January 18, 2017 Laura

My new snack obsession is Fage’ Greek Yogurt…with the fresh fruit toss in. A snack I don’t go most days without, these are great to take to the office with me and squeeze in for a mid-morning eat during one of my many conference calls. Besides loving the taste of these I know that I am fueling my body with a snack that shares many health benefits and helps me stay in control of my diet. Yogurt is high in protein.  Contains probiotics that aid in healthy gut functions. Packed with vitamins such as potassium, Vitamin D, Vitamins B5 and…

January 11, 2017 Laura

I love love love to curl up with a cup of hot tea! Maybe it’s the Brit in me but anywhere, any time of year, you can find me drinking tea. I have found that a cup of hot tea can mellow me out, keep me from snacking, and soothe a sore throat. It can make my tears go away, bring a smile to my face…tea fixes everything in my life. Tea not only has it’s emotional benefits for me but it also has quite a lot of health benefits. Did you know that studies have shown that tea even…

January 6, 2017 Laura

With the New Year comes thoughts of healthy habits, becoming the best and healthiest version of yourself. I wanted to kick off the year with a give-away to help you stay chic while you’re hitting your H2O goals! Enter below for your chance to win a S’well Water Bottle! Be stylish and socially conscious with a chic water bottle from S’well. They also partner with UNICEF, helping provide clean water to children so you can feel good while you are getting your H2O in each day.   a Rafflecopter giveaway

January 4, 2017 Laura

I am a healthy snack fanatic. With the exception of Cheetos, I would choose something fresh over chips any day. I think they taste better and I feel better eating them. This series is all about making that healthier choice. I’ve combined some benefits of some of my favorite power foods with some snacky ideas and recipes in this series to help you fight the temptation of running to the vending machine. This week’s choice – almonds! I will never forget my first time eating a raw almond from the organic stand at the Farmer’s Market – ripping off the…

December 18, 2016 Laura 4Comment

2017 brings a year of new beginnings and new opportunities. This is your year to make new magic come to life! Join me in ringing in the New Year with 31 Days To A New You to kick off the year with new habits and healthy routines to prepare yourself for your most awesome year yet! Sign up today to receive your free 2017 Goals & Intentions Planning Kit. Kick Off is New Year’s Day!  

November 30, 2016 Laura

Wash your face. Remove all the make-up and oils from your face and hydrate your skin with a lightweight moisturizer. Drink a glass of water. Drinking a glass of water before bed helps cycle toxins out of your body. No electronics half an hour before bed. Turn off the tv, put down your phone. Create quite time, take away the extra stimulation to your brain. Light an incense or candle. Calming scents can help us relax. Pick a cozy scent such as Tranquility or Lavender. Write down your to-do list for tomorrow. Get it off your mind so that when…

November 29, 2016 Laura 5Comment

The start of the day is the moment when we stage how our day is going to roll out. We can decide in those moments if we are going to make it a good day. Set yourself up for success by practicing self-care rituals to strengthen yourself for anything the day may bring. Before you get out of bed, take three deep breaths. Clear your mind of any lingering thoughts before getting up. My rule is that I do not get up until I have breathed and let go and cleared my mind. I tell myself that I refuse to…

June 2, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

I love to cook but I also love to eat healthy…sometimes coming up with the right combination can be tricky… this is a recipe I put together for my Mom and I one night….keeping it around 300 calories per serving (came to 311.5 calories for total meal – I came pretty close!) Recipe is broken down for one serving – multiply to create additional servings. Ingredients – 3 oz salmon fillet 1/2 c broccoli florets 1/2 medium tomatillo 1 Tbsp chopped onion 1 tsp olive oil 1 tsp soy sauce 1/4 Tbsp sesame seeds 1/3 medium potato Blackening Seasoning Directions…

May 3, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

I keep a pretty busy schedule…it’s important for me to make sure I keep a balance of wind down time, me time, a way to recharge myself…so here’s my list (another one of those, get to know your blogger posts!) … a make sure to complete at least one, but sometimes a day calls for two or three! I just couldn’t resist sharing this picture! This is totally my expression after a long day!   Meditation Sketching Painting Art Journaling Yoga Reading Taking a long hot shower Taking a walk A dip in the ocean A cup of tea Coloring…

April 19, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

Yesterday afternoon I made my visit to the Farmers’ Market to pick up some chow for the week (have to get back on track with packing lunches!). One of my favorite stands is the organic vegetable and fruit stand – he always has the yummiest stuff! That’s where I fell in love with kumquats for the first time! This time around I picked up a bunch of organic bananas. Bananas are a favorite fruit of mine for so many reasons – quick, easy, and packed with health benefits…and tasty too! Bananas fall onto the Power Foods list for many many…