My husband and I desperately need to go on a vacation. Do we go to Costa Rica? Just north up to San Francisco? Back to the east coast? But due to some changes in my husband’s work, vacation 2017 is temporarily on hold. So to tide myself over, I planned a mini unplugged technology-free staycation. Why an unplugged staycation? I feel like I’m always going a mile a minute. And being an … [Read more...] about My Unplugged Technology-Free Staycation
A lot of times I’ll have the best of intentions in eating healthy. But then I’ll be scheduled to be on the westside in the morning, with too little time to get to the Valley by mid-day. And don’t even talk to me about sitting down for a formal lunch. It ain’t gonna happen. And all of a sudden, my super duper healthy intentions seem like a unicorn filled fantasy. But I never despair. I just bring a … [Read more...] about Superfoods: a vitamin, mineral and antioxidant reboot
Here's a little known fact about me. I actually trained as a makeup artist. I loved how a little powder could be transforming. But I ultimately decided that health transformations rather than just beauty transformations were my thing. So I got my masters in holistic nutrition and the rest is history! But these two passions started to create an internal conflict. I love makeup and adore how it … [Read more...] about Makeup For Health AND Beauty
You know that fancy skin cream you bought at $50 a bottle? Well, it can't really do its job on its own. It is dependent on your diet. Because to be truly beautiful and glowing, your beauty regimen must start on the inside. What you eat can age or preserve your youthful qualities. And the impact of your diet is much more powerful than anything that comes in a bottle. The foods you eat actually … [Read more...] about Nutrients That Make Your Skin Glow!
This has been a pretty stressful week in the world. The stock market is up and down, the world economy has a big question mark, and there is lots of chatter about the what the future holds. And, that's just what's going on in the world. What's going on in your life? And if you happen to notice that your shoulders are tensed up by your ears, you know that it is time to breathe and relax. I don't … [Read more...] about Relax! 30 Ways to Chill the (Bleep) Out!
It never occurred to me that I had stopped being my own life and health advocate. I always found comfort in following others. Whether I thrived or I failed was someone else's responsibility. And where did that leave me? Not where I wanted to be. Change never comes easy. And there is comfort in staying stuck. Looking back, relying on others relieved my stress and made me feel safe. But it … [Read more...] about Be your own life and health advocate
Detox has become a trendy catch phrase. But detoxification is serious business. And given that we are eating, absorbing and breathing many more toxins that any other generation in history, we all need a little help with detoxification. Toxic build-up can cause inflammation, depression, allergies, weight gain and serious illnesses. So implementing ways to detox daily is essential for good … [Read more...] about 12 Easy Ways to Detox Daily
Why do attempts to reclaim your health have to be so difficult? A healthy lifestyle means nurturing your body. I mean, what could be more indulgent than that? And while healthy living does require some level of discipline, it also requires a lot of self-care. And self-care feels just awesome. Not ready to jump into the deep-end with your healthy lifestyle? Try instituting some of these fun … [Read more...] about 10 Brilliantly Fun Ways to Reclaim Your Health
This week I'm talking about something that is super personal for me. Because it is something that I struggle with constantly. No matter how healthy you are, no matter how hard you try to eat a balanced diet, no matter how many hours you spend in the gym, you will probably still fail at this one thing. You will never be perfect. When I was a kid, I was always the last one picked for sports … [Read more...] about You’re Not Perfect. Now Embrace it!
This is why I get so excited about maca. You don't want to wait until the onset of an illness to start making your health a priority. And while there is no way around a balanced, nutritious diet, there are some foods that provide “extra credit” for your health profile. Maca is a root that is a member of the radish family. It is native to Peru and has been used for centuries as natural medicine. … [Read more...] about 8 Healthy, Sexy Benefits of Maca