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Super Foods Adaptogenic Hot Chocolate

Super Foods Adaptogenic Hot Chocolate

In the cold months, this is one of my go-to night time desserts. I used raw cacao, considered a super-food for it's high nutritient and antioxidant profile. Cacao also contains high levels of magnesium, the "calm mineral," so it's great for anyone dealing with stress or anxiety and good for night time. (If you're super sensitive to caffeine, you might not want this before bed however.)  I've also added ashwagandha, an ayurvedic and adaptogenic herb that nourishes your adrenal glands, helps your body deal with stress and fatigue, is good for memory and focus,  and stabilizes blood sugar.  You can also add maca powder, another adaptogen, to really up the adrenal-boosting properties, and collagen for a nourishing protein boost. Like all my recipes, it's naturally low-glycemic and is paleo-friendly.   The best part though is it whips up in the time it takes to heat up a cup of your milk on the stove, and is rich, chocolately, and just goooood.  I've been making it every night, and will continue to do so until I get tired of it. 

Resisting Quiet: Why Meditation Can Be Scary

Resisting Quiet: Why Meditation Can Be Scary

DO YOU EVER FIND YOURSELF RESISTING QUIET? FINDING ALL THE WAYS TO FILL THE SPACE?

I MEDITATE. DAILY. AND YET, I STILL SOMETIMES RESIST THE OPEN, THE QUIET, THE UNSTRUCTURED. ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE'S SOMETHING THERE THAT NEEDS MY ATTENTION. BECAUSE THAT'S WHEN IT'S SCARY

Coconut-Almond Maca Latte

Coconut-Almond Maca Latte

 This drink is my new go-to. Creamy, comforting, and a little bit sweet, it hits all those spots in super healthy way. Plus I've added adaptogens to help your body manage the stress from a broken heart, cuz heartbreak puts some big ‘ole strain on the body.    All it takes is some heating and blending - so easy you could make it every day. And since it's caffeine-free, you can sip it in the afternoon or evening without worrying about disrupting your sleep. 

3 Steps To Transform Rejection

3 Steps To Transform Rejection

Because rejection is just. so. fun. 

I feel like this has been the year of rejection. Small rejections all the way to soul-crushing rejections. And not coincidentally, also one of the most powerful years of my life.  Not always the most fun (although there has been a lot of fun), and definitely not the easiest, but in a whole caterpillar into butterfly, beautiful growing pains way kind of best. 

So. Maybe you're working hard to make some changes in your life, and things just aren't going your way. Maybe you were dealt a really rough blow, or a series of small rejections. Please don't give up! Try this. (From someone who knows.) 

Standards vs Perfectionism

Standards vs Perfectionism

Standards are about meeting your best effort, at your growing edge, where you are NOW. As you grow, so do your standards. Perfectionism is about control. Control has the appearance of, well, control, but it's really about fear. 

A Surefire Strategy for Dealing with Stress

A Surefire Strategy for Dealing with Stress

Feeling stressed? I was feeling a little blah and uninspired the other day, but also really needed to do some creative brainstorming; not good match. And then I felt stressed about not getting my work done! So here's what I did - are you ready? 

I went for a walk in the woods. 

Mantra for hope, and when things don't go your way.

Mantra for hope, and when things don't go your way.

This, or something better.  

That's my mantra these days. And I really like it.  Mantras may seem cheesy, but sometimes you need something, and I find more and more that your outlook really does shape your experience.