travel, food, events, etc.

The Infamous Energy Ball Recipe

The day has come for me to publicly share the recipe I am asked for most-often: that of the energy balls. Why are these balls so popular? For me, it’s the doughy, gooey denseness with the crunch of seeds, sweetness of honey, a little tartness of dried fruit. And convenience (depending on how big you

Healthy Chickpea Cookie Dough Blondies (vegan, gluten free)

Confession: there is no cookie dough that has ever passed by me and gotten to the oven fully intact. So I’m so excited about this recipe, which uses chickpeas as the base for chocolate chip blondies. I love how they come out gooey and like half-baked cookie dough. And no eggs in this, so no worries

Special Mother’s Day Sessions!

“No daughter and mother ever live apart, no matter the distance between them.” – Christie Watson This Mother’s Day, celebrate your relationship by diving deep into your hearts together. The mother-daughter bond is extremely unique and full of rich opportunities. We can learn so much from each other if we only take the time to

Free Nutrition Class!

A lot of people ask me how I became a coach. I got a lot of informal training by living (thanks Challenges and Obstacles! *eyes rolling*), but I got my certification through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). I could say a lot about IIN, list out all of their amazing teachers, blah blah blah,

Design Your Life

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow

3 Life Lessons I Learned in 3 Hours

Life is created through words, so it’s no wonder that a language course taught me more about living than vocabulary. If you’re in Bali, I recommend taking at least a 3-hour Crash Course like this or, at the very least, taking 3 minutes to read what I discovered. Things I had previously felt annoyed by here in Indonesia now

Happy 6 Month Anniversary SE Asia!!

Exactly 6 months ago I hopped on a plane to Bali with no return ticket to the US (much to the airline’s chagrin…that’s another story). I remember, like yesterday, the feeling of dread and fear in the pit of my stomach before I left–or, rather, leapt. It’s a feeling I’ve had before and continue to

Malaysia: Beyond Words

“When for the first time something starts happening which is beyond words, life has happened to you, life has knocked at your door. And when the ultimate knocks at your door, you are simply gone beyond words – you become dumb, you cannot say; not even a single word is formed inside. And whatsoever you

21 Days to Dance Your Way to Summer!

Thinking of the beach? Forget bikini bootcamps and “cleansing” till the cows come home, these last-minute efforts and attempts to feel good about your body are usually counterproductive and unsustainable. There is a much easier, more fun way, and we’re here to guide you!… With the inspiring results and strong community of women that came together

21 Days to The Juiciest Relationship You’ve Ever Had

I’m so excited to announce I will be launching a complimentary 21-Day Courting Myself Challenge with my dear friend and fellow coach/goddess, Kara Brackney!! I got so much out of doing my own 21-Day Challenge and continue to everyday. It’s too good to keep to myself…So here we go!!!…

The Best (and Longest) Date I’ve Ever Had…that Hasn’t Ended

I am so sick of hearing about self love and self care and it not making a damn difference. Most of us “know” that these are keys to health, happiness, abundance, etc., yet some of the most abusive relationships are with ourselves. One day something finally snapped for me in Bali and I’d had enough.

If I was stranded on an island, I would bring vegan chocolate truffles

Carly Dintaman found her way to us on the beautiful island of Gili Air and her timing was impeccable as we had just opened a café and needed professional advice. Not only did she give us advice, but she spent 2 weeks with us educating and training us on gluten free snack recipes. She may

My Last Good Meal…

I’m honored to be featured on Last Good Meal, the blog by Emellie Rustemian, who covers food and art (what a perfect match for me)! Check out the interview here.

Lombok: Living with the Locals

After 3 weeks in Indonesia, I find myself with about a week left on my Visa, wondering what to do. As a recovering perfectionist, I give up trying to figure out the “right” answer and just commit to staying here someway, somehow.

Gili Air: A Funny Fairytale Island

After three weeks in Bali, I move to the tiny island of Gili Air and find myself in Neverland, taking up with the Lost Boys, turning into a mermaid, and watching dragons fight.

Travel with Me!

Excited to announce that I’ll be taking on several new health coaching clients in the next week! (since I’ve found it easy to connect with my current US clients while I’m traveling!) Some of the results my clients typically experience include: dramatically reducing stress and anxiety to experience life with fun, play, and ease… discovering freedom

Eating up Bali

Bali food has definitely been one of my favorite parts of this journey…where do I even start? Well, as I sit down to write this, I’ve just finished drinking the fresh juice out of a coconut and am getting ready to scoop out the tender meat for a little post-yoga snack. Okay, it’s not so

Ubud, Bali Day 1: Leap and the Net Will Appear

As the plane touched down, I knew my life would never be the same. A rush of emotions washed over me: oh my God, I’m actually here. I left New York, my job, everything (except one bag) and made it to Bali. I could have cut the vulnerability in that moment with a knife. I

Letting Go for the New Year

We make all of these declarations and resolutions about what will be new this New Year, yet we rarely make room for it. What is there to let go of, to grieve, to say goodbye to, before allowing space for what’s next? Otherwise, resolutions are bound to fail… 

Easy Detox Chocolate Mousse (raw, vegan)

This is one of my favorite desserts to make: simple, healthy, yet totally satisfying and decadent to the point where you stop thinking it’s good-for-you. The secret?

The Only Thing in the Way of What You Really Want: You

Before I went to Tulum, people kept telling me of its magic and amazing, healing energy. I knew I would love it. Why then, did I find myself at the airport, regretting my decision and wishing to stay in New York instead (when the city was, by the way, below freezing)? Why was I still

How Cookies & Sugary Cereal Helped Me Quit Nighttime Binges

I’ve been putting off publishing this post for months, waiting for the perfect moment once I have it all figured out and can wrap my story up with a nice little bow and call it complete. I’m realizing that will never happen. Last month’s solution may not work today…which brings me to a confession… 

NYC, it’s not you, it’s me…

Yes, I’m moving out of the city at the end of the year. I’m excited, nervous, and open to endless possibilities. I’ll be continuing my coaching practice virtually and will be adding to my knowledge base as I immerse myself in cultures with age-old wisdom in holistic wellness. And I’ll blog as I go, so feel

Pumpkin Smoothie

This smoothie is a delicious, rich, healthy fall-in-a-glass/mug situation.

Why Wellness?

I didn’t always eat this way. As someone who saw sugary flakes as the perfect balanced breakfast (and occasionally an easy dinner), you could say I wasn’t always one to pay much attention to the quality of my food. The impetus to change my habits wasn’t out of wanting to lose weight (I’ve been blessed

Easy Peasy Mint Pea Soup (vegan)

Summer is officially here! I’m craving cooler foods now, and this mint pea soup is one of my go-to’s, as it’s super simple, delicious and packed with good-for-you things, including lots of PROTEIN! This is my answer for those who say you don’t have time to make healthy food, as it probably takes ten minutes

The BEST Chocolate Fudge Brownies (raw, vegan, gluten free)

This is one of my go-to dessert recipes—simple, chocolatey, and satisfying to even non-vegans / raw foodies. It’s a great raw dessert to share, as it’s one that holds its shape well, even when set out at room temperature for several hours.

Raw, Vegan Cake Batter Truffles

The best part about making a cake is licking the batter out of the bowl. These truffles taste just like that – minus any dairy, refined sugar, gluten, or guilt. The only challenge is to not eat them all at once.

Cold & Flu: 10 Easy & Effective Home Remedies

  This winter has been particularly cold and rough. As people around me were dropping like flies with cold and flu, I self righteously kept reassuring myself that I had nothing to worry about. I never get sick anymore! Until I woke up one morning with that feeling…sore throat, achy ears, stiffness all over. Uh

Red Velvet Beet & Kale Cupcakes with Coconut Icing (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Red velvet has always been a favorite of mine. I find it rich, moist, and just visually stunning. When I stumbled upon a recipe using beets and kale, I couldn’t pass it up for Valentine’s Day. Beet juice made the icing decadently pink and appropriately festive. There appear to be a lot of steps, but

Raw, Vegan Creamy Cashew Icing

Cupcakes with super sweet icing have been my weakness in the past. When I lived near Magnolia Bakery, we would skip dinner and just have huge slices of their vanilla cake with fluffy pink butter cream icing, the latter being my favorite part. While I’ll still indulge in such sugary delights from time-to-time, I love

Caffeine-Free, Vegan Coffee Alternative

After months of tea as my only caffeinated beverage, one summer morning I found myself salivating at the sight of a tall, creamy iced coffee a coworker was sipping. I don’t believe in depriving oneself in the name of health, and I figured there could be a creative alternative that would be both healthy and

Quick & Raw Date Syrup

Date syrup is my favorite natural sweetener, and it’s incredibly easy to make. Dates are low on the glycemic index, meaning they won’t spike your blood sugar and leave you craving more sugar, not to mention they include fiber, vitamins, and minerals. I use this to substitute maple syrup, honey, agave, etc. in a lot

Easy Gluten-Free Vegan Cornbread

Cold weather calls for chili, and chili calls for cornbread. I’ve been craving warm cornbread like Mom used to make, but most of the pre-made stuff is loaded with sugar, salt, dairy. After several batches, I came up with a recipe that’s absolutely delicious, gluten free, vegan, super moist, and satisfying. Warm with honey for

Healthy Holiday Gingerbread Smoothie (vegan)

This is the perfect holiday drink. Spicy, sweet, and creamy, this has helped ease my sugar cravings. AND it’s packed with iron and protein, so I’ve been loving it post-workouts. It would also be a party-hit (shall we add some bourbon to this too?) or lovely fireside.

Hot Second Vegan Hot Chocolate

One of my favorite drinks for winter is hot chocolate. One of my favorite drinks in general is chocolate milk. This recipe can be either (heat it up or don’t), and it’s literally two, simple, healthy ingredients with a multitude of possible variations (make it spicy, minty, mocha!)

Beet Hummus

This beet hummus is not only beautiful but also a delicious alternative to traditional hummus, especially for those who find digesting chickpeas problematic. I love it for using up my beet juice pulp, but whole beets can be used as well. This is a year-round recipe; the bright hue is perfect for holiday parties, and

Raw Tamari Carrot Pulp Crackers

These are my go-to raw cracker! They use up a bunch of my carrot pulp from juicing and can be dehydrated/baked more or less to make a softer bread or  cracker texture. Sometimes I just miss that tactical feeling of a sandwich! I think this is an easy recipe, but if you’re lazy or don’t feel

Raw Chai Tea Oatmeal

  This is an exciting discovery / creation. I love the taste of chai lattes but avoid them with the usual added sugars and dairy. This oatmeal is gluten-free, raw, and vegan, yet creamy, delicious, and satisfying. Perfect as the days get colder… 

Pumpkin Spice Sweet Potato Pulp Muffins (vegan, gluten free, oil free)

  I’m always looking for new ways to use up my juice pulp. Lately, I’ve got a lot of sweet potato pulp from my favorite cold weather juice, just waiting in the freezer  to be used. And, boy, am I glad I’ve been saving those “scraps”! These muffins are incredibly moist, fluffy, and perfect for

Sweet Potato Pumpkin Spice Juice (and Pudding)

  I used to count down the days until Starbucks would release its seasonal pumpkin spice latte. I can no longer stomach the sweetness of that beverage, though, and have created something that, in my opinion, perfectly encapsulates Fall in a glass (or teacup, as I prefer to drink it). 

Raw Cashew Milk Recipe

  Cashew milk is one of the most simple and most satisfying nut milks to make! Since cashews become very soft after soaking, there’s no need to strain through a nut milk bag. This recipe is so rich and creamy, it feels like an indulgent treat. Perfect cold on a warm day or warmed up