My Number One CBD Skin Product

If you have been following me for a while, you know that I am a big fan of CBD. I use it regularly to calm my stress, ease any discomfort, help me sleep, and more. But I had never really used CBD on my skin before – until now. Every CBD-infused skin cream that I […]

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Cafe Gratitude’s Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Our household is part of a baking boom that’s driving thousands of quarantined people into their kitchens to knead dough and bake cookies as a way to cope. I’m not unhappy about this new trend, because my girls are becoming wonderful bakers! One of their most recent creations was this Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie from Cafe […]

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Erewhon’s Dandelion Quinoa Salad

If you live in the Los Angeles area, you have probably heard of Erewhon. It is an upscale health food store known for its organic, local & sustainable groceries as well as prepared foods. I have been shopping at Erewhon for more than 10 years and am fortunate to have created a couple of signature juice blends […]

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A 60th Birthday Reflection

As I turn 60 today, I am reflecting on my life’s journey thus far. Growing up, I had no idea that I would face a lifetime of health issues. Life rarely goes as planned, and it has been a long and exhausting road in many ways. But now, at 60, I am surprisingly grateful for […]

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Heavenly Hearts-of-Palm Style Crab Cakes

These “crab” cakes, made from hearts-of-palm, are better than any real crab cake I’ve ever eaten. And while the remoulade sauce is also delicious, the cakes are so packed with flavor you don’t even really need it. Hearts-of-palm are loaded with Vitamin A, folate, iron, phosphorus and zinc. This recipe also boasts a dose of […]

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The Best Supplements for Immunity

Your immune system is an advanced, strong, complex network of molecules, cells, and  organs working to protect the body from invasion. It’s pretty badass if you ask me and it works to keep us alive, whether we’re under attack from an infection or something a little tricker. Your immune system is beyond simple and is […]

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