Self Care

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 → ]

With thanksgiving RIGHT around the corner, every blog, market, and cooking show is bursting at the seams with creative ways to serve a memorable meal on November 22. Rarely though is there a practical solution regarding how to maintain a SANE perspective when the frantic feeding frenzy begins. Don’t lose hope. There IS a way [ continue reading → ]

Mirror, mirror on the wall… This is the start of the well-known mantra by the Evil Queen in Snow White on her journey to become the fairest of them all.  Desperate and crazed to hold the title of most beautiful, she feeds Snow White a poisonous apple in an attempt to kill her.  Unfortunately for [ continue reading → ]

You: A clean-eating, gym-going, do-it-all superstar. The problem:  You can’t get the scale to budge. The harder you work, the cleaner you eat, the more you work out, the more things stay the same. Or worse! [gasp] The scale moves in the WRONG direction. UGH! I feel your pain. I know how hard you work [ 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 → ]