How I Quit Smoking for Good in 5 Simple Steps

Today marks day 365 as a non-smoker after being a pack-a-day smoker for 15 years. A year ago, I could have only hoped this day would come, but I could not be certain. I chose to quit at a unique time in my life while living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where smoking is widely expected and does not carry the negative stigma like it does in the U.S.

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5 Superfoods You Should be Using In Your Smoothies

Experimenting with different superfoods can really boost the nutritional value of your smoothies and lifestyle. I recently hung a shelf in my kitchen displaying all of my go-to smoothie superfoods. It felt so great to use my never used label maker and get in a mode of organizing. Besides getting my superfoods organized in an aesthetically pleasing way, I use

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Re-set Your Body and Mind by Going Alcohol-Free for 30 Days

This is not one of those blog posts you read where everyone has an immense life-changing moment after quitting alcohol for 30 days. To be honest, I did not feel much different at all and I felt a bit gypped initially. Surely, not having wine with dinner every night and fancy cocktails on the weekend would impact me in some way?? The truth is, it did but I did not recognize any real changes until after the thirty days was over and I re-introduced alcohol back in.

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Why I Began Eating Red Meat AFTER Becoming Certified in Plant Based Nutrition...

For the last 15 years I have avoided most meats but mainly red meat and dabbled as a vegan for several months. When I did consume a meal with meat, I chose chicken or seafood making me mostly a “flexitarian” - a plant based diet with the occasional meat based item. I do not remember my exact reasons for a meatless lifestyle, but I think it was a combination of growing up on a strict midwest diet of meat and potatoes...

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Health Benefits of Reflexology And Cupping

Two forms of holistic “self-care” that are often overlooked are foot reflexology and cupping. Both are a ancient form of therapy most often used in China and Eastern medicine. We live in a world of high-stress and stress management forms of therapy are important for our fragile adrenal glands, cortisol, disease-prevention and overall happiness. 

Foot reflexology and cupping happen to be two of my favorite preventive care and stress management therapies. 

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