Valentine’s Day Party at Whole Foods Market Brentwood – So Much Fun!


  Thank you to everyone who came out and joined us at Whole Foods Market in Brentwood for a fun day filled with awesome music, yummy food samples from various vendors, and delicious strawberries covered in chocolate, coconut shreds, and almonds! I have partnered with Whole Foods Market Brentwood and Whole Foods Market West LA and will be giving monthly workshops at each location. For Valentine's Day, I wanted to be sure to have delicious, healthy treats that everyone could enjoy. We used Enjoy Life chocolate chips, which are vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free and so rich! I had a blast cheering on the participants of the LA Marathon, connecting with members of the Brentwood community, and spreading the chocolate-covered strawberry goodness! My next workshop will be on Monday, March 21st at 6:00 PM at Whole Foods Market West LA where I will be talking about health eating for glowing skin. I will be giving the same workshop on Tuesday, March 22nd at Whole Foods Market Brentwood, so be sure to join us at either location! Come learn about which foods will give you gorgeous skin vs. which ones should be avoided because they wreak havoc on your health. Sample nutritious smoothies, meet like-minded people, and be part of a fun, interactive workshop. I hope to see you there! And thanks again to everyone who joined us in Brentwood yesterday!   … [Continue reading]

New Year’s Workshop Was a Success!


On January 30th I hosted a New Year's workshop at One Roof in Venice Beach. I am so pleased to share that the workshop was a success! I wanted to provide women with the time and space that they needed to relax, reflect, set an intention for the way that they want to live their lives, and come up with a plan to reach each and every one of their goals. We spent the day talking about what we want our lives to look like and we tapped into our heart's deepest desires. We wrote in our journals, created plans for our goals, made vision boards to help our dreams become a reality, meditated, ate delicious plant-based foods, and took part in an interactive talk that I lead. It was incredibly touching to see so many women come together, open up about their fears and desires, bond, support one another, and know that they are not alone in their joys and frustrations. I am excited to share that I will definitely be putting together more workshops in the future, so please stay tuned! It turned out to be a nice morning/afternoon, so we decided to sit outside. Here are the women creating vision boards. Like the retreat that I hosted in October, we ended up having lots of mother/daughter duos at the workshop! Here are JoAnn and Monica, sharing their vision boards. JoAnn is working on finding balance in her life and making more time for herself. Monica recently got married - congratulations, Monica! She and her husband Ted would like to start a family soon and they are thinking that Monica should try to get pregnant by the end of the year. Because of this, Monica wants to eat healthier and stay active so she can be in the best shape of her life when she gets pregnant and so that she can also pass on good eating/living habits to her future child(ren). I can't wait to learn more, Monica! Lynne-Anne created a great vision board that covers the four main aspects of her life. In each corner of her vision board are the letters "LOVE" because everything she does is surrounded by love. I love this, Lynne-Anne! Here is Lynne-Anne with her mom, Ruth. Ruth is retired and wanting to enjoy her life and play more. She has an adorable cat that cuddles with her, so you'll notice the two kitties on her vision board :). Gwenna created four vision boards! She'd like to do things fully so she is working on giving everything that she does 100% of her effort. She wants to see things through to the end. She is also working on getting fit and eating healthily. I can't wait for updates on your health journey, Gwenna! Elizabeth created two vision boards :). Nicole has been wanting to go on a cruise to Alaska with her husband so you'll notice that she has a picture of a cruise on the top left corner of her vision board. She also wants to be authentic; she has a top-level position at her company where she is not only the youngest employee, but she's also the only woman and the only minority. Though she is required to dress professionally and "be polished" at work, with her hair straightened, she sees her true self as rocking an afro, smiling, and wearing a dashiki, which she does on weekends :). You may have noticed Virginia from my last retreat - I love Virginia! She has such a warm, fun energy and she's always open to attending these workshops and tapping into her true self. As a mom, daughter, and teacher, she is working on saying "no" more often so that she can say "yes" to herself. It's taking some time, but I am so proud of her for finally prioritizing self-care! Pam is retired and loving life! She is traveling and taking the time to enjoy herself and her family. There may be something else that she wants to pursue in life, so with some encouragement from her daughter Nicole, we'll see what life has in store for Pam! Here I am with the lovely women who attended this special workshop. It was a beautiful day and I truly enjoyed my time with them. Thank you, ladies! Here are the women with their vision boards. Great job, ladies! The women are getting ready to meditate! Lynne-Anne took a picture of me preparing the women for our meditation. I had no idea she was taking pictures! We went over the mantra before we meditated. Getting ready to meditate! I always love spending time with women and helping them reach their goals and live a life filled with love, abundance, and self-care. Please join me for my next workshop! … [Continue reading]

New Year’s Workshop: Discover Your Heart’s Deepest Desires


New Year's Workshop: Discover Your Heart's Deepest Desires When: Saturday, January 30th 2016 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where: One Roof, 1333 6th Ave, Venice, CA 90291 Why: You deserve to be happy and live the life of your dreams I've been thinking about our new year's tradition of making resolutions and I've been wondering why so many people abandon their lists so soon into the new year? I've also been thinking about those who have decided not to make any resolutions at all, because they feel that they'll fail at most, if not all of them. I'd like us to get back into the spirit of believing in ourselves and knowing that we can lead lives that are exciting, fulfilling, happy, healthy, and beautiful.  For this reason, I want to invite you to join me for this workshop so that we can search our hearts to discover what it is that we truly want for ourselves and how we can achieve these goals. We'll be exploring topics such as: How can we make our dreams a reality? What are our deepest desires? How can we learn to be happy now? We'll journal, create vision boards, meditate, enjoy a delicious lunch, and listen to a workshop on the importance of following our intuition and allowing it to guide us as we navigate our way to the life of our dreams. We'll learn how to let go of past stories, emotions, and relationships that are no longer serving us and we'll instead embrace our inner strength, independence, and courage. Whether you've made a list or not this year, we'll discuss the importance of self-care and why we need to nourish ourselves mind, body, and spirit as this is how we can live in alignment with who we really are - amazing, radiant, gorgeous women who are meant to thrive, not just survive. As a special gift, this workshop is available for just $25 if you sign up before January 25, 2016. Afterwards, the price will increase to $45. Be sure to bring a friend who is in need of relaxation and the space to create a plan to achieve her true desires. See you there! If you want to: Get clarity on how you want to live your life Discover your deepest desires Enjoy the company and support of like-minded women Attend a workshop on how to let go of the past and embrace the present Create a vision board Meditate Eat delicious plant-based food Then this workshop is for you! In order to ensure your continued success, you'll leave with: A clear vision on how you want to live your life A plan for how you'll achieve your goals A FREE 1-hour consultation with me (a $125 value) A new vision board A community of women who share your wants and needs A deeper love for yourself A sense of calm, peace, and tranquility Join us on Saturday, January 30th (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM) at One Roof in Venice Beach. Space is limited so reserve this experience today by clicking the link below. See you soon!     … [Continue reading]

Vegan Golden Milk


On my amazing yoga retreat in Kaua'i, we drank yogi tea and golden milk. I've had yogi tea before, but I was surprised at how delicious and comforting golden milk is so I couldn't wait to come home and make it myself. My friend hasn't sent me the recipe yet, so I decided to recreate it and it's delicious! Golden milk is not only yummy, it's also really good for you. The key ingredient is turmeric, which is a very healthy, anti-inflammatory spice that can be sprinkled on vegetables, tofu scrambles, rice, and it can also be used to make an incredibly soothing vegan drink. This process is simple and thanks to the other spices that I added, the health benefits of this drink are phenomenal. This milk is sure to keep you healthy and happy, especially when it's cold outside or when you're feeling like you need some healing comfort. Turmeric is particularly helpful if you have any aches or pains, or are currently trying to heal from an auto-immune disorder. It's important to use a plant-based milk for this recipe as dairy is inflammatory and will not be helpful in keeping you healthy - in fact, it will increase inflammation in your body, which we do not want. Feel free to adjust the recipe to your liking and enjoy! Ingredients: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free 2 cups organic almond milk (or a plant-based milk of your choice) 1 heaping teaspoon turmeric 2 whole cloves 4 whole peppercorns 1 cinnamon stick Ground cinnamon to sprinkle on top of your drink (optional) Fresh, grated ginger (optional) Instructions: Add all of the ingredients to a pot, stir, bring to a boil, cover, and let simmer for 20 minutes. Stir occasionally to make sure that the turmeric is blended well. Add ground cinnamon to each glass and enjoy! … [Continue reading]

Our All-Day Women’s Retreat Was a Roaring Success!


As many of you know, on Saturday, October 10th I lead an all-day retreat for women in beautiful Temescal Canyon. I am so happy to say that the retreat was a roaring success! I am so grateful to all of the women who joined us and I will forever cherish the many memories that we made together. I am planning another retreat for spring 2016, so I hope … [Continue reading]

Your Healthy Happy Getaway: An All Day Retreat for Women On the Go


Imagine if you could spend a day learning how to create the lifestyle that you've always wanted, so that you can enjoy the health and happiness that you deserve. On this all-women's retreat, that's exactly what we'll be doing. If you feel stressed out, exhausted, overwhelmed, and are struggling to find the time and energy to keep up with … [Continue reading]

Top Ten Best and Worst Foods for Your Health


I saw this great compilation of the top 10 best and worst foods for health and longevity on Dr. Fuhrman's site and had to share it with all of you. Of course a diet that's rich in plant-based, whole foods is best for us, because these are the foods that are packed with nutrients, but are low in (bad) fat and calories. By contrast, the worst foods … [Continue reading]

Get This Must-Have Beauty Bag Now!


It's Beauty Week at Whole Foods and now is the time to stock up on body care essentials. From March 20 - 22, you'll save 25% off facial care products - wow! I love that Whole Foods cares about our health, and as such, they do not sell any items that contain these dangerous toxins. I talk about eating a whole foods, plant-based diet with as many … [Continue reading]

What Are You Waiting For? Reach Your Health Goals Now!


In my time working as a Nutritional Consultant, I have helped people lose weight, lower their cholesterol levels, lower their blood pressure, reduce their blood glucose levels, manage their stress, get clear skin, sleep soundly at night, and much more. I am currently working with a vegan endurance athlete who wants to make sure that she is … [Continue reading]

Wow! Watch This 77-Year-Old Grandmother Lift Weights


Willie Murphy is a 77-year-old grandmother who is impressing everyone at the Maplewood YMCA in Rochester, NY - and beyond! Her strength, determination, and workout ethic are to be admired. She's certainly giving us all hope that we'll be as fit as she is when we're her age! She's five feet tall, 105 pounds, and can deadlift more than twice her … [Continue reading]