I knew there’s a reason why I love walking by a hedge of rosemary, and why I adore roasted potatoes with rosemary! Scientists in the U.K. have uncovered evidence that rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) oil can sharpen your mental abilities. (Shakespeare was right!) Hey, who couldn’t use a little sharpening in that department? I say, if it can help me remember where I put my keys every day then “Gimme some rosemary right now! Read more »
Have you ever caught the whiff of a scent (either glorious or stinky or somewhere in-between) and suddenly felt transported to another place and time? Recently we had the great pleasure of relaxing at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in Ojai, California. In this beautiful oasis surrounded acres of lavender and rosemary, I had an olfactory experience that evoked deep-rooted memories and transported me to places I hadn’t thought of in decades. (I realize how sophisticated that last sentence sounded… but no joke it was that serious a feeling!) Read more »
Every now and then you gotta pause… take a collective breath and assess what your day has in store for you. Too many times our feet hits the ground in the morning and we’re off on “auto-pilot”
Here’s a breakdown on what we think The Best Day Ever would look like… (we’ve also included the reality of what it actually is.) What do you think? Do you agree? What would your best day ever look like?
** These stats are from The Journal of Economic Psychology Magazine**
September’s here, kids are back in school (hopefully) and it’s finally time for you to take care of YOU! This summer we took some time to step back, reevaluate, and revamp a few things at MOMS GONE ZEN… and we’re thrilled about the projects we have in the works. (You’ll hear more about that soon!)
We hope our enthusiasm is contagious, so to help spread the love we’ve put together a fantastic FALL GIVEAWAY of great products worth over $500 for you, our favorite followers. Each and every product comes from companies we’re working with to bring stress-relief and better health to YOU! Read more »
Coming off a four day weekend fueled by way too many margaritas and all-American BBQ’d everything, there’s no better time to consider detoxing your body and shedding a few unwanted lbs. with a “cleanse.” After all, it’s summertime and bikini season is here whether we like it or not!
While some extremists may opt for the “Master Cleanse” (which I recommend only if you’re lucky enough to have absolutely no kids around you and the opportunity to sleep all day… so, NEVER), I suggest trying a more sensible and realistic approach to cleansing such as the 3-Day or 5-Day Cleanse from The Juice Club. Read more »
It’s July, temperatures everywhere are hitting record highs, and everyone is running to the beaches, to the pool, to WATER!! And where there’s water, there’s bathing suits… and where there’s bathing suits, there’s STRESS.
Well, we’re here to tell you that there are two very easy ways to ease your ‘bathing suit stress’ AND get you feeling happy and healthy.
The Geisha Facial (a.k.a. “Bird Poop” Facial)
Have you ever wondered how Japanese Geisha’s have such blemish-free, porcelain-like complexions? Well, we have the answer, and it’s not just their makeup. It’s BIRD POOP! Specifically, Nightingale bird poop (see cute birdie below). Yes, ladies, the answer to your skin problems is literally for the birds. You read it right, BIRD POOP!! Read more »
Stress. We all suffer from it at one point or the other, if not daily. Nervousness, irritability, the feeling that you want to strangle the living sh*t out of anyone that crosses your path… mental exhaustion. Do you pick up what I’m putting down?
Look, stress doesn’t just affect the way you feel, there are actual physical reactions that your body goes through. Some of them include: (I’m going to sound very doctor-y right now)
Central Nervous System: Anxiety Depression & Fatigue
Cardiovascular System: High Blood Pressure/ Heart Attack Risk
Digestive System: Stomach Ulcers, The RUNS!
Respiratory System: Shortness of Breath
Immune System: Lowered Resistance To Infections
Endocrine System: Menstrual, Thyroid & Adrenal Disorders
Skin: Eczema & Rashes
Flu Season is just about to peak and it’s time to fight back! What better way than with a body cleanse! Let’s do this! It’s easy and will not only detoxify your body, but will cleanse your skin and if you’re fighting the last of that stubborn cold or feel one coming on, boost your immune system. What is this magic cleanse I speak of? Why it’s the Apple Cider Vinegar cleanse! Read more »