Wednesday, May 27, 2015

From here to there!

Found this cool illustration to share from Bread and Puppet Theatre company. Have you ever thought about the journey from here to there?

The journey to a new job or out of a rough patch or moving to a new home?

Don't we all feel the 'plains of fear' and 'broke as shit mountain'?

As a visual person, sometimes I find graphics like this to be funny but also extremely insightful into a topic that is more transparent. 

So often we hear the phrase, it's not about the destination it's about the journey. This little map really illustrates that process. Thought I'd share with you all today! 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Love Your Mother

Stop and smell the roses! (Or in this case the pansies!) Remember that all life is fragile and there is a gorgeous world of plants and flowers and creatures for us to share and enjoy. I've seen a lot of violent behavior towards nature lately and I'm really not feeling it. Winters are so harsh here and it's a miracle every year that green life returns! Please don't stomp, pick, or pull apart flowers, plants, or trees for fun. Not only are you minimizing the beauty of public spcae, but it took a lot of hard work for that beautiful little plant to grow! Enjoy it! Take in the bright colors and fresh scents! We only have one earth, so treat her right!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Grateful diagram

What are you grateful for?

We get asked this question a lot, but who really thinks about it? I saw this photo on Instagram and had to share it with you guys. 

Why not make your own chart? What would it look like? 

Are you grateful for your community? Your food? Your environment? Your soul?

Really challenge yourself and ask the deep questions. Where have you been blessed in your life?

Put your diagram on your fridge or in your bedroom, somewhere you see it often. Let it remind you of all of the ways in which you are blessed and lucky to live the life that you live!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Try a beet of something new!

I mean... Come on. This cuteness is far too much to handle.

When was the last time you tried beets? Red or gold? I know most of us as kids probably hated beets, but they're SO good for you! (And crazy cheap) I encourage you to try beets again! Step out of your comfort zone! Mix them in a salad with feta cheese or eat them with spicy pecans or even just plain. I'm sure you'll love the 'steak of the earth'.

Stay healthy friends!  

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Sorry it's been such a long time everybody! We've been crazy over here with lots and lots of upcoming grant deadlines!!

I thought I would talk to you guys today about the environment. With spring in full swing, the flowers in bloom, the trees finally sprouting leaves, let's think a bit about the nature around us!

One thing you can do is recycle. I know you have heard this all the time, but one thing I bet you didn't know is that Detroit has one of the BEST recycling centers! (Seriously you must check it out) 

Sort all of your paper, plastic, and aluminum cans into different bags or boxes and head over to the recycling center! The staff there will show you where to put your trash for recycling.

They even have a bookshelf with leftover books for the taking! Not to mention thatits a great place to find lots of salvaged wood or other materials for home projects!

Get excited and get outside!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Mixed greens 
Cherry tomatoes 
Red onion
Red beets
Balsamic dressing

Voila! A super healthy, energy packed lunch or dinner! Greens give us the natural energy we need from the sun. Try to avoid processed foods as much as possible!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Eat Your Greens!

Happy Tuesday everybody! I hope you are all doing well on this April day!

I know, you've been told over and over again to eat leafy green vegetables, but seriously these cheap goodies are SO GOOD for your body!

Thy have So many vitimins and calcium and some even have a bit of protein! I love to eat big salads to get in my leafy greens. If salads aren't for you, do you know that you can't taste spinach or kale in your smoothies? 

I know, it sounds weird to mix vegetables in with berries and yummy sweet ingredients, but I PROMISE you can't taste them! You are getting all of the vitimins without the heap of lettuce on your plate! 

Eat more greens, you'll feel cleaner inside and out!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Detox Drink

Lemon detox drink recipe:

A few slices of lemon
3 Tbs of chia seeds
One part juice of your choice
Water and ice!
Let it sit overnight in the fridge and voila!

Do you know lemons jump start your metabolism and cleanse your entire body? Start your day with this drink or even just some lemon water and you are off to a clean start!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

It's Smoothie Time!

Things have been crazy for us with the arrival of spring! Do you find that when the season changes things start to get super busy?

Anyways, we have an awesome healthy spring recipe for you today: Green Smoothie

3 bananas 
1 handful of strawberries 
3 Tbs of chia seeds 
2 Tbs of flax seeds 
2 cups of almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
1 handful of spinach
A bit of ice

Blend all of these together and voila! You have a super healthy power lunch or breakfast! You can exchange any of these ingredients for different fruit or dairy! Have fun with it! Believe it or not you can't taste the spinach!! Trust me!!!

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Set Your Goal

You know what Tuesday time! This month is all about health and fitness! Now that you've taken stock of how you are feeling and how you want to feel, are you ready to dive headfirst into spring?

Set a goal for yourself! Do you want to eat better, exercise more, lose weight, learn more about nutrition, go outside more often etc etc! 

You might be thinking that you want all of these goals, but it's important to start small and give yourself a chance to kick butt and succeed! 

Pick your challenge and length of time. Maybe you want to eat better on the weekends or maybe you want to work out daily for the month of April. 

The important thing is to make your goal as clear as possible and COMMIT to it. Just for a month! We'll be right here by your side!