Decadent Vegan Pancakes

My kids are IN LOVE with pancakes and in our gluten-free home, I had to come up with a great recipe.  Here is one I know you will love too. Once you make it you won't get enough. Ingredients: 2 cups gluten-free flour 2 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 2 tbsp chia seeds mixed w/ 6 oz. water and set aside 2 cups ...

5 Essential Oils to Help Alleviate Anxiety

I would imagine everyone experiences anxiety from time to time. But have you ever had full blown panic attacks or had to go on anti-depressants, because the symptoms were so bad your will wasn't strong enough to handle them? I have. Yep, you heard me right. Upon graduating from college, I couldn't have foreseen the heightened levels of anxi...

Why It's Necessary To Believe In Yourself

If someone asked you if you believed in yourself, you might think, "Duh, of course I do!" And I'd say.  Lucky You. There are plenty of people out there who doubt themselves more than they believe in their strengths and abilities to shine. If you are not connected to your inner self, you will feel doubt and even negativity.  You won’t trust your in...

Why Its Important To Teach Our Children To Be Healers

Our children are a reflection of ourselves as much as they are their own beings. As parents it is important that we teach our children how to be alone, so they don't just know how to be lonely. It is also imperative that we teach them about natural medicine and how to navigate the currents of their emotions so that they don't check out and over m...

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts With Rosemary and Garlic

I love vegetables, especially roasted vegetables. The prep time isn't long, you put them in the oven and eat them until they are gone! Making vegetables has never been so good or so easy. Here is what you need: Ingredients: 1 bag fingerling potatoes (Whole Foods) 1 bag brussels sprouts (Whole Foods) 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 ...

5 Practical Tips For Getting Unstuck

My husband and I actually went out on a date last week.  It feels like it never happens anymore.  Two kids at home.  Don’t feel like paying a babysitter.  Both of us crazy busy with what we like to call LIFE. So, the babysitter comes, we get in the car and we can’t decide where to go.  We start rattling off the usuals, boring ourselves to tears. Finall...

My Secret to Fighting The Signs of Aging (With Immortelle)

If you're like me, you want to maintain your youth as long as you can.  That means my looks too.  LOL. Skin is a biggie.  I don't want any saggy brows.  Wrinkles under my eyes.  Call me vain, I don't care.  I want to look 40 when I'm 50.  :-) I've been experimenting with skin products since my 20s.  When I was younger, I didn't know any better.  But gu...

5 Simple Tips to Help You Unclutter

Getting organized can be daunting.  Everything is a mess.  As much as you try to manage on a daily basis, everything is piling up.  Emails, voice mails, the paper trail, dishes, laundry, shopping list, and then, our MINDS!  If our space is not free and clear, neither can our emotions be. If you're anything like me, you want to clear the clutter, right? ...

What You Need To Do To Have A Career of Your Dreams

I wrote an article about a month ago that got a great response here on the site.  My inbox was inundated with emails asking me how to create a kick-ass career.  I decided to follow it up here and give you some more food for thought. In 1994 I graduated at the top of my class from Rutgers School of Law.  A path I had chosen.  Or so I thought.  Let’s face i...

Girl, I Want To Make You Sweat!

Here is a subject you may not want to tackle - body odor!  But unfortunately it does exist. As a holistic health coach, I can tell ya, eating a good diet and drinking enough water can really cut down the odor, but often times, you've got to admit, it takes a little something extra. Sure, the conventional antiperspirants work great, if you don’t mind in...

Why It's OK To Make A Mistake

For the past few weeks I had been planning on attending a yoga event in South Denver.  One of my favorite yoga teachers and mentors, Desiree Rumbaguh, was coming to town.  There was no way I was going to miss seeing her. I live in North Boulder so South Denver is a drive for me. I pulled up the directions on mapquest as I was running out the door.  Acco...

Mouthwatering Springtime Shish Kabob

I love it when my husband throws food on the grill. There is something about the flavor of smoke on slightly cooked vegetables that just sets my sense ablaze. I love to experiment with cooking with essential oils and have come to discover the most delicious Shish Kabob recipe I would like to share with you. What you will need: Ingredie...

The Secret To Being Perfect

People look at me and think I have the perfect life. On the outside, I appear fit, healthy, strong, determined, disciplined, in-the-know, resourceful, communicative, influential, and married to an awesome man who supports me and mother of two beautiful children. On the inside I have my days just like all of you do.  I get tired.  I feel fat and out o...

10 Reasons To Have More Sex

It's not a secret sex sells or that just the mention of sex gets everyone a little hot under the collar. Humans were designed to be sensual beings and are drawn to sex as a profound vehicle to connect, feel, experience pleasure and euphoria, make babies, and love others . When the time and space is 'right for sex.' Sex can take you to other worlds. ...

7 Fantastic Reasons To Get Wild With Orange

If you are anything like me, you are obsessed with essential oils. There is one particular oil that I love. It is good for things you wouldn't even imagine, and it smells absolutely delicious and divine. Here are some fantastic uses of Wild Orange... If you try this oil or have any uses of your own not mentioned here, I'd love to hear fro...

The Pain I Felt When I Put My Doggie Down

About a month ago (it has taken me that long to write about this grief), my beloved dog, Jesse, was put to sleep. I had to make the call, when everything in me did not want that responsibility. I didn't want to lose her or sentence her to death. I wanted her to live and be my precious companion, just as she always had been. It was the most painful c...

The Trick To Getting What You Want

For many of us, there are obstacles that stand in the way of how to get what we want. Why is that? It should be easy, right? Unfortunately, for some, it is not easy. Believe it or not, some people just don't know what they want. They have no idea how to think outside the box or get down on the obstacles before them.  The give up before they'v...

how NOT to get down on your body

Body image is a HUGE deal in our culture. Victoria's Secrets models are gracing the cover of magazines and runways, barely clad, thin, toned, and gorgeous.  The idea of what is beautiful, what is sexy, what is desirable gets reduced to one idea of what is HOT.  And then everyone who doesn't look like that winds up feeling like they have fallen short. ...

simple tips to elevate your mood

Life can be extraordinarily challenging at times. It's not always easy as cream pie. Some of the stresses of life are so taxing that people are turned to prescription meds as a means to cope and deal with the turbulent waters of reality. I know many people who have gone the prescription route when it comes to enhancing their mood. Doping yourself on pr...

grapefruit-avocado afternoon delight

I love to eat raw and healthy. My little grapefruit-avocado concoction is one of my personal favorite afternoon delights. It is super simple, and delicious. Ingredients: 2 Rio Star Grapefruits 2 Avocados tsp of fresh squeezed OJ 2 drops wild orange essential oil by doTerra tbsp champagne vinegar tbsp olive oil pinch ...