Adventures in Anxiety, Dear Starfish Diaries, Guest Posts

Guest Blogger Emilie Castro: In Honor Of Mental Health Awareness Month

Welcome to the very first GUEST BLOGGER post on Starfish Diaries!  I’m beyond thrilled to introduce you to the talented, brilliant, hilarious Emilie Castro, who I have been so lucky to know for the vast majority of my life. In honor of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, I thought it would be a good… Read More Guest Blogger Emilie Castro: In Honor Of Mental Health Awareness Month

Casseroles, Recipes, Vegan Livin

Vegan Mac and Cheese Casserole to Knock Your Socks Off

Since I became vegan, there have been certain foods I’ve missed more than others.  My go-to comfort foods have taken the hardest hit.  One of those feel-good casualties was mac and cheese.  Specifically, homemade mac and cheese casserole.  The creamy, bread-crumby, warm, gooey goodness that makes you want to curl up in the bowl and… Read More Vegan Mac and Cheese Casserole to Knock Your Socks Off

Adventures in Anxiety, Dear Starfish Diaries, Yogalicious

How to shake a bad case of the “shoulds.”

“Stop worrying about whether you’re doing it right, because you’re probably not.” I heard some version of this quote on a podcast recently, in a discussion about the best advice one had ever gotten from a yoga teacher.  I loved it immediately, not only because it rings comically true for my yoga practice, but also… Read More How to shake a bad case of the “shoulds.”

Dear Starfish Diaries, Health, Recipes, Snacks, Vegan Livin

Lessons Learned from 4 Weeks off Processed Foods, and My Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

A few weeks ago, I finished up a 4 Week Food Plan with the intention of cutting processed foods out of my diet.  For the first 3 weeks, I was writing weekly updates on my progress, and then, whether you realized it or not, I kind of let the subject drop.  That was intentional, because… Read More Lessons Learned from 4 Weeks off Processed Foods, and My Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

Adventures in Anxiety, Dear Starfish Diaries

The Vigilant Gatekeeper: protecting myself from anxiety triggers, and fun facts about popcorn.

As a person with anxiety, I find that I have to be a vigilant gatekeeper for the information that I allow myself to digest.  For example, I am very careful not to read books or watch movies that are very sad or very scary.  Scratch that- even a little sad or a little scary.  I’m… Read More The Vigilant Gatekeeper: protecting myself from anxiety triggers, and fun facts about popcorn.