Morning Pages

Morning pages are a practice that I have learned from Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way.  I took The Artist’s Way course, taught by Julia herself at the Open Center back in the spring of 2008.  We met every Tuesday night and did lots of exercises...

My Electronic Sundown

I wanted to share my evening routine with you all, because I know many of us are on the computer or watching TV until all hours of night and then getting terrible sleep. Sleep is so important for your health, energy, weight control, healing and joy. Dr. Lipman teaches...

Holistic Remedies to Quit Smoking

I’d like to share some holistic tips for quitting smoking.  I have thankfully never been a smoker, but as I mentioned in my last post, I have quit drinking alcohol, so I know a little bit about how to quit something. Lately I’ve been very bothered by...

How I Quit Drinking

Three years ago today I quit drinking. I was 27 years old and a regular social drinker. But I was also a health coach working at a nutrition school and I was training for the Big Sur Marathon. These two parts of me – party animal and health nut – were not...

Green Lemonade Juice

This weekend I created a mini-cleanse for myself because my skin has been breaking out. I made lots of green smoothies, salads, steamed veggies – simple foods to bring me back into balance. The only problem is that I went a little overboard with my grocery...