Healthy Eating Tips & Insights

This section of the site highlights insights, strategies and tips to eat better - covering eating habits, healthy shopping, eating out, and making smarter choices. If you're not cooking for yourself yet, this is your section!

Sneak in Exercise?

My friend Maridel Reyes recently talked about a very real dilemma that many of us ‘health focused’ folks face: There are times when we simply can’t exercise during the busy times in our lives. Check out my five tips on sneaking in exercise!

A No Carve Pumpkin for Halloween

I was doing some internet searches on carving pumpkins and I came across this cute idea on stenciling. So if you’re interested, stencil your pumpkin for Halloween and then cook it a few days later, waste not want not!

Why is Green Tea Good for You?

Green tea, often associated with wise men and sages of the East, is highly revered in China and Japan for good reason. Black tea production uses fermentation to give a hearty flavor unlike green tea that is created by gently steaming and drying fresh tea leaves.

Perfect Protein

One of the biggest dieting myths out there claim that most people don’t get enough protein – yet in fact, the average American consumes about 50% more than the recommended daily amount.

How to Clean Your Aura, 5 Sure-Fire Ways

Whether or not you believe in auras there is no question that a certain energy surrounding people can make a person beautiful, charismatic, and in some cases irresistible.

What are the Chakras?

Chakra, meaning ‘wheel’ in Sanskrit, is a term that yogis use to describe energy points in the body that start at the base of the spine and travel past the crown of the head. Learn more about each of the seven…

Cooking with Lavender

Lavender has a refreshing clean smell that is unmistakeable, which has made it a scent in the forefront of the perfume industry. But lavender isn’t just for soap and shampoo, I use it to flavor summer dishes!

Avoid Catching Summer Colds

Nobody wants to catch a cold or get the summer sniffles right before they’re ready to head out on that long awaited vacation. Air travel, planes with recycled air and confined spaces can be incubators for germs, but how can you strengthen immunity before you take that flight?