Pumpkin Challenge 2017: Days 21 – 25

Each year, I endeavor to consume one pumpkin thing per day for the month of October. This is my 7th annual Pumpkin Challenge – welcome! **** Day 21: Pumpkin Spice Chai, Starbucks You can still try this seasonal treat! While it may scream "autumn," this can add some visual and physical warmth throughout the winter [...]

Pumpkin Challenge 2017: Days 16 – 20

Each year, I endeavor to consume one pumpkin thing per day for the month of October. This is my 7th annual Pumpkin Challenge – welcome! **** Day 16: Pumpkin Cheerios, Cheerios My eyes LIT up when I saw these at the grocery store! They are made with real pumpkin and tasted like it, too! They definitely [...]

Poland: Katowice

An incredibly stressful sprint to the airport took me from Brussels to Warsaw, where I stayed for the night before heading to my final major destination: Katowice! I will admit to having lost my emotional composure multiple times between Brussels and Warsaw, and then again more intensely between Warsaw and Katowice - misinterpreting which airport [...]

Being Cognizant: Celebrating the 5-Year Veggiversary!

A series about the ways I work towards being cognizant through decisions that make me more mentally engaged with various facets of my day-to-day life. Cognizance (noun): Awareness, realization, notice, knowledge, perception. — On March 1st, I celebrated five years since I started following a veg*an lifestyle! I am not perfectly inside one dietary box, in [...]