Stop Existing and Start LIVING

Patty. 23. Vegan. Fruits&Veggies. Holistic Living. Natural Medicine. Health/Fitness. Bouldering. Lifting. Nutrition. Nature. Animals. Environmentalist. Photography.

Sitting under our fig tree eating πŸ‰.. then I look up and see a rainbow!! 🌈 It’s apparently called a 22-degree halo or sun halo. Sunlight refracts through the tiny ice crystals in cirrus clouds at a 22 degree angle to create it! Yeah science! Hehe πŸ˜‰

If I had more money, I’d buy an actual full size bottle instead of this sample size haha! This stuff is amazing! Very mild flavor so it tastes great mixed in water. If I’m sore or injured, this stuff seriously helps so much. That and lots of food, water and rest! :)

Two essentials that I cannot live without and use every day! My all natural tooth powder and lavender essential oil. ❀️

All I do is eat eat eat… 😁❀️
Price reduced chocolate coconut yogurt and jalapeΓ±o tofu dip, and 50% off kombucha!! πŸ‘ I also found this AMAZING local chocolate sourdough bread that is seriously SO FREAKING GOOD I want to marry it. 🍫🍞😍

This stuff tastes amaaazing with coconut bliss vanilla ice cream. Omggg 😍
BUT I’m almost out of this cookie dough.. and I just finished the last of my ice cream. NOOOO 😩 50% off ice cream sale come back!! 😭

Super delicious vegan and gluten-free Taiwanese taro pastries my mom made! β€οΈπŸ˜‹

Organic yellow tomatoes from my backyard! So sweet and juicy. 😊

My first strongman workshop! So much fun!! Tire flips, log press, farmers walk, yoke, and atlas stones! There’s just something about being able to lift/carry/press/push/pull things really heavy that makes you feel so good! 😁πŸ’ͺ


How to Respond to Cheaters in 2014


We use the word β€œcheating” to define the act of someone in a relationship being unfaithful. I’ve known and I have since been reminded that the term cheating is a word we used on the playground as kids. When we played games, with cards and dice. But being unfaithful… that’s not cheating.
That’s betrayal.
There are no cards, or dice.
Just broken hearts and broken promises.

Today’s green smoothie:
5 leaves of dino kale
2 frozen bananas
1 frozen blood orange
2 small chunks of pineapple
3 tbs hemp seeds
1 tbs raw pumpkin seeds
1 tsp spirulina
2 tsp maca
Almond milk/water (as much or as little as you want depending on your preference, I didn’t measure!)

Organic grapes in my backyard! ❀️😊

It’s about to go down!
One gigantic bunch of organic arugula and spinach. ❀️
SautΓ©ing this with some garlic, tamari, and thick slices of portobello mushrooms! πŸ˜‹
Eating this with black garlic kimchi, roasted seaweed, and haiga rice! πŸ‘

OH my. @livesoda kombucha soda has stolen my heart. 😘
Why am I so in love with this company?
Well I used to drink vanilla coke and root beer EVERY DAY over the summer when I was a kid. Yikes. Poured in a big mug half full with ice and shaken so most of the carbonation was gone LOL. No joke. Usually 2+ cans a day too. 😩
So, so bad I know. Well, I know that NOW. No one told me soda was so unhealthy! 😒 I bet that’s why I’m barely over 5 feet tall haha! Jk..

Well this tastes like the real thing. But it’s KOMBUCHA. ❀️❀️❀️

Found this little gem by my work today! What a lovely little park. You can even see Downtown Portland from here! I’ll definitely be coming back. 😊 (at Sellwood Riverfront Park)