An in-depth list of all the equipment and gear I brought with me for my 350 mile hike across Spain on the Camino. Everything I brought, wish I had brought, and stuff I would leave at home for future backpacking trips. Now that I am only a few weeks away from my second backpacking trip […]
Healthy Helper Travels: Travel Plans for 2019
Details on the 3 HUGE trips I am taking in the last half of 2019! How I’m preparing, how I’ve budgeted, and why I’m choosing to travel solo. Follow me on my adventures around the world! Alternate title: Kaila’s Solo Adventures in 2019 After my travel mishap in February*, I’ve done EVERYTHING I can to […]
The Ultimate Clean Eating Grocery Shopping List
My go-to grocery shopping picks for healthy eating an overall healthy living. PLUS, a downloadable, printable template for you to make your own clean eating grocery list. Hey everyone! Tackling a long asked for ‘reader’s request‘ post today! I get a lot of questions about my typical grocery store purchases, how much money I spend on […]
Do You Have Biophilia?
A discussion on Biophilia, the theory that humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life. With the change of seasons, it’s the perfect time to delve deep into our personal connection with the outdoors! I sure do! Especially now that spring is here and summer is right around […]
Active Living vs. Exercise: Which is Better for Long-Term Health?
Active living versus scheduled, routine exercise…which is optimal for longterm health and happiness? A discussion on whether you should strive for movement throughout the day or just stick with a scheduled workout. Most Americans (and westernized cultures, in general) are sedentary. We work desk jobs. We have long commutes. We take the elevators and escalators […]
What is Happiness?
Thoughts on the documentary, HAPPY, and sharing what makes me happy personally. Is anyone as obsessed with Netflix documentaries as me?! I swear 85% of “my list” is filled with all sorts of documentaries. Everything from films about WW2 to a new favorite that delves into the hypocrisy of the “detox” industry (more on that […]
Skydiving 101: My First Jump
A recap of my first experience with SKYDIVING! Thoughts and feelings leading up to the jump, what I was thinking during, and how I felt immediately after. Plus answering the question, “would I jump again?”. Well friends…where to begin? If you couldn’t tell from the title, I recently went SKYDIVING! It’s something I’ve been talking […]