3 Days in Lima’s Most Artsy, Imaginative Neighborhoods

I’m writing this update from the common area of our hostel in Cusco, looking at a wall that’s brightly painted with birds, flowers and leaves – an accurate portrayal of the colors and sights of Peru. Cusco is our second stop, and also the base for our trek up to Machu Picchu, the famous Incan

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3 Hormone-Free, Natural Birth Control Methods

Last week, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found an alarming correlation between hormonal birth control and depression. While doctors have known for a while now that birth control can cause mood swings and perhaps even depression, the new study puts the problem into a whole new perspective. Scientists

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Healthy, Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

It’s National Coffee Day! So basically, my Christmas. I woke up this morning totally craving a PSL – it’s been on my mind ever since I stopped in at Starbucks yesterday. I try not to get the PSL from Starbucks very often, as it contains a whopping 50g of sugar (uh, yep, more than a soda!).

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5 Signs You’re Eating Too Many Carbs

Listen, you guys – I love carbs. When it comes to brown rice, sweet potatoes, succulent fruits and red wine, I’m always game (as long as I’m practicing my three rules of moderation, of course). But the truth is, when I look around me and observe the people in my life who don’t feel well

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Visualization Meditation

Hey guys! It’s time to move into Week 3 of our meditation challenge. With two days to go of intention meditation, I’m feeling more and more like these 15 minutes of peace will stay in my daily routine. I don’t seem to have a definitive pattern in when I meditate (as a freelancer, my schedule is

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Intention Meditation

So how is everyone enjoying mantra meditation? We still have two days to go in Week 1 of our meditation challenge, but I thought I’d share my experience thus far. I’m not going to lie: sitting quietly in my room whispering “shanti” felt a little weird at first. On Day 1, I meditated right after waking up,

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2 Days in London

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I’ve decided to really buckle down with regard to my finances, which means I probably won’t be doing much traveling anytime soon. With airfare to Europe at an all-time low, it’s been tempting to break this resolution – but so far I’ve stuck with it. If I can

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