• Food Challenge Update (Foods 15-18)

    I’ve surpassed halfway of my 30 new foods before 2015 challenge! Here’s what I’ve been tasting as of late: Food #15: Garlic Scapes And Those Are: The tops or flower stalks of garlic plants. Found Where:  Berry Patch Farm country store and a vendor at Downtown Farmers’ Market Cost: $2 for a bunch of scapes Health Benefits: Basically the …

  • Thoughtful Giving

    An often overlooked aspect of well-being is financial wellness. Personally, this is a dimension of wellness that I probably put the least amount of energy towards, which I’ve been trying to change in recent months. One aspect of financial wellness includes philanthropy, of which I’m happy to report I’ve spent a bit more time and …

  • Hello July!

    It’s hard to believe it is already July and that the 4th is tomorrow! So far my summer is off to a great start and I’m happy to report that my mini intention for June was both successful and eye opening. If you recall, (of course you don’t recall, why should you remember what’s going …

  • Summer Adventures

    Des Moines is a great city for all sorts of adventures, especially in the summertime. I find that my evenings during the week and my mornings on the weekend get pretty full as the summer progresses because there’s just so much to do! Here are three things you can do in Des Moines, our beautiful …