Brrr. It’s officially winter and I’m COLD. Why do I always seem shocked when winter rolls around and temps drop? Am I the only one who goes, “WTF it’s soooo cold” as if it’s never happened before? Just wondering…  Anyway, I’ll be whipping up all the warm soups I can this week. The carrot ginger soup below is featured in the Winter membership of The GOOD SCTY!  Materials (recipes, meal planning tips, private FB group access, giveaways, grocery guides, and more) will be released on January 1 (ahhhh, I wonder what marketing team came up with that one!) And… View Post

Guys, holidays are weird. They stir up a lot of emotion in people. That’s why I thought some holiday self care tips would do us some good. This time of year, there’s joy, cheer, tradition and a lot of love. It’s beautiful and contagious and just plain awesome. But if we’re getting real, all that excitement can be a bit draining- it’s A LOT  to make every holiday party, see every loved one, pick all the perfect gifts to give friends and family, effortlessly wrap them like you’re Martha freakin’ Stewart, and stay healthy and happy (and rested!)… View Post

Ah!! Mindful eating. One of my FAVORITE topics. This book is one I could not wait to review. I truly have NEVER found a book that so closely shares my feelings toward food, body image, and the importance of setting an intention behind each meal. Cassandra Bodzak has been someone I follow for awhile- I found her when I first started blogging on Instagram and fell in love with what she stands for. She makes meditation and mindfulness approachable – which I love.   For those of you unfamiliar, Cassandra is a meditation teacher, kundalini yoga… View Post

ever wonder what us bloggers do all day?? I’ve heard that one before, so this post is to provide you a glimpse of my typical day! News flash- it’s not all that glamorous, but I do try to prioritize my health and fitness every day, no excuses! I partnered with Amazfit to show a day in my life (there’s a lot of food, a lot of typing away on my computer, and some fitness involved). Amazfit offers fitness trackers that are the lightest on the market, making them super comfortable and easy to wear all day.… View Post

I’m veering a bit off course with this blog post because I’ve been dying to write about college, education, work ethic, and the age old question of “what’s my calling?”, since seeing posts about the education system from ladies I admire and adore, Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential, and Christina Rice, of Addicted to Lovely. I’ll link their blog posts later don’t worry, because you must read. For now stick with me as I share my story and my thoughts on higher education since removed from the university setting. So, did you go to college? If yes, Did you bust… View Post

my love for handbags is real.  I love them way greater than shoes. however, less than new kitchen gadgets and organic super foods and produce. priorities you know? anyway, I’ve shared my obsession with Pixie Mood in the past, because not only are their products stylish and affordable, they are cruelty free! These PETA approved bags are fashion forward and beautifully made. They combine style and compassion perfectly. I was fortunate enough to receive a few of Pixie Mood’s newest FALL/WINTER collection and I’m loving each and every piece.  Take a look at some of my favorites… View Post

fast meal prep for sunday. does Sunday have you thinking about your week ahead? same here! it also has me thinking about how I have little to no time to be cooking (odd for a food blogger…) but true, and don’t want to sacrifice eating well.  healthy food is a MUST for me, so this idea for a blog post stemmed my need for fast meal prep based on my crammed schedule right now and the fact that I don’t love spending all day portioning out food in containers. Ok, here’s a glimpse of what I’m juggling currently… kaleinit.com… View Post

so, before we dive into this post let me start by saying…. It’s NOT an anti-vegan blog post (for those of you who follow and read along for the plant based recipes). It’s PRO eating disorder awareness and recovery.  It is about dangerous eating disorders and finding the willingness to recover and live in a way that is best for YOU, and YOUR BODY. It’s also about a book I enjoyed by the always inspiring blogger, Jordan Younger.  Ever since I found Jordan’s blog, The Balanced Blonde, I’ve been interested in reading her book, Breaking Vegan.… View Post

The podcasts I listen to don’t take themselves TOO seriously. The women (+ Micheal) who host the podcasts may tackle serious topics on occasion, but above all they keep it real, relatable and entertaining. That’s why I’m hooked on podcasts. Podcasts get me away from the TV and computer screen. They don’t feel the same as a flood of Pinterest articles that constantly remind me of all the things I could still be doing to improve my blog. Sidenote, does anyone ever get overwhelmed by all those?? I now get as excited to listen to… View Post

so often I hear, “I just don’t have the time to eat healthy.” say what???? if you’re a mom, student, CEO, IDC! I mean, I care about you and your health and I think it’s incredible that you’re doing it all, but I don’t want to hear the silly excuses anymore. here are five tips to help even the busiest women prioritize their health. all tips I do myself, as I certainly don’t always have the time to be cooking meals from scratch or meditating for an hour every morning. there’s really no denying we live in… View Post

recently I’ve been very interested in learning how to “holistic-fy” my daily routines. Holistic-fy is totally a word, right? what I mean by that is finding ways to make daily habits more holistic, natural, pure, and whole. like skincare and make up for example. or food of course. even nail care and hair care can be done more holistically. and now I’m taking it a step further…oral health. there are a few germs in your mouth if you haven’t heard. like a ton. around 500-600 species of bacteria, actually. and it’s almost impossible to put a clear and… View Post