Armpit detoxing is exactly what it sounds like, detoxing your armpits! Basically, you make a special “mask” just for your pits which has a great impact on your lymphatic system. As you know, we use deodorants daily to prevent odor and, mostly, sweating. Most deodorants contain specific chemicals that are going directly into our blood stream, as well as our lymphatic system which can eventually increase the level of toxins in the body and cause some disruptions (yuck!). Specifically, most deodorants contain aluminum, an anti-perspirant to prevent sweating that has been linked to damaged DNA and other health issues. So, first things first, I think it’s definitely time to opt-in for aluminum-free deodorant and take safer precautions to your health.
Every single day, our body is taking on loads and loads of physical stress that we often shrug off and/or overlook. As a former gymnast and victim of the restaurant and bar industry, now doubling as a gymnastics coach and kickboxing instructor, it is imperative for me to take care of my body as much as possible.
Keep this in mind: stress is like junk food - too much of it can eventually make you “sick.”
Your body is your temple, your permanent home, but it can also be your vacation, or your happy place. I believe there is good physical stress and not-so-good physical stress, although, both are stressful on the body no matter which way you look at it. So, in order for your body to feel good and not fall victim to the loads of physical stress, there are 3 key things I feel are super helpful in combating physical stress on the body and help reduce toxic load.
I often get asked how I handle doing so many different things at once and how I don’t loose my mind or fall on my face from the amount of directions I’m spinning in - any time I see family I haven’t seen in a while, one of the first questions they ask me is, “so, what are you up to this time?” or “what else are you doing now?” I honestly never really had an answer, until I thought about it this morning.
Continue reading below for my best tips on how to balance your busy AF lifestyle + prevent an expectation hangover ;)
We all have it, whether it’s physical or emotional, about our jobs/careers, relationships, the world…but what do we actually do to reduce our stressors daily, so we can live a more powerful life?
The things is, unfortunately, stress is always going to be around us. It’s inevitable, although there are ways to help manage stress so it doesn’t effect our physical or emotional health!
Being that it’s Stress Awareness Month, I want to give you five of my favorite, simple and effective ways to help you de-stress every day, so that way you are setting yourself up to optimize your health and performance!
This year, my beautiful grandmother, AKA Nanny, turned 80, and she’s still as vibrant and healthy as she was as far back as I can remember. Today, we talked about life, health, happiness, fear, family, relationships, and all the challenges that life sometimes brings us and the ways in which we choose to deal with failure and be vulnerable enough to tell our stories and share our natural gifts with others.
It occurred to me that I am so lucky to have 80 years of wisdom to learn from, so I took advantage and put together a compilation of Nanny’s best tips on living a full, healthy life in this crazy world.
The most amazing thing about this woman is her openness to continue to learn and grow as a person, as a mother, a sister, a grandmother, a great grandmother, and even, get this, a fiancé!