How to Reduce Stress: Light Candles

In addition to reducing overstimulation of the senses caused by artificial light, aromatherapy by candelight has been known to have positive effects on mood and wellbeing. Try your favorite scent of candle and let the smell radiate throughout your home. Safety note: When burning candles, please be mindful not to place candles near flammable materials such […]

How to Reduce Stress: If You’re On Time, You’re Late

Giving yourself time to do things will make you feel less rushed, and therefore less stressed. Melissa’s Tips: Reduce multitasking so that you can give each task your full attention.  Give yourself a 10-15 minute window in between appointments. Author Pam Johnson is a therapist who focuses on positive psychology, or the psychology of the effects […]

{Sponsored} Shift Happens: Saying YES to the Next Step in Your Life

In this transformational Online Course, Dr. Robert Holden coaches you step-by-step on principles and practices that are at the heart of his work. Each of the five workshops is based on one of Robert’s best-selling books and he has a special guest for each workshop, including Louise Hay, Dr. Maya Angelou, Ram Dass, Cheryl Richardson, […]

Eating in Season is Good for Your Health

Most New Yorkers, including myself, are lucky enough to live in an area with access to quality supermarkets that offers a wide variety of fruits and vegetables from all over the world, in and out of season, as well as farmers markets, community supported agriculture clubs, food cooperatives, and other alternative food buying models. While […]

Cooking with Friends: 8 Tips for Well-Planned Get-Togethers

Planning meals for yourself can be daunting, especially if you’re cooking for one.  Eating alone can also make it easier for you to choose less than healthy meals or ready-to-eat meals that don’t give you much in the way of nutritional value or quality. So instead of opting for takeout, frozen dinners, cereal, or even […]

Coconut Carrot Raw Organic Whey Smoothie & Cocoa Sea Salt Smoothie

I live, work, and play in Brooklyn, except when I’m living, working, and playing somewhere in the Hudson Valley. I spend so little time in Manhattan (or any of the other boros for that matter) that this blog probably shouldn’t be called blended “nyc”. :o/ But oh well. Last week I watched a pair of […]

Eat Real Food

Transition foods like soy burgers, texturized vegetable protein (TVP), soya chunks, seitan,  crumbles, and the countless other fake meats out there may satisfy our emotional attachments to their animal counterparts, but these are highly processed foods that have little nutritional value. Some meat analogues may also be high in sodium and contain fillers, thickeners, and […]