Plant Based Diet Resources

I had a client reach out to me today because her younger sister is having some medical issues and she’s been trying to get her to try a plant-based diet for her health. She was asking for any information I could get her (which is quite extensive) and I thought I should share this list,…

New Traditions

Growing up New Year’s Day was always about authentic, homemade menudo and posole made by my dad. He would go to East LA to get his dried chilies, tripe, pig foot, pork shoulder, and hominy; starting early in the morning and working laboriously on December 31 preparing the delicious soup we would all enjoy on…

Detox Central

Wow! I’ve completed 2 weeks of this Detox and happy to report nothing. Still doing 2 Arbonne Vegan smoothies a day and 1 veggie-centric meal. I have been switching it up and having my fork and plate meal for either lunch or dinner with my smoothie for the alternate meal. I’m happy to report that…

Happy Place

It’s been almost 1 week on the Detox and I’m so proud of myself. Yes, I’ve been craving a beer…every nite and my ego keeps asking me why the hell I am doing this, but I haven’t given in. 🙂 Today is Farmer’s Market day – my fav market by the Marina in Long Beach….

Day 5

Normally I let myself wake up naturally on Saturday (no alarm), but I wanted to catch the 7:30am Yoga Strength class at my studio. I really love the teacher – she’s empowering, inspirational, and calm all at the same time (isn’t that a true yogi?). I woke up feeling great, ready to tackle the day….

Day 4

WOW!!! What a difference a day makes! I woke up this morning euphoric! I feel great, energized, and proud of myself. I had a meeting last nite and stayed away from the chocolate, wine, and tortilla chips…not even a taste! My day began as usual – hot lemon water, meditation, journaling, visualization; but it all…

Day 2 & 3

OK, this is tough. And not tough in the way that I’m hungry and just thinking about food all the time, but this is uncomfortable. I have a low grade headache, I am exhausted (more than usual), cranky, and overall not myself. Emotions and thoughts are coming up that are difficult and pivotal. My willpower…

Day 1

Day 1 in the books! Overall, the day wasn’t bad – I wasn’t hungry, it was easy to follow the regimen, and I genuinely enjoyed my meals. I started the day with my usual hot lemon water while I meditated, journaled, and recited mantras before heading off to my 6 am hot yoga class. Had…

Prep

I wanted to share the products I will be using for my 30 day elimination diet. It’s all part of the package that comes with Arbonne’s 30 Days to Healthy Living. It comes with 2 – 44.4oz bags of Protein Shake Mix, 1 – 16.9oz bag of Daily Fiber Boost, 2 boxes of Digestion Plus,…

80/20 shift

With Summer coming to a close, I’ve realized how much my 80/20 eating lifestyle has shifted. What began as allowing some of the less healthy foods into my diet 20% of the time – snacks, chips, alcohol (hello, beach bum days with the kids!) – has become less fresh leafy greens and more tortilla chips….

Global Village

I uncovered this when I did my birth chart recently and found it pretty amazing: Neptune is in 19 Degrees Sagittarius. You, and your entire generation, are heavily involved in investigating and idealizing foreign and exotic intellectual systems and religious philosophies. The most extreme ideals will be pursued with gusto. You will be at the…