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Addicted to My New Fitbit

Addicted to My New Fitbit

Before I started using the Fitbit Versa I was using a few different apps on my phone to track my steps, sleep, and nutrition but they never seemed very accurate. I love that with the Fitbit Versa has everything is in one place and it is way more accurate than the random apps. I find it motivating to reflect on my daily stats. It is a great way to check in on your health while staying inspired.

Vegan in Vegas

Vegan in Vegas

Oh how times have changed. Over the last decade the amount of vegan options in vegas has flourished! About 10 years ago I remember my only real option was to get fresh groceries at the store, and fill my sink in my hotel room with ice to keep my fruit/veggies fresh (like most people do with their beer), because there was close to zero good vegan options in vegas.

How To Be A Morning Person

How To Be A Morning Person

Oh those morning people, how we long to be them. You all know who I'm talking about. The ones that wake up at 5AM everyday and start off their morning with the biggest smile on their face and all the motivation in the world. Those people seem unstoppable, am I right? Well, one of my goals this year is to start waking up earlier on the regular. Why wake up early?…

How I Became A CRAZY Cat Lady

How I Became A CRAZY Cat Lady

Buckle in and get ready. This story is long, filled with complicated family trees, lots of vet visits, and above all, adorable kittens.

Last year, there was an 8,000-acre wildfire near our house. As a result, all the stray cats that lived in the mountains moved down towards our house, and since I’m such a pushover for cute animals, we put out food and created a little bed for them. Soon, our backyard was full.

What It's Like to Write an E-book

What It's Like to Write an E-book

I'll be honest; when I began this project I knew how long things were going to take, and it still didn't register in my mind how huge this was going to be. Between five-hour-long photo shoots, constant editing of those photos, and all of the writing involved-each of the days we worked on it, the e-book took over our lives. It had to!

Why I love to Exercise

Why I love to Exercise

Not a day goes by where I don’t think about working out! As a matter of fact, it’s what keeps me going throughout the day. There are so many workouts that I sometimes have trouble picking which one I want to do. So I made it simpler—rather than showing up to the gym and going from available machine to machine, I came up with a workout plan. Simple and easy! Some of us may be too lazy or think that eating healthy should be enough, so why exercise? But actually, there are SO many benefits of working out!

Best Vegan Cosmetic Brands

Best Vegan Cosmetic Brands

If you hadn't caught on yet, I've been vegan for a while. Checking ingredients lists when I buy anything, from salads to veggie burgers, has become a simple fact of life for me. Living in California it's pretty easy to be vegan; practically any grocery store sells tofu and whatever vegan cheese your heart desires. Unfortunately, however, is how difficult it used to be to find good cosmetic and body-care products that were vegan and cruelty-free. Teenager me used to stand in my local target lipstick aisle, struggling to find things with the coveted label.

How to Stay Inspired for Life

How to Stay Inspired for Life

I don’t know about you, but winter sometimes drags me down into the dumps. I’ll have days where all I want to do is sleep in until noon and then binge watch the latest Netflix show well into the night, ordering takeout so I don’t even have to leave home. Or I’ll have other days where I stare at a blank computer screen for what feels like hours, willing creative content to pour out of me when it seems like every inspired bone in my body has been sucked dry.

Cowspiracy Review

Cowspiracy Review

I’ve known from a very young age why I didn’t want to eat animals for ethical reasons, but this documentary opened up my eyes to the impact on the environment as well, and it’s devastating. Not only does the livestock industry create more pollution than any other, it also takes insane amounts of water to kill and process animals into the food that shows up on our tables.

COO COO For Coconuts

COO COO For Coconuts

...that’s why I love coconuts so much, no matter what form they come in. Some experts believe that coconuts can protect against heart disease, prevent tooth decay, boost metabolism, and promote energy (among countless other things). Plus there are so many ways to enjoy them!

5 Gluten-free Breakfast Ideas

5 Gluten-free Breakfast Ideas

If you’ve been reading my blogs, you know that for the last thirty days I’ve been eating as clean as possible. I was already vegan, but in order to try and lead a healthier lifestyle I cut out lots of processed foods and, more importantly, gluten. (If you want to read more about this journey or find out how to do it yourself, go read my last blog post, “30 Days Clean Eating”).