I’ll be on “Foodie Talk with Chef John and Anne” this Sunday, July 7th!

Join me on "Foodie Talk with Chef John and Anne" as we discuss "The Freshman 15 and how to avoid gaining it"' Sunday July 7th, 12 noon Pacific, 3 pm Eastern I am so honored to have been asked to co-host this very special #BlogTalkRadio show. During the show we will discuss some of the most common reasons college freshmen fall victim to this unhealthy phenomena and share simple tricks to … [Read more...]

Scrumptious Mom Souri Sengdara – June 2013

Our June Scrumptious Mom, Souri Sengdara, is a beautiful woman with a powerful and  inspiring story.  At 38 she lives the life of her dreams in the stylish city of Melbourne, Australia, married to the man of her dreams with her two children, 12 year old daughter Jaclyn, and 3 year old son Ethan.  Souri will forever be grateful to her parents who literally risked their lives to give her a chance at … [Read more...]

Scrumptious Mom Lidija Maric Fairbanks – May 2013

One of the things I love about our May Scrumptious Mom, Lidija Maric Fairbanks, is her perpetual enthusiasm. As you'll see from her story, life was not always easy for this 40 year old mother of two wonderful teenage boys, yet she is not one to dwell on illness or obstacles that come her way.  She lives in the moment,  grateful for her blessings and always looking to make things better for … [Read more...]

Try and Try Again – The Practice of Handstands

by Alison Smith When was the last time you intentionally turned your world upside down?? I ask because it's a great practice for when the world gets turned upside down on you! You see, I have this thing with handstands. I remember the first time I did one in a yoga class...  I remember thinking, "If I can do a handstand, I think I'd be able to do just about anything..." Sounds kinda silly to … [Read more...]

Moms, It’s Time to Rekindle the Woman in You!

February is upon us already! It seems like just yesterday we were popping champagne and celebrating the new year. We were full of excitement as we laid out our new year's resolution and started visualizing all the changes we were about to make.  I knew then and still believe, that 2013 is going to be a grand year! Yet all around me I see what I do every year about this time-- people falling … [Read more...]

Nathalie King, From Anorexia to Personal Trainer

Nathalie King is a personal trainer who inspires women daily to take control of their health and live boldly and beautifully.  This 44 year old mom of two, lives in Annapolis, Maryland, with her husband of 16 years, their children and their Norwich Terrier, James Bond. She grew up in Paris, France, the third of four children, and as you may have guessed, she is my younger sister! When … [Read more...]

Take Charge of Your Health Today! Must read Books of 2012

Vibrant health is the cornerstone of a beautiful and fulfilling life. If you're sick or wake up with aches and pains every day it's hard to dance through your day and truly relish it. The five books below are a "Must Read" for anyone striving to live life more fully, with energy to spare and a never ending smile! Enjoy! Wheat Belly, by William Davis, MD You've probably heard all sorts of … [Read more...]

Life a Bed of Roses?

By Janet Mueller If life were like a bed of roses what would that look like to you? The reality is of course that life just isn’t always a bed of roses, although we do have a choice in how we choose to view our life. I used to have a friend who would constantly complain about everything. Always talking in a negative way, downing herself and other people too. I’d find myself not wanting to … [Read more...]

The Secret to Aging Gracefully Through Your Eyes

By Dr. Elise Brisco, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD Your eyes are a telltale sign for your age. Eyes age both inside and outside which affects how you look, and your ability to see. Your eyes are also your main connection to the world. 80% of the brain is related to visual function, and 80% of the information you receive is through the visual system. Vision guides your hands and body, affects balance, gives … [Read more...]

Five Simple Steps to a Happier You

Imagine for a moment what your life would be like if every single day was a happy day. No screaming, no feeling overwhelmed, no disrespectful teenager... just laughter and a sense of lightness from morning to night.  Too good to be true? Actually is isn't.  And I am about to show you how to make this reality your own. I'm sure you've heard this a million times before: "If mom's not happy, … [Read more...]