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Rachelle Hynes

Bowls/ Recipes/ Vegan

Life’s too short to give a Shiitake Bowl

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Don’t lose your shiitake

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength” – Marcus Aurelius

The art of being unbothered isn’t always easy, but well worth the effort. We are not determined by our experiences, but the meaning we give them, so whether you’re on the left or the right, it would do ya some good to stop whining about wanting the world to be a certain way–your way, and rather be open-minded and content to let the troubles of the day roll off. Instead of being the little brat who can’t have his cupcake, take a bite out of this delicious and healthy Shiitake bowl!

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Dinner/ Lunch/ Plant-Based/ Recipes/ Vegan

Go Almond In! Thai Buckwheat Noodle Bowl

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A healthy & tasty spin on the Thai Peanut Bowl

If you’ve gone all in during your workout, you’re ready for something hearty and satisfying! This mouth-watering and healthy Thai Almond Tofu Bowl features inflammation-fighting Soba (buckwheat) noodles, nutrient-dense veggies, topped with protein-rich crispy tofu! Delicious and relatively easy to make, this vegan bowl with gluten-free buckwheat noodles makes this a go-to for a comforting post-ride meal.

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Meaning & Passion/ Zesty Adventures

Nostalgia & The Love of Time-Worn

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Nostalgia for the past

An impossible yearning, a longing to go back as life pushes us ever forward. As we sit reminiscing over a particular scent, a ritual that once promised our biggest smile of the day, the poignant sound of a song, or the sight of a certain coffee mug that launches us into a time gone by. Welling up inside, the nostalgia for the past can at times overwhelm you with a sense of loss that knocks the wind out of you. Continue Reading…

Bravery/ Friendship/ Love & Relationships/ Zesty Adventures

Love and Loss: The Depth of Life

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Love and Loss

As we move through our days, busy with the chaos, the excitement, and the mundane, there are moments we are struck with deep gratitude for our aliveness—if we’re lucky. A spontaneous adventure with friends, a warm smile from our dog, a calm morning on the water as the sun envelops you. Weaved into this moment we feel the sense of implicit grief, knowing that this moment is not forever. A heavy gift to hold, this ill-fated joy that is called life. Continue Reading…

Bravery/ Happiness/ Meaning & Passion/ Mindfulness/ Zesty Adventures

The Aliveness of Solitude

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Therein Lies the Magic

As I venture along the rivers edge with Kula, we make our way up and over fallen logs, through thick bushes and branches, and wade through the shallows. We are searching for a good spot to cast the line.

I am drawn into the silence and solitude; I feel more alive out here, when the talking stops, when I venture out into the enormous emptiness of nature. I love silence. I crave it. Observing the picturesque beauty, listening to the water rushing beside me, watching eagles and herons swooping, and the stunning landscapes surrounding me. Continue Reading…

Bravery/ Mindfulness/ Zesty Adventures

Drawing on a Grateful Heart

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Beauty is everywhere — you only have to look to see it.

We are wired to miss the vast majority of what goes on around us. As we hurry through the moments and people in our lives each day, most of us have nothing much to say or to think about it. Even with our propensity to snap photos of everything, we still do not stop to really consider what is happening in those photographs.

There is something all of us would benefit from, and that is attempting to draw the things we see around us, regardless of whether we have a talent for doing it. An invaluable practice, when we take time to draw, we are training ourselves to see the world more intimately. Continue Reading…