12 Relationship Deal Breakers That You Shouldn’t Tolerate

Do you have relationship deal breakers? A deal breaker is a factor to consider when deciding whether to follow through with something or not. It’s that little something that makes you say “I’m done!” even when you really love someone or you’ve been together forever. It may sound harsh — after all, no relationship is […]

Prioritization of Task: 7 Methods to Become a Pro

Prioritization of tasks has been one of the biggest challenges for business owners, corporate executives, and employees. However, with a lot of tasks on your to-do list, you only need to master some time-tested techniques to become a pro at prioritizing tasks. Figuring out your priorities can eliminate stress, enhance your focus, and improve your […]

7 Comprehensive Methods on How To Meet Deadlines

Deadlines are significant when it comes to achieving your goals, both big and small. However, you won’t achieve success by establishing unrealistic deadlines for every task on your to-do list. You have to be strategic with setting deadlines that can empower you to become successful. What do I mean by being strategic? It means every […]

Menu Plan Monday: Spring Soba Salad, Red Curry Rice Noodle Bowls, Broccoli Stem Stir Fry and More

Quick and easy are the name of the game this week and next, as I settle into the home stretch of this busy semester. This week’s vegan menu plan is all about convenience and sticking to tried and true options–at least one of which is a recent favorite! Yep, I enjoyed these red curry rice […]

Making an Informed Transition to Veganism

Image courtesy of Virginia Messina, MPH, RD: www.theveganrd.com A 2011 Harris survey, conducted by the Vegetarian Resource Group, indicated that about 5 percent of the US population–nearly 16 million people–identified as vegetarian (about half of them identified as vegan). A third of the respondents said that they make an effort to eat vegetarian meals a […]

15 Calcium Rich Vegan Food Combinations

Happy Tuesday, friends! As always, I enjoyed reading your insights into the weekend reading links. Last summer, I published a post called 15 Simple, Affordable, and Protein Rich Combinations of Plant Foods. The goal was to break down protein requirements and recommendations using real food examples. Many of us have read about the recommended daily […]

Menu Plan Monday: Black bean and corn burgers, kale and quinoa stuffed sweet potato skins, and more

It has been a very long time since I created a Menu Plan Monday post! This is partly because time got constricted during my finals, and partly because my meal planning, such as it is, has been a little erratic for the past few weeks. Cookbook recipe testing doesn’t lend itself to an organized weekly meal plan. […]


It’s that time again. For those of you who just started reading my blog, these annual birthday posts are a tradition that started when I turned 30. I originally intended for them to help me meditate on and find meaning in each year, but the posts are usually more inquisitive than expository. How to talk about this year? […]