delicata squash (a family favorite) dances with the crisp, sweet apples, tart pomegranate and earthy pumpkin seeds. A simple orange maple vinaigrette, lusciously coats the bed of dark greens which includes kale, spinach and arugula.   Continue reading “{Nourish} Fall Harvest Salad with Roasted Squash, Apples, Pomegranate and Pumpkin Seeds”

{Thrive} Here’s Why You Should Try Reiki

Every night before bed, Hudson asks me to give him good vibes, good spirits and good energy. In other words, his nightly Reiki treatment. Grounding, clearing and calming, regular Reiki sessions were a huge part of my healing process and they continues to be a part of our self-care practices. I’m sure some of you are are asking, what is Reiki? I get it. I had never heard of this gentle yet profound,  healing modality prior to my battle with chronic illness. That being said, I’m sure you have just as many questions as I did. Continue reading “{Thrive} Here’s Why You Should Try Reiki”

{Thrive} Mindful Moment: Something is Better Than Nothing

One of the things that holds us back from achieving our wellness goals is lofty intentions. I can speak from my own experience on this one. When I was sick, I used to avoid my yoga mat if I didn’t have the energy to practice like I used to. Then, when my energy returned and life got busy, I would avoid it if I didn’t have at least 30 minutes. Why? Because I was subscribing to the “shoulds” and some self-imposed rules.  Continue reading “{Thrive} Mindful Moment: Something is Better Than Nothing”

{Nourish} Chipotle Butternut Squash White Bean Dip

I’ve been making variations of this dip for years. Smoky and slightly sweet, it encapsulates all the feels of this time of year. Plus, I love the fact that this dip is packed with antioxidants thanks to the butternut squash that you might not even know is in there. Perfect for a holiday spread, a football game or soulful snacking, this Chipotle Butternut Squash Dip is definitely worth making! Continue reading “{Nourish} Chipotle Butternut Squash White Bean Dip”

{Breathe} Mindful Moments: 12 Ways To Love Yourself Today

One of the biggest challenges we all face in our day-to-day lives is learning to love ourselves. Crazy, right? I know this to be true from my own healing journey as well as the time I spend working with and talking to all of you. Another truth? No one is free from suffering but we can control the way we support ourselves through it. And, our inability to love ourselves will surely exacerbate the suffering making self-love and self-compassion a skill that is 100% worth learning. Continue reading “{Breathe} Mindful Moments: 12 Ways To Love Yourself Today”