WELLNESS

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Chicken Soup + Bone Broth for Winter Wellness

Our home has felt under the weather this last week with fevers and coughs and stuffy noses. With so many friends and extended family members also at home with the flu right now, I've again turned to nurture our wellness here. Although there…
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Nurturing Winter Skin + Reforming the Beauty Industry

In the winter, my skin tends to feel like the branches outside my door: pale, dry, and brittle. It is more sensitive in the drier, cold air, more prone to patches of flaky skin on my cheeks and pronounced fine lines around my eyes and mouth.…
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nurturing the whole self | evening rituals + sleep

At some point I've realized many of the boundaries and routines I create for my children are habits intended for me, for my well-being as well. How often do I manage my children's intake of nutrients and need for rest only to ignore the same…
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nurturing the whole self | morning rituals

NURTURING THE WHOLE SELF As a mother, it has become easy for me to define nurturing as something I give to others–whether in marriage, mothering, friendship, creative pursuits, or service–but I'm slowly realizing as life increasingly…
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for the weekend | juice recipes and thoughts on rest

There's been an unplanned, obvious lull in this space the last two months, and I'll admit on certain days, I've been frustrated by it. In short, there are simply too many things that I want to do in a day, and not enough time or enough…
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for the weekend | a family day hike

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity. ― John Muir, Our National Parks We live in Central Texas, far from foothills…

on endurance of heart

"So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit We're nearing the final days of May, a little shocking for me since this month has been so atypically cool and rainy. Still, I'm ready.…

on releasing stress and anxiety

Although you might not always see or read about it here, our family has endured quite a few hardships the last few years, the sort that have worn down our bodies and drawn out our depths. I know we're not the only ones to encounter difficulty…