{Thrive} Tired of Dieting? Try This.

When is the last time you truly tasted your food? Seriously. Think on that one for a minute. A hazy memory of the first bite of your last meal doesn’t qualify. There is very little enjoyment in that. Have you ever considered why you choose to eat a certain food? While there are many answers to this question, the number one reason tends to be taste. Yet, we rarely taste our food! Our fast paced lives have caused many of us to disengage and this includes our eating experiences. Fortunately, we can always make the choice to be present. We can bring the joy back to our tables and we can start right now; here’s how.  Continue reading “{Thrive} Tired of Dieting? Try This.”

{Thrive} Mindful Monday: Positive Intentions for the New Year

31 Positive Intentions for the New Year

Forget about that unreasonable, obligatory resolution and instead, commit to creating meaningful intentions that will serve you throughout the year. Thoughtfully setting intentions is a great way to stay present, achieve your goals and foster gratitude while you’re at it. Healthy habits can feel overwhelming when you have lofty expectations. Keep them simple. Maybe you commit to one intention a day– or one a month? You could even choose one for the entire year?! This exercise is more about reflecting and finding something that speaks to you. There is no right or wrong. There is forceful thinking or failure! Continue reading “{Thrive} Mindful Monday: Positive Intentions for the New Year”

{Nourish.Breathe.Thrive}: The Best of 2015

Nourish.Breathe.Thrive

With the year coming to a close I find that celebrating bright moments is a great way to reflect and to create gratitude. In regards to the blog…it is an awesome way for you to re-visit or explore a few of the top posts from the past year. From recipes to round-ups, “Katie’s Picks” and many mindful moments, here are the top blog posts from the 2015. Feel free to link to your favorite post in the comments below! Sending you all joy and peace for the New Year! Continue reading “{Nourish.Breathe.Thrive}: The Best of 2015”

{Breathe} Mindful Monday: Surrender Box

surrender box

At the end of the year I plan to excitedly dive my hands into the bounty of our gratitude jar– we started it this past New Years Day in an effort to keep our focus on the many moments, big and small, that bless our lives each day.  Our notes of gratitude have acted as a year long reminder of the joys in our lives. I continue to love this concept and we will most likely continue the tradition in 2016 but, this got me thinking about other ways one could utilize this idea and after a little research I found what I was looking for. Surrender. Continue reading “{Breathe} Mindful Monday: Surrender Box”