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For Overall Health - Including Skin Health - Get Back to Nature

December is one of those months in Southern California when those who live here just pinch ourselves. The air is crisp but not frigid. The sky is a clear crystal blue. The sunsets are glorious and early. And, although it’s one of the rainiest months, the 2.3 inches expected are not enough to keep us indoors. And with seven hours a day of pure sunshine, there’s nothing better for glowing s…

Gratitude – Power Packed Self-Care In Just 10 Minutes

As we enjoy Thanksgiving and the Holidays, I’ve been thinking a lot about the subject of gratitude. And, I’m not alone. Did you know there are more than 50,000 books on Amazon on the topic of gratitude? It’s really no wonder. Gratitude, the practice of showing appreciation, is woven into the fabric of every society, every culture, and every religion. It’s the stuff of thousands of…

Enjoy Thousands of Years of Proven Benefits From Green Tea

There’s a reason that over 1.5 billion cups of tea are consumed each day. For over 4000 years, China and Japan built entire cultures around the rituals of the tea ceremony. Often called a “fountain of youth,” tea enjoys a reputation for health and longevity that is second to none. We love the ritual of sipping a cup of green tea to enjoy all of its numerous internal health benefits- such…

10 (Mostly) Snow Free Holiday Traditions in Southern California

Have you ever wondered how we celebrate the holidays here at the beach? Wonder no more as we share our top 10 “must do” holiday traditions around Orange County. Some of them are simply wacky, some are breathtakingly beautiful, but all of them have a unique flair that is Southern California. So, before the holiday season gets underway, we’ve compiled a list of our absolute favorite “gotta…

​The Ultimate Holiday Gift Is Time

According to Google, there are over 121 million hits on the phrase – “holiday gift guide.” But, if you are like me – you depend on them for that “aha” inspiration to find that one and only perfect gift. So, we’ve got some competition here. But seriously, the holidays are a time of joy and for many of us the joy comes with inspired giving of our time, talent, and treasure. We ar…

Is Organic Skincare The Best Choice?

I don’t think there’s any doubt that organic living is better for our own personal health and the health of the planet. Here in Southern California it is practically a religion as we experience growing and thriving farmers markets, farm to table lifestyles, and large organic sections in our grocery stores. Organic is more expensive to purchase than conventional products but for a growing, infor…