making it work on the road

By | September 6th, 2016|Grab and Go, Nutrition|

Let's talk about eating on the road (or in the air, or on a boat). I have spent A LOT of time on the road. Whether it was the years spent on the CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff, the period that I worked with schools around the country to implement fitness programs, the two moves up and down [...]

5 ways your diet might be ruining your health

By | June 14th, 2016|Health, Nutrition, reflections, The Mind|

DOGMA [dawg-muh, dog-] (noun): prescribed doctrine proclaimed as unquestionably true by a particular group. RADICAL [rad-i-kuh l] (adjective): thoroughgoing or extreme, especially as regards change from accepted or traditional forms To be radical, one must question accepted or traditional forms and must, at times, be extreme in fighting anything proclaimed as unquestionably true. This rings true in today's nutrition communities more [...]

harder to kill

By | April 21st, 2016|CrossFit, Health, Movement and Play, Nutrition, reflections, The Mind|

Last month, I had the pleasure of being a guest on Harder to Kill Radio, a podcast created by the fabulous Steph Gaudreau of Stupid Easy Paleo. I've always been a talker, so podcast interviews are my favorite. They offer a chance for some seriously uninhibited real talk, and with Steph as the host, things [...]

super easy squash and kale soup

By | February 7th, 2016|Autoimmune Paleo, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

I frequently discuss the importance of real/whole food as the source for all of the nutrients we need to heal, perform, and thrive. But one of the issues many people seem to face when it comes to getting all the needed nutrients is that it can be daunting to eat a giant bowl of greens or [...]

coco-butter tea… modern day take on a Tibetan tradition

By | January 19th, 2016|Health, Nutrition, Recipes, To Drink|

While I absolutely LOVE my locally roasted organic coffee, I also think that there is something to be said for keeping things varied, and for not loading the body with tons of caffeine every morning. Variety is the spice of life, you know. Plus, studies have shown that consuming high amounts of caffeine can negatively impact cortisol.  Caffeine acts [...]

thanksgiving recipe round up

By | November 20th, 2015|Pastured Meat, Recipes|

Thank you!! Thanksgiving is upon us, and I would like to take some time to THANK YOU. Thank you for reading. Thank you for caring, sharing, and for exploring new ideas, new recipes, and new ways to nourish yourself, the earth, and the ones you love. This has been one hell of a year so far, [...]

EPIC bar

By | November 1st, 2015|Health, Nutrition|

In case you haven't heard, I am proud to announce that I am now an affiliate for EPIC bar. Haven't heard about EPIC? Well, let me give you a quick run down. EPIC bars and bites have become a real life saver for me. Finally, a bar that isn't loaded with sugars or makeshift protein sources. A bar that's [...]

your shortcut to a serious superfood

By | September 22nd, 2015|Autoimmune Paleo, Health, Nutrition|

*Scroll to the bottom for a crazy good deal! Yep, a shortcut... That's right; I said it. And this is coming from a girl who has never been an advocate for any sort of quick fix pill or supplement, and who has always said (and will keep on saying) that a real food approach is [...]

food is medicine

By | August 18th, 2015|CrossFit, Health, Nutrition, The Mind|

A little bit ago I was introduced to Tyler Anson from Everyday Warrior and was immediately inspired to put together this post and to help support the cause however I could. If you haven't heard about Everyday Warrior, I am glad you are here; please keep reading. The folks from Everyday Warrior believe in the warrior spirit. [...]

why I love collagen and a Vital Proteins giveaway!

By | May 27th, 2015|Breakfast, Grab and Go, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, To Drink|

I am giving away TWO large canisters of Vital Proteins (read on for more details and a COUPON CODE for everyone)! There's been a lot of talk about collagen from grass ged cows and its myriad benefits as of late. And if you've been following my blog or Instagram, it should come as no surprise [...]