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June 27, 2017

A couple weeks ago I had a fantastic time leading a workshop on how to nourish your skin with the foods you eat. Before I pursued my nutrition education, I spent about 7 years treating clients' skin as an aesthetician, looking at the whole picture through holistic lenses. Diet and lifestyle are huge when it comes to the health of your skin - and now that summer is here to stay for the next couple months, what better time to find your glow?!

Your skin is the body's largest organ. It works hard to protect your muscles and bones, maintain hydration, and remove any harmful toxins that may be trapped within your body. Just as the rest of your organs optimally function when your diet is is tip-top shape, your skin reaps the benefits, too! So, I created three recipes to incorporate into your meals this season. From summer sippers to a simple salad that provide many of the nutrients your skin needs to be summer ready, these recipes are delicious and nutritious! 

Summer Skin E...

June 2, 2017

Lately I've been craving more plant-based foods - more vegetables, less dairy; more legumes, less meat. I don't necessarily move towards one "diet" or another. In fact, I tend to shun any sort of restriction for both myself and for my clients when it comes to what I put on my plate (unless its necessary, of course), and instead encourage listening to the body's needs and cravings to fuel up properly. 

Though I do eat high quality meats on a regular basis, my desire to remove the majority of animal protein comes as no surprise, as my once-vegetarian ways tend to come back in waves, alongside the change in seasons. With summer on the horizon, lighter meals have become my forte - salads of all kinds, lettuce wraps, smoothies, even some soups - that are filled with delicious veggies and refreshing fruits. 

These Nourish Bowls fit in perfectly with that craving! They can be composed of anything your little heart desires. The foundation can be starchy veg or warm...

May 7, 2017

It's no secret that we're all about slowing down and savoring life around here. In fact, one of my goals for 2017 is to be more present and just enjoy life a little bit more. One of the ways I've learned to do that is via a morning coffee or tea. 

I've never been one to need coffee for its energy-inducing effects - I could go months without having a cup sans withdrawal, and even when I do indulge, it's decaf. For me, the caffeine from a cup o' joe has more negative effects, like increased anxiety, moodiness and general asshole-ness, than I prefer to deal with.

So, why not give it up completely? ...because the RITUAL is what keeps me coming back for more. Tea can have the same outcome, but less so. There's something about a piping hot mug of coffee that brings about the same warmth as a bite of your favorite comfort food or a hug from your mom after a long time away from home. And that's why I love the concept of fika.  

When I was in my early 20s I lived in a small Swedish city adjacent...

February 24, 2017

I’ve never been one to handle stress particularly well. When I have too much on my plate, I know myself well enough to be conscious of eat carbs, become snippy, and teeter on the edge of anxiety when I have too much on my plate. Living in this modern world, we’re faced with many stressors on the daily – on top of work and home responsibilities, we have relationships to maintain, bodies to keep healthy, schedules to stay on top of.. and you have to feed and bathe yourself, too. (Those are just the basics!) We could all use a break once in a while – and contrary to what you may tell yourself, you need and deserve a break. In fact, studies show that pausing for an intermission allows you to be more productive.

I was recently inspired by an article on NY Times entitled Let 2017 Be the Year of Working Hard and Resting Hard. The title was enough to stick in my mind, simply because it spoke so strongly to my desire to finally find a place to just take a break, even though I...

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emily spaeth

gathering wellness

 As a nutrition therapist + holistic aesthetician, self love junkie + complete believer of balance, I fully understand the value of taking care of your self. 

I created this gathering space for you to find nutritional guidance + nourishing recipes, tips for self love + thoughts on healthy living. My genuine intention is that you will be able to unveil the life you've always held inside you - the one in which you've always known is there, but just haven't reached yet. 

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