Wellness

Avocado – it really is “all that”

If you’ve been paying any attention at all to nutrition news in the last few years, you already know that avocados make the Super Foods list of many experts. But did you know that avocado oil is also a rock star in the natural skin care world? Here are some of the many benefits that … Continue reading Avocado – it really is “all that”

Lip Scrub Ritual

Who doesn’t love a bold lip? The trick to pulling off a bright color is in the application. As any lipstick lover will tell you, smooth hydrated lips are a must for even and precise lip color. While I’m particularly fond of Suji Red, I was over the moon when we decided to add Lip … Continue reading Lip Scrub Ritual

6 Top Travel Tips for a Healthy Vacation

Tip #1: Plan and prepare. You wouldn’t go to the beach without making a list of essentials such as sunscreen, a hat, and a bathing suit, right? Get in the habit of planning and shopping for healthy snacks and food essentials before your trip too. Tip #2: Pack healthy snacks. Flight delays. Traffic jams. Long … Continue reading 6 Top Travel Tips for a Healthy Vacation

WHO, WHAT, OR WHERE  IS CALENDULA OFFICINALIS?

Calendula officinalis might sound like a character straight out of “Game of Thrones”, or a planet far, far away,  but it’s actually a species of flowering plant in the daisy family, commonly known as pot marigold. Marigolds are more than just another cheerful flower; they’ve been used since ancient time for their skin healing properties, … Continue reading WHO, WHAT, OR WHERE  IS CALENDULA OFFICINALIS?

Chocolate, Beloved Chocolate!

Here’s a “sweet” post from Jeannie Oliver.  It’s all about chocolate: what’s good for you..and not so great. Chocolate is a big topic for my clients this month, with many of them suffering from post-Halloween blues …not-so-thankful memories of Thanksgiving desserts … and the temptation of holiday goodies strategically placed on store shelves and throughout … Continue reading Chocolate, Beloved Chocolate!

It’s January. How’s your thyroid doing?

The other day Kari brought to our attention that January is Thyroid Awareness month.  Who knew?  To which I replied, “I don’t think I even know what my thyroid does.” Kari  reminded me that her development of Kari Skin products came about as a way of dealing with her autoimmune disorder to keep her endocrine … Continue reading It’s January. How’s your thyroid doing?

Collagen Boosting Foods for Youthful Skin

After a summer of sunshine and outdoor activities, many of my clients are concerned about damage to their skin. Many of us spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on topical creams, serums, injectables and treatments to reverse the signs of aging, but forget that our diet has a bigger impact than any of these … Continue reading Collagen Boosting Foods for Youthful Skin

Thirsty skin? How about a nice cuppa tea?

When I was in 7th grade, my best friend and I became enchanted by all things English, especially Agatha Christie mysteries.  Her characters always seemed to be enjoying a restorative “cuppa tea”.  We seized on this civilized tradition and would get together after school for tea and cookies.   We drank a lot of Lipton … Continue reading Thirsty skin? How about a nice cuppa tea?

“I can resist anything except temptation.” Oscar Wilde

People often cringe when they strike up a conversation with me this time of year and I tell them what I do. Simply uttering the word “nutrition” triggers thoughts of hunger, deprivation and the certain ruin of all holiday fun. I laugh a little inside because I remember feeling like that too and thinking that … Continue reading “I can resist anything except temptation.” Oscar Wilde

Introducing our “Skin Chef” Jeannie Oliver!

Meet our  resident “skin chef” Jeannie Oliver is a certified Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Coach, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Personal Trainer and classically trained chef.  She develops individualized strategies for her clients, empowering them to reshape their relationship with food, feel great about their bodies and transform their lives – deliciously! In the coming several week, … Continue reading Introducing our “Skin Chef” Jeannie Oliver!