Breast Cancer, My Story by Christine Suarez

When a mother becomes ill with breast cancer, her entire family is impacted.  Her fight becomes the fight of her loved ones, her pain, their pain. Some feel that pain more than others... and the scars that are left behind, even when the battle is won, run deep. Scars that leave a permanent imprint physically, emotionally and psychologically. Today it is my honor to share with you the story … [Read more...]

The Fragile Link Between Sleep and Weight Loss

To say that I was frustrated was an understatement.... I was eating right, drinking about 3 liters of water a day and exercising five to six times a week. Yet no matter what I could not get rid of that sneaky little bulge around my mid-section. I had reached the dreaded plateau! When I shared my concerns with my personal trainer, Hollywood Physique Expert Eric the Trainer,  he asked a … [Read more...]

Safeguarding Our Teens’ Emotional Health

I can hardly believe my oldest daughter will be 19 in less than two months! I remember my pregnancy with her like it was yesterday. It was the most exhilarating time in my life. I LOVED being pregnant! Ah the dreams I had for this precious child... Would this baby be a girl or a boy?  Will he or she look like me or my husband?  What would his or her personality be like? As my baby … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday – 20 Minute Bikini Body Boot Camp

Welcome to a very special Fitness Friday! If you have been looking for a super effective workout that you can squeeze in every day without stress you are going to LOVE today's special workout brought to you by my sister, Nathalie King, personal trainer extraordinaire and creator of the Bikini Body Boot Camp.  This workout is based on the Tabata principles which, like BURST and HIIT alternates a … [Read more...]

Thermography – A Safe and Painless Alternative for Breast Cancer Detection

Fifteen years ago my doctor detected a small lump in my left breast that gave her reason for concern.  Within a couple of days I came in for  my first mammogram.  48 hours later I was called back in for a second test because the first was not clear.  It turned out everything was fine and there was no reason for alarm. Now if you've ever had a mammogram you know there is nothing pleasant about … [Read more...]

Bulu Box Review

When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle most of us rely to some degree or another, on a variety of supplements -- Protein powders, probiotics, prebiotics, vitamins, workout boosters, sleep enhancers, anti-inflammatories  ... Our individual choices will reflect our specific needs and those of our families. I received a Bulu Box to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. If you've … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday – 12 Minutes to Toned and Shapely Legs

With warmer weather just around the corner now's the time to get those gorgeous legs of yours ready for fun skirts and dresses.  Today's BURST base workout is simple and effective and focuses on toning and sculpting your legs and buttocks. Do this workout 2 to 3 times a week, mixed in with other activities you enjoy for shapely sexy legs. Pulsing Squats (Quads and Glutes) Stand with … [Read more...]

Skiing Under the Full Moon!

It was an exquisite way to end our school vacation... The snow was firm but not icy. The temperature just cold enough to remind us it is winter. The day absolutely glorious! This past weekend Cris was working on ski patrol at Mountain High, a local ski area about an hour and half from the house, so the girls and I decided to tag along and enjoy a little time on the hill. We … [Read more...]

#GivingTuesday Charity Spotlight – Sharing the Joy of Flying with FOCUSFish!

Today is #GivingTuesday!  What an awesome campaign with such an important message! Every day thousands of nonprofit organization provide a myriad of services to men, women and children around the world with much needed services and goods. These organizations address real need where it is found and have a real and direct, often life changing impact on the people they serve. As I've shared … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday – The Secret to a Highly Effective Workout

Walk into a gym and you are likely to see dozens of High Definition television screens broadcasting a variety of programming to keep everyone in attendance entertained. "Yes!" you might be thinking... "I love having the TV! It keeps me going and keeps my mind off the pain so I can get through this dreaded workout." But here's the problem... Are you happy with the results? Do you feel … [Read more...]

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