6 Tips to Make Your First Spartan Race Awesome

Looking to do your first Spartan Race? Who knows…maybe you will end up hooked like me. Seldom in our every day lives do we have many opportunities to get outside of our comfort zones. The course is that place – physical challenges in many forms that allow us a chance to find out how truly […]

Spicy Hot Chocolate Recipe

No other treat says wintertime to me like a steamy cup of hot chocolate. It’s a hug in my mouth every single time.  It’s been so rainy here in Southern California and although the temperatures only dip into the low 60s, it’s still a cozy, tasty treat that reminds me of being a kid. I […]

Chocolate Avocado Pudding Recipe

January for many means Dry-uary. Time to clean up the diet and get back on track with food.  Since I have a birthday mid month I like to wait until the end of January to get my wine, I mean food, back on track. Sweets can always be a tough one to get over especially […]

On the Road Body Weight Workout

It’s easy to let your workouts slide when you are not on your normal schedule. If you are a frequent flyer your gains and goals can feel like one step forward and two steps back with each trip. Enter the on the road body weight workout. Whether you are finishing up your summer travels this […]

Protein Powder Reviews

I love the convenience and the protein boost that are found in the almighty protein powder. In fact, at the beginning of this year I was using them on the daily. Thanks to a severe and continuous eye twitch (which took months to figure out the culprit via an elimination diet) I now use protein […]

5 Stretches for Hips and Back if you Sit All Day

Hey you in the chair!  How does your body feel right now? Tight? Sore? Stiff?  Take a few minutes to run through these stretches and I promise you will feel better! Shoulder Packing A great one to do throughout the day!  Sit with feet hip width apart and bellybutton pulled towards your spine, let your […]

Paleo and Vegan Ice Cream Recipe

“The hot and the cold are both so intense Put ’em together, it just makes sense” – Olaf Happy Friday! Our Southern California weather has been exceptionally beautiful this week. Around here, nothing goes better with warm weather than a cold ice cream treat. Except, of course, one that is dairy free, vegan and paleo […]

Kale Superfood Salad with Creamy Balsamic Recipe

I love kale.  I know, I know it sounds very LA.   Speaking purely from a nutritionist and food lover standpoint, I love kale because it’s one of the most nutrient dense and detoxifying greens around. It’s loaded with calcium, fiber and vitamins A, C and K.  And I love the way it tastes with protein […]

Raw Chocolate Almond Coconut Balls Recipe

According to Hallmark, Hershey, and Kay Jewelers, Valentine’s Day is here…love it or hate it.  Personally, I am not a fan of celebrating any kind of  “holiday” with cheap candy and sugar overload, especially for children.    As not to bore you with repetitious details, the same kid strategies I talk about here for use during […]

Improve Your Posture While Driving

I’ve been thinking a lot about my posture lately. Yours too…and guess what?  We’ve got problems.  I know this without even looking at you because the majority of us spend our time doing things that put our bodies out of optimal alignment.  We sit. Then we plant our weight on our tailbones instead of our […]