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Rosemary Boosts Brain Power!

Rosemary-Shakespeare Quote

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 »

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3-Day Cleanse – Lose Weight Fast!

Cleanse“I regret eating healthy today,” said no one in the history of ever. 

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 »

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Secret Geisha Facial at Valentina MedSpa

The Geisha Facial (a.k.a. “Bird Poop” Facial)

GeishaHave 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 »

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A Multi-Vitamin A Day Can Keep Stress Away!

 

WARNING I AM STRESSED OUTStress.  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

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Jump into Spring & Boost Your Metabolism

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Spring has almost sprung and you should too! It’s time to shed that winter sluggishness and rev up your metabolism for the ‘tank-top & shorts’ season that’ll be here before you know it.  One of the best and, I think, most fun ways to boost your metabolism is by simply JUMPING! And all it takes is 2 minutes. Read more »

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3 Steps to the Ultimate Valentine’s Day

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

Everybody loves and needs a little romance today. Here are 3 sure-fire things that you can do to spice up the night and get things going in the right direction. Read more »

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HEART HEALTH MONTH – Decrease Stress & Save Your Heart

February is American Heart Month!

Which means it’s the month to focus not just on the love in our hearts, but also on the health of this vital organ that’s known as “the seat of our will, our feelings, and our emotions.”  So, while visions of heart-shaped boxes of Godiva chocolates and robin blue boxes of sparkly baubles may be dancing in your head, it’s essential that you also focus some attention on valuable steps that you can take TODAY to keep you heart strong and healthy TOMORROW. Read more »

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Stress-Free, Stress-Relieving Holiday Gift Ideas

 

Is it just me, or does it seem like holiday gift lists are getting longer and longer every year? In addition to the kids, family, and friends, there are gifts for the teachers, teacher’s aides, babysitters, mailmen, doormen, garbage men… and the list goes on!

To make your gift giving easier, here are my top 10 gifts in both high and low prices.  Of course, the men in the above-mentioned list might prefer a bottle of scotch or some good ‘ole cash.  But many men will appreciate a scented candle, especially if they think it will bring them a night of romance. Successful re-gifting is always an option for them too!

So off we go, here are my 2012 gift picks (which I’m sure you’ll LOVE for yourself too) … Read more »

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Who doesn’t love chocolate?

Who doesn’t love Chocolate? We all have the craving for something sweet from time to time! (some of us more than others!) Don’t be so hard on yourself … turns out a daily dose of dark chocolate (3.5 oz) can avert 85 heart attacks per 10,000 people. So not only does it improve cardiovascular health but it’s an an incredible antioxidant! Consider yourself part of that number and go for a nibble! No really, it’s that good for you! Dark chocolate.. yay or nay?

 

Stress Tips for National Boss Day

Today, Oct. 16th, is National Boss Day and in my humble opinion, that’s reason for celebration because in most households, Mom is the BOSS!

As every mom knows, motherhood is both satisfying and stressful.  As the BOSS a.k.a. “domestic engineer” of the home, you’re dealing with time management issues, financial concerns, relationship demands, insecurities galore, and, perhaps most importantly, self-preservation.  Unfortunately, most moms don’t take the time to nurture and care for themselves, and they’re left feeling physically and emotionally drained.

So, the question is how can you maintain sanity and serenity amidst the unique challenges presented by motherhood? Here are a few simple techniques that you can incorporate into your daily routine that will calm your body and mind, and give you a few moments of peace.  Read more »