Elizabeth is the Weleda North American Finalist

Hi Friends, Exciting news! I’ve been chosen as the North American Finalist for the Weleda Global Gardentrotter contest! I’ve conquered round one, and round two is about to happen in a few weeks in Germany. In Germany, the 16 finalists will take video, photography and artistry workshops to learn and then show off our skills. […]

Vote for Elizabeth to Become the Next Weleda Global Garden Blogger & Creative Artist

Dear Friends, Hope you are having a lovely summer. I have applied for the Weleda Global Garden Contest and hoping you can take a moment to vote for me? Weleda is a holistic German product line and is looking for a blogger and creative artist to explore their meadows, gardens and farms located around the world. […]

6 Mental Fitness Exercises to Boost Creativity

Author: Larry Mager Some people ooze creativity; it’s like a gift. For most people, however, creativity can be a challenge. Especially if we have too much stress, a looming deadline, or just too much to do. Sometimes being creative takes extra work, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Quite often it only takes a […]

Spotting the Signs: Are You Unintentionally Propagating Mental Health Stigmas

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five adults in the United States deals with some form of mental illness in any given year; one in 25 suffers from a serious condition that significantly debilitates their lives. Among the youth, one in five experiences a serious mental disorder at some point; among […]

ACE Fitness: The Pilates Ball Core-Strengthening Workout

The pilates ball is an effective training tool because it promotes core stabilization by adding resistance, which forces exercisers to activate their pelvic floor muscles. Additionally, the ball acts as an unstable surface, which promotes deeper core stabilization. The following exercises require activating, or “hollowing out,” the pelvic floor. The feeling is similar to a […]

Vegan Lemon Cake Topped with Coconut Cream Frosting

This week I am celebrating Easter via the energies of nature. I present to you this dairy-free lemon cake with coconut cream frosting. It’s light. It’s airy. It’s sweet. It’s the sweet part of life that we should enjoy without diving into a comatose state. Enjoy & Happy Easter to those who celebrate it. Click […]

Cold Vegetable Sesame Soba Noodle Salad

The daffodils are in bloom and the color of yellow is found throughout the season. From the sun’s rays to the distinct color of yellow, my soul has evolved from winter hibernation into the realms of rebirth. If you’ve followed me, you know I believe in the power of nature. Living in Germany ignited my […]

Crunchy Protein-Packed Kale-Swisschard Salad Topped with a Lemon Vinaigrette

Kale is a cruciferous vegetable, and it is recommended that we eat at least 3/4 cup of these daily. One cup of uncooked kale provides 2 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber and 7 grams of carbohydrates. Plus, raw kale has some cholesterol-lowering abilities (not as much as cooked kale) but raw vegetables in […]

Raw Collard Greens Rainbow Wrap + Cashew Ranch Dressing

The sun, considered our fuel source, contains all the colors of the prism and emits white light generated from heat. When you look into a prism, you’ll notice all the different colors of the rainbow. White light contains all of the wavelengths, which is no surprise as why the color white is important in various […]

How to Make Cashew Ranch Dressing

Ranch. What do I think of ranch? I have this quirk about me. I really dislike savory white creamy things. Growing up, I despised anything and everything creamy and white – mayo, cottage cheese, dressing, cream cheese, sour cream – basically anything dairy (unless it was ice cream or whipped cream). Click  here to get the […]