I used to be really into green smoothies…

as in, had to have them every single day.  Kale and grapefruit, spinach and blueberry, and whatever other combinations appealed to me.


Green smoothies can be a great way to get more raw greens into your diet.  And no matter what dietary theory you believe is best, it seems that everyone agrees that raw, leafy greens are a good thing.   Continue reading


Why I dry brush (and why you should too!)

I first heard about dry brushing years ago, but it kind of went in one ear and out the other.  Even though I’ve always been into health, it was mostly in the area of nutrition and exercise.  But then my sister started doing it this summer and raving about it.  I still wasn’t convinced.  Like I need to add one more thing to my list!

dry brush

But I finally gave in, and placed an order with Amazon…
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I have this really cute personal trainer.

He motivates me to move my body every single day, even if I’m not feeling it.  He makes me got out in all kinds of weather, sometimes in the wee hours of the morning.  He’s my nine year old Bichon, KO.IMG_1578

I get on kicks with different workouts…sometimes it’s indoor rock-climbing, sometimes kettlebell, sometimes light weights with a bosu ball.  Right now I’m really into bouncing on my mini trampoline while blasting “Confident” by Demi Lovato, then cooling down to 1D (love boy bands!)  But the one thing that I do consistently, thanks to my cute personal trainer, is walk.  So what’s so great about walking? Continue reading

Better than collagen?

If you have followed this blog at all (and I hope you have!) you know I am pretty obsessed with collagen.  That’s because I have noticed such a remarkable improvement in my skin from using it on a daily basis.  It has also helped my nails, which were always pretty good but have gotten even better.

collagen and broth

So what could possibly be better than collagen?  And why am I writing so many posts over the Thanksgiving weekend?  And why did I use this goofy picture where you can see my dog’s head in the lower right corner? Continue reading

I used to have terrible skin (part 2)

I used to have terrible skin                                                                                                                                              In my last post, I talked about some of the things that I stopped eating to clear my skin.  If you didn’t read it, here’s the Cliff notes version:  After suffering from cystic acne my entire life, and trying every  prescription medication, including accutane, I ultimately cleared my skin by cutting out dairy, grains and refined sugar Continue reading