Self Care

As we approach winter, a time filled with darkness and shorter days, it becomes increasingly more difficult to sustain our mental health with sunshine alone. And so as you take a closer look at your mood and mental state I want you to ask yourself this [raw but oh so tactful] question: “Have I been [ continue reading → ]

Quarantine. It’s a 12 letter word that’s all too familiar now. The intended outcome of a quarantine is of course to protect and prevent the spread of illness yet when under quarantine for long periods of time it’s all too easy to fall prey to stressors that actually infringe on the resilience of the immune [ continue reading → ]

  I’m going to be honest with you. I’m a speed addict. In fact the first 20 years of my life were bent on SPEED. As a competitive athlete, my sense of VALUE was wrapped around speed. And when my body finally told me that it could no longer compensate, I was FORCED to slow [ continue reading → ]

IVthe ins + outs of IV bar therapy In a hospital setting getting an IV is a common occurrence. With the pressing need for fluids, nutrients or medications requires a trained health professional can an IV to deliver those nutrients straight into the vascular system [skipping the digestive tract]. IV’s drastically increase the rate of [ continue reading → ]

I’m absolutely bursting at the seams with new inspiration and energy for what I do and who I am after just a little intentional time away. Ever experience that yourself? It helped that I was visiting my favorite country… Italy. And with each visit to Italy I’m reminded about a few critical ways to truly [ continue reading → ]

In this culture, it seems like we use busy as a “badge of honor.” But, it turns out that the constant state of busy wreaks havoc on our stress levels which translates to the body as a “constant threat.” So here is my 3-part challenge to you… [and don’t you worry I’m working on it [ continue reading → ]

Right around this time of year, there is always a day where it hits… all of a sudden…. seemingly overnight… the mornings are brisker, a little darker and quieter. Sunny days still happen, but with less warmth in your bones. Fall happens to be my favorite since it is still bursting with the summer’s seasonal [ continue reading → ]

SLEEP is a form of nourishment. In practice I call it vitamin S. It affects everything from our emotions to digestion + metabolism. While sleep may just seem like another form of rest [that can be replicated while awake in some other way] the time spent in dreamland has an even more powerful impact on [ continue reading → ]

Rituals. By definition they are ceremonious acts, done precisely and methodically with love and devotion.  While often used to describe religious or spiritual practices, I argue that a skincare routine should be approached with a ritualistic devotion. By elevating this potentially mundane daily task to a moment of spa-like serenity I promise that both your [ continue reading → ]

No = Joy. The two sound contradictory, right? Before you answer, pause… take a deep breath! And now think hard about the last time you truly said no to clear free space in your schedule.  If you’re like me, that may be a distant memory. But guess what? The word “no” is the lock and [ continue reading → ]