Starting the day of right often involves getting restful sleep. Having a bedtime ritual can help you sleep better. Good sleep is imperative for good health. Current research shows a strong relationship between sleep and our brain's functioning. Lack of quality sleep can lead to poor motor functioning as well as foggy thinking and lowered … Continue reading Ideas to Create a Bedtime Ritual
The sun provides the Earth with light and energy, it stimulates the production of vitamin D. However those powerful life giving rays can be harmful, so it's important to cover up. But is your sunscreen safe? It might not be protecting your skin enough or leaching chemicals into your blood stream. Some chemicals in sunblocks … Continue reading Is Your Sunscreen Safe?
Having a morning routine can significantly improve the quality of your life. Here are a few things to incorporate into your morning routine to nourish your body and get you feeling great. Drink Water Activate your digestive system by drinking 8 ounces of warm water. Good hydration helps regulate hormones and flush toxins from your … Continue reading Ideas to Create a Morning Routine
Pate is a wonderful way to incorporate organ meats into your diet. Liver is full of vitamins and minerals, including iron and vitamin B 6 and 12. The bourbon in this recipe adds a subtle sweetness that complements the rich flavor of liver. 8 tablespoons unsalted grass-fed butter, cut into cubes 2 tablespoons bourbon 2 … Continue reading Savory Bourbon Pate Recipe
Ketchup is rich condiment that gives everything a little extra umami and sweetness, however most ketchups contain a shockingly high amount of sugar. Swap out conventional ketchup for this nutritious version with probiotics. 2, 6 ounce cans of tomato paste 1/4 cup sucanat or natural sweetener of choice 1/3 cup water 2 tablespoons raw apple … Continue reading Easy Lacto-fermented Ketchup
I recently needed a sweet protein snack so I whipped up this easy treat that I highly recommend for a late afternoon pick me up. Chickpea Cookie Dough makes 3 servings 1 1/2 cup sprouted and cooked chickpeas, 1/4 cup nut butter of your choice 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/3 cup chocolate chips sea salt … Continue reading Chickpea Cookie Dough
Sometimes chocolate cookies are very necessary. Here's a scrumptious gluten-free cookie recipe I will be making for my grandmother, who drastically reduced her arthritis by going gluten-free. 1 ripe avocado 1 banana 2 tablespoons raw honey 1 egg ½ cup cocoa powder Dark chocolate chips, to taste ½ teaspoon baking soda Preheat your oven to … Continue reading Chocolate Avocado and Banana Cookies
I am a confident and outgoing person, yet I struggle with chronic anxiety and depression. I often wake up at night overwhelmed with worry and doubt. Towards the end of 2017, my depression was near crippling. I laid awake at night running over lists and scenarios in my head and would rise the following morning … Continue reading Nourishing Our Whole Selves
The Bay Area is a magical place that inspires artists and innovators. The temperate climate allows one to explore the its glorious mountains and beaches year round. The diversity of people bringing a variety of ingredients has lead to a cuisine all of its own. The array of qualities that make the San Francisco Bay … Continue reading I Want You to Dance with Us, Apply for a Scholarship.
I started dancing in Carnaval San Francisco over 10 years ago, however my family has been participating as dancers and musicians since its inception in 1979. There is so much I love about this celebration of multiculturalism. As a mixed-race person I strongly identify with the African Diaspora story, where Black Africans were stolen from … Continue reading Dance Your Truth in Carnaval San Francisco