Recipe: Mushroom Bruschetta with White Bean Hummus

Recipe: Mushroom Bruschetta with White Bean Hummus

Pair this with gluten free bread and it's a dream appetizer for us.  Full of vegetables and flavor, this white bean hummus and mushroom bruschetta is easy to make and a healthy appetizer for any summer bar-b-ques.

How Yoga Changed My Idea of Beauty

How Yoga Changed My Idea of Beauty

The beauty industry tends to define beauty as ‘confidence’ and through advertising and the media, explains how by using the right products and learning a few tricks of the trade, confidence can be easily enhanced.  Yes, that’s true, having my brows shaped to properly frame my face, having silky smooth skin and rocking a nearly flawless self tan all definitely make me feel more confident and therefore, more beautiful, but I’ve recently come to find that beauty is so much more than just that.  This new understanding through self discovery changed not only my career path, but also my entire perspective on life and in this moment, I couldn’t be more fulfilled or grateful.  Read about my transformation and new definition of beauty here.

Soul Candy: Cream Puffs

Soul Candy: Cream Puffs

One of my very good friends and colleagues, Emily, experienced an interaction with two homeless people last fall that was incredibly touching.  In NYC, we walk past the homeless time and time again and for some, they become invisible.  Let's remember that they too, are people who are capable of love and need compassion.  Next time you encounter a homeless person, acknowledge them when they speak to you.  Even if you don't have a dollar to give them, let them know.  Trust me, they appreciate just a simple answer.  This story will touch your heart.

How to Sign A Contract with Happiness

How to Sign A Contract with Happiness

I just left yoga class and was super inspired by something my teacher, Julie Pasqual, said so I felt the need to share it.  Her theme throughout class came from this saying, "When you complain, you're signing a contract for sadness."  Wow.  The reminder that we can control our level of happiness hit me hard.  

A Laser Treatment with No Downtime

A Laser Treatment with No Downtime

Whether you have hyperpigmentation like me, acne scars or fine lines and wrinkles that you'd like to get rid of, one of the fastest ways to get the job done is through laser treatments. Hyperpigmentation has haunted me all of my life and I'm constantly on a quest to brighten my skin.  A few years ago, I tried Fraxel, which unless you have severe acne scarring, I would never recommend.  It was brutal (see post here) and while my skin looked very clean after the healing, all of my hyperpigmentation eventually came back.  Enter PicoSure, a laser that was recently FDA approved for facial resurfacing with seriously, no downtime.

Maria Menounos, E! News & SIRIUS XM Host

Maria Menounos, E! News & SIRIUS XM Host

I love having the ability to interview people who inspire me.  Today, I'm excited to share my latest with Maria Menounos, host of E! News and SIRIUS XM’s “Conversations with Maria Menounos." From her impressive hosting career to fit bod, she's someone I've always admired.  Here, she talks about her new partnership with Rally Health, her eating and workout habits (you know you're dying to know) and the business advice from her husband that's kept her going.