RULE: Seek Wellness

Wellness involves so much more than your health. It’s how you feel and function in your overall life.  We Americans are under-slept, overfed, undernourished and over-caffeinated.  Many of us are trapped in unfulfilling jobs or toxic relationships.  We can’t be nice to others when we ourselves are not in a good place.  Being truly happy with ourselves, satisfied with our careers, having loving, supportive relationships … Continue reading RULE: Seek Wellness

RECIPE: Green Detox Smoothie

Well, hello there! I’m your new favorite smoothie! This jar of nutrition is incredibly delicious!  It’s a quick but healthy breakfast and makes enough for two, so share with your favorite morning time buddy or enjoy some as a snack later in the day. This morning I offered a spoon of it my 1 year old, who then enjoyed more than her share! Recipe is inspired by Barre3, my fave workout … Continue reading RECIPE: Green Detox Smoothie

RECIPE: Pistachio and Spinach Smoothie

One of my coolest girl friends recently shared with me her favorite smoothie recipe. This is a girl who went heli-skiing on her honeymoon and stole Michael Jordan’s retired jersey from the Dean Dome rafters.  (Only one of these actually happened, but this girl would do happily do both, and then some). So if it’s a Pistachio Smoothie that is her daily tall-glass-o-Bad-Ass, then this is what’s going in … Continue reading RECIPE: Pistachio and Spinach Smoothie

Get Clean this 2015! DETOX MEAL PLAN

A lot of us are motivated at the beginning of the year to make some big changes in our lives.  Some of our vow every year to “get healthy” or “read more” or “remember people’s names”.  While planning to be better and get healthier is great in theory, unless you have specific actions/steps you will take to follow through on these plans, chances are you’ll … Continue reading Get Clean this 2015! DETOX MEAL PLAN

RECIPE: Sweet Potato Mashies

It doesn’t get much better than a healthy, savory, comfort food like these Blue Cheese Mashed Sweet Potatoes! These are sure to be a hit and make a great side dish for any holiday gathering!  I like to keep a batch in my fridge and warm a little portion when I need a sweet, savory or hardy treat! If you’re not in to blue, choose … Continue reading RECIPE: Sweet Potato Mashies

RECIPE: Super Power Bars

Okay boys and girls, how’s your healthy new year coming along!?!  Have you added or increased your exercise routine? Are you putting healthy, chemical free foods in your body? I hope so!  If you, like me, need something quick and convenient to grab on the go but are tired of paying for ‘bars’ that are loaded with sugar– If you are looking for something healthy, … Continue reading RECIPE: Super Power Bars

RULE: Get Outside

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about living in Portland, it’s that, except for 2 months each summer,  it is always raining, about to rain, or looks like it’s about to rain.  Most of the time it just looks like it’s about to rain, so I’ve learned to just get outside anyway.  So what if I get a little wet, or completely soaked, as it … Continue reading RULE: Get Outside