PSA: You Don’t Have to be Nice

Woman!! You do not need to be nice to everybody! It is absolutely good and necessary to say no and hold the boundary. The pit in your stomach that clenches when you assert yourself - Override it! Say no anyway and move on! Get really good at it so that the pit doesn't appear unless … Continue reading PSA: You Don’t Have to be Nice

The Voices in Our Heads

How kindly do you speak to yourself on a daily basis? Take a moment and reflect. When you woke up this morning, what were your first thoughts? When you saw your reflection in the mirror? When you got dressed? When you made your breakfast? Were your thoughts supportive? Loving? Gentle? Or were they degrading? Judgemental? … Continue reading The Voices in Our Heads

Double Protein Ramen with Broccoli

For those who need something a little healthier, but still simple, quick, and tasty. You can choose to leave the Tempeh out if it's not something you want to buy, but it really does make the dish. Olive Oil1 Onion, diced1 Red Bell Pepper, diced2-3 cloves garlic, minced½ cup vegetable stock1 head broccoli, cut into … Continue reading Double Protein Ramen with Broccoli

The Problem with Indecision

Gabe and I were strolling along the paths of Proceno, when I mentioned that I have trouble making decisions. This came as literally no surprise to him and no surprise to me. The "What do you want for dinner?" "I don't care, whatever you want" conversation was had a lot in our pre-travel days. However … Continue reading The Problem with Indecision

Tutto Pasta (Everything Pasta)

Everything Pasta / Tutto Pasta 1 16 oz can whole peeled tomatoes 10 oz short pasta like rotini  1 eggplant, cubed 1/2 yellow onion, chopped 1 red pepper, chopped 2 garlic bulbs, minced Olive oil Boil water in medium sauce pan for noodles, follow package directions. Strain, set aside.  Over medium low heat, add 1tbsp … Continue reading Tutto Pasta (Everything Pasta)