What is Labneh?! (Besides Amazing!)

I was at Whole Foods the other day, which is unusual for me because I never go there despite it being less than 2 miles from my house.  My grocery shopping is typically done exclusively at Trader Joe’s, Ralphs, Vons, and Costco for bulk items like high quality olive oil and quinoa.  However, on this day […]

Birthday Wishes to the World

Today is my birthday!! I am so excited and grateful to be alive on this beautiful planet and to be blessed with all the people, experiences and lessons that I have come to know. My birthday wish today is to make a profound impact on people all over the world in some way and, somehow, […]

Open Mouth, Insert Foot

Ever had one of those times when you were just be-bopping along in conversation and, all of a sudden, something unnecessary and-quite frankly-horribly put comes shooting out of your mouth like a word-turd cannon? I orchestrated one of those experiences the week before Christmas.  I was having a phone conversation with someone who I both […]

Financial Term Du Jour: Passive Income

Ahhhh, how I love this concept! I mean, seriously, what could possibly be better than making money while you sleep so that you can serve people by doing things that you truly love instead of working a j.o.b. doing something you’re kind of meh about for taxable income that doesn’t always seem to go as […]

Freedom Fuel-Free Budgeting Tool

I am a long-time fan of budgeting.  Practicing the art and science of budgeting is very useful in helping you get real with your financial habits and provide you a baseline from which to measure and modify your spending and saving/investing energy.  This is something that my mother instilled in me, along with the belief […]

Attitude of Gratitude: Yes, Thank You!

With the holiday season in full swing, I have been getting excited about sharing some tips on fueling your life with even more positivity, more blessings and more joy.  The secret? Gratitude!​ ​ Gratitude seems to have an undeniably positive, albeit difficult to explain, effect on they who practice it.  While the study of gratitude is in its infancy, there already […]

Enjoy Holiday Feasting with “Crowding Out”

How do we enjoy the holidays without overeating and gaining weight?​ If you’ve worked in healthcare as long as I have, you come to see first-hand the dangers of consuming sugary food products for too long.​  Diabetes, kidney disease, cancer, the list goes on… Sugar is not a friend of our bodies.  So what does it have to do with […]

Avocado Toast

A recent Saturday found me at one of my favorite La Jolla haunts-Pannikin! Truly one of SoCal’s coffee shop gems, it is a cozy spot to hang out, study, have some excellent coffee and food, or simply bask in the glory of San Diego’s weather. On this gorgeous day, I accompanied my boyfriend to Pannikin […]

The Importance of Self-Care: Morning Pages

This past week I have been focusing on the art of self-care.  It came to my attention through my studies to become a holistic health coach and I am very grateful for it. I had no idea how badly I needed to make self-care a daily practice.  I was giving a lot of energy to […]