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Visiting Elephants in Chang Mai Thailand

What I really thought about visiting one of Thailand's Elephant Sanctuaries

When you think about a trip to Thailand, I think it’s pretty common that most of us who have never been there see visions of beautiful beaches, night markets, and getting to spend one on one time with tigers and elephants. Sounds like heaven right? Well, do a little bit of research and you might think otherwise. Thinking about going? I went to an elephant "sanctuary" in Chang Mai, Thailand and I want to tell you about my personal experience. Before you decide to go, check it out! ....

jackfruit recipes

Let's fall in love with JACKFRUIT

As someone who’s goal is to be 100% vegetarian one day, I know that jackfruit should one day be a huge part of my diet. The nutritional benefits from this magic fruit are endless! It’s packed with fiber, protein, calcium, and iron. I’ve seen so many vegans and vegetarians head over heels for this giant fruit. But I just can’t seem to get myself there. I’ve tried it once, and spit it out. So I am asking YOU! Help me fall in love with the worlds miracle fruit...

WE'RE JAMMIN' - A PLAYLIST TO CALM ANXIETY AND SEND YOU OFF TO DREAMLAND

We're Jammin' | Calm Edition |

Learning to live with anxiety. It isn't easy. Just because you have a panic disorder doesn't mean you're magically armed with all the tools you need to conquer anxious moments. I learned a very important thing about anxiety that I had forgotten for years until I was reminded...

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Losing My Mother

The Day I Said Goodbye To My Mother

GRIEF – is a hard word. It’s a word we know exists, but a word we don’t talk nearly enough about. When we lose a loved one, we cope with the emotions of grief in thousands of ways. Some days we focus on the negative, ...
Fight Like A Girl

Fight Like A Girl

If you’re a frequent reader of my blog, you know that my mother and grandmother passed away from breast cancer. You can read more about what that journey taught me and how it had a positive impact on my life here. Because of my family ...
4 Day Meal Plan - All Vegetarian or with Veggie Option

VEGGIE 4 DAY – Quinoa Kale Bowl, Cucumber and Avocado Nori Rolls, The Ultimate Buddha Bowl, and Asparagus Salad

While meal planning I am conscious of the environment and try to use recipes with the same ingredients but are packed with different flavors. This way I am able to cut back on waste and ensure that everything we purchase is used up entirely. This ...

GIFTING WITH PURPOSE – 10 companies that give back – Gift Guide

 Tis' the season of giving! Which means we are all about to make a whole lot of purchases. Have you ever stepped back to think about the fact that with every purchase, you are making the statement that you believe in what the brand you are ...
Vegan Bacon for the dirty hippie in each of us.

Dirty Hippie ‘Bacon’ (vegan bacon)

Slowly but surely we have begun the transition to loving animals rather than consuming them. YAY!A couple of weeks ago we went to a local animal sanctuary for rescued animals and made friends with some adorable little piglets. At this time it had already been ...

Toxic Free Makeup + Skincare Review

I've been asked so many times what beauty products I use. Let's face it, if you've been on this wellness journey for a while like myself you've done your research and you know that most of the makeup out there is barely regulated whatsoever.  Many ...
Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos and Simple Guac

Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos + Simple Guacamole

Is anyone else's favorite day of the week Taco Tuesday? They sound even better when you tell me there is tequila and lime involved. Random fact about me... I eat limes & salt weekly.  Call me crazy, I don't know what it is but I absolutely ...
Sesame Crusted tofu w/ Hell Fire Sauce

Sesame Crusted Tofu with Hell Fire Sauce

Our home is a space of love, and in this space, we are doing out best not to consume animal meat. We have been phasing out eating animals for a while now, except for the occasional shrimp taco night and treating ourselves to oysters at ...
Save on your grocery bill

Save on your grocery bill with these 3 simple changes!

Saturday morning meal planning has always been one of my favorite days of the week, but seeing my receipt total rise week after week had began to terrify me!  Two years ago I was spending $120-160 a week on groceries for TWO adults. I’ve since ...
Why you should be modifying recipes and how it can help you feel great! - purposetonourish.com

Why you should be modifying recipes

Meal planning is my JAM!  I love to pick out recipes that have gorgeous photos and nutritious ingredients, but often I am unable to consume every single ingredient listed. Sometimes I can't even eat FIVE of the ingredients, but that doesn't stop me from modifying ...

World Peace for Dinner

I would like to go a place where guns do not exist. Where there are no such thing as ‘borders’. Where we see each and every one of each other as family and beautiful beings. Rather than seeing people for their ‘color’ ‘culture’ or ‘sexual ...
5 Day Meal Plan

5 DAY – Raw Spicy Zoodle Bowl, Grilled Beets and Cilantro Quinoa, Corn Chowder, Spicy Asian Salad, and Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

When I meal plan I am conscious of the environment and use recipes with the same ingredients but are packed with different flavors. This way I am able to cut back on waste and ensure that everything we purchase is used up entirely. This meal ...
banana almond pancakes

Banana Almond Pancakes – Gluten Free

Eating gluten free often means consuming a lot of foods that rate "eh" on the scale of deliciousness, especially when it comes to breakfast goodies.  About a year ago I ran into Buzzfeed's Banana Pancake Recipe and fell in love, but they were still missing ...