Category Finding Balance

Easy Oil Cleansing That’ll Have You HOOKED!

The first essential oil I bought was Lavender. I decided to make bath salts for Christmas gifts – fill mason jars with epsom salt, add 3-4 drops of Lavender essential oil, put a cute piece of cloth and twine on the top and BAM. DIY budget badass gift in a jiffy. After that project was […]

Creating Habits for a Happier & Healthier Life

That drive-thru Starbucks used to be exciting. It would start my day with a smile. I remember thinking that my excitement for something so mundane was strange. Maybe it’s an adult thing, I thought? A hot cup of half-caf handed to me with a big smile… Sad reality or small victory? Either way, I took […]

The LFL Book Club – Food For Thought

Gone are the days of one size fits all health and fitness. While we go in waves where more than usual are following a certain regime, we’re pretty diverse these days. At least here in California, we can eat however we want. Extra large eggs, no eggs, all organic, some meat, no meat, fish lover, […]

Labor Day Love Fest – Party with a Plan

Labor Day weekend is here, which means it’s time to prepare for a party that won’t leave us bloated, breaking the scale or beyond repair. As my health and fitness journey has continued to unfold, I’ve found myself focused more and more on how I feel instead of fitting into the perfect 6 pack or pair […]

Battle of the Brands: Athleta in Every Direction

Between growing up in LA and going to college in Orange County, the battle of the brands has been like the live in house guest of every social setting. The pressure of wearing the right clothes, being perceived as fashionable and sporting the most expensive name brand accessories is forever haunting and a high priority of […]

From Whole30 to the Road Ahead

I did it. Guys…. I did it!! I successfully completed the Whole30!!!! I’m still in disbelief that I crossed the finish line of a month without all of my favorite foods and beverages. I knew I coooouuullllddd do it, but I haven’t… ever. Do you ever think about that? We get defensive with others (or our […]

Happily Ever Whole30

Today marks day 7 of my Whole30 journey. My initial surge of excitement seven days ago almost resulted in a kick-off post, but something deep inside me said I needed to wait. I needed to experience the initial challenges and triumphs before bringing something of substance to my readers. Not only that, but I needed […]