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?
Love is all around us – especially this time of year. Some people think Valentine’s Day is just a Hallmark holiday meant to sell greeting cards and chocolates. But it can also be a good time to take a moment to be grateful for those you love in your life, and to let them know … Continue reading A bouquet of love notes for you
Having a bad day, a bad week or maybe a mini-existential crisis? Here are three books I’ve read and re-read when things seem overwhelming. Each one is charming in its own way, and each one can be read easily in about an hour. Perfect to keep on your nightstand for those nights when your brain won’t … Continue reading 3 quick reads to lift your spirits
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!
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?
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
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 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
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
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