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What I’m Loving Lately. Round 2.

Hello friends!!! 

I’d like to share some things I’ve been loving lately. If you’ve wondered why I have been MIA, this might give you some insight :) 

Yoga Teacher Training 


I am in my first 200 Yoga Teacher Training program at a lovely studio in Culver City, CA called Goda Yoga. I could not be happier to be a part of this program and am finding it to be transformative both physically and emotionally. 

Ted’s enjoying it too…


Iced Yerba Mate 


I bought one of these randomly at Rite Aid one day when I needed some energy before work. I never thought I’d be so into it! I find that every time I drink one I feel energetic, happy and never wired. Worth the 9 grams of sugar in my opinion. 

It also comes in a nice glass bottle which I keep to later use for smoothies or coffee on the go. 

Tracking my steps

I used to track my steps with a cheap pedometer when I lived in Boston, and when my boyfriend gave me a FitBit for Christmas I got back into it. I have to say that this has been revolutionary for my fitness philosophy. 

An “active” person walks 10,000 steps a day. You could spend a sweaty hour at the gym 7 days a week and still be considered sedentary! I guarantee that relying solely on this 1 hour in the gym will make your heath and fitness goals that much harder to achieve. Think about the gym or yoga studio as a place to improve your movement, and then continue to be active throughout the rest of the day. It doesn’t have to -and shouldn’t be- overly vigorous. Just walk more and you’ll be healthier and fitter. 

Get yourself some sort of pedometer and see how many steps you take naturally the first day you use it. Then try to add 500 steps the next day. Work your way up to 10,000 or more and see what a difference this makes! 

Raw Chocolate Granola 


If you’re anything like me the word “granola” sends you running for the hills. It’s impossible to digest. Not this stuff. It is delicious, satisfying and easy on the tummy. 

Arnica Gel for Sore Muscles 


Proven to be magical for both me and my clients. Slather some on the sore areas after a hot bath of Epsom Salts and Mustard Bath. Do it now and thank me later!

This Sutra 

This comes from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, a text I, and most yoga students, am reading.

"When disturbed by negative thoughts, opposite (positive) ones should be thought of. This is pratipaksha bhavana".
Here Patanjali has given us a very practical way to start changing the way we think. 
Next time you have a negative thought try replacing it with a positive one. You can do this by simply thinking the positive thought, even if it isn’t true, or by distracting yourself with something you love. If your friend is annoying you, tell yourself the things you appreciate about them. Or if you are feeling angry about something, cuddle one of your pets. 
Practice Pratipaksha Bhavana for a day and notice how you feel. 
All my best! XOXO

Big Week Ahead

Hello, hello. Hope you had a lovely weekend. It was hot here in l.a. and brutal on the east coast, or so I hear. 

Some pictures from the day:

{Pomegranate lemonade green tea-will post recipe soon}

{A big ole’ salad by the pool. Kale, red lettuce, avocado, lemon juice, lentils, scallions, radishes and hemp seeds.}

^ When I was taking this picture my friend gave me a funny look and said, “nice salad”. Whatevaaaa (said in a mass accent)!

I spent nearly the entire weekend in true hermit form; working on music, resumes, website, blog, etc. (Some movie watching may have also snuck its way in). By the time I woke up this morning I was somewhat ready to face the world. I headed quickly out the door for a 40 minute run and returned home to complete some self guided sun salutations. (I still find it very hard to commit to a yoga routine if someone else is not guiding me)!

I must say it is a great feeling to realize that exercise has actually become a hobby for me. While I have always been somewhat physically…lets say…in touch with my body (I used to dance, have always liked yoga, am not clumsy), I was never athletic. The only sports I ever played were cross country running and cross country skiing, both of which I took against my will because my high school required we play at least 1 competitive sport every year. I will never forget coming in last at every single race, both running and skiing. There was in fact one cross country skiing race in which I came in so late that the other teams had already left and the finish line was being taken down as I came through it. I used to literally become physically sick with worry before our weekly 5k running races. 

My pathetic athletic history is a true testament to the power our minds have over our bodies. Running is now therapeutic for me when it once felt like the bane of my existence. A 5k is a cinch! Exercise makes me feel confident and productive rather than lazy and awkward. I now understand why athletics were so important to many of my friends. 

Food, exercise and health are interests that, in a sense, we all share. Despite our circumstances, interests, careers, schedules, etc, sooner or later most of us -hopefully- realize that our well being is important to us. This is why, although film scoring will remain a priority, passion and career, I am starting holistic nutrition school tomorrow. I made the decision to enroll simply because I love learning about the subject of nutrition and because I want to further my ability to inspire others to be healthy.  

I am so looking forward to sharing what I learn in school on this blog and to continue striving to serve as an example. Leading a healthy life can be so very fun!

Have a wonderful night! I’ll be back soon with updates, recipes, etc. <3