about paleo

You might notice that a lot of my dishes are paleo. In my upcoming breakfast class, I am teaching paleo pancakes and paleo oatmeal.  I want to share a little bit with you about my view on paleo and some of the other strict diets out there. First, what is the paleo diet? It excludes…

the next chapter

These are exciting times! We’re getting ready to open a second Source location, and my co-author Taji and I have been taken on by a literary agent to represent our forthcoming cookbook! While stress can run high, I’m trying to take moments wherever I can to breathe and enjoy what’s in front of me. Between…

what to do on mother’s day

Let me start by saying I feel very lucky on Mother’s Day. I know that not everyone is this lucky. My mom is my best friend. She inspires me. She’s supportive, loving, spiritual, and intuitive. Maybe my favorite part about my mom: she has always encouraged me to be who I am.  She has always been the…

what I love about spring

Spring brings a lot more than peas, asparagus, and baby leeks. Food-wise, things get lighter, greener, fresher, and crisper… but I also love that the days are longer and I stay motivated to take evening walks. I can spend more time in nature and be more active outside the gym. I also love to slow…

korean spa

One of my favorite self care rituals is going to the Korean Spa. Occasionally I’ll go with a friend, but usually it’s a solo self-love date.  I love that men and women have separate floors, so you can feel free to roam around in your birthday suit… it’s such a free feeling! I usually get the…

self love (part 3)

I asked some of my friends and people who inspire me to share their self love practices. We saw some of them last month, and we heard from Mauri last week. I thought these insights from my friend Chris Willits should be shared in their entirety. Be sure to try his self-love meditation at the…

self love (part 1)

Part of my journey is discovering what self love really looks, tastes, smells, and feels like. Since each person is unique, everyone’s experience of self love differs. I know I can learn new ways to show myself love by learning how others do it. Over the next few months I will be featuring stories and…

a few ways to meditate

Meditation allows me to get quiet, connect to my higher power and align with myself.  As a result, my intuition becomes clearer, abundance flows to me, I am creative, calm, clear and confident in my life and decisions.  I find that I can open to life’s gifts, that miracles and blessings flow my way when i can…

co-creating: a recipe from co-authors

For several months I’ve been working with Chef Taji Marie on writing my first cookbook. It has been an amazing adventure, and I want to acknowledge what a pleasure this collaborative relationship is… so here’s our recipe for happy co-creating: Ingredients: 2 (or more) creative, inspired people 1 exciting topic, idea, or project Lots of…

today’s gratitude list

Every day I write a gratitude list. Sometimes it’s long, sometimes it’s short. Sometimes it’s heartfelt, sometimes it’s forced.  But skipping it is not an option. Here’s today’s gratitude list: morning yoga my family’s support sadie the ocean gift of willingness laughter my hardworking staff my health my creativity a really supportive network of friends…