Health & Wellness

Detox Your Life: Practices to Support Positive Patterns

There is more to detoxification than doing a juice cleanse. A full program during which you can detox your life includes being mindful of what we surround ourselves with--such as our thoughts and our environment. We schedule our yoga classes, spinning, workout, our meditation and we feel great for an hour or more. We think, [...]

By | December 12th, 2017|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Amplify Acupuncture in Santa Monica

      When you first walk in the doors of Amplify Acupuncture, you immediately notice the serenity and sense of expansiveness. On Main Street in Santa Monica, this space is an oasis of tranquility. June Beristain opened Amplify on November 17 with a team of practitioners who are graduates of four-year Masters of Acupuncture [...]

By | December 5th, 2017|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

The Throat Chakra: Aromatherapy and Techniques to Speak your Truth

  Practicing yoga and meditation can help us to become more aware of the connections between our body, our mind, and our emotions. This awareness is amplified when we combine asana with meditation, affirmations, conscious breathwork, Polarity (and other energy exercises), attention to the chakras, and aromatherapy with essential oils. Integrating practices serves to restore [...]

By | October 4th, 2017|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Self-Care Surrounding Surgery

  When scheduling surgery is necessary, then planning wellness-based pre- and post-operative self-care should be non-negotiable in ensuring a healthy recovery. Having recently undergone surgery, I found that surrendering to my situation, resisting the urge to fast-track life, and cultivating compassion helped keep me at ease in mind, body, and spirit.   Today, I’m fighting [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Open Doors: La Maida Institute

  “Listen to your inner teacher” is a common refrain among yoga and meditation instructors. In this busy, fragmented world, how do you tune in to that internal frequency? Where do you identify, strengthen and practice the tools that empower you to be your own best teacher?   La Maida Institute, contained in a historic, [...]

By | September 29th, 2017|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Choosing Oils for Self-Massage

  Because we absorb whatever we place on our skin, the Ayurvedic tradition places as great an importance on the oils themselves as on the act of giving or receiving a massage. Since oil not only evokes love but also nurtures the skin and deeper tissues, carefully choosing a therapeutic oil or blend is a [...]

By | September 4th, 2017|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Sun Protection: Skin Savers for Sunny Days

  Whether we’re planning on playing in or on the water, taking our fitness to the beach, or simply going on a dog walk, making sure that we are protecting and nourishing our skin throughout the summer will positively impact the health of the largest organ of our bodies.   Start with Sun Protection According [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

The Magic of a Morning Routine

  Kelsey Patel and the Magic of Morning Routine No matter what type of sleeper you are or how much you love (or don't love) mornings, everyone can agree that how you spend this time can impact the flow of the rest of your day. In my own life, I love bringing the [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Create a Sanctuary for Self-Care through Urban Zen

Photo of Ellette Craddock by David Young-Wolff We all feel the effects of the holiday rush, post-election or seasonal stress, and our world in transition as we prepare to welcome a new year. Fortunately, there are a number of remedies that can help support us through these challenges. Enter UZIT: Inspired by founder [...]

By | January 2nd, 2017|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

10 Ways to Support People with Cancer

Photo of Szilvia Gogh by David Young-Wolff.   In my own cancer journey, I found that the support from family and friends was invaluable. We all want to be that supportive person, yet there are times when we may not know what to do or say. Here are some suggestions informed by my [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|Health & Wellness|0 Comments