I grew up with a mom who’s philosophy was “makeup is great but skin care is greater” Okay she didn’t actually say this as it was in Romanian but I’m trying as best as I can to sort of sum up the statement. In Europe skin care is essential. I noticed here in America that makeup generally gets all the praise but to me, the canvas is just as important as the paint.Read More
First let me say, thank you a million times over to my readers. I can’t believe I have readers. It’s pretty insane really. I feel truly humbled every day that I get to do something that perhaps even in some tiny way could benefit you. Aside from the rambling I do, I hope to positively touch you with my approach to living with food sensitivity.Read More
When it comes to making lasting changes, the most difficult part seems to be consistency and planning. Most people start out doing well, being committed and organized then one thing happens that throws them off kilter and meal prep is no longer a part of their routine. How do I know this? Been there, done that.
I know - strong words, right? Life changing seems like something that should be reserved for moving to a new country or having a baby or something grand along those lines. But what happens if every day of your life you're in pain and miserable and have to carry that pain with you and then suddenly you're not? That friends is life changing. Going gluten free has done that for me.Read More
How many of you have blamed your moods on your hormones? You know, you suddenly get emotional for no reason half way through your cycle, start crying at that horse rescue video you saw on twitter (maybe that's just me) or suddenly snap at your partner because they forgot to pick up eggs? We can all agree, hormones have a deep impact on our lives. I mean for good reason because for about 30-35 years we are biologically a vehicle for creating and carrying human life. Whether we choose to do so or not, is a different story but we can't change biology - we are designed to perpetuate the species.Read More
We all have crappy days. One of the fascinating things about us humans is the inconsistency in our moods and feelings. As hard as we may try, it's nearly impossible to have a consistent mood throughout the day. Our obsessive thoughts can take a perfectly fine day and wreck it. Unless you've cultivated the ability to stay in the moment and be mindful throughout the day, you probably struggle too.
I've given up on trying to control my thoughts. It doesn't work. Embracing the fact that thoughts will come and thoughts will go, will likely give you a sense of relief. It's not your fault. We're all wired this way, some more so than others.Read More