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Vegan Coffee Cake + Routines… are meant to be broken!

Hi Friends! I HAVE A CAKE FOR YOU and a very special announcement to make!! Stay tuned until the end of the post! It’s so good to be back! I’ve been away to traveling to Europe with my friends and then my mom for the past few weeks that it’s… so so so good to be back on land, in my kitchen, on my couch writing my heart out. 🙂 Traveling has its benefits, it can teach you a lot of things.  But from spending high up on the hills of Cinque Terre overlooking the vast blue ocean to climbing a hill to catch Florence at sunset the next day, got me exhausted and craving my bed. There was also a part of me that was craving routine. When traveling, you lose yourself in the constant change of moments, of places, food, time, people, language. As exciting it was, I couldn’t wait to be back at home, to be able to predict what goes on in my day, to know what I was going to …

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Mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes made with Akesson’s Chocolate

Chocolate Divine In the post where I wrote how Traveling teaches us to be present, I mentioned about going to London’s Portobello Market. There was something of too much of a coincidence about that trip, that a big part of my soul is telling me that it was divinely planned. I met the amazingly talented Charlotte Reed, whose work, illustrations, and positive sayings I absolutely love and then I stumbled upon this chocolate store that just pulled me in. But not just any chocolate store though. It’s Akesson’s Chocolate.  Today I’m going to share a very special Chocolate Bundt Cake recipe using Akesson’s Chocolate. Ya’ll know how much I love chocolate. I like it dark, intense; and real. Next to coffee, chocolate is my must have every day treat. I went into the store and looked around. I have never been here, but something about the place and the air about it seemed familiar to my soul. Then I saw it. In the drawers of the cabinet that held a selection of Akesson’s Chocolate variety …

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Part III: How to feel good living in your body (More of Gaby, Less of Ana)

Today’s post is the last installment in the is 3-part series of my story of how I fell into my disordered eating, my experiences with Ana, and how my journey of recovery.   If you missed the previous two posts: feel free to catch up on the links below: Part I: How I Met Ana Part II: How Ana Took Over   Today’s Part III post is focused on giving you a few tips on how to truly live in your body and feel good in doing it! Based on my experience with my eating disorder, much of it had taken up place in my mind, that I was no longer sensing / denying how my body felt. Yet, our body’s intuitive signals can be a source of guidance for us to feeling our best, if we learn to listen to it.       On Recovery My recovery wasn’t one of those one step forward continuous uphill. On many of the days I felt beaten. There were days where I couldn’t discern which of …