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Why You Should Stop Lifehacking and Invest in the Journey

Why You Should Stop Lifehacking and Invest in the Journey

“Maybe stop trying so hard to find shortcuts to “hack” your life.  The best things are hard.  Invest in the journey.  Just sayin’.”

A lark of a tweet I fired off last December that -- somewhat to my surprise -- went semi-viral, shared across a variety of social networks and blogs like wildfire.

Why is this surprising? And what does it say?

I

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The Art of Living with Purpose

The Art of Living with Purpose

Note 3.11.14: this post is now also up on Medium.

"What makes your heart beat hardest?"

Answer this question for yourself.  Then move in that direction with every fiber of your being.  Because in truth, nothing else matters.

I have stuff to do.  It was not my intention to write today.  And now I must.  A call to action catalyzed by a series

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PlantPower Holiday Cooking: How to Make Cranberry Sauce (Without Refined Sugar)

PlantPower Holiday Cooking: How to Make Cranberry Sauce (Without Refined Sugar)

 

By Julie Piatt

Over the last several days, I've had the great pleasure of sharing with you some super delicious and healthy PlantPowered, gluten-free holiday meal recipe staples -- Vegan Stuffing, Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes, Mushroom Gravy & Almost Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie.  What are we missing? No holiday meal is complete without cranberry sauce! 

But what many may not realize is that

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PlantPower Holiday Cooking: How To Make Almost Raw Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Pie

PlantPower Holiday Cooking: How To Make Almost Raw Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Pie

By Julie Piatt

So far this week, I've shared with you some super delicious and healthy PlantPowered, gluten-free holiday meal recipe staples -- Stuffing, Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes and Mushroom Gravy.  But what about dessert?  How can I satisfy my sweet tooth -- and that of my friends and family --without the eggs, butter, flour and refined sugar?

Impossible!  Not so fast. 

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PlantPower Holiday Cooking: How To Make Vegan Gluten Free Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

PlantPower Holiday Cooking: How To Make Vegan Gluten Free Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

By Julie Piatt

We're now less than 2 weeks away from Thanksgiving.  We all want to enjoy the hearty flavors this special meal delivers each year.  But we also want to eat healthy, feel great and avoid that all-too-familiar post-meal coma that finds us immobile on the couch.

But how?  I can feel the panic setting in...

Good news: you can have the

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PlantPower Holiday Cooking: How to Make Gluten Free Vegan Mushroom Gravy

PlantPower Holiday Cooking: How to Make Gluten Free Vegan Mushroom Gravy

 

By Julie Piatt

Each day the holidays inch closer.  You've been good lately: eating really well, exercising -- listening our podcast of course! -- and generally taking care of yourself.  But you know how this goes.  Soon the parties commence, and all those good habits get thrown out the window in the name of merriment.  You don't want to be rude,

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PlantPower Holiday Cooking: How to Make Gluten Free Vegan Stuffing

PlantPower Holiday Cooking: How to Make Gluten Free Vegan Stuffing

By Julie Piatt

The holidays are just around the corner.  Rather than despair about how you're going to get through them in one piece, let's shift perspective and set in motion a plan to emerge on the other side not just relieved, but feeling great.

This process begins and ends with what we put on our plate.

So if

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How To Maintain Mental, Emotional, Physical, Financial & Spiritual Sanity During the Holidays

How To Maintain Mental, Emotional, Physical, Financial & Spiritual Sanity During the Holidays

By Julie Piatt

Photo Credit: Maclay Heriot

The holidays are supposed to be such a lovely time of year.  They represent festivities and celebrations around family, friends and co-workers.  Rituals and traditions are honored that have been in our individual ancestry for ages.  So why is it that many of us feel depressed, stressed and frankly not quite keen on celebrating anything

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How To Master Your First Sprint Triathlon the PlantPower Way

How To Master Your First Sprint Triathlon the PlantPower Way

A big part of my personal message is the incredible power of multi-sport as a tool for personal transformation.  And so it's become my mission to get as many people as I possibly can more active and participating in running, cycling, swimming and of course triathlon.

On a daily basis, I get a barrage of e-mails and social media requests from

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Why Everyone Should Eat More Plants

Why Everyone Should Eat More Plants

This is a repost of an article I wrote that was originally published on MindBodyGreen.com on August 1, 2013.  I hope you enjoy it.

There is a misconception that eating a plant-based diet is unnatural, the purview of activist radicals and the socially marginalized. Instead, I submit that it is beyond a doubt the most natural, healthy, and advisable thing you

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