How to Stay Motivated + Consistent

How to stay motivated

Today I’m sharing a video about staying motivated when you’re working towards your goals. This video comes at a great time, because I just came from a business conference that really kicked my butt, and gave me the inspiration and jolt of motivation I was thirsty for. Watch the video for my step by step advice, and keep reading below for some more insight into my efforts to stay motivated, and how I am able to hold on to that often fleeting gift.

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Matcha Coconut Butter Cups


Matcha Coconut Butter Cups

photo by Sidney Bensimon

I’ve been sitting here trying to write something good and happy, but I can’t think of anything at all. Can I be real with you?

These days have been hard for me. I’ve lost a couple individuals near a dear to me. Instead of mourning privately, I thought I’d try something entirely new, and honor my lost loved ones here.

Then I’ll get to the recipe for those matcha butter cups…

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New Orleans Style Red Beans & Rice {VIDEO}

Red Beans and Rice New Orleans Style

I have been eagerly waiting to share this recipe with you for so long. It just so happened that every time I made it, Maxx and I would devour the whole pot of beans before I had a chance to take pictures of it. We’re really some bean lovin’ people. By the time I managed to capture this pot of vegan red beans & rice, I had a little bowl of it to snack on as I shot. Tasting it really gave me photography inspiration 😉

There are few things as comforting to me as a hot bowl of smokey beans and rice. Roasted sweet potatoes, sweet potato pie, popcorn…oh…and chocolate. I’m sure there are others, but beans really have a way of sticking to your ribs and making you feel all loved on the inside.

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Crazy Easy Breakfast Recipes from My Fave Bloggers

Cranberry Orange Bread (Vegan) by Vanilla and Bean

photo by Traci York of Vanilla and Bean

Breakfast, it’s my favorite meal of the day! I’m always hungry when I wake up, and the promise of a good breakfast is enough to get me out of the bed. And while I love spending extra time in the morning to prepare waffles, pancakes, or green juices, when I’m busy I prefer a healthy breakfast that will take less than 10 minutes to make. You feel me?

After being featured in a round-up of “insanely easy” breakfast recipes for the Greatist, I was inspired to do a similar thing on my blog. Today on Sweet Potato Soul you’re going to see some crazy easy vegan breakfasts from a handful of wonderful bloggers. Hopefully you’ll find some ideas and inspiration in their morning meals. I know I did!

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My Skincare Routine {+ An Exciting Giveaway}


I didn’t always have clear skin. Actually, my history with my skin is a long and originally frustrating one.

From puberty into my early/mid-twenties I was at war with my breakouts. I remember refusing to go to school, and faking sick to avoid having to expose my latest breakouts. I never did Accutane (read too many horror stories), but I subjected my skin to regular facials and extractions, prescription cremes, pills, scrubs, cleansers, and cortisone shots. I wish I could show you a photo of my acneic skin, but I have none. They were long destroyed.

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