Race Recap: Mermaid East Bay Run

When I signed up for the Mermaid East Bay Run many moons ago, I planned on doing their debut 18-mile race, called the Sirena18. But when my IT band started acting up a month ago, I knew that would be a poor choice, so I changed my race to the Half Marathon. I have the San Francisco Marathon coming up at the end of July … Continue reading Race Recap: Mermaid East Bay Run

How to Make Collard Wraps

To see all recipes, scroll to the top and click on Recipes or just click here! Collard wraps are an easy, portable way to get your greens and other veggies. Sometimes, it’s hard to carry a salad for lunch or a snack. Small containers make it necessary to limit the amount of goodies in your salad; you need to carry silverware; you must juggle a salad container, napkin, … Continue reading How to Make Collard Wraps

Things I Love Thursday

Happy Thursday! It’s been a positively interesting and fulfilling couple of weeks since my last Things I Love Thursday. A lot going on! We had the supermoon, MCA‘s passing, and several change-ups in my freelance lifestyle. I’ve nurtured my IT band with yoga and acupuncture to prepare for this coming Saturday’s Mermaid Half Marathon (!). I finished up Photo-A-Day April, submitted my latest novel a … Continue reading Things I Love Thursday

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #19: Make Your Own Body Scrub

If you’ve been following my tips so far, you’ll know how much I love making my own face scrubs. Sometimes, I’ll use a bit of face scrub on my chest or upper arms, but I prefer to have a separate body scrub that’s a little bit coarser. One of my all-time favorites is ridiculously easy to make, and you probably have all the ingredients already! … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #19: Make Your Own Body Scrub

Easy Cashew Cheese (Vegan, Raw)

To see all recipes, scroll to the top and click on Recipes or just click here! Cashew cheese is one of those yummy raw vegan treats that is WAY easier to make than you might ever think. Before I made it, I thought it would require fancy ingredients or some expensive kitchen tool that I didn’t have. And while there are recipes for cashew cheese that require a dehydrator, this … Continue reading Easy Cashew Cheese (Vegan, Raw)