Life Travel

Growing up in Alaska

PHOTOS: Torie Howdeshell Everyone I meet nowadays is asking me where I’m from, and it’s becoming harder and harder to answer because ‘America’ doesn’t really cut it. Born and raised in the heart of Alaska would make it the most feasible answer, but I left Alaska over years ago and if you’ve talked to me …

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The results I got after going three weeks without a cup of coffee.
Life Recipes

I Stopped Drinking Coffee for 3 weeks and Here’s What Happened…

I’m currently on a detox at the moment, not because I feel like I need to lose weight, but because I made a smashing tiramisu the other day and my body needs to breathe (no, NOT the juice cleanse). I’m not one for a buffet of sweets, but being stuck in a town where there’s …

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benefits of being in your own company and why it is important that we allow ourselves to be in solitude
Life

Why We Need Solitude

Solitude––the state or situation of being alone. Something so blissful and joyous. The freedom you have while spending time by yourself. The possibilities! How absurd that sounds; to want to be alone. But there’s no other time when you can absolutely be yourself, or become your own person. It the this that gives us the …

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Travel

An Excerpt from New York (or… America in general)

Oh yes. This is the big one. The empire, where you do what you want, where your dreams come true. It’s the land of opportunity. The land of the free! Said Trump. New York city is a mosh pit of diversity and millions of people clawing their way up the ladder. Everyone wants to come …

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Travel

What Americans Can Expect in Europe

What do you think of when you think of Europe? Is it France? Spain? Germany? I think most people tend to think of a specific country, but let me tell you, they’re all very very different. The one thing I can say is that Europe as a whole is much more different from U.S. than …

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Recipes

2 More Ways to Spice Up Avocado Toast

We all seem to be eating avocado toast as if avocados were on the brink of extinction (yes, extinct fruit). And when did avo-toast become so popular anyway?  Does it matter? I am an avocado fiend and when I first smeared avocado onto a piece of bread, I knew I had my new go to …

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Travel

Why You Should (and shouldn’t be afraid to) Travel Alone

Traveling all on your own can seem pretty daunting. Heck, traveling to a foreign country in general is terrifying. But let me tell you, traveling by yourself is one of the amazing experiences you’ll ever have. Guaranteed. A lot of people hear the words “alone” and hit some sort of wall before they can do …

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Recipes

Super Light Peanut Butter, Banana & Coconut Smoothie Bowl

Light, decadent, yummy yummy yummy. And did I mention it’s healthy? I wasn’t always a breakfast person, but over the years it’s become one of my favorite meals. Having something you really enjoy (alongside a great cup of joe) can set the mood for the day, and there are so many possibilities! To be completely …

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Recipes

Sweet Potato Cakes & Curry Couscous Bowl (make from your pantry!)

This is one of those dishes I would categorize as a pantry dish. And it is so yummy! This is my first go at this mishmash of ingredients and let me tell you, it was extra yummalicious (lunch just keeps getting better and better). There are just so many different flavors and (somehow) they go …

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