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In honour of the holidays and in the spirit of giving…

I’ve made you something.

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When Life Gets Crazy, Should We Forge Ahead or Put on the Brakes?

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Lately I have been feeling a lot like the energizer bunny… just going and going and going.

In full transparency mode, over the past couple months I’ve picked up a very packed-to-the-brim schedule. Currently I’m working overtime (during our busiest season of the year!), am enrolled in a life coaching program, blogging several times per week in addition to developing this lovely website, as well as prepping for some MAJOR travel coming up soon this month. And that’s just the big stuff.

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Christmas Chocolate Bark

awesome chocolate bark

Holiday season is here, one of my favourite times of the year!

Christmas tunes are everywhere, the streets are lit up with decorations, and everything seems just a bit more cheerful and festive and shiny. Yep, I am a Christmas enthusiast. Bring.It.On!

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Creamy Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

Pumpkin chia pudding

Pumpkin cravings are in the air! Here in the northeast, it’s practically a requirement to indulge in a few pumpkin dishes at this time of year.

A few weeks ago I jokingly said to a friend that there probably isn’t a dish I haven’t added pumpkin to at some point. It’s not far from the truth though – I’m a bit obsessed with this sweet, fleshy gourd. There is something innately comforting and joyful about the pumpkin that really captivates me. It’s both hearty and subtly sweet, strong and weighty, grounded and mellow, yet bright and enticing. The deep orange colour is beautiful and nourishing for your sacral chakra (and I think we could all use some extra balance there!)

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How to Find Your Calm in the Cold

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Lately we’ve had some frigid weather here in NYC. And although I look forward to some fluffy white snow days and ice skating adventures whilst sipping a big cup of hot cocoa, I have a confession to make:

I am not a cold weather person.

As much as I wish I could be the gal who rejoices when winter is here, who is unfazed by the grey skies and barren trees (maybe even finds delight in them!), and who joyously piles on the layers of insulation before facing the frost, it’s just not me.

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Ode to creating space, dancing + a return to blogging

ballet flats

Well… hello again.

It feels a bit strange to be posting here after such a long time away. And while I can’t entirely wrap my head around the fact that it’s been 8 months (?!!) since my last post, I can tell you that the time away has brought to light so many gratifying insights and revelations.

Let me backtrack a bit here.

I left this blog in late March of this year, after a series of untimely events required me to shift gears and focus all my energy on work. I’ll admit I struggled a lot with stepping away and it was not a decision made lightly (I had just finished my e-book and was riding on a creativity wave – definitely NOT the time one takes a writing break!)

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Rice Flour Crepes with Chocolate
Almond Butter & Jam

Lately I have been drawn to eating what I can only refer to as a very “third eye” type of diet.

What do I mean by this?

Your third eye is one of 7 energy centers in your body, also known as chakras. Located on your forehead between the eyebrows, the third eye is the chakra that governs intuition, psychic ability, dreams, wisdom and imagination.

If you meditate frequently and/or engage your intuition and mind intensely, you might be taxing your third eye a lot – which will then need replenishment, often in the form of food.

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5 Ways to Incorporate Healthy Eating into Your Life

I was inspired to write this post after working with a couple clients of mine who are just starting out on their real food journey, eager and excited but also pretty new to cooking for themselves and a bit overwhelmed.

I totally get it too.

Though I love cooking now and am so incredibly grateful for all the health benefits I’ve received from doing a major diet overhaul, let’s just be real for a moment:

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When Exhaustion Strikes (+ my recipe for recovery!)

Gorgeous Thailand

I have been away from the site for a while, much longer than I anticipated. It’s amazing how quickly time flies. What was supposed to initially be just a couple weeks gone turned into a whopping 2 months! Definitely still figuring this blogging time-management thing out… (HOW do bloggers keep up with regular posts whilst working another job and tending to all other aspects that make up a healthy happy life?!) If anyone knows the secret please do share! In any case, these past 8 weeks have been quite eventful.

What have I been up to?

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Notes from the Road

Scandinavia & Budapest

I’ve been solo backpacking through Europe for the past 2 weeks – an amazing and challenging experience to say the least. Travel always sparks a ton of new ideas and creativity in me and I can’t wait to put some of these into motion with the new year ahead. Here is a quick rundown of some of the things I’ve experienced so far:

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