Fasting For Your Body Type

Monday, April 10, 2017

Eating is a central part of our daily lives. It's important to take care. In this busy world we eat when we are stressed or sad, we eat too much, we eat at odd & inconsistent hours, we eat foods that are processed and indigestible, and we put food into our bodies before our last meal has even had time to digest. Once in a while, it is necessary to hit refresh and allow our systems to realign.

Thoughts This Week: No. 3

Sunday, April 9, 2017

A quick and easy breakfast recipe, what's in my shopping cart, and my favorite entertainment this week

How Our Monthly Cycle Affects Our Brains

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The menstrual cycle is something women are taught, in mainstream society, to be ashamed of at worst and to tolerate at best. Rarely do we think something good, let alone brilliant, can stem from its processes. We associate our period with cramps, mood swings, bloating, and rage, and we see the ups and downs of the rest of the month as our alter egos creeping up to sabotage our relationships, creativity, and overall happiness. We try our best to turn from them or even control them.

The World Always Needs You

Monday, April 3, 2017

It's all well and good to discuss the problems of the world on the internet. The internet and social media are great platforms for spreading awareness of issues around us we may normally have never heard of. It's an even more beautiful and recent thing that we have access to current events that are not written solely by partisan, mainstream news sources. There's a wide range of perspectives available on any issue, and we have the option to view it through many of those lenses. Reading the news is still not enough. If we want real change, we need to take further action.

Easy Vegan Green Curry

Friday, March 31, 2017

This is something I whipped together using ingredients I had just sitting around. That's the beauty of curries I think. There are some flavor rules, but when it comes to what you throw into them, it's really up to you. The mixture of curry paste and coconut milk is a pretty standard and simple base, but feel free to change up the veggie and protein choices if you like. Although I highly suggest the mushrooms mmm...

It's All in The Past

Saturday, March 18, 2017

I'm going to dive right in here ---

I feel like I've let the monotony and driving force of monetary gain take control of my life the past few years. I stopped convincing myself to take time to learn for the sake of learning (not as a career move) & appreciate the history and beauty of what others have created just... because.

Cucumber Pineapple Jalapeño Juice

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

I'd like to think of this as the healthiest virgin margarita I've ever had. This is an adaptation from a recipe in the Moon Juice Cookbook and boy is it amazingly delicious and unique. I think the cilantro, lime, and chili give it a refreshing zing. And don't worry... The jalapeño isn't as spicy as you'd think (seeds and core are removed for your own comfort). 

UVA, B, & Vitamin C... Here's The Scoop on Sun Exposure

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

What the sun does:
According to the American Skin Cancer Foundation, "More than 90 percent of visible skin changes associated with aging are caused by the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays." Unprotected exposure to the sun over time causes:

Skincare Options for Under $12

Friday, March 3, 2017

I realized after my most recent skincare post that a lot of the products I posted about are on the higher end of the price spectrum. I tend to justify my splurging by saying "well... it's for work!" but that doesn't mean those products are the only ones worth using. Of course not! There are plenty of affordable alternatives.

Thoughts This Week: No. 2

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Some little things I've been incorporating into my own life/dreaming about this week...

Mid-Winter Skincare Regimen

Saturday, February 18, 2017

I like to think of my bathroom shelf as a pharmacy... or an apothecary. A place filled with tinctures and concoctions I layer and reach for when my skin is thirsting for something specific. I don't believe in necessarily doing the same thing every single day. Or using the same products forever. Your skin is evolving and changing. It's adapting to new stressors, the weather each day, what you ate last night. It's an expression of what's going on inside of you and beyond you. You can't expect to slather on all of the same things in July and December. Maybe I'm justifying my (very healthy) obsession with trying new things. Or maybe I'm very in tune with what my skin is asking for. I'd like to think it's the latter so let's go with that.

Why You Should Be Taking Cold Showers

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

I remember reading Katharine Hepburn's autobiography "Me: Stories of My Life," in college. A few things really stuck with me, only one of which I've actually implemented into my own life. She attributed her graceful aging and beautiful skin to taking cold showers. You may be thinking that sounds terrible! But maybe, just maybe, the benefits outweigh the discomfort. Let's see.

Homemade Kimchi

Saturday, February 4, 2017

I love fermented foods. They're flourishing with enzymes, a b and c vitamins, probiotics, and omega-3s and are amazing for digestion. I recently learned that 90 percent of seratonin (the happiness chemical) in our bodies is created in our gut, so having a smoothly operating digestive tract is directly linked to the way our brain functions! I had no idea...

Thoughts This Week no. 1

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Links to a fire workout, a quick and veggie-packed pasta recipe, and more...

Homemade Gentle Exfoliating Mask

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

I love the idea of using a clay mask to freshen up my face, but sometimes I find it a little too drying - especially in these windy winter months when I need all the moisturizing I can get. I had all of these ingredients lying around, and decided to experiment and create something with clay that's a little more restorative. 

By Dayna Frazer