Wellness

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

Wellness

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?

Fitness Hacks for Combatting Weight Gain

I don’t know about you, but one of the first things to go out the window for me during the busy holiday season is my workout routine. I justify filling the time I would have spent exercising with all of those extra tasks that haunt us between November and January. Heck, I’m lucky if I … Continue reading Fitness Hacks for Combatting Weight Gain

Lifestyle

Finding your holiday zen amidst the madness

If you’re like me you have a love/hate relationship with the holidays. On one hand there are lots of fun events and parties and on the other hand there are a million things to do that are not so fun. Maybe you end up spending far too much time in airports, or with difficult relatives … Continue reading Finding your holiday zen amidst the madness

Lifestyle

“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

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