7 Tips to Help You Stop Overeating during the Holidays

The holidays are the perfect time for us to gather with our families and friends, give thanks, and cherish the fulfilling relationships that we have in our lives. Unfortunately, the holidays have also become a time to overindulge in our favorite foods - so it's great to be mindful about what we're really celebrating, and how we can make a solid … [Continue reading]

Can Creativity Make You Healthier?

Expressing your creativity may just be the health answer you've been looking for. Whether you are a dancer, singer, painter, poet, writer, drummer, guitar player, or pianist, taking time to be creative can make you healthier. Since there are plenty of ways to be creative, including blogging, gardening, making collages, acting, etc. find something … [Continue reading]

Are You Struggling to Eat Healthy Foods on a Budget?

For some reason, most people I know think that in order to eat healthy foods, they have to spend way more money on their groceries. When I work with my clients, I take a look at their receipts and see where they can make some improvements when they are shopping, so that they can buy foods that are good for them, but not spend a fortune in the … [Continue reading]

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

I wish I could say that now that it's fall, we should all check our vitamin D levels and make sure that we have enough in our bodies. However, the truth is, for most people, getting vitamin D is becoming harder and harder - no matter what time of the year it is. Most of this is due to the fact that the best source of vitamin D  is the sun, but the … [Continue reading]

Fall is Here!

                                 {I took this picture at the farmers' market yesterday!} Though it might be hard to tell (especially in Los Angeles), fall is finally here! This weekend it was 90 degrees and it felt more like an August day than an autumn day, but I tried to appreciate the warmth while it was here. It's finally a bit cooler, but … [Continue reading]

10 Day Junk Food Cleanse

Are you trying to eat healthier foods, but don't know how? The truth is, cleaning up your diet can be daunting; grocery stores are packed with non-food (junk that is packaged and sold as food, but is really just processed stuff that we don't want to eat) items that are filled with ingredients we can't trust. Who knows what's good and what's not? If … [Continue reading]

Is it Time to Take Care of Yourself?

I once saw a hypnotherapist who did a writing analysis for me. She was incredibly shocked to see that I leave virtually no margin on the left side of the paper, but leave a wide margin on the right side of the paper. She explained to me the significance of this: I leave no room for myself, but give others plenty of my time and space. She told me … [Continue reading]

My Quest for Self-Care

I don't know about you, but life has been pretty busy for me lately. Throughout all of the commitments, studying, and work that I've had, I've also tried to keep my promise to myself that I will make time to take care of myself. I've learned that I have trouble putting myself first and that it's not helping me to stay healthy. In fact, I was taught … [Continue reading]

Top 12 Foods to Buy Organic

I try to eat as much organic food as possible, but I don't buy everything organic. Each year I wait for the Environmental Working Group (EWG) to release the "dirty dozen" - the top 12 foods to buy organic. The list for this year is here so I want to share it with everyone! Hopefully this will help you make some changes when you're at the grocery … [Continue reading]

Pledge to Go Veg 2013!

This coming Monday is Earth Day, and fittingly enough, this will be the start of US VegWeek2013! Politicians such as California State Senator Ted Lieu and Assemblymember Das Williams have both pledged to adopt a meatless diet for at least seven days. This is the fifth year for the amazing US VegWeek and it's a great opportunity to learn more about … [Continue reading]