February 21, 2019

Let's get naked together.

Strip away your SnapChat filters, wipe down your mascara, shave off the overt masculinity on your chin.

Let's undress together.
 

I want you to take off your clothes that confine you in the world of emotion.

Let's start with the many hats you wear each and every day. The mom hat, the dad hat, the friend hat, the worker hat, the child of someone hat...hang them all up and let me see you as you.


Take off the coat,you know the one, the one you wear that reflects the criticism  thrown at you, the one that serves as the armor against the masses who condemn you for stepping in the direction of your dreams.

Unzip the suit conformity.

Let it fall to the floor revealing the you who desires to be free from society's constraints. 

Remove the jewels, watches and  chains of status you wear to remind you that you've made it to the top.

I want to bare it all with you. To be naked on the inside of our emotions together. To say the thoughts as they come to mind rat...

January 16, 2019

With California under siege from the winter weather, tea time is a great way to not only stay warm but to stay healthy!

 There are so many kinds of teas these days, how do you know what to choose?
Here is my favorite quick pick guide for tea:

“True Teas” (those made from the tea plant, or Camellia sinensis, versus herbal teas which come from other plants) can be categorized into 4 major categories: white, green, oolong and black. Generally, these categories refer to how much a tea is oxidized

Generally speaking, the less a tea is oxidized, the lighter it will be in both taste and aroma. Heavily oxidized teas will yield a dark, rich, reddish-brown infusion while less oxidized teas will yield a light, yellow-green liquor

Green tea unoxidized;

Green tea is rich in EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate; one of nature's most potent antioxidants) and is gaining widespread popularity due to its natural ability to promote weight-loss and good health.

Black tea fully oxidized; Black teas are especially rich...

December 29, 2018

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March 23, 2014

Homemade chicken fingers that everyone will enjoy!

 

     There is no denying how much people love the fairly new invention of chicken fingers, popcorn chicken or chicken strips. No matter the name, people love them. Of course no one love the pink goo that we all saw was being put into the beloved dish.

 

     We must pull back on these order-in dishes, this has been the new trend. Why leave it up to someone else to make sure what you put into your body is acceptable? With this recipe you can please everyone, even the hard-nosed gluten-free nutritionist!

 

Ingredients

¼ c coconut oil (virgin-cold pressed preferred)

2 lbs. of skinless boneless organic chicken breasts (sliced as strips or cubed for nuggets)

Bowl of ice water

2 eggs (mixed well)

1c rolled oats (if nonchalant about gluten, can be substituted with Panko breadcrumbs)

1/4 tsp. oregano

¼ tsp. red pepper flakes

1/8 tsp. sea salt

1/8 tsp. black or white pepper

¼ tsp. dried Parmesan

 

Directions

Mix all the dried ingre...

March 23, 2014

     Ok its time for an all out confession. I hate working out.

 

     I know I am a wellness coach/nutritionist, but that doesn’t change the fact that I really don’t like exercise. Actually I hate exercise.Treadmill, elliptical, Zumba, BBL all encompassing any form of exercise. What’s a girl to do? Even yoga was hard for me to get into.

 

     Shocked? You are not the first one to be.People just assume that I love to work out. They assume wrong.

 

     I grew up as an athlete. I love sports, surfing, kite surfing, swimming, rock climbing, and yes yoga. But exercise uh-uh no way Jose.I think it just seems, I don’t know, pointless. I know it is far from pointless; the benefits for your body, mind and soul are immeasurable, yet…the motivation to go and walk around in circles with even my best of friends on a regular basis is just, intolerable.

 

     So how the hell can someone like me stay in shape? Well, find something you love and do it! 

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March 19, 2014

     I am so f*ing perfect I don’t know what to do!I am dead serious! Don’t you get sick and tired of self-deprecating? I mean who says we cant be perfect just the way we are? Some television show or magazine that tells me I am too moody or too curvaceous to be perfect? Well F;./*! Them! I am PERFECT.

 

     I swear when I shouldn’t, I cheer my kids on just a wee bit too loud for the headmaster at swim meets, I like to have an afternoon G&T (which I learned from my grandmother BTW), I am no longer a size 3 like I was two years ago, I have stretch marks from four pregnancies, Tattoos up and around my body, a menorah, a Buddha and a bible all in my home while I attend Friday Shabbat dinner and Sunday worship service, I love shoes, but prefer not to wear them, I laugh too loud for most, have four kids with two dads and am still single, wear a 36 D bra (when I wear a bra) and scrub my face with my morning coffee grinds in lieu of an expensive exfoliate!

 

     Is this a con...

March 11, 2014

If you want to keep your energy levels high and keep yourself from getting fatigued, follow these seven nutrition tips to have great success! If you can manage to keep to these, you will definitely notice a big spike in all round energy and strength, as well as mental clarity!

 

1. Meal Size

 

Meals size really matters because meals that are too large or too small can sap your energy. If you don’t eat enough, you won’t have sufficient fuel to power you and keep you energised until your next meal or snack. And when you eat a really big meal, your body has to spend a lot of energy just to process it, which can leave you feeling lethargic. Plan your meals and snacks so that you eat just enough to leave you satisfied – not stuffed. If you’re eating every few hours, you don’t need huge meals.

 

2. Regular meals

 

Timing your meals is another important factor in regard to maintaining proper energy levels. People often skip meals and then wonder why they are so often tired in the afternoon. Skipping...

March 11, 2014

      We spend a lot of time in our Iives doing very serious, earnest activities. We work, we work out, we work on our weak spots. Work, work, work. Now work is a fine thing and is good and productive for all of us but sometimes, it seems like we may have lost the ability to play.Play is, at its heart, a time to improve yourself at many skills in a relaxing way. Juggling, video games, a kick around at the park are all fun ways to get better and improve yourself in a fashion that is relaxing and perhaps more enjoyable than other self improvement methods!Here at PWG, we are strong advocates of playing! Without enjoyment, life can be a hard grind that can become a tough psychological challenge.

 

     Physically, playing is probably one of the best things you can do for your body. Jumping around, playing with the kids and messing around in the pool all give you better coordination, muscular adjustment and balance. Obviously, slack lining or juggling won’t get your body ludicrously...

March 11, 2014

     Everyone is at risk of toxic stress in today’s world – our bodies naturally create toxins internally as a byproduct of metabolism. Add to this - stress, contaminants in our food and water, poor exercise habits and exposure to pollutants and our hardworking organ of detoxification, the liver, has to work harder than ever. We can feel tired, lethargic and depressed when our liver has problems keeping up with eliminating wastes. Various health problems can arise from accumulated toxicity. Using rituals, which enhance the natural processes of the body, give energy and clarity of thought.

    We are all aging much quicker than we should as a result of toxicity. Deterioration associated with the aging process is something we can slow down by supporting the organs of detoxification in our own bodies. Just like you regularly change the oil in your car, your body really needs to be cleansed; to rest from our daily diets; to eliminate accumulated toxins and rebalance biochemical...

March 10, 2014

Coconut oil: New age fad or age old miracle?

You would have to be living under a rock to not have heard the latest and greatest about coconut oil these days. From brushing your teeth to hair treatments to frying up some sweet potato  fries, coconut oil is everywhere.

When and where did this newest greatest oil come into play, really?


actually in the Pacific Rim, coconut oil has been the oldest oil used and in many tropical indegenous nations they toute a 0% heart disease, 0% cancer rate and live well beyond the average life expectancy! So what is it that makes this fad so wonder ful you may ask?

Here are my ten favorite reasons why coconut oil is all its cracked up to be!

1. Coconut Oil Contains a Unique Combination of Fatty Acids With Powerful Medicinal Properties. Coconut oil contains a lot of medium chain triglycerides, which are metabolized differently and can have therapeutic effects on several brain disorders.

2. Coconut Oil Can Increase Your Energy & Help You Burn More Fat....

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