Give a slew of shiny, gold stars to REI this November for their campaign #OptOutside. I am super grateful that a corporation is promoting healthy bodies and healthy relationships for this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. If you are unfamiliar with the campaign, REI is choosing to close its doors on Black Friday to allow their employees […]


“When we allow time to honor reflection in the autumn, we are aligning with the flavor and nature of the season.”

My first truly satisfying homemade pho

I’ve been experimenting with homemade pho broth for about seven months now. Initially, I starting experimenting to try to cut down on our dining out budget, but when our local pho restaurant decided to close down early this summer, I felt a renewed sense of urgency. There are many pho recipes on the interwebs and combing […]


This past week a vast number of online news and gossip sources have referenced an Austrian study that seems to have linked a love of bitter flavored foods such as black coffee, beer, and kale to having psychopathic, sadistic, and Machiavellian tendencies. If you managed to miss hearing about this study, you can read more […]

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? I know what you’re thinking.  Wet socks sound like some sort of medieval torture protocol, or a easy way to ruin a beautiful day. While it may seem weird and equally unappealing, this is a simple treatment that can help alleviate cold and flu symptoms right as…

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The Earth Yin-Yang Pair:  The Spleen/Pancreas and the Stomach  *note: the Spleen in Chinese medicine is responsible for the tasks of both the pancreas and the spleen as we know them in Western science. Some think it was mistranslated as spleen, but the roles attributed to the ‘Spleen…


Oops!  I apologize for publishing two blogs on the same day. I accidentally hit ‘publish now’ when I was trying to schedule the post to publish next week. Please forgive the double blogposts in your inbox today. –Sincerely, Lindsey Thompson   Ingredients 4 Tostada shells Refried beans 1/2 beet, shredded with a cheese grater 1/4 […]

Roasted Red Pepper Soup prepared by Lindsey Thompson

This soup really showcases the natural flavors of red peppers. Roasting truly brings out the robust flavors of these peppers. With so few ingredients, this soup lets you know that sometimes less is more. Ingredients 6 Red Peppers 1 Tablespoon olive oil 4 cups vegetable stock 1 avocado salt & pepper to taste Instructions: Preheat […]


If you are a regular reader of my blog, you may have noticed that my posting dwindled over the past few months. This has been due to a combination of growth in my professional practice and a new project that I am working on with Revolver Yoga Studio. I’ll tell you more about this special […]


Ingredients: 1 head of kale or collard greens Juice of one medium lemon 1 Tablespoon olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced optional: a dash of salt and pepper Directions: Thoroughly wash the greens. Roughly chop into two-inch segments and place into a stove-top steamer already set up with water in the bottom for steaming. Turn […]


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