When I became a vegan 10+ years ago,  going out to eat was always a challenge because the options were so limited.  Fast forward to over 10 years later, where veganism is more common than ever and vegan products and restaurants are plentiful.  Today's #Friday5 is my favorite vegan/vegetarian restau

When asked what muscles are being used while running, the obvious answer would be the muscles of the lower body.  However, what many of us do not realize is that the upper body plays a major role in our running form and performance. Good posture and form is key for an effective, safe run. By maintaining a strong core, upper back, and arms you are able to work more

What is an adaptogen?

An adaptogen is a type of healing herb that is used to help bring the body back to homeostasis.  Many adaptogenic herbs are grown in extreme climates that they manage to adapt to, hence their name.  It is believed that because of this characteristic, adaptog

After we had baby Austin, my parents gifted us with a month of Purple Carrot to help take some stress off having to meal plan for a few weeks.  I had never tried a meal delivery service, so I really wasn’t sure what to expect. To be honest, I actually thought that the Purple Carrot meals were pre-made, so I was a little surprised when all the ingredients showed up and

I realized early on that being pregnant was going to be quite the learning experience.  Every pregnancy is different, so what works for one person may not work for another.  Looking back, I found these 5 things most helpful for me. I wanted to share with any new mamas out there who are newly pregnant in hopes that at