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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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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It used to be we were told to avoid aromatherapy oils during pregnancy. Thankfully, those days are gone, with some hospitals (Cedars Sinai, for one) adopting the use of essential oils for their laboring mamas. Used responsibly, aromatherapy oils are a natural way to help alleviate all those pregnancy symptoms and can help mama’s-to-be enjoy […]

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When I started massage school many years ago, I had the option to get an additional certification in aromatherapy. “I like smelling good, sure why not,” I thought and enrolled in the classes. This was my first step towards gaining understanding over the power of plants, herbs, flower essences, etc. Aromatherapy really was my gateway […]

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Enjoy our newest interview with Holistic Health Nutritionist, Beth Woodard What inspired you to start your business? I went through years, YEARS of living in a high-stress city (NYC) pursuing a demanding career, going to school and working. I turned to fitness and nutrition for help and energy and ended up using myself as a […]

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I’ve tried a number of cleanses in the past and subsequently sworn off of them. I’m skeptical of their effectiveness and obviously eating a clean, healthy diet is better than trying to get in a three day quick fix and going back to eating poorly. I worry juice cleanses negatively affect metabolism and I think […]

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There are so many benefits to consuming  bone broth and gelatin that I wanted to share a collection of my favorite posts on the subject. These are such wonderfully healing foods and very nourishing, satisfying and an important part of clean eating. Lindy and Grundy butcher in West Hollywood is a great resource and sells bone broth […]

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This is an account of my skin woes for the last six months. To sum it up, I believe the majority of my problems were caused by my hormones being out of whack after I stopped taking the birth control pill but unfortunately I think these issues were exaserbated by my good intentions in changing […]

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Please tell us about your business: I started Peace in Practice Massage and Yoga Therapy 10 years ago. My intention was to create a boutique experience with personalized treatments and sessions. Along the way, I created Beyond Yoga Barre,  a yoga/cross training hybrid of vinyasa yoga with light weights,  barre,  core fusion and plyometrics. What […]

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Chrissy Lucia is my Topanga neighbor and the owner of Lifeforce Chocolate, a fantastic company that I recently raved about on the blog. It’s so good! You can now buy her high quality chocolate bars at Hummingbird Pilates! Please tell us about your business: Lifeforce Chocolate is a raw vegan organic superfood chocolate business. The […]

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