My passion in life is to help people look within themselves to find the tools on how to be the best versions of themselves. #ThePlantBasedMama


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

I originally went to college to become a first grade teacher, but over time my life path changed and today I am a full time group exercise instructor and personal trainer. Even though my job does not take place in your typical school classroom setting, I still feel very blessed to be a consistent figure in people’s lives as they learn and grow- whether menta

I like to think of my life in 2 halves: B.T. and A.T; B.T. being “Before Thirty” and A.T. being “After Thirty.” B.T. I was a people pleaser. I constantly worried about what people thought of me and how my image was perceived to others. This went on for 29 years and 364 days, and then I turned 30 years old. On this magical birth year, something in my brain just changed. It’s not that I stopped caring about things per se, but all of the sudden I started

When I first became a vegan I would get really defensive when people would question my diet. To me, I couldn’t understand why anybody would be so concerned with what I was eating when I gave zero f*cks about their diet. Over time, though, I realized that people were asking me questions mainly out of pure interest and not to be judgmental. In the United States the meat and dairy ind

Exercise addiction is real, I see it everyday and I have experienced it firsthand myself. Therefore, the title of this article is pure trickery- there are zero benefits to overexercising, and in fact, it can be quite detrimental to our health. We live in a culture where “more” is viewed as better. The more hours you put in at work, the more successful of a person you are. The more Instagram followers you have, the more popular you are. The more hours you put in at t