"“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”
- Robert Brault

 I woke up this morning with a heavy heart, just like many other people across the world. As I get older, I have become more aware of the fact that tragedies often prompt people to reflect on their own lives in a deeper way. In the midst of grief and sadness, a lot of us turn to the people, places, and things that bring us comfort. We find ourselves holding our loved ones closer, and being thankful for all we have. I am definitely one of those people. In my time of reflection, I realized from here on out I want to take a moment every day to reflect on the good, to be more kind to everyone I come in contact with, to not take anything or anyone for granted, and to not let negativity win. 
Life is too short, and we have to make the most out of each day.

one, two, three...

If you have read the "about me" section here on pop nourish then you already know I am currently working towards my certification as a Holistic Nutritionist, and this program focuses heavily on the many benefits of a plant-based diet. A plant-based diet is one that consists of whole foods like vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, nuts, and seeds, and minimal or no animal products.

For me personally, I am strictly vegetarian but I would say I am only 85% plant-based at this point. But I don't want to get hung up on labels, because what someone chooses not to eat doesn't define their health as much as what they DO choose to eat. We all know that copious amounts of processed food is not good for you, and that fresh produce is. What you decide to put in your body day after day does have a direct effect on your health.

i'm back! happy new year!

Happy New Year! Wow, I can't believe it is 2020. I feel like I say this every year, but 2019 flew by! I know I have been slacking with posts the past couple of months, which is partially due to vacations and the holiday season but the reality of it is when I started pop nourish I had a lot of material built up and I was posting at an unmaintainable pace. When I first shared my blog publicly I wanted there to be numerous posts for my readers to enjoy. With the start of a new year, it is my goal to be fully dedicated to providing my readers with quality posts on a consistent schedule. I haven't quite figured out what I want that schedule to be, but I can promise you there won't be any more month long breaks in between blogs!