4 SAVORY, HEALTHY AND EASY RECIPES!

Kale, Peach, and Cabbage Salad  Full of vitamin C-rich kale, peaches, and red cabbage this salad boosts your collagen..  1 bunch kale, preferably dinosaur/lacinato  1 cup finely shredded red cabbage  1 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded and thinly sliced  2 scallions, thinly sliced  2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil  2 tablespoons fresh lime juice  1/2 teaspoon salt  1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Continue reading “4 SAVORY, HEALTHY AND EASY RECIPES!”

When Feeling Sad

      One of my favorite clients (and dear friend) recently told me she was feeling sad.   I wanted to quickly respond with “I hear ya, life’s tough!”, but having been through many of my own bouts of sadness, I knew that response would get her nowhere. So, in effort to help her andContinue reading “When Feeling Sad”

COBRA POSE – “I RISE JOYFULLY”

BHUJANGASANA:Cobra Pose MANTRA: “I rise joyfully to meet each new opportunity.” Benefits: *Helps you feel relaxed and reduces anxiety *Stabilizes digestion *Stretches muscles in the shoulders, chest and abdominals *Lifts your mood *Tones the arms *Decreases stiffness in low back *Invigorates the heart HOW TO PERFORM COBRA POSE: Lie face-down on the floor with yourContinue reading “COBRA POSE – “I RISE JOYFULLY””

From Go, go, go to Slow, slow, slow…

It seems that at least every other client I work with shares that their primary health concern is adrenal fatigue… which we all know by now comes from chronic stress. What’s ironic is that this IS one of the conditions that we have some control over. It really begins with our mindset. In present dayContinue reading “From Go, go, go to Slow, slow, slow…”

Mindful Eating

MINDFUL EATING So often we eat mindlessly. We stuff food in while working on our computer, watching TV, or on the run. The pleasure of eating lies in slowing down and fully experiencing all elements of food. Take some time to explore each of the following during your next meal: Sight: In many cultures, theContinue reading “Mindful Eating”

YOUR MIND! OPT TO OBSERVE IT

How often throughout our busy workday do we genuinely observe where our mind naturally wanders?  Does it take us into a state of fantasy? humor? stress? fear?  More importantly – do we like where we end up..  The beauty of pausing to recognize what emotional state our mind brings us into, is that we mightContinue reading “YOUR MIND! OPT TO OBSERVE IT”

8 SIMPLE SELF-CARE TOOLS

MEDITATION:  Believing that mediation requires an hour of silence in a zen-like atmosphere is a common misconception.  A mere THREE MINUTES! of stillness and focused breathing has proven to quell anxiety, ease depression and ignite a positive mental state.  Anywhere, anytime – one can “meditate”. 2.  LAUGHTER:  Let it be thy medicine.   Why? Well, firstContinue reading “8 SIMPLE SELF-CARE TOOLS”

ADRENALINE

Adrenaline, (aka adrenalin or epinephrine), is a hormone, neurotransmitter, and in modern day – a medication. Epinephrine is normally produced by both the adrenal glands and certain neurons.  Specifically it is secreted by the medulla of the adrenal glands.  It plays an important role in our body’s fight-or-flight response by increasing blood flow to muscles,Continue reading “ADRENALINE”

CILANTRO 101!!

Often we forget that sometimes our best medicine is sitting right in our kitchen, not in our medicine cabinet!  The highlight of this post is the fresh herb, cilantro, and its related health benefits.  Scroll to the bottom if you’d like a tasty recipe to try out! What is it?  You have most likely alreadyContinue reading “CILANTRO 101!!”

BAOBAB, MANGOSTEEN AND SAVORY CINNAMON!

Today I wanted to give you a dose of food as medicine.  Enjoy!  Let’s explore these three superfoods and their benefits: BAOBAB: The “upside down” Baobab Tree found across sub-Saharan Africa produces a melon like fruit with legendary healing properties. This fruit contains 6X more Vitamin C than oranges, 2X as much calcium than aContinue reading “BAOBAB, MANGOSTEEN AND SAVORY CINNAMON!”