The post-COVID wake

How many of us were forced to change some things during COVID and it stuck long term? Most everyone had to cutoff in-person social contact for some length of time. But, what did that do to us? I'm an introvert who also happens to be social when around my friends. Never really had an issue … Continue reading The post-COVID wake


What to do if you don’t like meditating

Mindfulness is awareness without judgement in the present moment, and something that is hard for a lot of people to practice. Being present can sometimes take discipline, to notice thoughts and redirect them, or to notice feelings and allow ourselves to move through them. Mindfulness is important because it gives our brain a break from … Continue reading What to do if you don’t like meditating

How to change your mindset

One of the hard things about mindsets is that they can be largely based around habits. Habits around how we think about things. It takes conscious effort to change your mindset, especially if you are, per say, a natural cynic. Forming habits around being intentional with the way you think is one of the best … Continue reading How to change your mindset

Staying Healthy While Traveling

Hey All! Just got back from a great road trip and holiday in the San Francisco Bay Area (my hometown). I did the crazy drive from San Diego and I have to say.....I got pretty lucky! Only 8.75 hours each way! The biggest challenge is always staying healthy while traveling. I'm one of those people … Continue reading Staying Healthy While Traveling

Flax, Hemp, Chia Seeds— oh my!

So, you want to know more about flaxseeds, hemp seeds and chia seeds? What makes them so great and why should we include them in our diet? Hemp seeds Out of the three seeds mentioned above, hemp seeds offer the most bang for your nutritional buck. Having an awesome blend of healthy fat, fiber and … Continue reading Flax, Hemp, Chia Seeds— oh my!

A re-awakening

I've felt something inside me lately, forcing me to pay attention around the time we rang in the new year. I've been consumed the last few years with navigating some personal difficulties and being consumed with work and family life, which has led to very little time for selfcare. Throw in a global pandemic and … Continue reading A re-awakening

Whole Body Wellness

Welcome to my site! I’m a Certified Wellness Practitioner & Author specializing in Stress and Life Optimization. My passion is to help you optimize your wellness through Healthy Lifestyle Tips, Slow Living, Mindset & Stress Management tools.  ​​Soak up as much info as you'd like and let's pave our way to better health. I hope I can provide you with inspiration … Continue reading Whole Body Wellness

Mind over Matter?

Our minds are extremely powerful. It is incredible how much potential we have if we believe. Sometimes you start by believing in smaller goals and work your way up to bigger ones. Sometimes that is the only way to avoid becoming consumed by fear of the process and reaching for the stars. Breaking down into … Continue reading Mind over Matter?

Living big and with purpose

Today I felt extra grateful for life. It wasn't because of anything special or because something awesome happened, it was just because this last week has felt hectic to me for some reason, and I consciously took a moment to reflect and meditate. I realized that I hadn't done my gratitude journal! I love practicing … Continue reading Living big and with purpose