turning up the heat.

How often do you work up a sweat? Did you say “every damn day”?  Well then – you’re ahead of the game.  If your answer was more like “I’m not sure”, then read on. One of the lines of the Lululemon mantra includes sweating daily.  In theory, this sounds amazing – exercising and sweating also helps […]

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for your listening pleasure.

Last summer, my 2001 Toyota RAV4 took a hit when I was driving home on a stretch of the 101 that often slows down or comes to a complete standstill with traffic.  I stopped, the truck behind me did not, and he barreled into the back of my car. Luckily, I wasn’t badly hurt, but my car […]

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five ways to fight belly fat

  “Little in the middle” is what’s popular these days, and not just in order to fit into the latest fashions or feel confident in a swimsuit. That extra cushion around your midsection, medically known as visceral fat, can put you at risk for heart disease and diabetes, as fat can develop between your internal […]

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finding your yoga groove.

I get super excited when my friends express an interest in starting a regular yoga practice.  I hadn’t realized, until fairly recently, that so many people I knew had wanted to get into yoga, but had so many questions and fears that prevented them from just diving headfirst into classes.  So, here are some of […]

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dare to bare nyc + vegan buffalo wings!

How do these gorgeous buffalo wings tie in with one of my favorite fitness events ever? I promise, there’s a connection – you just have to keep reading. 😉 In 2015, I was one of the lucky people that got to participate in the inaugural ‘Dare to Bare’ event in San Francisco, the flagship outdoor charity […]

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jenny gaither: meant to move you.

I was first introduced to Jenny Gaither in 2012 by my cousin Karen, who lives in New York, and sings the praises of the uplifting experience that is a SoulCycle class.  Jenny was a very popular instructor in New York, and when the news broke that she would be returning to her roots (aka California) to […]

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soul glow.

If you’re wondering why my food posts have been few & far between, it’s because I’ve been preoccupied with getting ready for…our wedding!  (It’s in just 14 days, I can barely believe it.)  Unfortunately for my husband-to-be, that means our meals have been less indulgent (when I manage to cook) and we’ve been eating a […]

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