Loving my body, exactly as it is

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to feel truly comfortable in your skin?  If you loved your body, exactly as it is.   

A few days ago, I was out for a walk with Frankie.  The day had started off foggy and cool.  I was dressed as if it were January (I wish I was kidding).

As my walk progressed and the morning sun burned off the fog I found myself regretting the sea of black layers I was donning.  And as if without giving it any thought, I went to take off my thick, long sleeve shirt. 

But then quickly paused

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Mediterranean hummus platter

This was one of the first weekends, in a long time, that our little family didn’t have anything scheduled. No ballet recitals. No first communions. A wide open weekend. But of course, you know what that means for me; what once was a “free” weekend ends up instead becoming a few days where I cram

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Being enough

Last night, JonPaul and I were out on a date in New York, when he casually asked me what at first I thought was a simple question; “What do you want?”.  And then he probed a little further, “what do you want with your life?”  I don’t know.  I want what everyone wants.  I want

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My experience with CBD oil

I think for about as far back as I can remember, I’ve had anxiety. I don’t know that I ever really knew what it was, or what to call it, but I can remember being a young woman and having this strong sense of being “overwhelmed”. I always wanted things to be “perfect”, and I’d

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Choosing the right white paint

Choosing the right “white” paint for your space can be harder than one might think.  There are so many nuances that come with white paint.   When we were moving into our new home, I knew that I wanted to paint every square inch of our house. I wanted to be intentional with the color palette,

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Za’atar roasted carrots with a carrot top pesto

I’ll be honest, I’m not really a roasted carrot person. In a salad, sure. But as a side dish on its own, not so much. I feel like they’re pretty boring. So when I started playing around with this recipe, I’m not going to lie, I didn’t have the highest of hopes. Which is why

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Spring pea & asparagus salad

I feel like spring officially starts when I start cracking my kitchen window open…all day. You know what I’m talking about. That breeze that comes through when you’re standing at the sink all day long. It first starts off a little chilly, and almost too cold you’re tempted to shut the window.  But by the

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