{Thrive} Do I Need To Buy Organic?

5 Ways to Store and Prolong Produce Shelf-life

Do I have to buy organic to be healthy? I get this question a lot and it came up several times in the survey responses so I figured this was a topic well worth discussing. Out of the gate, I want to put your mind at ease.Fear is more debilitating to your body than eating any food, conventional or organic. So YES, you can eat an immensely nourishing diet with out purchasing organic foods. Continue reading “{Thrive} Do I Need To Buy Organic?”

{Nourish} Roasted Chicken Thighs with Cranberries and Apple

I’ve always found it to be strange that there are certain foods we only eat on Thanksgiving. It’s as if we are not allowed to enjoy them at other times throughout the year? What’s with that? A great example is fresh cranberries and I have a small but mighty love for them.  That’s why I am determined to incorporate them into meals as long as I can get my hands on them. A one-pot meal that is easy to make any night of the week, Roasted Chicken Thighs with Cranberries and Apples spotlights this wonderful ingredient. Continue reading “{Nourish} Roasted Chicken Thighs with Cranberries and Apple”

{Breathe} How to Find Gratitude in the Things That Feel Hard

Journal This: How Can You Bring Gratitude to the Things That Feel Hard? 

Twice today, I was in discussion about gratitude but we weren’t talking about sunshine or flowers or a roof over our head. We were bringing gratitude to the moments in our lives that have brought us to our knees because these are the moments that have cleared the path to truly show us the way. Continue reading “{Breathe} How to Find Gratitude in the Things That Feel Hard”

{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”