Easy Weeknight Veggie Frittata

Six Simple Reasons to get Enough Sleep

Sleep is one of those time consuming things that I often take for granted. I think it's the consequence of being a perpetually sleep deprived student. Recently, my husband and I purchased a brand new firm-but-soft-super-comfy mattress and I LOVE it! I find it hard to leave my bed, especially after our sheets are freshly laundered....more

Who Owns Organic?

Have you ever wondered where popular Organic food items come from? Some of these were surprising to me! It's interesting to see how connected the food industry is even when we adopt the us (organic) vs them (conventional) mentality. How do you feel about this? Sources:...more

Why I Didn't Do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

My news feed has been taken over by friends and family participating in the ALS ice bucket challenge.  I'm impressed by the sheer number of individuals who have stepped up and learned something about ALS, donated, or dumped a bucket of ice water on their heads in solidarity. It's really cool to see so many people rally for one cause. But I have not participated. ...more
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The Scientific Seven Minute Workout

We've already talked about how exercising daily can be quite the struggle for me. Between my full work day, commuting and the afternoon rain storms it feels nearly impossible to get in a good workout. I hardly have enough time to make dinner most nights, let alone take a trip to the gym and spend 45-60 minutes on a treadmill or trying to figure out what weights to lift. I sometimes wonder if I'm the only one who wanders awkwardly through the machines unsure of where to start. (I'm not the only one, right?)...more

How to Treat Your Headache Naturally

Last week, I shared that I would be camping over the weekend with my best friend. We had a great time! Our trip primarily revolved around eating; Jenny's husband is basically a gourmet chef and made us some pretty incredible meals. In close second to all the eating was the beautiful natural spring on site. We took nightly walks to the water and spent some time canoeing and swimming during the day. Did you know that Florida is home to more than 900 fresh springs? All of which have a cool temperature around 72 degrees....more

Is Eating Organic Really Better for Me?

I get asked this question a lot: Is organic food really better for me? Is it worth it?My immediate answer is Yes! My rationale is this: the less the toxins you're exposed to, the better off you are. Why eat foods laden with pesticides? There are better options out there....more

DIY Natural Bug Spray

 This weekend, my best friend and I [plus our husbands] are heading to Manatee Springs to camp for the weekend. I'm sure it'll be Florida sunny and humid with a side of thunderstorms and plenty of mosquitoes....more

100 Happy Days: Making every day, a better day

Three Reminders for today:1. Speak Kindly: Our words influence our thoughts and the thoughts of others. Share your positive outlook with the people around you and it will not only improve your mood, but it will improve theirs too....more

Mango + Chia Pudding

Delicious and easy to make Mango + Chia seed pudding is a healthy way to enjoy dessert! ...more