Get rid of caloric, processed, fattening, and high sodium foods in your kitchen. Replace the unhealthy foods with healthy fresh organic and natural choices. Other than a few staples for meals, baking, and condiments, I usually shop for two days at a time. Most healthy nutritious food begins to rot after forty-eight hours; if yours doesn’t, think again if it belongs in your kitchen. Continue reading
Healthy Food Challenge Tip #27: Clean Out Your Refrigerator, Freezer, and Cabinets And Head For The Store To RestockThis entry was posted on Friday, March 1st, 2013 at 12:16 pm
Julie Wilcox Recommended Yoga Books I
Clients, fellow teachers, teacher trainees, and group class/workshop students often ask me what yoga books I like and recommend that they read to learn more about the many dimensions of yoga. I read a lot and use certain books as constant references. In this post, I share with you a few important texts that will give you a solid introduction to the history of yoga, yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, yoga asana, and yoga breathing. Some are classics and certainly my favorites, but I am also providing a variety of non-classics for different types of reads. This is likely the first of several posts I will do on this topic. These books are a section of my library, which of course as all libraries do, continuously grows. I hope you enjoy and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask. Continue reading
I can’t imagine I’m the only person who has been on a life long hunt for sun block that doesn’t grease up my face and suffocate my pores. I also know that when we find a facial product we like, it’s hard to tear away from it. Well, I’m not trying to change your ways, but I have found a sun block I think you should try. Continue reading
Feet have a right to beauty and comfort just like every other part of us does. This summer, I realized that there is a lot more to pedicures than just pretty toes. When it comes to foot maintenance, better to not be a miser especially now that it’s winter. Guys listen up too–we do pay attention to your lowest extremities! Continue reading
We cannot be beautiful if we cannot sleep. I am sure many of you reading this right now have at some point in your lives, had trouble falling asleep. I just taught a client who runs a large financial firm and travels by plane no less than twice a week for his work. His job is a high stress one and he cannot sleep at night; the bouncing around and time differences certainly don’t set him up for recharging when the sun goes down.
Summer is over and the fashion world is focused on resort collections. If you didn’t find the perfect swim suit to show off your hot body over the past three months, I’ve got the answer that will make your winter vacation the most memorable one of your life: So de Mel.
Sonia de Mello, a lovely Brazilian woman, owns the So De Mel swim-suit company, which I guarantee you, has what you are looking for. .
Sonia de Mello, a lovely Brazilian, owns the So De Mel swim-suit company, which I guarantee you, has what you are looking for.
A beautiful body requires work. Because I was an Olympic aspiring gymnast as a child, as many athletes do, I began to get bodywork done when I was 10 years old. Bodywork is not just an essential element of beauty, but is also a critical aspect of health. If you can, it’s important to do regularly.
You might already be wondering why consistent bodywork is necessary Here’s why: Stress accumulates in our muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia causing spasms, aches,and pains on not just the physical level, but also on the emotional and psychological ones,. Often massage and direct deep pressure to these soft tissues are the only ways to move and circulate the bottled up stress so that it can be eliminated from our systems. Continue reading
…not for surfers but ladies and gents with curls. After completing a second Keratin treatment to loosen up my corkscrews, I could not be more thrilled with the results. From cork screws to the perfect waves, who ever thought this could actually happen? The cost is worth it. The first morning I woke up to wash my hair (you have to leave the keratin in your hair for 3 days first to let it set in before your fist shampoo), I combed it and that was it.
When it comes to my face and facial products, I am a minimalist and meticulous about having clean skin. The Clarisonic brush is the best product I’ve found for non-invasive and non-chemical cleansing. The electronic cleansing wheel has smooth bristles that deeply clean and exfoliate skin. It’s not cheap ($195) but this little sonic brush is one of the best beauty investments I’ve ever made. Continue reading