Wow, we’re already a month into 2018!?! Happy, abundant, healthful, and delicious New Years wishes! In case you hadn’t noticed we took a longer hiatus than we intended. The original intention was to take two weeks off to give the three of us hardworking Green Leafers time to celebrate the holidays, enjoy our families and friends, organize and straighten out the loose-ends of 2017 life, maybe even travel a bit. Then start back refreshed and inspired. Well, January rolled around, and reaching a refreshed and inspired state of mind seemed to require another few weeks.

As fun and exciting as the holiday season can be, it can also be a busy and often chaotic time (Emily talks about this, and offers some great tips in her post here). So we make it a point to get out into nature. These little forays into nature are a wonderful and much-needed time-out in the midst of all that is going on, they can also serve as a gratifying detox after all the craziness. Or, and this is my favorite option, make getting outside a regular habit. Noah has touched on the importance of the perspective nature brings here.


Along with soaking up as much out in nature time as possible, I like to use the new year as a time to reflect on what came out of the previous year, and what I hope to invite into the new year. I’m not one for making resolutions, there is too much connotation with the idea (and I’ve given up on too many), but I do like to set an intention. My intention for this year is to be easier on myself, to relax, to expect less perfection. I would argue that I already feel better for this intention, and I think my family agrees 😉


So here we are, sailing into February. Somewhat refreshed, and definitely inspired to share a health-filled and decadently delicious year with all of you. I’m aiming for it to be more relaxed, maybe a little less polished, but far more fun for all. Looking forward to a decadent, delicious, and healthy 2018 for everyone.