Lately, for the first time in my life, I have fallen off of the workout train. There are a large number of lame excuses that I have come up with from being too busy, to too tired, to it being a day that ends in y, and the list goes on. As a wellness advocate, I feel that I am not supposed to have these slip ups, but it happened. Such is life :)
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You have probably heard that many sunscreens are chemical bombs that can potentially do more harm than good. Some of the common chemicals in them are said to interfere with hormone balance, cause cancer and lead to a host of other physical challenges. Lovely :)
A bit of inspiration from Kris Carr landed in my inbox this morning. Kris is a health advocate that has been a great source of inspiration to me over the last few years. Make time to do this short exercise today. I have done it many times throughout my life and it always lifts my spirit and grounds me.
Get a piece of blank paper and complete this sentence:
"If I could give my younger self some nurturing advice, I'd tell her . . ."
Here is how mine went today,
With warmer weather, I find myself craving salads for lunch or dinner. All the produce is so gorgeous this time of year, and I don’t feel like turning on the oven and heating up the house to bake anything. The only downside is that my husband likes protein at every meal. This has created my quest for easy protein that enhances a salad. These are some of my favorite easy additions.
Summer marks the beginning of BBQ's, beach days, celebrations and happy indulgences. Bring this easy and healthy salad to your next festivity for a yummy, low cal and nutritious option.
- 4 tablespoons cold pressed olive oil
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
**option to add 1 tbsp of raw honey**
Yes, I founded an organic juice company. Yes, I believe that my body is my greatest earthly blessing and that I need to treat it with love, respect and care. Yes - I wholeheartedly understand, teach and preach that the most important way that we can love our bodies is by feeding them pure, organic nutrition. And yes, I do drink caffeine - - - if we are being totally honest, I kinda drink a lot of it at times. Sure, I have gone through periods of time without consuming caffeine, like for instance whenever I do a juice cleanse and usually for a month or so after that.
Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer for many of us. With the three day weekend, warm weather and barbeques, you may find yourself consuming more alcohol than you normally do. Here are a few tips to be sure you don’t spend part of your weekend on the couch, nursing a hang over.
As the weather warms and the days get longer, spending more time outdoors is likely on the top of your “to-do” list. Sunshine, sand, and increased activity can all take their toll on your performance, your skin and your energy levels. What you put into your body will ensure you stay hydrated and fueled for your summer regime, and help keep your skin and hair nourished and glowing. We’ve shared our top picks to keep you at the top of your game this summer.
Eggs are a simple easy way to get a quick dose of protein. They are versatile and nutritious, and when the hens are raised ethically, But it can be overwhelming to choose at the grocery store. Free range, organic, cage free… what do they mean and which is healthiest?
We have written a lot about eating real food and avoiding processed foods, artificial ingredients, and items laden with chemicals. But now I’m telling you to take it a step further and cook real food at home. In today’s modern age of fast food, pre-packaged food and restaurants on every corner, tens of millions of people don’t cook at all, and nearly a third of people say they only cook four out of 21 meals per week.
If you want to improve your health, here is why the majority of your meals need to be made by you: