If We All Did This One Small Thing…
Are you ready for something awesome we can all try together?! Why not unite us all in the name of the environment?! Now, this is not one of those challenges (see abs challenge) that may make you sore. It’s something that will save you money and help stop waste across the globe. We can change… Read more
JAMAICAN ME SKINNY!
Our dear friends Checkey and Jimmy are getting married in Jamaica!!! We’ve been sooo thrilled about this trip for the past year. Of course, because we adore Checkey and Jimmy and we are so so happy they found each other! Also, because of all the places to get married, they chose one of the coolest… Read more
WILD WITH WILDFIRE
A friend of mine told me about a cool app that lets you explore different studios for free, unlimited access, attend a variety of classes, all day, everyday. It sounds like a perfect deal for me, so I wanted to share it with you. One week free, no credit card necessary. Then, only if you… Read more
It may look like rice, feel like rice, even taste like rice but oh no, no, no. My latest Trader Joe’s discovery must not be confused with any sort of a grain. This, my friends, is cauliflower disguised as hearty, delicious, lip-smacking stuff! I like to introduce you to a vegans dream come true, something I… Read more
Back from Broken Fibula (as seen in Brooks Blog)
GUEST BLOGGER FOR BROOKS: I started running when I was super young, just for fun. Around and around the park or in our backyard. This odd hamster habit continued throughout junior high and high school. I naturally signed up for track so I could continue enjoying hours and hours and miles upon miles on the… Read more
I’m currently on a mission to explore vegan restaurants in every city I visit. So you can see why I was straight-up GIDDY when I heard Cafe Gratitude was opening in San Diego’s Little Italy. This restaurant is a fave of stars like Beyonce, Jaz-Z, Alicia Silverstone, and Anne Hathaway. PLUS, Jason Mraz is part-investor! He lives… Read more
Pop Some Tots!
Words cannot express my love for potatoes these days. Maybe it’s because the weather has been a bit cloudy that my body is being fooled into thinking its fall and thinking it’s ok to just keep poppin’ tots. But why not?! They’re too hot not to trot. Ok sorry, for the really bad rhyme. I… Read more
1 Potato, 2 Potato… Sweet!
Quick and easy. That’s how I like my food. Well… vegan, gluten-free and super nutritious too. Not too demanding, right? I barely make the time to clean my veggies, let alone chop them up nicely, so that’s partly why I enjoy potatoes (of all shapes, sizes, and colors!) They are super easy to clean and super… Read more
How I Fixed my Thyroid, Naturally
Ever since I lost the oomph in my pituitary gland (it literally stopped functioning!), my thyroid levels were off. That’s to be expected since I did not have any hormones shooting out of my pituitary AT ALL. Zero, zilch, nada. I could not lose weight, I felt really slow-mo, foggy-brained, inflamed, itchy, cranky… I was a joy… Read more
Do Backbends and Sit ups!
I had the absolute pleasure of starting and ending my Saturday with yoga and I can’t tell you how amazing it felt! Prana (a company I ADORE!) held a morning yoga session at Moonlight State Beach in Encinitas. Our instructor, Michael Fukumara looked was so unbelievably strong and muscular that I assumed help he lifts weight,… Read more
Is Vegan Really Healthy?
No seriously, I’m asking. I find that being vegan and wheat-free is helping me to feel less itchy. I also feel less “puffy.” I feel full of energy and when I eat, I’m full. When I put all my food into the trusty “My Fitness Pal” app it adds up to about 1800 calories a… Read more
Lessons of a Wanderlust Wanderer
I knew I would have a spiritual life-changing experience at a yoga festival. When your day is booked with yoga after yoga, meditation and spiritual talks, it’s tough not to feel completely lucky to be alive! Get used to my positivity because there’s a lot more joy seeping from this 5-foot frame. So at Wanderlust… Read more
Sleep to “Scale”
OK, I’m about to admit a little bit of my crazy ways here. I step on a scale every morning and I have no problem doing it. I know doctors and probably mental health professionals say it could lead to an obsession over weight. Well, “scaling” (new word invention, right here!) has helped me learn… Read more
Pitaya – Magenta Magic
Something so bright and cheery has to make you feel that way, right? If you haven’t seen Pitaya Plus yet, put on your shades, come hungry, and dive in! This fruit will make you wonder why we can’t live in a magenta-colored world. I’ve never seen anything so natural be so Crayola-esque! And Pitaya is… Read more
I recently learned the importance of meditating from Dr. Deepak Chopra himself. He explained that meditating was like pushing the reset button. When you sleep, your body gets to rest and recover, right? But your brain still dreams and is in high gear. So meditating is making a conscious effort to stop or slow your… Read more
How to Make Ghee
First of all, I should explain what the heck ghee is. It’s a form of butter that doesn’t hurt my stomach. I hear that most people who are lactose-intolerant can have this type of butter and feel just fine. Basically, you boil butter and get rid of the frothy stuff and what’s left is thicker… Read more
A Congee Kick
First, I must take you back to when I met Dr. Gordon Saxe at UCSD. I first chose a random primary care doctor with UCSD because my insurance covered it. She was super smart and super nice but she knew right away that I wasn’t going to listen to her. She had asked if I wanted… Read more
Hey, just say THANKS!
I’ve learned it’s important to be grateful. Take the time every day to say THANKS for the wonderful things in your life. It might help if you make a list every morning or every night. Perhaps you can ask your loved ones to make a list too and you can all share it together. How… Read more
Quit Coffee – WHY?? WHYYYYYYYY??!!!
If I am to try and get rid of my inflammation and skin rashes I was told (by a couple integrative medicine doctors who I really trust) to do the unthinkable. The toughest request of all. One of the most cherished parts of my daily routine. The addition in my life that makes me smile… Read more
Getting in Wedding Shape
As a little girl dreaming of my perfect wedding, I pictured a tall, waif-like girl in a long elegant gown floating down the aisle. As a 34 year old, nothing about me is tall and waif-like and I certainly don’t float. But I always thought when there’s a will, there’s got to be a way,… Read more