Freezer-to-Slow Cooker Dinners

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!‘What’s for dinner?‘ An oft heard phrase in my home. Not to mention a question that I find myself asking right around dinner time now and again. Sometimes I get tired of figuring out what to make for dinner, let [...]


happy jumping girl

Spring forward always reminds me of a fresh new start! Similarly to how the earth starts to burst forth with new life, we find ourselves with a renewed vigor to tackle our health with fervor. The spring is a season full of new possibilities. The earth starts to come alive again, budding with lushness everywhere. [...]



Looking for cozy comfort in a nourishing meal? That is often how I feel, especially when it’s brr chilly out and I’m looking for a warm bowl of healthy goodness to satisfy me. This meal came together one night as I gathered odds and ends from my fridge and pantry. I wanted a way to [...]


Sweet dreams

Sleep is actually a key foundation of health, perhaps even the most important one. Our bodies run on a circadian rhythm, basically a daily cycle. All of our cells have an internal cycle as well.  It is imperative that we are able to follow this rhythm so our hormones stay balanced and we remain in [...]


3 Reasons I Don’t Like CrossFit

by lydia on March 5, 2014

Crossfit dip ring group workout dipping in a row

CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program with the aim of improving, among other things, muscular strength, cardio-respiratory endurance, and flexibility. It advocates a perpetually changing mix of aerobic exercise, gymnastics (body weight exercises), and Olympic weight lifting. CrossFit Inc. describes its strength and conditioning program as “constantly varied functional movements executed at high intensity [...]


A Holy Chai Experience

by lydia on March 4, 2014


Imagine yourself, it’s mid-afternoon and your mind is starting to wander. You feel ‘blah’ and want to reach for something to soothe your mood, yet jazz you up. What do you need in that moment? I’ve got just the thing! A Holy Chai Experience….. What on earth is a holy chai experience? The experience is [...]

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You may be well aware that I happen to be a creative cook and come up with many of my own recipes. Just about every day, I make meals that came out of my own head or that were dramatically tweaked from another recipe idea I found. Sometimes, I’m not really in the mood to [...]


Woman vomiting into the toilet bowl

Food poisoning can strike anyone at any time. It may not be common, but it can be devastating if your body is not strong enough to fight it. Since I teach a course on gut health, I find it important to help people to understand how to combat issues like food poisoning or cross-contamination (especially [...]



An energy drink is a type of beverage containing stimulant drugs, chiefly caffeine, which is marketed as providing mental and physical stimulation. ~ Wikipedia It’s no secret that energy drinks are a popular sales gimmick these days. The truth is, they actually don’t give you energy, but ‘stimulate’ a false sense of energy. People drink [...]


How Saying ‘No’ Can Improve Your Health

by lydia on February 25, 2014


‘Saying Yes To Happiness Means learning to say no to things and people that stress you out’ ~ Thema Davis “Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.” – Josh Billings Saying yes can be unhealthy. When you’re over-committed and under too [...]