In Search of the Elusive Work-Life Balance MIND.BODY.NATURAL BEAUTY.

Someone recently asked me for the secret to balancing work and family. Man, do I wish I could answer that one! It's a loaded question, and, unfortunately, I don't think there is a secret.   read more

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August 15, 2014  |   9:08 AM  |  COMMENT
The Easiest At-Home Beauty Recipe Ever MIND.BODY.NATURAL BEAUTY.

I love to make my own body scrubs. Not only is it cost-effective, it also allows me to have complete control over the ingredients. I know they're natural -- and good enough to eat. My go-to brown sugar scrub leaves skin soft (the brown sugar is a gentle exfoliant) and moisturized (thanks to the coconut oil), and it even has anti-bacterial properties (hooray for honey). Here's the recipe:   read more

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August 14, 2014  |  10:08 AM  |  COMMENT
I [Heart] Carbs MIND.BODY.NATURAL BEAUTY.

So, unless you haven't picked up a ladymag in the past year, you know that juicing is this big deal right now. I think juicing can be a positive thing to give your body a break and a quick hit of vitamins and minerals, but I believe fruits and veggies have fiber for a reason. Most juices -- even the green ones -- have a ton of antioxidants but don't have enough fiber to balance out the sugar rush.   read more

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August 7, 2014  |   9:08 AM  |  COMMENT
How I Green My Home MIND.BODY.NATURAL BEAUTY.

HEALTH & BEAUTY

How I Green My Home

A big part of living a more ecofriendly lifestyle is reevaluating your energy and water consumption, which usually starts with the biggest natural-resource-suck of all: Your home. And anyone who's ever opened her monthly bills and had a WTHeck? moment knows that there's always room for improvement in how much water and electricity you use.   read more

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August 6, 2014  |   9:08 AM  |  COMMENT
How to Look Great in One Minute MIND.BODY.NATURAL BEAUTY.

A $4 washcloth is my ultimate beauty tool. Yes, I'm serious. If you want to look instantly better without makeup, try this: Soak a washcloth, pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds and lay it on your face for a minute or two. It creates a quick flush, it wakes you up as well as a cup of coffee, and makes your face look as good as wearing foundation.   read more

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August 5, 2014  |  10:08 AM  |  COMMENT
Why I'm a One-Product-in-My-Purse Kind of Girl MIND.BODY.NATURAL BEAUTY.

On the weekends, I'm not much of a makeup-wearer. I like to give my skin a break when I'm not on set loaded up with gobs of it and baking under hot lights. Plus, as a new mom, makeup doesn't always find a place in my morning routine. And throwing a wet face cloth in the microwave to warm it up is as close as I have gotten to a facial lately (at least it saves water). Let's face it, if I have to choose between making kale chips and putting on foundation, I'll pick the veggies every time.   read more

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July 29, 2014  |   9:07 AM  |  COMMENT
The Kitchen Appliance That's Made for Parents MIND.BODY.NATURAL BEAUTY.

A lot of interviewers ask me parenting advice like I actually know what I'm doing. It's really cute. These days, I say get yourself a good-quality blender. If you have picky eaters in your family, it's so easy to add nutrient-rich produce to soups and smoothies to make them stealthily nutritious -- and your kids will be none the wiser. I heartily recommend you buy a well-made blender a la my beloved Vitamix and see what fruits and veggies you can sneak into the kiddies' food.   read more

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July 24, 2014  |  10:07 AM  |  1 COMMENT
The Beauty Product Ingredients I Want in My Medicine Cabinet MIND.BODY.NATURAL BEAUTY.

If you're like me, you read the label of every beauty product you buy. After all, what you put on your skin ultimately makes its way into your body. But interpreting the ingredients list on a beauty product is a little bit like trying to read a brand-new foreign language made up of 25-letter words. To give you a hand in the beauty product aisle, I'll tell you the ingredients I look for in my skin-care products.   read more

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July 22, 2014  |   9:07 AM  |  COMMENT
The App That Changed the Way I Shop for Groceries MIND.BODY.NATURAL BEAUTY.

Nobody really likes grocery shopping -- I love hitting the farmers market, but not the indoors, up-and-down-the- aisles kind of grocery shopping. So if there's a way to spice up my weekly trip to the market, I'll totally take it. And I just found one: Dirty Dozen.   read more

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July 17, 2014  |   9:07 AM  |  COMMENT
3 Tips to Keep Eczema at Bay MIND.BODY.NATURAL BEAUTY.

I'm blessed (read: sarcasm) with eczema. It's itchy. It's ugly. It sucks. To all my fellow eczema sufferers out there, you know what I'm talking about. I'm not a doctor and I don't even play one on TV (although I think I would love saying all of that jargon), there are a few things I do to keep my own eczema in check.   read more

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July 15, 2014  |  10:07 AM  |  15 COMMENTS
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