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...]

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...]

Can Gluten Free Really Mean Pain Free?

"Mommy what is wrong with your stomach?" Though my little one giggled at the loud noises my stomach was making, there was nothing funny about this all too common occurrence.  For years I'd come to accept as normal this crazy dance that happened within my gut after every meal. Wasn't this just a normal part of digestion?  Gas... Bloating... Pops and squishes.... Movement so strong it resembled a … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday – 7 Moves to Boost Your Calorie Burn

It's another Fitness Friday and today we are focusing on EFFICIENCY -- getting the most out of your workout. For most of my clients, finding enough time to get a good workout is a challenge in and of itself. So rather than move mountains to squeeze in a few extra minutes for exercise we focus on making the best use of the time that is available. We focus on effectiveness. My favorite … [Read more...]

No Misery Detox – How to Get Rid of Toxins Without Giving Up Your Life

With the kids back in school and days yours to manage your way, now is the perfect time for a simple and effective detox. Although my family tends to eat rather healthy during the summer months, seeing as we have such an abundance of wonderful fresh fruits and vegetables, summer also means a little more time to cook fancy meals and enjoy a good glass of wine (or two, or three), along with the … [Read more...]

7 Tips to Help Your Child Beat Procrastination

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Procrastination... That dreaded word that makes us all cringe because we know it's power all too well... And the last thing we want to pass on to our children. In a recent poll of over 350 private tutors, procrastination topped the list as the number one habit … [Read more...]

7 Strategies to get your much deserved “Me” Time

One of the tings I look forward to every day is my late afternoon walk with my dog.  It's my time to completely disconnect from work and refill my cup so that I may be fully available to my girls when they come home from school. These days I've had the added benefit of enjoying some truly spectacular sunsets! But let's be honest, taking some "me" time every day is not something we moms are … [Read more...]

The Role of Nutrition in Your Child’s Success at School

 The School Year is now in full swing and what an exciting time it is!  It is a time ripe with new opportunities, hope and a little bit of magic...  At the forefront of my mind is making sure that my girls have every opportunity to succeed. For Sabrina, who is entering 1st grade this is a chance to lay a strong foundation that will serve her for her entire academic career! She is eager to learn … [Read more...]

Lots of Lunchbox Ideas

The New School Year is upon us and as with any New Year it is a time of new beginnings.  A time to clean the slate and start a new.  To make up where we might have fallen short and build on past successes. It is also a time of mixed emotions -- excitement with a dose of anxiety, anticipation and a dash of dread. And for parents who send their children to school with a home made lunch, … [Read more...]

The Wonders of Lavender

A few days ago, my six year old Sabrina who is spending her summer in Provence with my parents, shared with excitement that she had discovered the wonders of fresh lavender. "I LOVE lavender, mommy" she exclaimed… and after a few giggles, she added " I love to eat lavender!" Just as her sisters before her she could not resist the appeal of these beautiful little flowers which grow abundantly … [Read more...]