Why We Sleep: Top 10 Tips for Getting a Great Night’s Sleep

Follow my blog with Bloglovin In the third and final installment of my series on sleep called Why We Sleep, I’m going to share the Top 10 Tips for Getting a Great Night’s Sleep. This list of sleep tips is compiled from information all over the web and in the literature, including the podcast I […]

Why We Sleep: What Really Happens When We Sleep?

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Last week I released part 1 in a series called Why We Sleep that will run through this week and into next week. Today we’ll cover what happens when we sleep and discuss some misconceptions, and next Wednesday, we’ll wrap up with a complete list of awesome sleep hygiene tips I know you’ll find super helpful.  […]

Why We Sleep: 8 Reasons to Get 8 Hours

“Somewhere between infancy and even childhood now, we abandoned the notion that sufficient sleep is necessary.” – Matt Walker, Principal Investigator at UC Berkeley’s Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab How do you decide how much sleep you need? Is it really a decision, or is it more of a function of what your lifestyle allows? What if you can’t fall […]

Fruit Too Ripe to Eat? Make a Simple Skillet Dessert! [RECIPE]

Ever since I moved to the Bay Area and discovered the joys of a super fresh nectarine right off the tree, a sweetness I’d never tasted in a nectarine before, I became obsessed with stone fruit fresh from the local growers. I love summer in general, but the fact that it’s also stone fruit season takes […]

Spotting Suckers: How to Prune Your Tomato Plant

We’re back with another beginner gardening tip from the CWB garden. I love being able to share the little gardening tips I’ve learned along the way in the few years I’ve been doing this. Today’s tip was inspired by a conversation I had with a good friend who’s been working somewhat dispassionately on her garden […]

Time to Unplug: Why Downtime Makes You More Creative

Are you someone who gets really great thinking done in the shower? Did your last great idea come to you when you were scrubbing your belly or rinsing your hair? Or maybe you like to sing in there — or even zone out completely, losing time as the steam rises. Either way, don’t you just […]

A Rolled Lunch: Paleo Burritos and Easy Lunch Ideas

There aren’t a ton of great lunch options in the neighborhood where I work, so I tend to make my lunch on most days. Buying lunch out at a restaurant every day can get both expensive and unhealthy pretty quickly, so I tend to keep it pretty reined in. Making my lunch also allots me my […]

Pesto Green Beans with Shrimp [RECIPE VIDEO]

It’s hard to believe, but the beans in this dish started out purple. I’m calling it a green bean dish because it’s much easier to find green beans than purple ones, but I feel compelled to tell you that these beans started out purple! I’d seen online that purple beans do turn green when you […]

The Best “Cheezy” Popcorn [RECIPE]

To be perfectly honest, I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for almost three years and not shared this vegan “Cheezy” Popcorn recipe yet. The nuts and bolts of this recipe take me waaaaay back to my days of doing demos at Whole Foods Market as the Supplement Specialist on the Whole Body team. If you’ve […]

Make your Basil Plant Last Longer with this Gardening Tip

Italian Sweet Basil is one of those herbs that I find a little fussy. It’s taken a couple of years and probably eight different attempts with at least eight different plants stalling out at various stages of disappointing size (in the front, side AND back yard) to finally find some spots on our property where it likes to grow. I was […]

Indie Chocolatier Gives Willy Wonka a Run for his Money with Gracias Chocolate [GIVEAWAY]

Warning: This is a post about chocolate and I am obsessed with the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with Gene Wilder. Expect random references to and quotes from this movie throughout this post. Sorry, it couldn’t be helped. Who doesn’t love chocolate? I mean, I suppose there are some people who don’t love chocolate, but there’s something […]

Collard Beans: A Happy CWB Gardening Experiment

OK, so this post is more of a story than a recipe. And the reason for that is because you have to be a gardener (or know one) to get your hands on the raw ingredients for what I’m about to share. If you’ve grown kale, broccoli, collards, or cauliflower and let them go all […]

Anti-GMO is not Anti-Science

I’ve got another guest post for you today! I don’t do guest posts that often, but when a topic as fraught as this one is covered in such a well-researched and thoughtful way, I want to share it. I’ve personally been steering clear of the topic of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) over the life of […]

The Most Amazing Organic Gardening Hack Ever [SLUG CONTROL]

Having only been gardening for a little over two years at this point — this is my third spring of playing in the dirt — I’m still amazed to find out some of the incredible gardening hacks people use to keep their veggies safe from pests. The gardening hack I’m about to share today is the […]

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