ROAR means "hey you're awesome" in dinosaur!! I made these cute dinosaur jars as party favors for my son's birthday. I decided to make them with the kids after reading about a Jewish birthday tradition. The Jewish faith believes on your birthday you must give back in order to receive the blessings of the day. It's important to note that you must give back from the heart and not simply because you feel obligated to.Read More
I have always loved to travel, but once I found out that I was gluten intolerant the joy of spontaneously picking somewhere to eat went away and was replaced with slight anxiety of not knowing where I could eat. So now when I travel I research beforehand to find the best restaurants with gluten-free (GF) options.Read More
I have been making Charlie these cupcakes for years. This is my go-to-recipe anytime I feel like igniting my inner Martha Stewart (its down there somewhere) and make a special doggy treat from scratch. Charlie absolutely LOVES them and he's a picky eater!Read More
The breath in itself is yoga. When you focus your attention on your breath you are forced to be in the present moment. Your mind is clear, at ease and alert. Of course you can’t just sit around and focus on your breath all day, but you can use the awareness of your breath as a reminder to give the task in front of you (whether for pleasure or work) 100% of your attention regardless of the circumstances. Yoga teaches those who practice, to cultivate awareness and to live in the present moment by focusing on the breath while moving mindfully through poses or your daily life. Practice makes progress.Read More
When my kids and I first discovered we all had food allergies, it was difficult to find recipes that everyone could eat. We were all going through the emotional shift that occurs when something new is introduced to our daily routine. So in a desperate attempt to ease the growing pains, I enrolled us all in cooking classes.Read More
With Spring already here and summer just around the corner, I started thinking about one of my New Year's resolutions - creating a fitness plan for myself. What started as a little vanity (how am I going to look in a swim suit in a few months?) slowly evolved into the realization that the stress of everyday life has finally taken its toll on me. What I really want, and need, is more energy and balance.Read More
Inversions can be extremely intimidating and unnerving to any yogi. I know I was initially, but I also was beaming with pride and had a strong sense of accomplishment the day I nailed my first headstand. Inversions are more than confidence boosters; they are also rich in health benefits both physically and mentally.Read More
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
Inspiration this week: It is the year of the wood sheep, Why you should date a female athlete, How to master the fine art of small talk, I think I know why you're yelling, and beautiful books.Read More
As a young girl, my brothers and sisters, (all six of us) would pile into our family van and drive from San Antonio, Texas to New Orleans. Yes the trek was torturous and we spent most of the trip fighting over what little space we had, but I can still hear the sound of the tires going over the Mississippi Bridge to where my grandmother Mol Mol, (as we called her) and great aunt (Me Me) lived. After every small passage of the bridge it meant music, art, and happiness was just around the corner waiting for us.Read More
With Valentine’s Day around the corner it can be a time of joy and appreciation or a time for painful memories and feelings of loneliness to arise. Instead of focusing on the pain of past relationships and people that have hurt you, choose to focus on the ones that have been there and supported you through your ups and down; use Valentine’s Day as a reminder of how much you are loved.Read More
Your crown has been bought and paid for. All you need to do is put it on your head. - James Baldwin
Inspiration this week: Organic matcha green tea, a new way to prevent and treat cancer, how an Austin grocery store may change the way we grocery shop, perfect sleeping romper, and Stanford adds healthy eating skills to there cirriculumRead More
The philosopher Plato once said, “Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. “ Music truly is food for the soul, but it also can nourish your body and mind.Read More
I love the start of a new year. The possibilities and potential seem endless. I often ponder about all the goals I want to achieve over the year and can easily become overwhelmed. That’s why I love the idea of one word resolution.Read More
As the new year has come and gone, we decided that this year will be a year of growth. We will no longer surrender to our fears. We are ready to plant our seed into the earth and we want to grow. Pure + Now is a reflection of what inspires us, what allows us to feel nourished and grow. We invite you to join us on our journey of discovery. Please feel free to share what inspires you with us, because just like planting a seed everything that we do is a process. It is through our daily connections that we inspire or plant those seeds in someone's life.