ginger for menstrual cramps
Healthy RecipesHolistic LifestylePersonal Experiences

Managing Period Cramps with Ginger (& A Bonus Recipe!)

One of the biggest driving factors behind my decision to go vegan and pursue holistic nutrition is my chronic menstrual cramps & PMS symptoms that consume and leave me bedridden every month. Having struggled with this for over a decade, and being tired of traditional doctors suggesting birth control or …

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Refreshing Berry Lemonade (No Sugar Added!)

Sugar is a major detriment to health in a variety of ways. It increases inflammation in the body, cancer risk, and can lead to obesity & insulin resistance (both of which are risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes). Consuming too much refined sugar can also cause skin issues like acne …

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FitnessWellness Tips

Effective Home Workouts Perfect for Sheltering in Place

With gyms closed worldwide due to COVID-19, a lot of us have been finding different ways to get creative with working out at home to manage stress and keep our bodies moving. This is going to sound clichéd, but it’s true – a bit of exercise each day goes a …

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bali body vegan self-tanning mousse
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Quarantine Edition: Tan Smart with Bali Body

Summer is right around the corner… and if you live in the desert like I do, it’s already here! Have you been working on your summer glow? I love having naturally olive skin because it means my body gets tan pretty easily under the sun (rather than burn). When I …

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strawberry banana vegan nice cream
Healthy Recipes

Strawberry-Banana Nice Cream with 3 Ingredients!

Scorching temperatures are on the horizon here in the desert – reaching 90’s later this week! You can bet I’ve been on top of my “summer-friendly” vegan dessert experimentation lately. Last week, I made strawberry-banana nice cream for the first time with just 3 simple ingredients! The best part is, …

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Wellness Tips

Simple Things You Can Do for Your Health at Home

We are one month into quarantine now. As tragic as COVID-19 has been, I’ve been trying to stay positive and make my time at home count. It sucks that work has slowed down, but I’m blessed to still have income as a freelancer. More importantly, I’m always grateful for my …

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vegan mac and cheese with breadcrumbs
Healthy Recipes

Creamy Nut-Free Vegan Mac & Cheese

One thing I’ve missed greatly since going vegan is a good ol’ classic mac & cheese. But not the crappy feeling I’d get after indulging on lots of it, though! I have been meaning to make a vegan mac & cheese and decided today that quarantine day #… 18? (who’s …

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vegan wild fried rice
Healthy Recipes

Vegan Wild Fried Rice with Pantry & Freezer Staples!

Here in Palm Springs, we have been in quarantine for a while now. This means less eating out, and more cooking at home. Today, I’ll be sharing one of my staple meals that utilize common pantry & freezer items – vegan wild fried rice! It’s super delicious, healthy, and easy …

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vegan plant-based lifestyle
Holistic LifestylePersonal Experiences

My Beginning Journey to a Plant-Based Lifestyle

In mid-January of this year, I decided to switch to a plant-based lifestyle. I’d like to think that I was a pretty healthy person before the transition, but just wanted to take it to the next level after watching “The Game Changers” on Netflix and starting to read Dr. Michael …

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veggie tofu noodle soup
Healthy Recipes

Healthy Comfort Food: Veggie Tofu Noodle Soup

The past few days have been cold and rainy in Palm Springs – a rarity! Of course, I had to seize the opportunity to make comfort food to enjoy at home. I grew up eating noodle soup like ramen & pho. Not going to lie – when I first decided …

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