{Breathe} Mindful Monday: Self-Love Challenge

youSelf-love is awkward. It feels indulgent and strange. The thing is, self-love is the foundation of any wellness practice because you will not be motivated to care for yourself in a thoughtful way unless you truly love and respect yourself. Let’s start now. We can do this together because, honestly, it feels just as vulnerable for me… Continue reading “{Breathe} Mindful Monday: Self-Love Challenge”

{Thrive} 20 Gifts for Eating Well & Living Joyfully

giftsI love giving gifts. Actually, I love giving thoughtful gifts that feel personal and purposeful. While I did avoid the chaos of black Friday like the plague, I’ve been busy scouring the web for ideas and, dare I say, I am about 90% finished with my shopping this year. That might be a record though our goal to cut out the crap and instead spend time enjoying the holidays (and each other) has made this task a bit easier. Still, right about now I start to get major shopping fatigue. I run out of inspiration and I figured you might as well so I gathered a few of my favorites things to help you finish your shopping! If you don’t find something here that speaks to you, check out the newly launched shop which spotlights quite a few of my favorite things to inspire you and yours to “Eat Well and Live Joyfully!” Continue reading “{Thrive} 20 Gifts for Eating Well & Living Joyfully”

{Breathe} Mindful Monday: A 5 Minute Meditation

5-minutesStop what you are doing and take one really juicy breath. Right now. I’m not kidding. Close your eyes and settle into its beauty. I am always amazed at the power of one purposeful breath. It can completely transform your energy in a positive way and considering the chaos of the holidays, this is the perfect time for a reminder to hit pause and reset so let’s do it. Right now. No excuses. Continue reading “{Breathe} Mindful Monday: A 5 Minute Meditation”

{Thrive} Finding Peace and Giving Back: Ways to Take Action

whos-yourBe grateful and be kind, that is what the holiday season is all about. I like to think of this as my daily mantra. Words, they are comforting, but action is empowering. It has been an unsettling couple of weeks for many people. With that being said, this is not going to be a political rant, so I implore you to keep reading. This is more of a call to action. A call to kindness, actually. Can we all agree to that? It’s my hope that we all have a few things in common, most importantly a vow to love, respect and accept one another as human beings — no matter our differences. I truly hope we can all agree to this intention and here are some steps we can take to accomplish this goal.

 

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{Giveaway} World Diabetes Day + Cookbook Duo Giveaway!

Diabetes Cookbook Duo Giveaway @KatieCavutoRD

Did you know that 21 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes? That is a startling statistic and it can be an an overwhelming diagnosis. One of my personal missions was to connect with this community with messages of love, acceptance and empowerment. To remind all of us that living a healthy lifestyle is not a punishment. It is not about deprivation. Eating well is an act of self-love and self-respect and in honor of World Diabetes Day, I’ve teamed up with Lori Zanni, RD  to further empower and support all of you! We are each giving away two copies our new cookbooks that aim to inspire those with diabetes and those without that healthy living can be achievable and delicious! Read on to enter and for a bit more information on each cookbook and how you can incorporate nourishing and delicious recipes into your everyday life! Continue reading “{Giveaway} World Diabetes Day + Cookbook Duo Giveaway!”

{Thrive} Kringle, Our Holiday Kindness Elf

Kringle the Kindness ElfKindness. It’s free. Sprinkle that shit everywhere! Especially now. With the holidays on the horizon, I am thrilled to share with you to one of my favorite traditions, our “Kindness Elf”. His name is Kringle and he exist to remind our family of the true meaning of the holidays: giving to others, kindness, acceptance and of course, LOVE.  Starting on December 1st, he brings our family an act of kindness for each day of the month leading up to Christmas. Along with that act of kindness, he brings us an immense amount of joy and gratitude as we work together to touch the lives of others in a meaningful way. Want to start the tradition? Here is how. Continue reading “{Thrive} Kringle, Our Holiday Kindness Elf”