The Sugar Dilemma: Good, Bad, & How to Decide

Did you know our bodies need glucose to feed our cells? Without it, we die. Naturally occurring sugars found in whole fruit provide fiber for the slow release of sugar in the body as well as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. However, added sugars, refined sugars, processed sugars, or sugar substitutes are not the same thing. …

Do We Have To Get Sick As We Age?

I used to live with the fear that once I hit “old age,” life would be a ticking time bomb of surprise health scares and problems. We all know someone who has diabetes. Heart problems. High blood pressure. Cancer. How about mental health issues, like Alzheimer’s? Sadly, this reality exists. Are we powerless against it? …

Why Disease Prevention Has to Start Right Now

My grandma died 7 years ago at the age of 72. She had a heart attack. For a long time she was on a plethora of medications just to keep her blood thin enough to pass through clogged arteries and her heart able to function. She even had heart bypass surgery to replace damaged arteries. …

Happy New Year! Change Can Be Great!

And just like that it’s 2018! Looking forward to brand new opportunities and experiences! 2017 ushered in more change than I ever expected. I’m a raw vegan, minimalist, photographer who travels occasionally and blogs a bunch. Had you told me this would happen, I never would have believed it! It all started with my apartment. …

Deciphering Cravings: Does Food Control You?

There is power in understanding why we crave what we crave because we can choose whether we allow it to have influence over us or not. Are your really craving meat or the seasonings it’s flavored with? Like garlic, rosemary, lemon, thyme, salt and pepper. Have you ever had a burger patty with zero flavor? …

Originality: You Do You

It’s amazing the satisfaction that comes from finding your voice, your thought, your style –in a world of followers. From the clothes you wear to the things you say, think, and do. “Trends come and go but originality stands eternal.” Bruce Lee, Interplanetary I just read this great article on Being Original and it had …