What Fish Is On Your Dish?


I’ve always had a thing for the ocean. I like to swim, love the animals that live in the water and am fascinated how oceans and marine ecosystems work.

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Health, Nutrition, Eco-living

True Beauty. What is it…. Really?


Ever wondered what it is that makes French women so alluring? Many things, as I’ve been learning during my study of the language. They have so many interesting ways of being, but one expression that I love is Jolie Laide, which directly translates into ‘ugly-pretty. The French are known for being beautiful in an unconventional way; a woman’s beauty lying in the appeal of her imperfections and how they fail to comply to the societal norm.

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Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity, Beauty

Why Most Therapy Doesn't Work…


I’ve spoken to thousands of people who’ve tried counseling, psychology and other new age therapies only to leave disappointed years later (and thousands of dollars down) with the same negative patterns still playing out in their life. They’ve read a library full of self-help books and given that 12-week challenge a go, and still the original problem is there.

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Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity, Overcoming Depression

How To Be Successful…When Starting Over. (A Coffee Date & A Clean Slate)


Sometimes we need a redo, a fresh start, a clean slate, and other times we are forced to start new. Whether we choose to begin again, or other factors play a part in the change, it is important to acknowledge the fact that change is the only constant in our lives. Some people deal with change better than others. Whether it's transferring to a new place, starting a new job, or embarking on a weight loss journey we are in charge of how we approach change. As someone who was afraid of change, I have learned ways to not only deal, but also thrive in the face of the unfamiliar. So here are my tips and tricks to embrace change.

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Overcoming depression, Weight-loss, Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity

Rose Geranium


My garden was inspired by Rose Geranium. The moment I first rubbed my fingers on the leaves I discovered in essence what you could expect to smell in small bottle of Rose Geranium Essential Oil. Rose Geranium, unique to other Geranium plants contains a rosy warmth in it's smell. It is remarkable. Therapeutically, Rose Geranium can open a person up to living their life with self love. Self love sounds pretty simple, right? Well, Geranium doesn't mess around, its not interested in the feelings or the story. In fact, Rose is quite pushy, and when you put these two forces together, what you get can be rather loud. There is no room for the part of the story steeped in the past - the past is the past - she wants to tell you what she sees in you now, which is everything you have ever dreamed for yourself and beyond; and will surely tell you that you need to keep your attention on the Present, from here on out.

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Health, Overcoming Depression, Positivity, Philosophy

How to Eat Well When You Work 9-5


It is definitely a struggle to eat well when you live a busy life. I know when I get home from work, the last thing I want to do is cook. I am usually starving, and I just wish I had a magic cooking elf to feed me delicious, healthy dinners. Regardless, it is extremely important that we are mindful of our eating habits, especially when we spend most of our days at work. When you are caught up in meetings, answering emails, and putting out office fires, your eating habits become scattered. Oftentimes, you will find you are famished and dehydrated which WILL affect your productivity.

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Health, Nutrition, Vegan, Organic, Raw

Be In The Now


Do you often catch your mind wandering all over the place? Are you dwelling with regret over the past, or imagining the future with a fearful perspective? Sometimes we can get so distracted by our internal chatter, we're not even aware of where we are in the Moment. Yoga offers you the tools that are needed in order to get focused and 'be' fully in the present. Wherever you are in your life's journey, with a committed yoga practice you'll gain all the power, drive and momentum you need to live in the NOW!

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Yoga, Exercise, Health, Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity

The Benefits of Lemons


I love lemons. I always have, ever since I was little. I have always gone towards the more sour fruits than the sweet ones. When I was little, people would always tell me that eating lemons is not good and that I should not eat them anymore. Thank goodness I did not listen because lemons have so many health benefits. Now, I use lemons for everything, including my hair, skin, and general health.

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Nutrition, Health, Natural Remedies, Weight-loss

Vegan Chocolate Cookies


A few days ago I came across a vegan restaurant where I’d tasted the most delicious vegan chocolate cookies I’ve ever had. Naturally, I had to have the recipe and I looked for it everywhere since the chef refused to give it to me. He said he was protecting “the secret”. When I finally found it I couldn’t help but share it with the world, so here it is:

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Vegan, recipe,

How To Return To Wholeness When Feeling Like Something's Missing


In Plato's, Symposium, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs, and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate beings, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves.

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Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity, Overcoming Depression

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