Mindful Monday: Why Acceptance is Pure Bliss & a Giveaway

When dissatisfaction and resistance prevail and we fight it, we make matters worse. Talking today on Mindful Monday about why acceptance is pure bliss.Ps. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the post to enter the giveaway! The brands provided me free samples for review and for the giveaway but did not compensate me for the post. All opinions are my own!

Dissatisfaction: a blessing and a curse.

Do you ever feel like you’re running from thing to thing, goal to goal, transition to transition, as a means of getting to an end, all the while, not enjoying and embracing the process and journey? I recently read You’ll Grow Out Of It by Jessie Stein (affiliate link), writer for the Amy Schumer Show. She’s freaking hilarious and if you just need a good laugh, I highly recommend the book. There was one chapter in the book where she talks about…

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2016 Healthy Cookbook Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday shopping struggle is real. Let me help with my healthy cookbook holiday gift guide! Gift one of my favorite 6 cookbooks and reads for your healthy foodie friend or family member.Haaaaaaapy Friday! If you’re anything like me then you’ve probably got holiday gift shopping on your to-do list this weekend. But who wants to spend their entire weekend shopping in a crowded mall?! Not me! So, this Friday and next, I’m sharing gift guides to help make your holiday shopping easier and free up some of your limited free time :). This gift guide features six of my favorite cookbooks and food and nutrition books perfect for your foodie friends or family members.

Ps. This gift guide includes some affiliate links and I was gifted free copies of these books. I was not compensated for this post and as always, all opinions are my own!

Happy shopping!

For the baby boomer who wants…

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Raw Vegan Gingerbread Truffles

Sweet and spice and everything nice. These raw vegan gingerbread truffles are deliciously decadent tasting and good for you, perfect as a holiday gift for your favorite healthy foodie.It’s the holiday season. With the whoop-de-do and hickory dock. And don’t forget to hang up your sock.

Get your socks, people. The holiday season is officially here! I’m not one of those people that can even talk about the holidays until AFTER Thanksgiving. But once December 1st rolls around, I’m ALL in. Like deck the halls with anything I can get my hands on all in.Our tree is up and decorated. Christmas jingles are on repeat on Pandora. And elf pants are hanging up on our doorways. Cause nothing says Christmas quite like elf pants. Or maybe they are shorts? Fun fact, I played an elf one year when I was a senior in high school at the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Holiday…

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Mindful Monday: How to Create a Vision Board for the New Year & GIVEAWAY!

 Looking to make New Year’s resolutions in a different way this year? Try vision boarding! I’ll give the low down here about how to create a vision board and why it’s such an enlightening process. 

PS. Be sure to scroll all the way down to learn about the giveaway!Hey ya’ll,

I know it’s been a while since I wrote a Mindful Monday post but I’m happy to report that I’ll be here every Monday in December with ya’ll and hopefully that will carry into the New Year. I really miss our Mindful Monday chats, the real dialogue, the raw emotions, the community we cultivated where people feel safe to share their experiences. It’s a beautiful thing and always leaves me with a full and inspired heart. Thank you for being a part of that.

I’ve been taking some “me time” lately. I’m currently wrapping up a meditation course. I went through…

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Kale Salad with Lemon Yogurt Dressing and ALDI Giveaway!

A delicious recipe for kale salad with lemon yogurt dressing inspired by my latest trip to ALDI. PLUS, a giveaway for $100 ALDI Gift Card!This post is sponsored by ALDI. Thanks for supporting the brands and organizations that help make TFD possible. As always, all opinions are my own!

A couple weeks ago, I professed my ALDI love to ya’ll and explained my top 3 reasons why you should try ALDI. If you missed it, definitely go back so you can start drinking the ALDI kool aid too.

As I mentioned in my last post, ALDI made sure we did not go hungry during our tour. We sampled ALDI recipes, taste tested ALDI products and even did a blind taste test. Not to mention, nibbling on hors d’oeuvres, sipping on wine and the piece de resistance, dinner feast. Yes, we were well fed.

All the ALDI recipes we sampled were made…

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Apple Pie Nachos

Nachos just reached a new level. These vegan apple pie nachos are a healthier (and tastier!) spin on traditional apple pie. Wow your holiday guests this year with a fun, innovative dessert. Two days till Thanksgiving! Can you believe it’s here?!

Unless you’re a sweet tooth-aholic like me, dessert is probably the last thing on your mind. Because you’ve got other minor things to do like roast a turkey and make a gazillion side dishes. If you’re still wondering what you can whip up together for dessert that’s quick, delicious and better-for-you, you gotta try my apple pie nachos.

I know, I know. Nachos on Thanksgiving might sound a little blasphemous but these ain’t your average nachos. 1. They are dessert nachos (‘nough said). 2. They taste like someone dropped an apple pie on top of a plate of nachos. Therefore, totally acceptable as a holiday dessert.Look, I’m all about tradition. I…

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