I’m not saying I’m that person yet. I’m getting there. But I remember a time when I put people into two distinct groups: “people who exercise” and “me.” Being a person who works out is just a matter of getting up and doing it, so let’s not make it too hard on ourselves. (more…)
And a quote I heard a few weeks ago that has been stuck in my head lately: “You are a function of what the whole universe is doing at the place you call here and now, just like a wave is something the whole ocean is doing.” – Alan Watts
I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Millennial Central Consulting for Marriott Rewards®. I received Marriott Points to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. (more…)
Madde from The Collegiate Vegan is back and better than ever on More Awesomer this morning. She’s going to show you how to make a plant-based diet easy. Don’t forget to check out her blog for some delicious (and beautiful!) vegan recipes.
There are lots of clever ways to add healthier meals to your day, like participating in Meatless Mondays or trying to eat more raw food. Another way is to occasionally cook a vegan meal. Since vegan diets are based around vegetables and whole foods, a vegan meal tends to be packed with essential vitamins, minerals and fiber.
They’re also easier to cook without a recipe (no Pinterest required!) which can be handy when you’re pressed for time. I know, I know. Cooking without a recipe sounds daunting. But put aside your fears of your kitchen going down in flames, and stick with me a little longer. You’ll be a plant-based chef in no time. (more…)
I’m a little bit late to the Spotify Premium game. And I love it. It’s like my world has imploded and I’m building it from scratch, from the ground up, with my bare hands.
That’s a gross exaggeration, but it is pretty awesome.
This new force in my life has brought a renaissance of music into my life. While building my August playlist, I rediscovered so many albums that have been crucial in my life. Very few albums are consistently awesome from beginning to end, so old and new, here are a few of my favorites for your listening pleasure: (more…)
A few weeks ago I read an awesome article in the Atlantic called Masters of Love. Having healthy and happy relationships in my life, romantic or otherwise, is so important to me (Wow I sound like Oprah. Should I continue like that? No). This means I read an embarrassing number of books and articles on marriage, because the ideas that apply to relationships of married people can usually help you get better at all of your relationships. The 5 Love Languages? Great plane book. Just saying.
In the article, Emily Esfahani Smith stresses the extreme importance of kindness and generosity in fostering a safe, accepting relationship environment.
“There’s a great deal of evidence showing the more someone receives or witnesses kindness, the more they will be kind themselves, which leads to upward spirals of love and generosity in a relationship.” (more…)
THIS. THIS RIGHT HERE. This is awesome. “It bothered me that so many ideas for fixing the food system leave out the poor: It seemed like they didn’t have a voice in the food movement… I wanted to create a resource that would promote the joy of cooking and show just how delicious and inspiring a cheap meal can be if you cook it yourself.” Readers can choose to buy a tangible copy of the 179-page book for $20; there’s an option to spend $100 and have the book shipped to 10 people that don’t have computer or Internet access.