Happy Chinese New Year to All!
It’s the YEAR OF THE SNAKE, which means out with the old & in with the new. Shed anything that’s not helping you & move on! BTW, crying on New Year’s Day means you will cry for the rest of the year, and washing your hair signifies washing away good luck. So don’t cry & don’t wash your hair today!
Here’s to a Healthy & Prosperous 2013!
You’re exhausted… wiped out… You’re absolutely not getting enough sleep at night. You’re overwhelmed and the kids aren’t making it any easier on you. Your brain is on overload. Let’s face it, you’re stressed out.
Most mornings before your feet even hit the ground you’re already thinking about packing lunches, who has their backpack? and did I throw that wet load of laundry into the dryer last night?!
Reading this will probably even cause your heart to start beating a little faster because you know it’s true.
So here’s the thing, most of us when we are stressed will most likely go for that tempting high carbohydrate & fatty comfort food. You know which ones I’m talking about… don’t make me go there. But while you might feel that you’re solving your stress and anxiety, it’s actually only a farce. That momentary feeling of relief is essentially doing more harm than good. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing more than I love than to dig into a chocolate cake! But sometimes you just need to listen to what your body needs and give it some help when it comes to de-stressing!
Take two deep breaths… come on, do it… breath in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out… and read on as your stress levels are about to fall into oblivion!
Research shows that what you eat can have a direct correlation to your stress levels. These are some of the foods you’re gonna wanna go for that will help reduce some of those levels. Read more »
I’m all about prevention when it comes to aging, wrinkles and keeping that youthful glow! I have never tried Botox, Juvederm, Restalyne or anything like that… but I’m certainly not opposed to it! Good God! Anything that’ll shave a few years off this face or make me look younger, by all means… BRING IT ON!!! Slather it on my face! Inject it between my frown lines!!!
But, what if I told you that in addition to some of those fixes, there are a few natural secrets & remedies as well as avoiding a few things that might give you similar results! It’s worth shot, right?
Believe it or not, Vitamin C is not only super effective when it comes to helping your body fight off colds, but it’s great for the fight against wrinkles! Try boosting your diet with oranges, grapefruit, limes & lemons! Any sort of citrus! Vitamin C: “It helps keep collagen — the supportive protein fibers that stop skin from sagging — strong and resilient. (Flimsy collagen means lines and wrinkles.) Since collagen breakdown really picks up in your mid-30s, eat citrus early and often to head off aging” according to realage.com.
Next time you’re making a salad or grilling some fish, try this Cilantro-Lime dressing! Read more »
Are you one of the millions of people who, on December 31st, resolved to get fit and lose weight in 2013? Starting a workout regime is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions and for those of you who did it, you’re probably in a bit of pain right this very minute. Well, join the club because after my first pilates class of the year my legs feel like they were run over by Mack truck and I can barely stand up without wincing like an 80-year old grandma!
Whether you’re running, lifting weights at the gym, taking yoga, pilates, or simply walking, you need some help to get your weary body through these first few painful weeks and push the excess lactic acid buildup out of your muscles. Here’s my best remedy Read more »
The kids are finally back in school after what seemed like an eternity of them being home! Doesn’t it seem like moons ago when you were shopping for Christmas gifts? Well, they’re outta the house for at least a few hours! While it may seem like the task you have at hand now is getting your household back on track or looking at that pile of work that you left hanging before the end of the year on your desk at the office… don’t feel like you have to tackle it all just yet!
This is what Michelle & I like to call the 10 Minute Recharge. It’s a great way to find your balance, get your mind in a good frame and just recharge your body to go out there and get ’em tiger! (I’m giving you my best Tony Robbins encouragement!) Now, GO GO GO! Try this easy fix this morning and go face the world!
So many people I know are suffering from a cold, cough or flu right now. I know, it SUCKS! Especially when you’re sick and the kids are sick too. Here’s my secret concoction you can make in minutes to combat those pesty germs that are wreaking havoc on your body. Read more »
Moms Gone Zen 2012 Must Have Holiday Kitchen & Gadgets List
Ok party people… your family and friends are going to be thanking you all year long for the amazing gifts that you’re going to buy for them! If you’re the last minute procrastinator like I am, you’ll be happy to hear that everything on this list guarantees delivery by December 22nd so you still have time… and they’re all pretty amazing. So amazing in fact that while you’re at it, you should pick up a few of these things for yourself!
So what are you waiting for…start clicking… time’s-a-ticking!!! Happy Shopping!
THE WINE ENTHUSIAST
Corkcicle Color Wine Chiller $24.95
This is actually a really thoughtful gift for someone that is into wine. Most moms I know are really into wine. Corkcicle maintains chilled white wines and cools room temperature reds. Simple to use, all you have to do is freeze it and place in bottle. It’s made from BPA-free plastic and non-toxic freeze gel, which is always a plus and it eliminates the need for an ice bucket. Read more »
Looking for a little mood-alteration to de-stress this week… skip the hash and drink some green! It’s tea-packed with theanine, which increases the brain’s output of relaxation-inducing alpha waves and reduces the output of tension-making beta waves. Trippy, right?
Ok, raise your hand if you remember sex before kids? I’m talking that hot – lasted more than 6.5 minutes – don’t have to worry about screaming YES! YES! YES! in ecstasy without worrying that the kids are walking in on you kinda sex! Better yet, tell me the last time your man laid in bed next to you and you couldn’t wait to jump his bones and get your legs wrapped around him.
Oh, I’m sorry is that crickets I’m hearing from the blaring silence of the resounding “Can’t remember when?” that you’re telling me? Read more »