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Managing stress is probably one of the most important goals for adults today. Up to 73% of Americans regularly experience psychological symptons caused by stress. Nearly half of Americans feel that their stress has increased in the last five years. Why am I sharing these statistics? Because regulating and taking care of our stress matters. […]

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I have a confession. I’m messy. I try really hard, but the truth is, I’m good at it. Being neat and orderly? Not so much. Luckily for me, my neat and orderly husband and children tolerate my messy ways or so I thought. Imagine my surprise when one day my three year old was playing […]

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Emotion Regulation sounds so grown up, doesn’t it? The truth is, and I count myself in this group, most adults don’t know how to effectively regulate our emotions. It makes sense that we don’t know how, because it certainly wasn’t a skill taught in school. And while I understand children need to understand how X […]

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It’s always a good idea to work with a Pilates instructor if you are having back troubles, but if you can’t get into the studio, here is a good, gentle workout you can do at home. Be sure to get the okay from your doctor and stop and move on to the next exercise if […]

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Jan-2016

It’s that time of year again, when folks are compelled to create resolutions, one of the most popular being to diet. More specifically, a lot of people want to detox, so they can purge their bodies of the toxins they ingested over the past year. While I think reconnecting to oneself and what we put […]

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When my husband I first began dating I asked him, “What’s your favorite kind of pie?”. He replied “Key lime“, which I’d never had before. Wanting to win him over, I set about learning how to make it (it’s easy!) and later went on to win third place in the Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market Piesta […]

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Soapwalla Deodorant Cream: Deodorant Cream I’ve used this natural deodorant for years and I love it. I’ve tried a lot of other brands without success (sorry Tom’s of Maine but what are you thinking?!) and this is the only brand that has really worked (I’ve also had success making my own deodorant) I think switching to a […]

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Today I’m 34 weeks pregnant and yesterday I had a great lesson with Alisa Wyatt at Vintage Pilates. It felt so wonderful to move and have a strong workout. My growing body has felt really good during pregnancy (except for that awful morning sickness) and I think staying active with Pilates has been a big part […]

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Let’s talk about your pelvic floor! I love opening conversations like that because women usually say, “Pelvic-what?” and men’s eyes tend to glaze over. But you’re pelvic floor is important, yo, especially when you’re pregnant or post-partum. And let me tell you, it’s important that you start strengthening your pelvic floor before you have your […]

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