Spring’s Most Beautifying Foods

Give yourself a little beauty boost with a quick diet makeover this season. Spring is the perfect season to fill up your plate with fresh fruits and veggies, more greens, and a few superfoods that can give you a natural glow. The trick is to make sure you’re choosing foods that are loaded with micronutrients, antioxidants, adaptogens and phytochemicals. Eating these types of foods regularly can protect your skin from the elements and also ward…

Signs You Need a Digital Detox

Ever feel like you can’t live without your phone? You’re not alone. We rely on technology more than ever these days but there are some downsides of being so ‘connected’ this way. Here are some signs it might be time for a digital detox… Contributor: Dr. Kristen Race When my daughter was 7 she turned to my husband and said “I bet you can’t go one week without checking your phone while we are around.”…

“Am I Practicing Meditation All Wrong?”

Clearing your mind and grounding yourself in the present isn’t something that comes naturally for most. Dr. Kristen Race shares some tips on the right and wrong way to practice meditation… Contributor: Dr. Kristen Race Me: “How come you don’t meditate any more?” My Husband: “I got tired of doing it wrong?” Me: “Wrong?” My Husband: “Yah, wrong. My mind is way too busy, I can’t clear my thoughts, I can’t sit in that position…

3 Easy Mindfulness Rituals for Better Skin

Five minutes of “me time” not only relieves stress but also does wonders for your skin. Try some of these mindfulness rituals to maintain healthy and radiant skin. Contributor: Dr. Kristen Race Whether chronic or not, skin issues worsen with stress. The past 30 years have seen exponential growth in research examining mindfulness and meditation practices. It scientifically validates numerous health benefits including reduced stress, fear, worry and anxiety – conditions that are often the…

Balance Your Brain to Balance Your Life!

Contributer: Dr. Kristen Race The pressures, pulls, and distractions of our lives have made the idea of attaining “balance”, an urban myth that, while desirable, seems unattainable for most of us. We spend our lives inundated 24/7 by information, our careers demand constant accessibility, and our time spent with our own children seems more harried than ever. Drawing from cutting edge research on the brain, combined with simple mindfulness practices, I’ve spent the last decade…

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