When that sweet tooth kicks in, there’s nothing better than a homemade dessert to satisfy your cravings. Banana bread is just as delicious when paired with butter for breakfast as it is with peanut butter for an afternoon snack. Get to baking!

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A loaf of great banana bread can be…


Ever since I first got my period, I don’t remember a month I actually knew when it would come. It was never regular and always a surprise, so I never thought much of it, as all the tests came back normal. Throughout the years, I had some months off, but…


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“Snooze, you lose” — a well known saying that goes hand in hand with everything our parents taught us about creating & keeping good habits by waking up bright and early to start our day. But, are those habits actually good for us, or do we require a bit more…


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I used to think I was one of the lucky ones, not getting migraines during my period. Lying on my bedroom/bathroom floor all crunched up, getting a fever, even throwing up — that, I could take. It was my every-month-routine. But headaches? Man, I always hated those. Not only did…


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It’s Saturday night, the weather sucks, you turn on your favorite Netflix show and take out that pint of ice cream, some chocolates, popcorn and…maybe even chips & salsa ( don’t judge, ok? )

Next thing you know, your couch is full of wrappers and your belly is about to…


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When we experience grief, some of us place food at the bottom of our priorities, while some of us turn to it for comfort. Either way, we’re sending mixed signals to our bodies and minds, and therefore, not getting the right response. I know it’s hard to shift focus when…


Karla Tafra

I decided to go fully plant-based over a year and a half ago, and the reasons behind it are the hormonal imbalance I’ve been struggling with ever since I moved to the US. …


Karla Tafra

How many times have we woken up to our bellies grumbling, not really in the mood to make ourselves a nourishing breakfast and simply opting for that comforting pancake mix instead? And how many times did that mac and cheese find itself in front of us as we binge-watched Sex…


Karla Tafra

It can be so hard to forgive someone, understand their actions, and logically comprehend why they made those choices in the first place. It can be even harder forgiving ourselves when we do something we regret or feel terrible about. Many times we decide to punish ourselves for our mistakes…


Karla Tafra

You know that sudden urge to raid the fridge or the pantry? That growling sound of your stomach saying “Hello? I’d like some food…stat!” You see, sometimes, it’s not about the food at all. …

Karla Ilicic

Freelance writer, yoga teacher, nutritionist, and content creator with a strong passion for health, wellness, fitness, travel, relationships, and good food :)

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