On some days, you make time to try a complex recipe. On other days, you turn to a simple dish using grocery “staples” that are usually on hand in your kitchen. It’s not always easy to make something exciting (and nutritious) in a pinch, but today we’re sharing some meals that we fall back on when we’re short on inspiration and/or time!
A few months back, we started to dive into the topic of difficult conversations amongst friends, colleagues, roommates and significant others and how to conquer them in the least awkward and most productive way!
While most of us are likely to have way more than three awkward conversations in our lives, or even in one day — it’s important to learn how to handle yourself when situations arise that require you to have a “talk” with someone close to you or who you work with often.
This time around, we’re sticking to the theme and I’ve got a few more suggestions of how to deal with those tough conversations without letting them escalate, percolate or end in disaster.
by Caitlin Douglass
From the first time we trade work for money, or even work as a volunteer, we begin to build our work history. Just as credit helps when you’re trying to buy a car, your work and volunteer history creates the foundation of your reputation.
It may not seem very important while you stand waist-deep in a pile of wood shavings with sawdust trickling into your socks, or while stocking shelves and aligning labels as a customer complains about the lack of availability of Himalayan lime salt.
However, these experiences demand the qualities and skills that will be required on a daily basis as you age through school, college, job applications and beyond.
by Taylor Downs
With spring just around the corner, many of us are thinking about refreshing our homes with a nice clean - especially now that we can leave the windows open to air out the toxic cleaning fumes!
While some cleaning chemicals feel like must-haves in the home, there are a few essential oils that can help bring a more natural approach to your seasonal cleaning.
Welcome to this month's installation of What to Check Out! Take a look at what we've been reading, watching and listening to and think that you should be doing the same!
by Taylor Downs, RYT 200
Spring arrives at a time when we're often feeling pretty lethargic and just over winter. So when it begins warming up, we're so ready to get outside and be active.
With that in mind, here is a short yoga sequence you can practice inside or outside. We focus on lengthening, twisting, and stretching the tissues of the body in order to feel stretched and renewed - even after a short practice.
As I’ve gotten older, entering into new living situations, making big decisions and substantial purchases, and navigating my own path, I’ve found my parents’ and older sibling’s voices whispering in the back of my mind—or right next to me, in person, since we’re very close—giving me advice and describing their experiences regarding the things that I’m dealing with.
While it’s helpful to have someone close to you who’s been there and done that, I’ve realized that the way I’ve been taught to do things, and the way my family functions may not always be the best, most comfortable or sensible way for me to go about my own life. And THAT’S OKAY!
It’s the strange catalyst in millennial life: deciding if you’re going to do things the way that you’ve been taught or if you’re going to develop your own set of rules. But here are a few important lessons I’ve learned getting to this place in my adulthood:
Spring is in the air! We’re spending more time outdoors, opening our windows and… doing some spring cleaning. We each have a project that has been begging for our attention, and we’re ready to get to work!
If you need some help tidying up, we’ve outlined what we’ve learned in the past and what we plan to work on going forward!
Want to build or improve your skill set? While going to workshops or buying learning materials can feel empowering, sometimes it isn’t feasible. We totally understand how tough it can be to juggle just the necessary life expenses. But if you’re tight on money, you’re not out of luck! There are plenty of free learning resources that can put you on track to your goals of keeping up with technology, changing career paths, or picking up a new hobby.
Check out the ideas below and make a date with yourself to get started!
This month, we’re thinking about sharing brunch with family and friends in celebration of Easter and spring (or just because brunch is great). We’ve listed a few recipes using seasonal produce that are both delicious and simple, so your brunch can be laid back but still full of flavor!