A simple soup recipe that will leave you feeling fall af.
Chocolate pumpkin protein mousse — need I say more? I was aiming for a smoothie, but this texture was too rich to not feel like a dessert, and I had to share! Ingredients 1 scoop dark chocolate Vital Proteins 1/2 frozen banana 1 (hefty) tbsp pumpkin 1/2 tbsp almond butter (or more, you do you) … Continue reading Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Mousse
Photo by Cass Gunderson “I’m on the pursuit of happiness…” You can take a lot of life lessons from Kid Cudi, but you’ve probably also heard a lot about happiness if you’ve ever read any self-help content. It’s a saturated market, but Americans are only getting unhappier. The 2017 World Happiness Report shows that the … Continue reading The Mental Fitness of Pursuing Happiness
It's nothing new that food and fitness have been gamified to help people reach their health goals. For those who are competitive, the game aspect can make getting healthy fun and tangible, celebrating each accomplishment along the way. Lose 10 pounds and treat yourself to a new workout outfit? Booyah. Workout 6 days a week … Continue reading Game Over: The Problem with the Gamification of Food + Fitness
Minimalism is *in trend* right now, and I’ve always said it’s the cool way to be broke. Fewer material belongings? Fewer costly trips and events? Awesome, I was doing that anyway! I fear that minimalism has become a buzzword and the importance is sometimes forgotten. Personally, I’ve noticed how minimalism and essentialism have been changing … Continue reading Minimize Excess to Maximize Time: Why You Should Do Less to be More You
Somehow, a few wild nights in Chicago captured on Snapchat have earned me the reputation of a party girl who knows the best nightlife in the city. Often, I feel like the cis Stefon when people ask where they should go out. I tell them, "Chicago's best rooftop bar is..." while curled up in bed … Continue reading Mary K’s Guide to Chicago Nightlife
I've always felt like a bit of an impostor, being apart of so many positive organizations when I'm truly such a cynic. I'm learning to embrace how my cynical tendencies can help me accomplish more as a positive person. Still working on the whole stress and anxiety thing, but ya know, baby steps. I decided … Continue reading The Power of Being a Positive Cynic