Healthier Options to Order at the Coffee Shop

Coffee shops are one of my favorite places to hang out (oh, yeah, and I work in one!). But, the endless beverage choices can be confusing, especially if you are visiting a coffee shop on a regular basis and do not want to order something that is terrible for your health and will leave you with a sugar-crash and a stomachache. Should I order a mocha with coconut milk? A latte with sugar-free hazelnut flavor? A soy cappuccino? A skim caramel macchiato with no whip cream? Maybe I’ll just get a cup of coffee because it’s too confusing…

This is … Read More

Cold-Busting Turmeric Green Smoothie

turmeric green smoothie

Unfortunately, I’ve come down with another cold/flu. I’m trying my best to kick this one fast so that I can get back to work and doing things besides watching Netflix in my pajamas all day (not that I haven’t enjoyed that!). To get some fluids and nutrients into my system, I whipped up this cold-busting green smoothie with a healthy dose of turmeric.

Turmeric is super anti-inflammatory, which is just what your body needs when it’s fighting off a cold. Not only should you eat it when you’re sick, but it should be something you include in your diet all … Read More

Essentials for When You’re Under the Weather


Christmas lights, fluffy snowflakes, sugar cookies, crackling fireplaces… there’s so many things to love about the holiday season. Unfortunately, with all of the people, stress, and travel also comes colds and flus. I seem to have caught a little something, so I’ve been spending a lot of quality time with my fuzzy blanket and Friends on Netflix.

Today I’m going to share some of my essentials to keep on hand in case you come down with anything this season.


Face moisturizer.

Not only is the harsh winter air drying to your skin, but if you’re constantly blowing your nose and … Read More

Winter Wellness Luxuries

And all of a sudden, it’s winter here in Oregon.


I absolutely love the soft quiet and stillness that the snow seems to bring. Those big fluffy snowflakes make me so nostalgic for winters and holidays as a kid!

As we dive headfirst into the winter season, there are a few things that you may want to invest in to take care of yourself this season.


The harsh winter air, hot showers, and indoor heaters are all very drying on your skin. Make sure you don’t neglect your skin just because you are wearing pants every day. Treat yourself … Read More