Cut Yourself Some Slack Starting Now

I walked to work this morning with my headphones on playing a guided meditation on releasing fear. Listening to the words gently urging me to break down the wall between my fears and my desires brought me a bit of clarity before I reached my desk and started my workday. There's nothing exceptional about this …

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Crunchy Summer Rolls with Sweet and Savory Dipping Sauce

I've had a terrible case of snack attacks this week. Chips, fruits, bagels, yogurt, granola...uh, chocolate covered pretzels. Sure, that's not all terrible but when you're eating almost every hour on the hour, it's time to admit to yourself that things have gotten out hand. Not wanting to slide back into old, unhealthy habits, I …

Golden Beet and Radish Arugula Salad with Pan-Seared Asparagus + BONUS EARTH DAY SMOOTHIE RECIPE!

10 minutes. That's what it took to put this beautiful salad together. 10. Minutes. Pan-seared asparagus. Doesn't that sound so yummy? I can feel my stomach rumbling already. And then you've got these beautiful golden beets. I've only ever had beets that were boiled or roasted. It was a little scary to go for them …

Using Technology to Aid in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

I am thrilled to welcome back author and breast cancer survivor Patricia Dean-Escoto to talk about her exciting new app for newly diagnosed or recovering breast cancer patients. I hosted Ms. Escoto a year ago during her book tour for Top Ten Superfoods for Preventing Breast Cancer where she shared her nutrition tips for prevention …

The Word Vomit

Sometimes you'll put up a good fight and lose. Sometimes you'll hold on really hard and realize there is no choice but to let go. Acceptance is a small, quiet room.                                                          -Cheryl Strayed I stood there, in front of the fridge, holding the door wide open, completely lost in thought. I forgot what I was …

The In-Between

"It's everything in between we live for." What are you doing with that time? Regretting or doubting the clumsy start of love? Fearing its end? Or celebrating—lavishly—the in-between? I'm not much of an Oprah fan, but occasionally I find some gems in her countless newsletters that make me stop and consider my life from a …

How Powerlifting and Latina Magazine Changed My Life

Where the heck are those curtains? I thought to myself.I was rushing through a department store one afternoon on my lunch break from work when I received the email.Hello!I’m working with Latina Magazine and for our social media issue, February, we’re reaching out collecting images from Latina bloggers all across the web. We’d love to include …