stress awareness

April is Stress Awareness Month. Since it’s so easy for me to let my stress get out of balance, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to look at how I’ve been living, and share some of my insights with you. Some of the questions I asked myself are: Am I still living my…

happy 5 years!

Today is the 5 year anniversary of the opening of The Source Cafe. (Scroll to the bottom for our anniversary gift!) It’s one of those days where you look back, and on the one hand, it feels like yesterday, and where did the time go? And on the other hand, so much has happened in…

women in wellness interview

Working with a Holistic Health Coach is an invaluable tool. I was happy to share my story with Holistic Health Coach Amanda Castilone as a part of her Women in Wellness Interview Series. We share a passion for helping people get and stay healthy, happy, and well.  Read the interview here, and stay tuned as I will,…

Food Freedom

Here’s a little clip from last week’s SHE DAY: LA about food freedom and fad diets. I dieted from ages 12-37, which created (or stemmed from) immense fear around food. How did I get to the place I am today, where I work to honor my body with food, and experience food freedom? It’s all…

L.E.A.P.

What is L.E.A.P.? LEAP is a women’s empowerment initiative created by Tristan Coopersmith and Kate Seiberlich of Life Lab HB with the soul purpose of encouraging women of all ages to dare to dream and to spark inspiration for women to innovate through business, creativity, and philanthropic initiatives. LEAP provides opportunities for women to share…

about paleo

You might notice that a lot of my dishes are paleo. In my upcoming breakfast class, I am teaching paleo pancakes and paleo oatmeal.  I want to share a little bit with you about my view on paleo and some of the other strict diets out there. First, what is the paleo diet? It excludes…

the next chapter

These are exciting times! We’re getting ready to open a second Source location, and my co-author Taji and I have been taken on by a literary agent to represent our forthcoming cookbook! While stress can run high, I’m trying to take moments wherever I can to breathe and enjoy what’s in front of me. Between…

what to do on mother’s day

Let me start by saying I feel very lucky on Mother’s Day. I know that not everyone is this lucky. My mom is my best friend. She inspires me. She’s supportive, loving, spiritual, and intuitive. Maybe my favorite part about my mom: she has always encouraged me to be who I am.  She has always been the…

what I love about spring

Spring brings a lot more than peas, asparagus, and baby leeks. Food-wise, things get lighter, greener, fresher, and crisper… but I also love that the days are longer and I stay motivated to take evening walks. I can spend more time in nature and be more active outside the gym. I also love to slow…

korean spa

One of my favorite self care rituals is going to the Korean Spa. Occasionally I’ll go with a friend, but usually it’s a solo self-love date.  I love that men and women have separate floors, so you can feel free to roam around in your birthday suit… it’s such a free feeling! I usually get the…

self love (part 3)

I asked some of my friends and people who inspire me to share their self love practices. We saw some of them last month, and we heard from Mauri last week. I thought these insights from my friend Chris Willits should be shared in their entirety. Be sure to try his self-love meditation at the…

self love (part 2)

Last month I shared some accounts of self-love from people around me. Today I want to share some wise and brave words on the topic from Mauri, who inspires me with her self-love. Mauri (ig/fb) I didn’t always love myself. I have spent most of my 26 years hating my body; I was starving myself…