Friday, August 10, 2018

A Faith-Based Guide to Fear of the Future

A Faith-Based Guide to Fear of the Future //

It can be scary when your future is uncertain.

Maybe you're heading off to your first year of college, unsure of what the future away from home holds. Or maybe you're in between jobs, anxious about where you'll end up. Perhaps you’ve been agonizing over the release of test results that seemingly determine your future. Whatever it is, we can all agree that not knowing where we'll be in a month, a year, or ten years from now can be pretty worry-inducing.

Thursday, July 5, 2018


18 THINGS TO DO THIS SUMMER: INTROVERT EDITION-- If you enjoy a day in just as much as a day out, then you'll love these fun summer activities!  |

A quick google search for things to do during summer will generate thousands of results- websites suggesting pool parties, water balloon fights, barbecues, and the like.

But for all us introverts out there, these ideas don't exactly fit in with our idea of a perfect summer.

While sure, these types of activities are enjoyable every now and then, what many of us truly look forward to is the time we get to spend with ourselves- something most lists tend to leave out.

So if you're like me and enjoy spending a day in just as much as spending a day out, here are 20 fun activities you can do that don't require leaving the house. Let me know which activities are your favorite in the comments below!

Monday, June 18, 2018


30 MINUTE VEGAN TORTILLA PIZZA: Not only is this pizza super quick and easy, but also delicious! |

Everyone loves a good, homemade vegan pizza, but the hours of prep time it takes to make it?

Not so much.

That's why this tortilla pizza is so great. By swapping out traditional dough for a tortilla, total prep and cooking time comes down to only 30 minutes- perfect for a spontaneous meal or snack.

Not only is it convenient, but this pizza is also delicious. It maintains all the flavor of a traditional pizza, while also adding in a crunch that normal dough often lacks.

Ready to try it out for yourself? Keep on reading for the recipe!

Monday, June 11, 2018


HOW TO GROW IN YOUR FAITH- 6 ways to grow in your relationship with God |

“And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow Him. Let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” (Colossians 2:6-7)

A year ago today, I felt distant from God.

Sure, I was attending church most Sundays and striving to make Christ-like decisions in my life, but my actual relationship with the Father had grown stagnant. The bible continuously talks about the importance of growth in this relationship, so we know that simply going through the motions doesn’t suffice.

“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity.” (2 Peter 3:18)

“Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity.” (Hebrews 6:1)

“And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment...” (Philippians 1:9)

Come the next few months, I began to think deeply about what my faith meant and who God was. I started to realize just how loving and incredible of a father He was, and just how distant I’d allowed our relationship to become.

So, as the year went on, I made it a goal to get closer to God. My journey was - and still is - full of many ups and downs, but a variety of habits enabled my faith to grow tremendously since this time last year.

While everyone’s faith journey looks a little different, I wanted to share the things that helped me personally as I know what it’s like to feel lost. I hope that you'll read them with an open heart and that they’ll help provide you with direction in your own life!

Thursday, June 7, 2018


10 BOOKS TO READ THIS SUMMER- whether you're planning on curling up in bed or lounging out at the beach, these books make a perfect summer reading list.
The days are long, nights are short, and mosquitos are in abundance…

Summer is finally here.

If you’re like me, one of yours goals for the season is to finally dig into those books that’ve been piling up in your to-read list.  If you’re still looking to build up that list, though, look no further I’ve scoured my Goodreads to bring you my top ten reads that would make a grade addition to any summer. Whether you’re planning on curling up in bed or lounging out at the beach, these books are sure to satisfy all your reading needs!

Friday, July 21, 2017


HOW TO STOP OVERTHINKING- with these four steps, you'll be closer to a clearer mind in no time |

Picture this: you’ve just crawled into bed after what seemed like a great day. You turn off the light, close your eyes, and prepare for a peaceful doze into sleep.

And then the overthinking begins.

You obsess over everything you said that day and beat yourself up over everything that you didn't. You replay conversations over and over again in your mind, agonizing over the smallest of details and analyzing all the ways in which you could've been wrongly perceived. You spend hours ruminating on these thoughts, rehashing the past until everything that seemed good at first now becomes nothing more than a place for worry and distress.

Such is the problem of over-thinkers.

While everyone experiences bouts of overthinking every now and then, some of us are stuck in a perpetual cycle of these destructive thoughts. They seep into our minds with every social interaction we make, leaving us in an exhaustive state of anxiety for the days to come. It’s as though we need an off-button to our brains, something that’ll allow us to stop the internal chaos for even just a second.

Even though said magical button does not (unfortunately) exist, I’m here to tell you that with time and determination you can put an end to this constant barrage of thoughts.

Over the past few months, I’ve picked up a routine that I employ whenever I find myself spiraling into the overthinking trap, and it’s helped me a ton. So, in hopes that it’ll help you as well, here are the top things I do to stop overthinking:

Friday, July 14, 2017


Quick + Easy Fluffy Vegan Pancakes-- all you need are a few simple ingredients for this comforting and delicious dish! |

There's nothing more comforting on a lazy summer morning than a nice, fluffy stack of pancakes. Think you need eggs to make them? Think again! 

These thick and fluffy pancakes are not only vegan, but also super delicious and easy to make. The ingredients are simple & made up of items you probably already have in your kitchen- it can't get any better than that!

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Without further ado, let's get into the recipe!

Monday, July 10, 2017


11 EASY STEPS TO GO VEGAN AND STICK WITH IT--- with this simple beginner's guide, you'll be on your way to a healthier, more compassionate lifestyle in no time. |

Venturing into the world of veganism can seem like a daunting journey, one filled with strict dietary rules and an uninviting amount of tofu. It can seem especially frightening if you're making the change alone, but don’t worry- I’m here to tell you that the switch to veganism is so much easier (and enjoyable) than you may think. Before diving into the top 11 tips guaranteed to give you success and fulfillment on your vegan journey, there are three important things you should always keep in mind:

  1. No matter what you may hear, veganism is in no way, shape, or form about being perfect. How far you decide to go in this lifestyle is completely up to you- don't let a label or other people become the dictators of your decisions. Whether you become fully vegan, vegetarian, or even just have one meatless day, you are still making a difference.

  1. Go at a pace that feels best to you. Although some people are able to switch to veganism overnight, most of us need more time, and that’s okay. You may choose to start out as a vegetarian and then make the transition into veganism, or maybe you want to take it even slower by just eliminating one food at a time. You know what works best for you, and should never feel pressured to go at a speed that you don’t feel comfortable with.

  1. As your body rids itself of old toxins, hormones, bacteria, and other harmful things found in most all animal-based foods, you might go through a brief detox/withdrawal period. This period is typically short-lived but may cause things like fatigue, headaches, or breakouts. As nutritionist Heather McClees says, “these are all signs that your body is cleaning itself; be patient and wait things out, they do get better! And just remember- detox is temporary, but a positive healthy change can be life-altering.” For more information on this, Click Here.

Now that we have that out of the way, let’s get into the tips!
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