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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Mother and Daughter - Celebrating Milestone Birthdays Together

Taking free public transportation in Zion National Park, UT
This year marks a milestone birthday for both myself, and my daughter Danielle. In honor of this special occasion we made a pack that once a year we are going to go on random adventures to places we have never been before (just the two of us) to reconnect and create new memories together.

Neither of us was quite sure what that would look like, but in April we quickly found out. Instead of having a big birthday party, I thought it might be a good time to start our new annual adventure. My daughter's suggestion was to go climbing around in caves in the Sierra Mountains … I immediately had an anxiety attack at the thought. Did I really want to re-experience my birth by wiggling around in dark spaces on our tummies and knees crawling through tunnels, while gasping for air in the dark corners of Mother Earth's belly? I don't think so.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Few Favorite Beauty Essentials

I'm not sure who actually came up with the original phrases "Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder" or "Beauty is only skin deep", but while these words may have rang true for me growing up, today I feel quite different.

Growing up in Hollywood, I have witnessed first hand the damaging and unhealthful consequences one can endure from the repeated use of toxic skincare and cosmetics that are routinely used to garner the industries picture perfect illusion of beauty. However, on the flip side, when ones inner beauty is nourished with the knowledge of the mind-body connection, and fortified with natural products - both internally and externally, only one thing can happen - they will resonate with their true spirit and essence - and magical, youthful things will happen, no matter what age you are.

Below are some of my favorite products that are free of toxic ingredients (free of sulfates, parabens, petroleum, pthalates, animal cruelty, etc.), which allow me to look my best outwardly, while feeling great inwardly – mind, body and spirit – feeling naturally beautiful.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Delicious Foods & Unique Kitchen Toys

Below are a few delicious food options and unique kitchen products that have sparked our interest:

Primal Essence’s Lemon and Pepper infused Coconut oil is like no other coconut oil I’ve ever tasted. Who would have thought that this combination of sour and spicy would be so delicious and addicting? After using this savory combination once (while making Eden Organic popcorn – GMO-Free, of course), I was totally hooked and began using it in almost everything I was cooking (stir-fry, eggs, rice, etc.).

With 15 years of experience in the ingredient food and beverage industry (for many high profile companies), Primal Essence has definitely perfected the art of oil infusions, and the manufacturing and blending of liquid herb and spice (water-soluble) extracts. We can now benefit from their experience, by enjoying their new, amazing and innovative consumer product lines.

Monday, August 25, 2014

3 Inspiring Companies & Organizations Expo West 2014

(OFRF) Organic Farming Research Foundation’s  annual luncheon once again was the perfect way to kick off Expo West with an amazingly tasty cuisine prepared by famed Chef’s Chris Blobaum (Atlanta GA) and Akasha Richards (now Culver City restaurant owner). Deeply Rooted was the theme of this incredibly scrumptious meal, which was a tapestry of rooted veggies – scalloped parsnips and potato casserole, beets, rainbow carrots and other palette pleasers! While I usually don’t eat sugar, Richard’s cherry pie (organic sugar included) was so worth the indulgence.

As we experienced this beautiful meal, caught up with old friends and made new ones, OFRF’s research grant recipient, Dr. Frank Kutka shared some insightful thoughts on the subject of Organic Ready Corn: Turning the Tables on Transgenics – the next wave of genetically modified crops. Thanks OFRF for all that you do for organic farming.