Archive for the ‘INSPIRATIONAL’ Category

December 6th, 2014 | By | 34 Comments

Saturday Salute | Glühwein (Mulled Wine)

When in search of a spirit to get into the Holiday spirit, nothing beats at mug of Glühwein. Spicy, slightly sweet, and served warm, this travel mug-ready beverage is a go-to pick for Christmas tree lightings and holiday parades (it does make sitting in the cold, watching swarms twinkle light-wrapped scooters getting herded through a street a bit easier to sit through). Throwing an ugly sweater party? Best to have a crock pot of this stuff ready. If the mix of wine and brandy doesn’t lift your spirits, the smell of winter spice throughout the house will do the trick.
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December 5th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Tips for Your First Time Rock Climbing A series on finding adventure, stoke, and a killer workout in the Great Outdoors by Johnie Gall.

“Riding a bike works your legs but not your brain. Playing chess works your mind but not your body. Climbing brings it all together.” —Pat Ament

My first rock climb was up a towering rock formation looming over California’s Idyllwild wilderness—three pitches and many hours with two much more experienced friends who would make sure I was safe. It was way out of my league and I scrambled over the top with bloody fingers, scraped knees, shaking arms and barely a scrap of energy left. But looking out over the mountains around us, I knew I was hooked. (more…)

December 4th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment


Feeling like crap, have little to no energy, have a headache, skin is looking dull, always wanting to snack or pig out? Well here’s step 1 to help alleviate all of that: DRINK SOME WATER! (more…)

November 22nd, 2014 | By | 33 Comments

Saturday Salute: Healthy Date Shakes

Healthy Date Shake Recipe
Our favorite Palm Spring attraction? Nope, not music festivals. Date shakes. Then music festivals. In that order preferably. Followed by another late night date shake fix. But it has come to our attention that music festivals are half a year away and dates shakes aren’t #1 on the doctor recommended list. So in the meantime, we’re getting a healthy fix of faux, but equally indulgent tasting, date shakes. Read on for the recipe… (more…)