Watermelon, Arugula & Feta Summer Salad

I love mixing watermelon in salads during the summer. I know it might sound a little strange, but once you try it, I can assure you that you will like it! This particular salad is inspired by one of my favorite chef's, Ina Garten, and is one of my go-to side dishes for summer parties. In fact, when I'm trying to make a sure-bet dish, I always turn Ina; she really is the best.

Watermelon, Arugula and Feta Summer Salad

6 C. arugula
2 C. seedless watermelon (diced in cubes)
1 C. crumbled feta
1 C. chopped mint leaves

For the dressing:

1/4 C. fresh squeezed orange juice
1/4 C. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 C. olive oil
1/4 C. minced shallots
1 tbs. honey
1 tsp. coarse sea salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper


In a medium size bowl, whisk together the orange juice, lemon juice, oil, shallots, honey, salt, and pepper.

Place the arugula, watermelon, feta, and mint in a large bowl. Add in dressing (enough to coat the salad lightly). Add in extra sea salt or pepper if needed.


Camping for the Weekend

With all this crap happening in the world, escaping for the weekend was exactly what I needed. I don't know about you, but I literally can't seem to think of much else lately. I've taken some time away from social media and the news, which has definitely helped. And while doing so, I've clung on to spending time with my family (my happiest place) and being outdoors (the runner up).

So without a question, a camping trip seemed like the most logical idea.

And I will say, all is right with the world in the secluded mountains : )

Oregon, you never disappoint. 

The Longevity Book Giveaway

I've always loved Cameron Diaz for the obvious reasons: she's beautiful, smart, talented and funny. But what has really impressed me about her, is how she has shed light on some really important topics.

When I read her first book, The Body Book, I thought; well flipping done! It was the best holistic and practical approach to health and happiness I had read in a long time. So, when The Longevity Book came out, I knew it would be a worthwhile read. And once again, she nailed it.

We all know that in today's world there is a huge emphasis on age reversal. We hear about it just about everywhere; but in The Longevity Book, a new conversation is started. You'll have to read this book to get the full dialogue (it's seriously SO good), but I love that 1) It is encouraging a healthier embrace to the aging process and 2) It is a big reminder that just because you might look great on the outside, doesn't mean that everything is great on the inside. As you probably already know, I am a firm believer in a mind/body approach to health and wellbeing and I am so impressed at how this book tackles that.

So, without further ado, this morning I am super excited to be teaming up with Cameron's new book, The Longevity Book. They are kindly giving away a copy of the book to THREE lucky winners. Checkout how you can enter below!

The Longevity Book Giveaway

To enter, you need to complete the following:

1. Follow @thebodybook and @lindsaynead on instagram
2. Tag two friends in the giveaway post
3. For an extra entry, comment on the giveaway post and tell me what you are embracing most about aging.

The winner's will be chosen by Sunday 7/10 and will be contacted through instagram DM!