Is Your Sunscreen Safe? The Sunscreen Controversy

Being quite the fair-skinned person with more than my fair share of moles, I tend to minimize my sun exposure as if I were avoiding the plague. After having multiple moles removed, I don’t have the same summertime goals as I did many years ago. I was that girl who wanted to be sure she “laid out” evenly on both sides, much like cooking a rotisserie chicken. Now…Continue Reading

Yoga for Your Health – Do You Know the Benefits?

Scientists estimate there are about 35 trillion cells in the human body. At any given moment, millions of cells are being created or destroyed – a process which constantly contributes to your development. As humans continue to evolve, so do the diseases and afflictions that accompany us. The medical world works frantically to keep up, develop new diagnostic and treatment strategies and explore preventative ways to keep us healthy and striving. What resources do we have as individuals to contribute to our own healthy growth and wellness?…Continue Reading

Just Breathe.

If you read my last post, you may remember my running hamster analogy.  That spinning of the mind is often what drives our inability to sleep, fuels our uneasiness and sometimes makes it difficult to focus on a specific goal. In yoga, we call that “chitta vritti” – translation: consciousness fluctuations.  In medicine, we call it stress or anxiety.…Continue Reading

The Fragrance Loophole

Have you ever flipped over your bottle of shampoo, deodorant, laundry detergent, or lotion to find the ever-elusive ingredient listed as “fragrance”? If not, I challenge you to walk, if not run, to your kitchen or bathroom and take a good look…Continue Reading