Vegetarian Curry with Chickpeas & Tomatoes

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If you’re anything like me, you get home from work in the evening ready for some dinner – asap. This Vegetarian Curry with Chickpeas is the perfect quick, easy, and deliciously filling dinner.

Allow me to paint you a picture with words – It’s 5pm, and I’ve just gotten home from work. Shoes are off, slippers are on. I drop my bags, take off my coat, and begin to scour the kitchen for food. When I say food I’m not talking about an array of fresh veggies and such with which to prepare a meal. I’m talking about food that I can put into my hungry belly in 5-20 minutes. I wrote the book on “hangry”. I’ve been known to eat a lot of peanut butter with a spoon because it’s both available and ready to eat. Continue reading →

The A Mindful Mantra Shop Launch!

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This is a day that I have been dreaming of since the start of A Mindful Mantra in late 2013 – The A Mindful Mantra Shop Launch! I am bringing my home & beauty products directly to your fingertips via an A Mindful Mantra Etsy Store. Natural Deodorant, Herbal Bath Sachets, Natural Lip Balm, Beeswax Candles, and more…delivered right to your doorstep. It really doesn’t get any better!

I’ve been crafting my own home & beauty supplies for years, long before I started A Mindful Mantra. I have slowly been removing chemical-filled products from my life. I simply couldn’t keep these products from you any longer. I’ve posted some of these recipes live on the A Mindful Mantra blog, but I realize that many of the ingredients that I use are not widely available. I mean, why aren’t their bulk sections in all grocery stores?!

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As to not let the availability of, or access to ingredients, keep you from embarking on your chemical-free life, I decided to launch this Etsy shop. Now, you can literally purchase my natural home and beauty routine! And, the best part – I will handcraft all products purchased via our new shop. Home & beauty products from my kitchen to your front door. Gotta love it!

Thank you so much for your love & support and for joining me on this journey. A Mindful Mantra is no longer only about me. It is about you, all of you, and the inspiring community we have created. So much love.

(Local customers are welcome to contact me directly for purchasing to avoid shipping and online processing fees.)

The Reality of Wellness Blogging

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Sometimes we get pimples…a lot of pimples.

Do you wake up in the morning and can’t wait to check in with your favorite wellness bloggers? Do you yearn for them to put out new content? Do you find yourself envious of their glamorous, healthy, independently-wealthy lifestyle?

I did all these things and more prior to launching my own wellness blog.  All of the beautiful photos, the clean ingredients, the glowing skin and big smiles – I was under the misconception that the life of a wellness blogger is nothing but smiles, laughter, rainbows, and steady stream of income. Then I became a wellness blogger.

It is time lift the veil and expose the reality of wellness blogging. Continue reading →

Love – The Only Diet You’ll Ever Need

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It’s that time of year again when seemingly everyone is fixated on resolutions and goals for the new year. You can’t scroll through Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram without coming across someone somewhere embarking upon a new diet or exercise routine. Well, it’s time to put down the free weights and step away from your juicer because the only diet you’ll need for the new year is L-O-V-E, love.

Don’t get me wrong healthy eating and fitness lifestyles do our bodies a world of good. However, nothing can replace a healthy, blissful dose of love. The way our society¬†views diet, exercise, and weight-loss revolves around discontentment, awkwardness, and even hatred in our own bodies. From this state of discontentment, awkwardness, and perhaps hatred we push our bodies to their physical limits. We drastically reduce calories. We embark on the latest fad diet. We exercise to the point of exhaustion. Then, we throw up our arms and abandon our wellness goals because we simply cannot sustain such a lifestyle. Continue reading →

Pineapple Berry Smoothie featuring Urban Moonshine Digestive Bitters

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Whether you’ve overindulged this holiday season or want to continue with your healthful ways, usher in 2015 with today’s Stomach-Soothing Pineapple Berry Smoothie. This smoothie is packed with plenty of vitamins and antioxidants from the powerful blend of pineapple, berries, and greens. Talk about nourishing!

If you suffer from gas, bloating, upset stomach, and/or heartburn this smoothie will not only nourish your new year, but your belly as well. ¬†It contains an amazing tincture/herbal supplement to help with all these issues and more. This herbal powerhouse goes by the name of Urban Moonshine Digestive Bitters and offers digestive relief beyond your wildest dreams. Continue reading →