I recently listened to Yoga Girl’s (Rachel Brathen) podcast From The Heart and the episode about our inner critic. In the two part episode, Rachel sits down with her 52 yoga teacher trainees and asks them what the voice of their inner critic says, and what their inner best friend says to counter that critical voice inside. Inspired by the podcast, I wanted to share with you what my inner critic says. Eating Disorders and The Inner Critic When I shared my eating disorder story, I introduced you to some of the thoughts that circle in my mind. Battling an eating disorder includes having a very mean and very loud voice going at you non-stop. I can tell you first hand that there is never a time when the voice of the inner critic is so strong and loud as when you’re wrapped up in an eating disorder. Working on my…

If you’re anything like me, you’ve likely got your morning routine down to a T. Or maybe you’re the opposite – so far removed from a morning person that you snooze fifteen times before reluctantly dragging yourself out of bed. Whichever you are, I promise you your morning self will than you if you prepared breakfast the night before. Here’s how to make overnight oats that’ll be ready and waiting for you in the fridge when you wake up. First, a moment of honesty: I never used to be an overnight oats kind of girl. No matter the temperature, I preferred my oats warm. But, then the heat wave of this summer hit and I decided I had to give chilled oats another chance, and just like that, overnight oats became my go-to and saving grace during the summer of 2018. What’s so great about overnight oats? I’m sure this…

When the heat is as oppressive as it has been in most parts of the world this summer, hot drinks just won’t fly. Believe me, I love my coffee but have honestly struggled to finish a single cup of coffee most days this past month. All I want is chilled drinks to combat the sweat perpetually sliding down my back. Which is how I came about whipping together this iced matcha latte shake. Matcha powder is green and made of ground up green tea leaves. It’s got a lot of caffeine in it (as green tea naturally does), so you’ll get the boost you crave from it. Matcha, or green tea, also has a lot of antioxidants in. And let’s be real, people go cray for those antioxidants these days. Whether or not you’re sweating it out this summer like me, throw together one of these iced matcha latte shakes…

I am a sucker for beautiful ceramics. I can always find a mug I love, and don’t even get me started on tiny plates and bowls. So cute! Of course, running this blog and the baking and food styling that comes with it increases my lure to ceramic homeware. My foodie creations and photos just wouldn’t be as beautiful without them! So, as a fan of supporting small businesses and creativity, here’s my guide of Where to Find Beautiful Ceramics. My plates, bowls, and mugs are purchased a little bit all over the place. I often find beautiful homeware during my travels. Most recently, I a pretty ceramic tumbler at the Japanese Garden during our visit to Portland. I’ve also got really good at keeping my plants alive (I used to be the worst plant mama, always killing them by watering them either too much or too little), which has…

Each month, I’ll share a themed playlist on Spotify. For July, I shared a summer playlist and this month I’m sharing my August Yoga Playlist. The playlist is a compilation of tracks I listen to for my own practice. I like to get a little bit of flow going so there’s a mix of both flowing and more calming songs including tracks by Bon Iver, MILCK, Fleurie, Freya Ridings, Xavier Rudd, Jai Wolf and Aquilo to name a few. I hope you’ll find your flow with this playlist, and feel free to come with suggestions of your favorite yoga music in the comments. And if you’re not into doing yoga, this list is great for when you just want to chill at home, or need to listen to something calming when you’re feeling a little stressed out or overworked. Whatever you use the August Yoga Playlist for, I hope you’ll love…

When the heat strikes like it has in Sweden this summer, I kind of just want to eat ice cream for breakfast lunch and dinner. And a lot of ice cream has been eaten, but I’ve been balancing it with other cool meals that are slightly more nutritiously dense, like smoothie bowls and nice cream. And, these lovely Raw Nice Cream Sandwiches! When I was and ice cream was on offer, I’d often select an ice cream sandwich. I loved the soft cookie with the smooth vanilla ice cream, such a treat! These raw nice cream sandwiches are reminiscent of those chilled treats I had as a kid. But they’re dairy free, vegan and made with simple and natural ingredients like dates, nuts and bananas. They’re also super fun to make and can be varied depending on what flavour of ice cream you prefer. I opted for nuts and chocolate…

I got a question on Instagram a couple weeks ago about my fitness routine and how I stay on track and motivated to keep it up. So, I thought I’d do a post about it. Here’s the question I got from Alli: “I’m curious what lil habits you do on a weekly basis to keep yourself inspired to stay on track in your fitness routine!” First of all, what does my fitness routine look like? My favorite type of exercise is strength training, so that’s what I do most often. I go to the gym almost every day but I put in a proper rest day once or twice a week depending on how my energy levels are and how my body feels. I’m a morning person, so I get up at 4.50am, which gives me some time to catch up on social media or read before I head to the gym.…

First off, let me give you a little bit of context, in case you’re reading the title like “What on earth is golden mylk?” Golden mylk, also known as turmeric latte, is – as the latter name for it suggests – a warm drink made with various spices, turmeric being the main one. Golden, because turmeric is yellow (gold), and mylk is a word for non-dairy milk alternatives, such as nut milk or oat milk, which is used when making golden mylk. So, now that we’ve got that little explanation out of the way. Let’s talk Golden Mylk Bliss Balls! I have rolled a lot of different types of bliss balls (or raw balls) in my days, as the avid health food experimenter that I am, but these are definitely my current favorite. These bliss balls are a golden shade of yellow thanks to turmeric, and just like the aforementioned drink,…

Sweet potatoes ya’ll. My love knows no bounds. I’ve mentioned a couple of times here and on the gram about my mission to find the best sweet potato fries. Whenever I’m at a restaurant and see sweet potato fries on the menu, I will order them. I simply must. More often than not, I’ve seen those three little words on the menu, got myself all pumped up for sweet potato fries and then been massively disappointed when I’m served a sad excuse for sweet potato fries. Most often what you’ll get is a pile of saggy, mushy wannabe fries that smush rather than crunch when you bite into them. I get it. It’s not an easy feat getting sweet potatoes to crunch. That’s just the way they roll, they go mushy and soft when they cook. But I’ve found a trick or two to prevent them from going all mashed potatoes…