How to Protect Your Energy From Negative People

We've all been in those situations where being in a certain environment or with a certain person feels like it drains all the happiness right out of you. Whether the situation is toxic, manipulative, gossipy, or just plain negative, we've all been there. Everybody...
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Avocado Basil Pesto with Zucchini Noodles

One of my favorite summer flavors is basil. We used to grow tons of it in our backyard garden and have an abundance of basil in every meal. After harvesting several bunches we would come up with different ways to incorporate it into our meals. A standard tomato,...
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Summer Melon Salad

Ok this is probably the easiest summer recipe I've ever created. Not only is it ridiculously tasty, but it also doesn't need any measuring. I repeat: NO MEASURING! For all you lazy chefs out there, this one is for you. My favorite way to make food is by "eyeball...
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How to Balance Self-Care and Self-Discipline

I woke up this morning with a really bad headache and no desire to workout. My thought process was all over the place, everywhere from "you deserve to sleep in, take care of yourself" to "get up and do the damn thing, you never want to workout but you just do it."...
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The Best Yoga Mats: A Yoga Teacher’s Guide

The yoga mats in my house seem to be reproducing. I don't have an out-of-control yoga mat buying habit or anything, but  being in the yoga community, I've started to acquire them from various events or receive them as gifts. This is great news for me because not only...
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3 Steps to Help You Stop Quitting Your Goals

Have you ever had a burst of inspiration and motivation when it comes to a goal you want to achieve? Right away you start planning out how you will achieve that goal. You get super excited about how you will feel once you achieve it. Then a week later you've forgotten...
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Adaptogens: A Beginners Guide to Nature’s Best Kept Secret

Anything that is based in centuries-old medicine and makes a big comeback that even the medical community acknowledges, I get kind of excited. We've seen this before with things that up until a few years ago were not part of mainstream culture like quinoa, rose water,...
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Hygge: The New Secret to Happiness

Hygee (pronounced hoo-gah) is the buzzword of the moment. I've heard it floating around for the past few months, but when my lovely friend Jenna hosted a hygge day for a group of ladies in our area I really got to experience the gloriousness of hygge. Needless to say...
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Easy Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

Vegetarian split pea soup is now one of my favorites to make. I've never been a fan of peas, so I always avoided split pea soup. The color and texture never appealed to me anyway, let alone the fast that there were peas in it. But the weather here lately has been a...
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How To Keep Healthy Eating Habits While Traveling

It's really hard to keep your healthy eating habits while you are traveling. It's almost impossible. You feel like you deserve that pina colada, after all the work you do, amiright?! After a lot of time hacking my health routines I've learned a lot about how to travel...
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All about Bloom & Spark

I’m Caroline, and I began exploring the world of wellness and yoga after struggling with anxiety for years. I knew a complete lifestyle change was needed, for my mind, body, and spirit.

Educating myself on nutrition, spiritual development, and living happily became my passion. 

Bringing what I learned to others became my mission. 

I encourage you to seek what it is in life that you need to do in order to experience the most happiness and vitality you can.

But in all honesty, I do this because I’m still on the journey. They say you teach what you most need to learn.

I teach yoga because sometimes I need to remember to breathe, and freaking out about everything just got really old.

I run fitness coaching and accountability groups because I could never stick to a consistent workout routine, and I HATE going to the gym.

I post tips on clean eating because I can’t stop myself from eating all the cookies sometimes!

I share spiritual principles that my teacher Gabby Bernstein taught me because a deep spiritual connection helps me balance and prioritize my wellness.

So if you like cookies and wine, but also like kale salads and superfood shakes, you’re in the right place. 

I’m so glad you’re here!

 

 

Check out my favorite simple recipes!

Avocado Basil Pesto with Zucchini Noodles

One of my favorite summer flavors is basil. We used to grow tons of it in our backyard garden and have an abundance of basil in every meal. After harvesting several bunches we would come up with different ways to incorporate it into our meals. A standard tomato,...

read more

Summer Melon Salad

Ok this is probably the easiest summer recipe I've ever created. Not only is it ridiculously tasty, but it also doesn't need any measuring. I repeat: NO MEASURING! For all you lazy chefs out there, this one is for you. My favorite way to make food is by "eyeball...

read more

Easy Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

Vegetarian split pea soup is now one of my favorites to make. I've never been a fan of peas, so I always avoided split pea soup. The color and texture never appealed to me anyway, let alone the fast that there were peas in it. But the weather here lately has been a...

read more

Turkey Chili

The thing I love most about this turkey chili is how fast it is. I have to give credit to my boyfriend who created this turkey chili recipe. One night he said he was going to make a pot of turkey chili for dinner, and then like 20 minutes later it was ready. I...

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Irish Steel Cut Oatmeal with Apples

I don't often make oatmeal for breakfast because I prefer a higher fat breakfast (eggs and avocado with some fermented veggies like kimchi are my go-to). I do like Irish steel cut oatmeal at times, especially in the winter, because it's warming, filling, and oh so...

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Christmas Fruit Bake

This Christmas Fruit Bake is a really quick and simple, yet healthy and delicious, because... have we met? It's sort of my thing at this point that I like to take delicious recipes I see around the internet and simplify them. I've seen so many baked fruit recipes that...

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