Quote of the Day 2.5.18

“She woke up every morning with the option of being anyone she wished. How beautiful it was that she always chose herself.” —Tyler Kent White

Recipe: Almond Butter Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips (GF)

These cookies are ridiculously rich, gooey, and—of course—delicious. You’d never guess these are free of dairy & gluten (no dairy or flour) as well as packed with nutritious nuts & oats. This recipe was created & executed as a result of a classic post-dinner dessert craving, which is absolutely wonderful when you have the time &…

Quote of the Day 1.30.17

“There are a few things in life so beautiful they hurt… swimming in the ocean while it rains, reading alone in empty libraries, the sea of cars that appear when you’re miles away from the neon lights of the city, bars after 2AM, walking in the wilderness, all the phases of the moon, the things…

Dealing with January Blues

Quite honestly, I always think of January as being a dull month, one that entails gray skies, starting school once again, and a whole semester & year ahead of us. I understand how January could be exciting, entering upon new memories & experiences of the new calendar year, but January seems more like a mid-point…

Lorelai Gilmore: Characteristics & Quotes to Make You Smile

Lorelai Gilmore spends the majority of her time in Gilmore Girls chatting, providing us with thousands of quotes for us to enjoy. Whether it is coffee, life advice, or relationships, Lorelai always knows just how to make us laugh. Her are a few of her characteristics & quotes that will be sure to put a smile on…

Quote of the Day 1.26.18

“She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn’t beautiful…

Recipe: Cinnamon Banana Bread

I’ll start this recipe the way that every banana bread recipe begins here: Ah, yes, another banana bread recipe. Today I had way too many bananas going overripe in my kitchen, and I really did not want to be the one witnessing their decline into smushy, sad, black shapes, once resembling bananas. Okay, that is definitely once of…

Quote of the Day 1.24.18

“She has been feeling it for awhile now, that sense of awakening. There is a gentle rage simmering inside her, and it is getting stronger by the day. She will hold it close to her—She will nurture it and let it grow. She won’t let anyone take it away from her. It is her rocket…

10 Life Lessons From Grey’s Anatomy

My love for Grey’s Anatomy began on spring break 2012. My sister and I watched three seasons in one week, eating chocolate chips and croissants while all our friends went out of town. In the moment, spring break didn’t seem like anything special. However, I’ll always remember it for spending time (like, a lot of…

Exercise: The Inherent Benefits & Hindrances

Exercise—when done right—is constructive for your health. This isn’t anything new; many of us are aware of the manifold benefits that come from physical exercise, whether that is swimming, spinning, running, rowing, dancing, or countless other activities known to increase your heart rate. Whatever it is, exercise has the power to… boost your mind, decreasing…

Recipe: Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

These are perfect for as an addition to breakfast, an afternoon “pick me up,” or even a post-dinner snack. The batter matches perfectly with the blueberries, and the cinnamon & ginger adds a flavorful addition. I’d recommend folding in some chopped walnuts or pecans, but this is totally optional. These muffins are dairy-free, consist of mostly…

Quote of the Day 1.20.18

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all — In which case, you fail by default.” — J.K. Rowling