All posts tagged: purpose

Expo East + Life Lessons

Things I regret this year: Getting though to a local radio station after 20 attempts to win Tom Petty tickets, only to fail at naming ONE song the band sings.  I still choke up thinking about that lifetime fail. Not visiting A SINGLE pool this summer.  What have I been doing with my life? Things I definitely don’t regret this year: Making more time for family on the parent’s farm. Heading to an Influencer Summit at Expo East in Baltimore after a near last-minute invite. For those wondering what Expo East might be, it’s a trade show connecting over 1,500 sustainable, ecofriendly brands to consumers.  There are seminars, acres and acres of sampling and plenty of networking events; basically what your organic loving, green living, tree hugging, crunchy dreams are made of. I had no expectations and knew literally no one except the person that extended the invite, but I definitely found my people and my spark.  There are SO MANY amazing brands and individuals out there making the world a better and healthier place by sharing their passions; be it an all …

5 Minimalist Habits for Success

If someone were to question me on my latest success story; I would tell them I navigated the Boston public transit system to and from the airport without asking for assistance.  Major win for us directionally challenged souls! How do we measure success in today’s culture; is it amount of income? Accomplishing meaningful work? Number of social media followers?  Or could it be the high you feel after dragging yourself out of bed and kicking that AM workout’s booty?  Maybe it’s nailing an in-office presentation or simply spreading joy. I’ve been intrigued by the habits of successful individuals for some time- especially fellow colleagues in the nutrition world.  Having just returned home from the annual Food and Nutrition Conference (FNCE), I was able to hear from and connect with many fellow superstar RDs and I have the dish on what habits help them achieve greatness!  To be successful-no matter your definition or profession-try adapting these five habits into your daily grind: REMOVE THE CLUTTER: Physical and mental clutter is ultra-destructive to creativity and productivity.  Nutrition entrepreneur …

Into to Minimalism

For the longest time, I had no idea how to define it. The yearning I had for something more-to travel, to get outside my box, the need to experience the unknown and to taste adventure and creativity. I’ve never been infatuated with fashion trends, pop culture or media driven fads. I’d rather treasure hunt all day through a vintage ‘recycled’ clothing store than spend 10 minutes or my hard earned dollars in a shopping mall. The only ‘new’ piece of furniture we own is a bed that was purchased a couple of years ago, because well-it was time to move on from my college digs. I despise waste-especially of time and resources-when so many individuals around the world don’t have the basic needs to survive. There is a movement happening-a freedom from consumerism and materialism; living with less in order to lead a more fulfilling and purposeful life. I’m only now understanding this innate desire to be even more intentional as I’m delving more deeply into a way of life so many are already living-Minimalism. There …