Lifestyle

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!

Wellness

Spilling the Beans on Caffeine

Be  Kind to Your Skin …From Within!    Tip #1:  Never Have Caffeine On an Empty Stomach For years I drank my morning latte in lieu of breakfast because I was either in a hurry or just didn’t feel hungry. I didn’t realize it but my beloved morning coffee was contributing to my anxiety and … Continue reading Spilling the Beans on Caffeine

Wellness

Suprising News on Sugar and Fat

With Halloween just behind us, some of us may be suffering from a sugar hangover.  I’ll confess:  I love a sweet treat.  But I also know sugar has been revealed to be one of the least healthful things we can put in our bodies.  In fact, it’s hard to think of a good reason to … Continue reading Suprising News on Sugar and Fat

Hot Tips

Forecast Cloudy. Grab Your Sunscreen!

The sun might not be shining as much these days, but that doesn’t mean you should stop wearing sunscreen.  We get it – it’s not necessarily your first instinct  to reach for it once the weather changes.   But it’s pretty much a universal truth that all skin care professionals believe that the best way to prevent premature … Continue reading Forecast Cloudy. Grab Your Sunscreen!

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“We’re all golden sunflowers inside.” Allen Ginsberg

Sunflowers are, to me, the floral equivalent of a beaming, bright smile. As they grow, they face east in the morning and follow the sun as it moves during the day so they get the maximum sunlight that they need. This tracking of the sun is called heliotropism. So I guess I used to be … Continue reading “We’re all golden sunflowers inside.” Allen Ginsberg

Lifestyle

Drinking Vinegar? Surely you must be joking.

I’m not joking and don’t call me Shirley.  (with thanks to “Airplane”) Before you crinkle your nose at the thought of drinking vinegar, consider this: Lots of health-minded people swear by a shot of apple cider vinegar to kick-start their day. But that potent little shot can be hard to swallow for some. Happily, there’s … Continue reading Drinking Vinegar? Surely you must be joking.

Wellness

Hold the Sugar! Green Smoothies & Juices.

For the past few months, I’ve been on a mission to eat more protein and green vegetables.   As someone who considered a good cup of coffee my breakfast  – with  maybe a glass of juice if I wanted to be “healthier” – this has been quite a change in my morning routine. So I’ve been trying out … Continue reading Hold the Sugar! Green Smoothies & Juices.

Wellness

VITAMINS: GIVE ME AN “A”!

Let’s stir up our bowl of alphabet soup of healthy foods and vitamins  and see what pops up.   Today it’s all about Vitamin A.   Why is it important for your skin? Vitamin A protects against UV damage , which can help slow signs of aging. It encourages healthy skin by stimulating cell production and turnover … Continue reading VITAMINS: GIVE ME AN “A”!

Eat your vitamins. Easy as A, B, C.

  Remember when your mom told you to “eat your vitamins”?  More likely she said “Eat your broccoli; spinach; cauliflower; cantaloupe – it’s good for you.” Turns out eating a variety of whole foods is especially key to good skin.  Fine lines, blemishes, inflammations can all be helped by eating certain foods containing vitamins that … Continue reading Eat your vitamins. Easy as A, B, C.

Wellness

Peaches: Our pick right now.

  “Summer afternoons – Summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”   William Blake. We still have a few weeks of summer to enjoy before fall kicks in.  Why not take a moment to enjoy one of summer’s most perfect foods:  peaches, those fuzzy little … Continue reading Peaches: Our pick right now.