May is a time to raise awareness of those living with mental health issues and to help reduce the stigma surrounding getting help. Nearly 450 million people worldwide are currently living with a mental illness, yet nearly two thirds of people with a known mental illness never seek treatment. This is my story.
I love Mediterranean influence! The flavors are decadent but they food is often healthier than our western diet. This easy weeknight eggplant meal is a family favorite!
I have had so many people tell me they have no idea what to do with an eggplant. This is no excuse! It is incredibly versatile and can be baked, roasted, grilled, fried or sautéed. Because it has such a mild flavor we have found it to be an excellent meat substitute with the right seasonings. It goes well with just about anything and can the be main focus of a meal or an impressive side dish.
Stepping out of your food comfort zone is as easy as grabbing an interesting looking item you've never tried before and figuring out what to do with it later. Pinterest has a wide variety of diverse inspiration as well! Get out there and get excited about food again!
I personally don't believe that depriving yourself of all of your favorite things is helpful or sustainable. Which means that throughout the rest of the day your snack choices need to be wiser.
When you think of exercise, do you picture a gym with weights and personal trainers? Do you tell yourself you don't have time to go to the gym? Stop making excuses! Exercise can be just about anything!
Sage is an amazing and diverse tool gifted to us by nature herself! Again, please be careful to only buy from a verified tribal source or grow your own! We must take steps to ensure we are helping to preserve this sacred plant. Whether you use it to aid your health, spice up your dinner or bring peace to your space, you can't go wrong with sage!
I have always believed that happiness is a choice. Bad things happen to everyone and life sucks sometimes, it is up to each of us to choose to find happiness despite what life hands us. Lately I have been wondering, where is the line between choosing to find the good in life and pretending to be happy when you aren't...