With the spirit of resolutions in the air, it is easy to start the first week of a new year totally overwhelmed. Regular work and routine still on the plate, everything that your 'resolving' to do has to be done now, plus your probably experiencing the post holiday let down.
There will be plenty said on the internet about all of the above, and it's great to start the year off motivated to make change. It's the perfect time to start fresh, and become the new you.
But we all know that resolutions are often inherently flawed.
With October being breast cancer awareness month we thought it appropriate to mention the importance of administering the ultimate in self-care - self-breast exams. For most women under 40, this is key to early detection.
I'm sure that most of us know someone who has been affected by cancer in some way. As women, the least we can do for ourselves is to become intimately familiar with our breast tissue, and do what we can to protect ourselves. In our opinion, this looks like education, using clean products, and allowing our breasts to spend time in freedom...
Most certainly Instagram has opened the doors to a self care movement that goes above and beyond anything that has existed before.
"Self Care" seems to be synonymous with beautifully curated feeds, bubble baths, palo santo sticks, and ceramic mugs - #selfcare. It has become a parody of itself that seems to have nothing to do with self care, but more a bragging right or opportunity to share your nice life.
All of it, is most definitely a privilege, and definitely not the reality for many people in this country - much less other people in the world.
Who worries about...
Summer is absolutely our favorite time of year. Everything feels a little brighter and more upbeat. The days are longer and more leisurely, and we love the sun. Especially slathered in The Balm.
So whats not to love? Sometimes... the heat!
Hot, sweaty, sticky and a little uncomfortable the heat can bring out the unrest in the best of us. It can also cause things to melt - like, The Balm.
The Balm is based on a delicious blend of plant oils and butters. The base ingredients that give it many of its healing and hydrating properties and...
When I first got in to vegan food, the very new blogger world was my best friend. I remember sitting in my college dorm room, on my desk top, researching and getting inspired by the California world of restaurants, products, and people who at the time seemed very far away.
I now know that I was finding my expanders. Those people who I could see myself in their footsteps and truly serve as inspiration.
Juli Novotny was one of those first badass entrepreneurial women that I became enamoured with. Her vegan and gluten free cookie line Kookie Karma...