12 Ways to Eat Vegan on a Budget

There is a common misconception that being vegan is more expensive than a standard American, omnivore diet. People are always surprised when I tell them that it’s actually considerably cheaper – especially if you know how to shop smartly! When comparing the prices of meat, eggs and dairy to the prices of fruits, vegetables, legumes … Continue Reading

25 Healthy Lifestyle Habits I Swear By

  What does being healthy mean to you?  I used to think that being healthy meant I should weigh a certain amount, that I needed to look a specific way, that I had to eat a restrictive diet with a certain number of calories and that I should always be active with little to no … Continue Reading

5 Easy Vegan Meal Prep Ideas

Hi friends! Hope you’re all staying safe and healthy. Can you believe we’re just over half way through the year already?? Seriously mind blowing. Back in January, I made a commitment to myself that this year was going to the best year of my life so far. While there have obviously been some major setbacks … Continue Reading

My Favorite Vegan Apps

Making the decision to go vegan isn’t always an easy one. Veganism is so much more than just a diet change, it’s a full ethical lifestyle change as well. Being vegan means that not only do you choose not to eat meat, fish, dairy, eggs, or animal by-products, it means that you choose not to … Continue Reading

Fourth of July Vegan BBQ Ideas

Can you believe 4th of July is already next weekend? While this Independence Day may look different than most, I am still a huge fan of making good vegan eats to celebrate. When I first became a vegan, parties and events like 4th of July barbecues were hard for me.  A lot of the food … Continue Reading

4 Ways to Style Black Leggings

Since the “Stay at Home” mandate was announced just over 2 months ago, I think it’s safe to say our daily fashion choices have changed a bit. But just because we’re in quarantine doesn’t mean you can’t look cute! In fact, I would argue quarantine style is my favorite style in general. Yup, you read … Continue Reading

Life Update: Quarantine Edition

Hi friends! Hope you are all staying safe and healthy. It’s been a minute since I’ve written my last blog – I guess in all honesty I haven’t been really sure what to post. The world is certainly a crazy place right now. It’s been about 8 weeks now since the Illinois COVID19 ‘Stay at … Continue Reading

Easy Swaps for a More Sustainable Wardrobe

One of my big goals for this year is to reduce my carbon footprint and live a more sustainable lifestyle. One of the ways I’m doing that is by being more mindful of what I purchase and consume – including my fashion choices. This is obviously a difficult challenge for me as a blogger because … Continue Reading

10 Ways to Stay Present While Traveling

Yesterday, I returned home from an amazing 10 day vacation in the Caribbean! My fiancé and I took a cruise from Miami to Haiti, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and then back to Miami. Many of you know my life has been laser focused on opening the new Chicago Loop CPY Yoga Studio since early November, … Continue Reading

Chicago Blogger Union Event Recap

Last weekend I was invited to be a speaker for The Chicago Blogger Union, a community of bloggers dedicated to growing together through kind collaboration. This specific event was about blogging and wellness in the age of social media – which is why I was so excited to be a discussion leader for the event! … Continue Reading