One thing I think that many of us think about is the appearance and health of our skin. I know I do! I’ve already discussed my acne-prone and super sensitive skin in a previous blog post, but regardless of having a better grip on my skin, there are several habits I want to incorporate into my life this year that’ll make a big difference with my skin health!
In Germany it’s not unusual to have several coffee or tea breaks in a week. This is the time when you sit with your family in the afternoon, to take a break from whatever you’ve been working on, and simply enjoy the pleasures of company combined with something sweet to eat and a cup of coffee (or tea). I honestly miss those times, especially when I haven’t been back to Germany in forever! It’s been a few years since I’ve visited, so I’m definitely feeling a bit nostalgic.
Caramel, eggnog, cinnamon, roasted chestnuts and of course peppermint or candy canes are all part of the seasonal holiday flavors that make up this time of year! And it just wouldn’t be the same without them! Whenever it’s around Christmas time, I like to fix a healthy chocolate peppermint smoothie, so I figured I’d write up the recipe (with a bunch of different variations) for you guys!
Christmas is coming, and man it can get quite stressful! So much time is spent with searching for gifts, that the whole purpose of Christmas often gets lost. I have many friends, whom I adore, that I want to give a truly personal gift that means something to them and to me. One way of doing that is by simply making a gift for them instead of buying something! I know when I was younger, I would bake cookies with my family, wrap them up in a pretty Chinese take-out box and give them to my teachers as an appreciation gift during the holiday season. Not only was baking the cookies a ton of fun (as well as eating whatever was left over), but it also meant a lot to my teachers to give them something that was thoughtful and took effort.
Today I wanted to discuss a hot topic that I get a bunch of questions on in my consultations and business meetings – how to choose a good supplement. How do you know that what you’re taking will work (even when you don’t feel any different), and that it’s what it claims it is? And most importantly, how do you know it’s safe?
Oh man, we have an abundance of pomegranate (just asked my mom what the plural is of pomegranate…seriously don’t know – pomegranates?) in our house, leftover from our last skin care event when we had fixed a holiday Sangria. So what to do with too many pomegranate(s)? For us often leftover raw fruit or veggies are incorporated into smoothies, and boy this one is a good one!
Crazy that Thanksgiving is over, right? Christmas feels like it’s right around the corner, and if I’m being honest I already started listening to holiday jingles a week ago. 😉 While the holiday mood is adding to my merry mood, I don’t understand all the people who pop up on my social media feeds who have put up their Christmas trees. Ours never lasts that long!
It’s only a few more days until Fall officially begins! (Five more days to be exact, from the time I’ve written this post up, but who’s counting!) I’m as excited as can be, and I’ve been cooking and baking in the kitchen with fall in mind. All the typical fall flavors are suddenly speaking to me and pumpkin, butternut squash, and cinnamon are in almost every dish (not simultaneously though). I seriously love me some fall flavors!
Is anybody else as into dark sweet cherries as I am? Right now I’m on a cherry kick, maybe due to the ending of summer. (Btw I’m fully prepared for fall, even though fall hasn’t fully hit yet.) I’ve had this smoothie almost every morning for breakfast, and can’t imagine starting my day without it. I don’t know what it is about it that makes it so delicious, but it’s just the right combination of berries and sweetness from the cherries that it blends into a delicious smoothie!
Happy Labor Day to everyone! Since it’s still the beginning of September and I don’t have any work or school stuff that has to be done, I thought I could spend the day setting my intentions for this month. Overall goal: To make September the best September yet! Okay, more realistic version of that goal: Re-focus on what gives me joy, and do things that scare me. Cozy meets growth is what I’m aiming for this fall.