what yoga does for athletes.

Over the years, I have tried really hard to get some of my friends to start doing yoga, particularly the ones who are athletic already (you know who you are).  Though many of these super athletes have no problem going for hours-long bike rides or double-digit mile runs, the idea of taking a yoga class […]

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la vie en rose

I’ve had a mild obsession with everything rose for a while now, perhaps stemming (ha, see what I did there?) from my mom’s rose bushes at our childhood home and the beautiful, fragrant blooms that were just outside our front door. I also have a penchant for white flowers like gardenia and muguet, but I think the […]

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dirt don’t hurt!

I’ve been slowly switching all of my beauty and health products over to things with better ingredients (an attempt to detox our household), and one of the items that I’ve been exploring is non-toxic oral care. For years, I used commercial whitening toothpastes to combat my smoking and coffee habits (I no longer smoke, but […]

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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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review: davids toothpaste

My friend and I attended the Green Festival in San Francisco in November and met the founder of Davids toothpaste, Eric David Buss.  I am a sucker for packaging, and the clean, mint-colored boxes of toothpaste already caught my eye.  After speaking with him about his product, he also gave me a sample to try […]

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six favorite skin products for fall/winter

Whenever the weather changes (particularly from summer to fall), I have to switch up my skincare routine from my usual “cleanse, tone, moisturize” to a few more steps.  Cold weather tends to strip all the moisture out of my face (particularly around my mouth) – and it’s not even that cold here in Northern California!   […]

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5 raw superfoods to know about

Certain vibrant, nutritionally dense foods have become known as “superfoods”, and have become a big part of today’s health food lexicon.  While there is no scientific guideline as to what makes a “superfood”, these foods are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other nutrients that are important for cell development and renewal, heart […]

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