BROOKE ELY DANIELSON

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” -Dr. Seuss

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.

—e.e. cummings *Glamour (via glamour)

The perfect morning treat, Avocado toast. Recipe to come. 

The perfect morning treat, Avocado toast. Recipe to come. 

Cousin weekend in NYC. Laughter and Family are the best medicine….

Now all you can do is wait. It must be hard for you, but there is a right time for everything. Like the ebb and flow of tides. No one can do anything to change them. When it is time to wait, you must wait.

—Haruki Murakami (via viage)

(Source: onlinecounsellingcollege, via katiefru)

Momma in the city. Big dinner at Morandi, and lots of wine later…

Momma in the city. Big dinner at Morandi, and lots of wine later…

Thankful for my mother this Easter weekend.

Thankful for my mother this Easter weekend.

Rosé + warm weather at #morandi

Rosé + warm weather at #morandi

One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.

—Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums (via glamour)

Trying to find them.

Here’s a 30-second experiment for you: Pull your shoulders back, look up toward the ceiling or sky, and smile. How do you feel right now?

Yoga Vida (via glamour)

This plus one minute of silence

glutenfree raw coconutoil almond bites with raisins, flaxseed and chia. I toasted chopped almonds in a tablespoon of organic maple syrup to add flavor and crunch with sea salt.

glutenfree raw coconutoil almond bites with raisins, flaxseed and chia. I toasted chopped almonds in a tablespoon of organic maple syrup to add flavor and crunch with sea salt.

Now that summer has come to a close I am looking forward to the fall months, and all of the incredible root vegetables I am going to find at the local farmers market. Really, it’s any squash lovers heaven, and to be quite honest I am healthier in the winter than I am in the summer- crazy right?!

The photos above are of a quinoa/corn+Kale salad I made almost once a week. It is super duper easy to create and you can stretch this for work lunch all week long. I have never written a formal recipe for this one, but I will …. don’t worry! Below I kind of give you an idea of what is in it:

1. 3 cups of quinoa, cooked

2. 4 cups of finely chopped kale

3. two ears of corn, boiled and stripped

4. two bell peppers chopped

5. 1 cup chopped celery

6. one cup chopped carrots

Then I douse this in my favorite Maple Tahini dressing.. detail to come. 

BD