3 Things I’ve Learned About Feeling Overwhelmed

3 Things I've Learned About Feeling Overwhelmed

Well, it's here. Holiday season! Last I checked most people don't just CHILL during the Holidays. Although that should be the concept, right? Instead, we get busier and more overwhelmed. And if you're like me, you need someone to hold you accountable for saying NO and staying sane. This is where my fellow Sherpa Wife Tara comes in. We take care of each other, both mentally and … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Food Must Haves {Grain Free Too}


Seven years ago I told to start a gluten free diet. Back then, gluten free food was really not that great. In fact, it was basically card board and sugar. Yep. And whenever we’d go down to New Zealand, I’d stock up on all their gluten free foods because they had better quality and there were more choices. A gluten free diet was definitely more prevalent there, but for health … [Read more...]

Three New Natural Supplements and How We Use Them


Supplements…. they can be tricky. What works for one person might not work for another. It definitely depends on what that person CURRENTLY  needs, physically and mentally. Not to mention how their body reacts to certain homeopathic ingredients, ya know? That being said, the Kiwi has to be EXTRA careful with taking certain supplements due to the racing/drug testing protocol. … [Read more...]

3 Quick and Healthy Gluten Free Recipes Made from Leftovers


We don’t waste anything in our house, food in particular. I think it’s because food is literally FUEL for our jobs. But we’re also always on a budget, yes, tis life. With those two things in mind, I find myself getting more thrifty in kitchen, recreating meals from leftovers, and making do with the GOOD goods we got. These leftover meal creations are what I call “peasant … [Read more...]

How to Embrace Mental and Physical Rest


You know that saying…. “Do as I say, not as I do?” Well, that just about sums up our Colorado trip. I had full intention on taking time off from work projects to focus on getting a little rest and being a good Sherpa wife to the Kiwi. But what I realized is that I have a hard time saying no, even when I'm fully aware that I need to. In my mind, I hear “work more, save more, … [Read more...]

How To Grill Sweet Potato Chips

sweet potato chips

Super simple & healthy, these crispy grilled sweet potato chips are the perfect side dish. With just 2 ingredients (plus salt and pepper), they are perfect to make any time, and they are paleo, vegan, gluten free, and whole 30 friendly! Have you ever attempted to make your own potato chips but failed miserably? Um yes, that would be me. For some reason, I can’t get … [Read more...]

Build a Better Breakfast in a Bowl – Grain Free Sesame Squash Porridge


Happy Labor Day Folks! Today I have one of my favorite Canadian friends (Blends) sharing an amazing recipe and her health journey here today. Christa (from edible balance) and I met at Blend 2013 but had been blog friends long before that. Christa is one heck of a chef in the kitchen and a beautiful person in general. I’m so blessed to call her my friend. That being said, I … [Read more...]

5 Food and Fitness Tips and Tricks


When it comes to food and fitness, I’m all about making things more simple, do-able, and effective. Aren’t we all? And these days, simple and effective are my life motto.  I just want to get THINGS done and make them count. I don’t need a 10 step process, I need 2 or 3 max. I don’t want to buy things that are not functional (okay maybe I do buy the prettier looking shoes … [Read more...]

Living Out Life’s Bucket List


A funny thing happened this weekend. I was cleaning out the garage and found a box full of old books, notes, etc. It must have been from about 15 years ago. That would make me in high school then. Anyway, I opened up the box and there it it was, my life bucket list, or what I labeled.. “THINGS TO DO IN MY FUTURE LIFE.” Wanna know what was on that list? Here … [Read more...]

Do You Need a Digital Detox?


I often reminisce about our time in New Zealand back in 2011-2012. You see, those were the days when all we had was a local Nokia phone with no extra features, our car had no radio, and the only access to internet we has was when we were at the house connected to wi-fi. That means when we left the house, we DISCONNECTED. We did not have access to email, facebook, instagram, … [Read more...]