Travel Guide: Planning A Backpacking Trip Through Central America

Travel Guide: Planning A Backpacking Trip Through Central America

Central America. You stole my heart with your beautiful mountains, turquoise waters, diverse culture, incredible tortillas, and the most delicious coffee that quickly converted this tea drinkers, into a coffee drinker. You taught me a lot about myself, and about traveling, and I can't wait to come back again. 

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How To Positively Impact The World With Your Morning Cup Of Coffee

How To Positively Impact The World With Your Morning Cup Of Coffee

Some people may say that choosing to purchase fair-trade coffee isn't going to make a difference, or that there are many issues with the fair trade system itself, and they are right on that last part...there are issues with the fair trade label like all overarching entities. But ultimately when it comes down to it, supporting small-producers that are part of fair trade organizations is something that has so much good at its core. Companies who are supporting these co-op's are trying to do better, and that really is all that matters.

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5 Physical and Internal Benefits of Exercise That Have Nothing to Do With Weight Loss

5 Physical and Internal Benefits of Exercise That Have Nothing to Do With Weight Loss

Our bodies are wise, and they have a lot to tell us if we know how to listen. Regular exercise helps to keep us in tune with what we are feeling physically, and even more aware of the quality of our movement outside the gym. I think it's important to note that exercise should be a life long practice, and we need to be consistent in order to continue seeing results in the formerly mentioned areas! Find something you enjoy, stick with it and be kind and patient with yourself! 

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5 Steps to Creating a More Compassionate Life

5 Steps to Creating a More Compassionate Life

There is a reason why the foundation of all religions is rooted in compassion and love. In the Buddhist tradition, compassion and love are viewed as two parts of a while. Compassion is the wish for another to be free from sadness and suffering, and love is wanting another person to have happiness. Both compassion and love are viewed in Buddhist teaching as the key to a happier and more successful life, and world. 

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Gluten Free Wild Salmon Cakes

Gluten Free Wild Salmon Cakes

Try and imagine the perfect mix between a salmon burger and a crab cake. That is exactly what these salmon cakes are like. I wanted to avoid needing to use any gluten free breading or bread crumbs, and wanted to keep the mixture really focused on the salmon, but capable of binding well together…if you have much experience with gluten free cooking/baking you will know that the fact I was able to nail this combination on the first try was a mere miracle.

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