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Inspiration from BlogHer14 – My New Game Plan


If you were following me on social media last weekend, then you accompanied me to BlogHer14 at the San Jose Convention Center. You walked with me through the Expo Hall where I experienced a magic hair transformation (stay tuned for that product review!), spun a wheel to win a board game, sampled delicious snacks, received a chair massage (or two), and connected to various businesses across all areas of interest. I met tons of bloggers, heard inspiring keynote speakers (including

Best Stuffed Squash Blossom Recipe Ever

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This year we decided to plant pumpkins in our newly created front yard edible landscape, and as a result, we’ve had a boon of squash blossoms to eat (on the left in the picture above). In years past, I’ve seen tiny baskets of squash blossoms in booths at the farmers’ market and been curious as to how people eat them. Every time I’d ask a farmer, the answer would be, “stuff ‘em with cheese, bread ‘em, fry ‘em.” MMMM, healthy!

Balanced Wellbeing: 5 Elements and TCM

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I’m super excited to introduce another guest blogger to the Cultivated Wellbeing community while I’m away at BlogHer! We’ve talked a lot in the past few months about finding an outlet of some kind, whether it’s a way to be creative, find stillness, fulfillment, extra energy, or extra nutrition in the kitchen, and last week I even hinted at the connection between nature, health, and spirituality. Now we’re going to talk about what this pursuit looks like through the lens

BlogHer 2014 Conference San Jose

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I’m so excited to be attending the BlogHer 2014 conference in San Jose! As a newbie having only ever been to a few work-related conferences in my life, I have to admit that I didn’t anticipate the amount of prep and pre-conference excitement that would be surrounding this awesome event! From Twitter meet-ups to Skype groups to an awesome mentor program for newbies like myself to partner with veterans and learn the ropes, the last three days of this week