you don't have to reach for the cra...

five healthy snack alternatives If we eat a nutritious breakfast and lunch, those meals should be able to sustain us until dinnertime. But sometimes our eating habits throughout the day are less perfect than we’d like to admit, and sometimes our dinner may be later than we’d prefer it to be. Late afternoon hits and we feel like we need a lit...

I wish i were superwoman

Sunday should be a day off for most of us who work during the week. But on a recent Sunday after I returned from my morning run, which I started at the crack of dawn before my three year-old got up, I had plenty to do. As you other moms know, the workday at home never stops. After taking care of a few things online to prepare for t...

I have decided to be happy today

Have you ever had a day where you feel like everything under the sun is going wrong? Someone cut you off on your way to work and you almost had an accident.  Then there was the traffic from hell that caused you to arrive much later than you anticipated to your appointment or to work. At lunch, the waiter took your salad order wrong, and n...

funny farm family

I used to feel like my family might as well be eating SPAM for dinner. I’d look over at my husband’s plate: two hearty mounds of meatloaf and not a vegetable in sight. And then my daughter’s plate: she only eats five things total, including goat’s milk yogurt, gluten-free cereal, dried mangos, and gluten-free pretzels. Awesome, right? I guess I can...

it's cold,dark, snowy and wet. Do I...

The alarm just went off and I look outside.  It's still dark, freezing cold and it snowed last night.  The running terrain is far from optimal.  Option one: get myself dressed quickly and head out to meet my running group.  Option two: take my time. After all, I have a treadmill downstairs waiting for me whenever I want.  There is no way I'll be mo...

black sticky rice, coconut milk por...

I just came up with this new breakfast cereal recipe I thought you'd all love. Prepare some black sticky rice on your stove top.  When cooked pour coconut milk on top. Add slivered almonds, shaved coconuts and then drizzle coconut nectar on top of that. Delish!

what's the difference between pilat...

When students are looking for that “eastern practice” which is good for the mind, body and soul, I’m often asked by them what the difference is between Pilates and yoga. Oftentimes, a student who practices one method seems to enjoy the other as well. You’ll find a similar sort of person heading to her Pilates class or toting her Luvmat across he...

foods that have been proven to lowe...

When you think about stress or tension, where does your mind go? A lot of us think about stress being manifested in our physical bodies because we’ve just exercised. Maybe we’ve gone for a long run or it’s the first time we’ve exercised in awhile—or, it could be due to a lack of activity (sitting at a desk all day). Our muscles feel tight; there...

are you having a bad day?

We all wake up some days and don't feel perfect. But always remember, you have a choice. You can be miserable all day, or you can bask in the glory that you're alive, change your attitude and most likely change your day.

looking for a milk alternative?

There are so many theories out there as to whether dairy is a food we, as humans, should be eating.  I was diagnosed as lactose intolerant when I was 20 years old so I didn't really have to make the decision whether to continue to ingest milk from another animal that has been pumped with hormones, was possibly diseased or pregnant while nursin...

how to use email marketing to write...

Newsletters are an effective marketing tool and a great way to  stay in tou ch  with the people who visit your website, your Facebook page and your clients. They can also be used to  increase your brand awareness , as the content you are putting out is more likely to be read by a multitude of people–more people that are actually visiting your site...

do we Generation Y-ers have our hea...

So technically, I'm a Gen X-er.  At least according to the year I was born.  But some say you can have qualities of the generation before you if you were born within 7 years of that generation.  So I guess I'm a Y. I text.  I tweet.  I post.  I Pin.  I don't answer my phone.  The generations before me are often appalled by my behavior.  My mothe...

what’s your definition of power yog...

What’s  your  definition of “Power Yoga”? I started practicing yoga in the mid ’90s in Los Angeles. I can remember a line several blocks long around the Radio Shack at 6 th  and Santa Monica Blvd and I bet that line is still there when  Bryan Kest  is in town. His class was “by donation only” and he could pack at least 100 people in that roo...

letting go of perfection

There was a time not long ago when I thought I had it all figured out. My story is perhaps not unlike some of yours. I aimed for Wonder Woman status and thought I could do it all and be it all. And I did…. Until, having stopped listening to what my soul was telling me, everything inside me finally said “enough.” Does this sound familiar ...