• Health,  Personal Updates

    Big Health Update: I Have Lyme Disease

    Almost four years ago, I developed the symptom set of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I was constantly exhausted and always felt like I was a day away from the flu. Over time, more and more random symptoms crept in: swollen glands, hoarse throat, frequent fevers, food sensitivities, lightheadedness, brain fog, chronic gastritis, pelvic pain, and more. For the most part, doctors…

  • healing autoimmune disorder through diet and lifestyle
    Health

    How I Kicked My Autoimmune Disorder Through Lifestyle

    {Guest Post} Today’s post comes from Kelsi Folsom of Shameless Beauty I was so inspired by her story of overcoming a painful autoimmune disorder that I asked her to share her journey here. I hope this story will remind you that healing is possible, and give you some ideas for how to move forward! If you had told me five…

  • One Word 2019 - Home
    Personal Updates

    One Word 2019: Home

    Each December, I choose a vision word for the upcoming year. It’s a tradition inspired by the One Word 365 movement, which encourages people to choose one word to help them grow in the coming year, rather than make New Years resolutions they probably won’t keep.  A Recap of 2018 For 2018, I actually had two words: GROW and EXPAND. I must admit,…

  • Coping with High Functioning Anxiety
    Health

    How I Cope With High-Functioning Anxiety

    {Guest Post} Today’s post comes from Courtney Hollenbeck, who runs the inspirational Invisible Crown blog. I hope her tips for anxiety management will help you peacefully navigate the often-stressful holiday season! People pleaser. Over thinker. Procrastinator. Insomniac. Dwells on past mistakes. Nervous. Flaky. Loyal to a fault. These are all attributes of a person who struggles with high functioning anxiety. I…

  • Ethical Gift Guide for the Holidays
    Ethical Shopping

    Ethical Gifts for Everyone on Your List

    I’ve always loved finding the perfect gift. As a kid, I developed a reputation for making off-the-wall presents for my family. With an adult budget, my Christmas shopping joy has only amplified. I love how the perfect gift makes someone feel seen, known, and appreciated. So of course I couldn’t let the season go by without making a Gift Guide!…

  • Coconut Oil Sugar Cookies - Vegan and Dairy Free
    Food

    Coconut Oil Sugar Cookies

    A few years ago, I had to go dairy-free. As a lifelong baker, I struggled to adapt to a world without butter. Sure, vegan recipes were amazing. But I missed the recipes of my childhood—especially those buttery sugar cookies that always surface around the holidays. This year, I finally made a dairy-free sugar cookie that actually tastes like the classic.…

  • ethical black friday
    Ethical Shopping

    Ethical Black Friday Sales

    Want to shop ethical, but you’re on a budget? Check out these Black Friday sales from ethical and eco-friendly brands! No matter what you’re looking for, there’s a deal here for you.   Swap.com– Up to 70% off  ABLE– 30% off site wide Boden – 30% off site wide People Tree – 30% off site wide Hackwith Design House –…