Can you feel it!?! Spring is definitely in the air. The crisp mornings, vibrant greenery, elongating daylight, and the optimism that it can all inspire… Its one of our favorite times of year! (Sorry for the teaser if you’re part of our East Coast tribe. It won’t be long now ; )
Our hearts grow heavier by the moment as we watch the progression of the California fires from afar. We’re sending love and a huge bubble of protection to surround family, friends, clients, homes, businesses, our beloved open spaces, and all the brave, dedicated people on the front lines. If there is any positivity that comes from a catastrophe like this it is the strength that has arisen in our community and the support that we provide one another. We can feel the love all the way on the other side of the country folks!
We love granola like most folks, but we’re sorry to break it to you: most of the granola you’ll find in stores is kinda crappy from a health perspective! We know, you thought granola was a health food, right?
We all know that we should be eating more dark, leafy greens. The top reasons include:
- They’re a dense source of nutrients, especially vitamin A, C, K, magnesium, copper, potassium, iron, & antioxidants
- They contain plant compounds that are very detoxifying
- Fiber, fiber, fiber ; )
I don’t know about you, but when it starts getting cold outside, warm and nourishing soup immediately comes to mind. I not only love the fact that you can pack a lot of nutrition into a compact, one pot to wash meal, but you can clean out your produce bin in the process!
Unfortunately, for many of us, stress is an uninvited guest during the holidays. It can be hard to balance the the normal, day-to-day duties on top of planning social engagements, looking for the perfect gifts, baking, menu planning, and hosting family from out of town. I think we can all agree that the financial aspect of our holiday causes stress as well.
Winter Solstice is just around the corner. The weather has gotten chillier, the nights are long, and the winter fruits and vegetables are back in season.
As a doula and nutritional therapist I have seen it all too often: there is this unspoken (and sometimes spoken) expectation for women to “bounce back” after pregnancy and labor and go back to being “themselves.” In the media we are fed stories about how quickly this actress or singer lost her baby weight or how easily the woman in the article is juggling being a mom with everything else she did before.