When one person heals, we all heal

Happy Thanksgiving!   What are you reflecting on today? Perhaps you’re looking around and bursting with gratitude for all that surrounds you – your family, your friends, your home, an abundance of delicious home-cooked food (or amazing take out). I’m exceedingly grateful for all those things too, and I also find myself being thankful forContinue reading “When one person heals, we all heal”

Ultimate Moon-Time Smoothie

As a woman, it is normal to live in a cycle, rather than a straight line. Your body goes through a natural cycle every 4 weeks or so, with four distinct phases of change in hormones, energy levels, physical strength, and mental capacity. It doesn’t make sense to expect the same level of productivity, output,Continue reading “Ultimate Moon-Time Smoothie”

The best natural sleep aid

This week I’m so excited to let you in on a sweet little secret, my favorite emergency natural sleep aid. Sunday night was one of those nights when I went to bed completely exhausted, yet couldn’t fall asleep. Normally I’m a stickler for my nighttime ritual, which helps me come down from the day inContinue reading “The best natural sleep aid”

Why you should be poo-free

As you may already know, I believe strongly that what you put on your body is just as important as what you put in your body when it comes to wellness. That’s the whole motivation behind the creation of Belle Coco, which I use head-to-toe, on hair, face, body, hands and feet. For a whileContinue reading “Why you should be poo-free”

Don’t be duped into a detox

Make real lasting changes this spring!   I love spring!! More than any other season, I feel it inspires intense inward reflection and motivates one to clean out and clear out the old in order to make way for the new. Spring-cleaning happens on many levels, and you will no doubt be bombarded by messagesContinue reading “Don’t be duped into a detox”

How surrender inspires healing

Surrender is one of my favorite topics explore. It’s a very difficult concept to grasp for someone that tends toward overachieving and overworking. Yet repeatedly, I see how the act of surrender inspires healing, while resistance creates stagnation.   I am generally not a cooperative patient. When I get sick, I tend to view itContinue reading “How surrender inspires healing”

A mini detox diet that works

I was so excited to find a mini detox diet that didn’t involve starving or living solely off of liquids, and actually worked! Alas, I must share it with you.   You might find it odd to be talking about detoxing right as we’re gearing up for the Holiday season, but there’s actually no betterContinue reading “A mini detox diet that works”

Curried Squash and Apple Soup

This soup was inspired by a delicious dish my Aunt Joan made of roasted curried squash. I adored it, so recreated it, then decided to make it into a soup. It’s fabulous for chilly fall nights, when you’re looking for something to warm your belly and soul, and it’s super easy! I’m not one forContinue reading “Curried Squash and Apple Soup”

Balance Your Stress by Being with People

Even with all I do to keep stress in check, life still gets overwhelming. When I have a lot on my plate my tendency is to isolate and shift into workaholic mode. If you have high expectations of yourself, it’s easy to feel like you’re not doing enough, so you have to do more andContinue reading “Balance Your Stress by Being with People”

Be Natural and Stink-Free

There’s a lot of talk about antiperspirant and it’s possible dangers, which include Alzheimer’s and breast cancer. This is primarily due to its aluminum content, and its application in close proximity to breast tissue, on skin that is shaved often and sometimes nicked.   Is it true? I don’t know. If you Google it, it’sContinue reading “Be Natural and Stink-Free”