Vacation is definitely a time to relax, have fun, and forget about the day-to-day stresses that may occupy your mind back home.  It is also a time where we may let our healthy practices take a backseat so that we can indulge a bit more than we usually do, and in my mind, there is nothing wrong w

If you read my previous article on “7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Fear a C-Section”  you may already know my personal story about how I gave birth to my son Austin.  If not, check out my article here, but I will give you a quick run-dow

The mini-band is a fitness tool that can seriously enhance your workouts.  If you have taken my barre classes you probably already know how much I love using the band for butt and thigh work, but there are SO many other uses for it.  Not only is it super inexpensive, but you can take it anywhere (gym, outdoors, travel, etc) and get a killer workout guaranteed.  Below ar

Fall means cozy sweaters, colorful leaves falling from the trees, warm apple cider, and pumpkin EVERYTHANG. Besides being easily adaptable in many recipes, pumpkin also packs quite a few health benefits:

  • High in carotenoids which the body converts into Vitamin A.  These are known to help keep your eyesight sharp an

 

You may have heard claims like cell phones causing brain tumors, sunscreens causing cancer, and fruits and vegetables being loaded with harmful pesticides.  With all of these sca

   

There is a common misconception that you should not do ab work during pregnancy, but having a strong core is actually very important whether pregnant or not.  As your belly gets bigger during pregnancy, your pelvis tilts forward, shortening the muscles in you lower back, which can lead to discomfort. Having a strong core can not only help to protect y

 

When I became a vegan 10+ years ago,  going out to eat was always a challenge because the options were so limited.  Fast forward to over 10 years later, where veganism is more common than ever and vegan products and restaurants are plentiful.  Today's #Friday5 is my favorite vegan/vegetarian restau

What is an adaptogen?

An adaptogen is a type of healing herb that is used to help bring the body back to homeostasis.  Many adaptogenic herbs are grown in extreme climates that they manage to adapt to, hence their name.  It is believed that because of this characteristic, adaptog