I gotta be real with you. It sometimes still triggers me to see so many people broadcasting their diets and over-the-top workout plans all over social media. The Daniela you might have met five years ago would have ranted about how oppressive it is to women (it's actually oppressive to a whole lot more people than … Continue reading Why aren’t we talking about HOLISTIC health more?
It's kinda messed up, right? Most of America is in an abusive relationship with dieting. We know they're not good for us, but they tempt us with their promises of "This time will be different," so we run lovingly back into their arms only to be disappointed all over again. So why do we do it? … Continue reading Why do we keep going on diets even though we know they don’t work?
The idea for this little sandwich came from a breakfast pizza we whipped up for Easter brunch. The pizza was delicious, but we were looking for a less involved way to capture the flavors without sacrificing the integrity of the dish. It was such a success that I had to share! SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS: 8 … Continue reading Sweet & Savory Breakfast Sandwich
Sometimes you just don't want to snack on veggie sticks, but you still want the benefits they provide. Turns out you can have your cake and eat it too. The "surprise" part of these energy bites are the pHresh greens. I buy mine through vitacost, and they are well worth the investment. SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS: … Continue reading Chocolate Surprise Energy Bites
“Growth is the only evidence of life.” John Henry Newman • Whether growing a garden or personal growth, spring seems like a natural time to reconnect with our goals. What do you value? How can you grow that value so that you live that truth daily? Energy flows where attention goes, so if you aren't … Continue reading Grow Your Values
Diets implicitly teach us that we cannot trust our intuition – that our food choices aren’t good enough – that we are not enough. But when we stop coming from a place of body shaming or wanting to fit a cultural idea of beauty, freedom becomes empowering rather than glutenous. I used to gorge myself … Continue reading The #1 Reason Why You Should Ditch The Diet FOR GOOD.
A wise, old friend of mine has this hanging in her place, and it left me feeling inspired. What could be more true? As a recovering perfectionist myself, simple reminders like this are so powerful. It takes time to build new neural pathways to believe progress is more important than perfection, but with a little … Continue reading Calling All Recovering Perfectionists
Hemingway said, "There is nothing noble about being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self," and it's hard not to agree, especially when there's so much evidence around us in the beauty of people consistently stepping up to improve themselves and therefore those around them. Should we be … Continue reading Social Distancing Reflections
Real Moment Monday: I saw this picture for the first time a couple months back and cried, and I cried because I thought this body was “bad”. But it’s not is it? It works so damn hard for me every single day, and I am genuinely grateful for that, but I still have these moments of irrational … Continue reading Health At Every Size: A Wellness Coach’s Perspective
When I tell people that we eat a largely plant-based diet, the most common follow-up question I get is, "What exactly can you eat?" Ask any vegetarian and they'll tell you life doesn't have to be boring! Vegetables can be delicious, and this recipe proves it.