It can seem like your taste buds will suffer as you start to eat cleaner. So that’s why I love condiments. They're a gift of guilt-free flavor for your taste buds. Many of them are lower in calories. Most don’t have bad-for-you fats. The majority aren’t high in cholesterol. And they can liven up your taste buds. But before we go over my favorite healthier condiments, keep one thing in mind. … [Read more...] about 12 Healthy Condiments to Liven up Clean Eating
Your nutrition is on point. But the scale won’t budge. What the heck is going on? It's super disappointing when you can’t get that scale to move. Especially when it seems you’re doing everything right. But know there's hope. A small issue can be to blame. And once you fix that, you might finally reap the benefits of all your hard work. So let’s investigate why that scale won’t budge. And … [Read more...] about 6 reasons the scale won’t budge (and what to do about it!)
Perhaps you juice, eat lots of superfoods, and sweat out all the toxins. But what about your emotions? Do you make sure to detox them regularly? I’ll admit, I often neglect the emotional aspect of detoxification. Probably because my education is around diet. But emotions can build up and become as toxic as any physical chemical. So it becomes essential to detox those negative emotions. … [Read more...] about A 5-Minute Emotional Detox to Cleanse Mentally
This week marks an anniversary. But not exactly the fun, celebratory type of anniversary. It marks the sixth year since my mother passed away. I can’t believe it has been 6 years since I’ve been able to talk with my mom. It’s been a transition to rely truly on myself without her input, her love, and her support. This anniversary closely follows another important anniversary in my life. This is … [Read more...] about Choosing Joy Over Sorrow with my Wedding Pics & Fotor
Drinking water should be easy. But hey, it’s not. So many of us get to the end of the day and realize, “oops, no H2O for me today.”. But this is an easier fix than it seems. You just need to build some more mindful habits into your day. By creating new habits, you can stay more accountable. Because drinking might seem mundane. But most people would trade some boredom for brighter skin, smoother … [Read more...] about 12 Easy Ways to Drink More Water & Stay Hydrated
Please note: This post contains affiliate links. You’re starting to think of everyone on your list. But there’s a name you forgot on there. You! Why wait until New Years to make your health and wellness a priority? Why not start now by adding yourself to your gift giving list? We women tend to feel guilty when we think of ourselves. It feels selfish. But it really shouldn't. Because, when … [Read more...] about Give Yourself These Gifts of Health This Holiday Season
You might be looking forward to the holidays with wild anticipation. But you’re almost surely dreading the potential holiday weight gain. If you’ve woken up on January first in previous years thinking, “what the heck happened”, then this post is for you. Because we’re going to take action right now that will put an end to holiday weight gain before it starts. Temptation is everywhere right … [Read more...] about 7 Actions to Take Now to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain
I have a confession. I used to hate fall. Despite the beauty of the changing colors, I always secretly mourned the loss of the sunshine and long days of summer. But now that I live in Los Angeles where summer weather routinely lasts from June until October, I’m usually very ready to welcome the cooler days of fall. And that when I start craving one of my favorites: warm apple crisp. As a … [Read more...] about Apple Crisp: Low-Sugar, Slow Cook, & Gluten-Free!
Halloween is the only time of year when hoarding candy is socially acceptable. You don’t want to be left with a sad looking little ghost or goblin standing on your doorstep. But November 1st rolls around, and bam! Now you’ve got a house filled with nothing but temptation. So STOP! Before you go on a fun size Snickers meltdown, here are 10 uses for your leftover Halloween candy besides eating it. … [Read more...] about 10 Non-Edible Uses For Leftover Halloween Candy!
I just love magnesium oil and lavender. Especially right before bed. A few years ago, I experienced horrible insomnia and all the experts said it was tied to my stressed out adrenals. So I’ve learned to take stress management seriously. And that’s why I love this magnesium oil and lavender body balm before bed. I’ve been using lavender with magnesium oil before bed for some time now. And I … [Read more...] about Magnesium Oil Lavender Body Balm for Sleep & Stress Relief