You’ve Gotta Hand it To Me

You’ve Gotta Hand it To Me

My hands and my face just don’t match. People are always surprised to learn my age—I thank healthy living and rosehip oil for my who-needs-Botox youthful glow—but I have a feeling that if we lived in a society where there was a lot of hand-kissing or ...
Comfrey–For When You’re Not Very Comfy

Comfrey–For When You’re Not Very Comfy

Is it just me, or does summer make you clumsy and accident prone? Within the past 14 days, I’ve suffered from: blisters on my toes from adorable-but-torturous new sandals; a heat rash from bathing suit chafing; a minor burn on my thumb from making ca ...
Attack of the Craving Killers!

Attack of the Craving Killers!

Some people crave salty foods, while others have a sweet tooth. Me? I kind of have both. Just whisper the words “salted caramel” and I’ll start drooling. Eating clean and regular exercise tames the intensity of these cravings…there was a time, before ...
Fennel Seed Fever

Fennel Seed Fever

People joke about the crazy things they carry in their purses…well, you know what I’ve got in my purse? A tiny bag fennel seeds. I chew on them all day long. For one reason, I love the flavor—delicate, spicy-sweet, nutty, kind of like black licorice. ...
Safflower Power

Safflower Power

Coconut oil and I have a special understanding. I will loyally add it to my baked goods, homemade skincare solutions, even take a little by the spoon on days when I can’t fit it into my cuisine—and it, in turn, will continue to be awesome. But, our r ...
Spanx, But No Spanx

Spanx, But No Spanx

Ladies, can we talk about shapewear? When I’m going out to dinner with my boyfriend for a special occasion, I usually do break out the Spanx so that I can have a lump-and-bump-free silhouette. I usually feel so trim, thanks to my tummy smoother, that ...
Eating to Beat the “Blahs”

Eating to Beat the “Blahs”

You know how it goes—sometimes you’re the bug, and sometimes you’re the windshield. Well, it’s been a buggy summer for me so far. I’ve had a hard time getting out of bed, committing myself to exercise, willing myself to toss a salad instead of having ...