Setting fears aside to "DO GOOD"

It was about six weeks ago that I was sitting at my kitchen table working on my small business, Get it Going. Currently, we deliver activities to carry out acts of kindness and gratitude. I use the word “currently” because Get it Going has evolved over time from t-shirts, to patches, and now box subscriptions.

Paleo Portobello Mushroom Burger

Springtime is here!  …..(kind of).  Spring weather gets me all sorts of excited. The freedom of open windows, bare feet, and breathing in the warming air is such a refreshing feeling after being wrapped up all Winter long. For me it also means G R I L L I N G season!!

From Foodie to Farmer: Why I Chose to WWOOF

I was not your typical nursing student during college. You could say I was a little “different.” Somehow everyone seemed to realize this except for me!  I took canoeing and sea kayaking courses, and wrote funny songs about my experiences in nursing school.  I was not prepared to start working as a nurse after graduation. So instead, I decided to leave the country for two months to travel and work on a farm.

I Need To Run

Either life itself is moving faster or my perception of it has substantially changed through the years. Regardless, it does seem like I am always on the run to somewhere, which is a good or a bad thing depending on the context.

What Yoga Teacher Training Taught Me

This weekend marked the end of my Yoga Teacher Training through 3 Bridges in Portsmouth, NH. We did it! Wa-hoo! It has been 9 months of long weekends and countless hours in the car driving to Portsmouth since my move to upstate NY. Was it worth it? Hands down, YES. 100%. I have learned so much in these past few months about teaching, the practice of Yoga, and Yogic Philosophy, but most importantly about myself.

Make Your Own Bug Repellent

We live in an area crawling with bugs. (ew right!?) We have ticks that can carry Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and mosquitoes that transmit West Nile Virus. Now, perhaps more than ever, it's important to protect yourself from bugs so you can do all of the things you love! Check out this post to learn about how essential oils are an effective repellent for bugs and how to make your own bug spray at home!

Choose 1 Way to Celebrate Our Earth

Tomorrow is Earth Day.  A day we have on our calendars, plant trees in primary school, but do we actually take time to celebrate it?  In honor of this special day we are giving you 10 options. Go ahead, be an over achiever - we LOVE it.  Do all 10!  But we are asking you, do ONE to celebrate this amazing, beautiful planet we live on. 

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Spring Into Your Summer Toxin Free

Here in the Northeast the seasons can change with the blink of an eye, and while the calendar reads April, we know that Summer is just around the corner.   I recently shared some of my tips with The Stram Center, in their Monthly Newsletter.

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Minimize Excess & Maximize Joy

We humans can often become focused on the search for something more. Maybe we’re looking for more meaning in our lives, dream jobs, relationships.   Many times when we are not quite “there,” we are not content. So how do we fill this void?WE BUY STUFF, and lots of it. As much as I hate to admit it, I am guilty of this myself.

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Sausage & Sweet Potato Noodles

Sweet potatoes are just the best, aren’t they? In this recipe I spiralized my sweet potatoes into noodles. If you are gluten-free, or have kicked pasta to the curb but still crave a spaghetti-like dish, spiralizing vegetables is a great substitution.

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Butternut Squash Paleo Spice Cake

My mom let me know this past week that they still have a large amount of butternut squash in the root cellar. They seem like they just keep coming! So we got creative last week and came up with this beauty! It works well as a coffee cake for brunch, or a sweet treat for a dinner party served with a scoop of coconut ice cream. Watch out, Dads like it too, so it will go fast!

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How to Manifest Like a Badass

I was out for a run yesterday in the brisk New England cold air. The wind was biting and I was thanking my lucky stars for whomever invented fleece-lined running tights. As I crunched through the icy bits on the shoulder, I looked up at the giant trees and the windy road ahead and had a flashback of a time when living here was nothing but a dream.

Seize The Storm

“It’s going to snow again?!” “Ugh! Why do I live in New England?” “I can’t stand the cold.” These are real words I hear from many at this time of year, especially with all the snow we just got. We can’t control the weather, so what can we do to turn this bitter cold into a sweet one?

Digital Detox Survival Guide

Ok! So you are considering a Digital Detox, good for you! We want to unplug from our phone and plug into the conversations right in front of us.  Instead of looking down at our phones, we want to look up and make eye contact with the real-live-breathing-amazing individuals right in front of us. We created a Survival Guide to help you through this Digital Detox.

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7 Signs That You Could Use A Digital Detox

If you are reading this hunched over your phone, or toggling between Instagram, Facebook, your to do list and the ping of a text message...we are talking to you, (yes you!) with your phone primed to catch the next epic photo, or respond to your email.  Learn the 7 signs that you need a digital detox.

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Meet Emmy Katz. She's co-founder of WAL and one of the strongest, most inspiring ladies you'll ever meet. She sat down for a WAL Get To Know sesh where she gave us a little peak at her personal purpose and what drives her to keep going.

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