As I approach 50, I’m focused on taking care of myself now more than ever. From lowering stress levels and making sleeping a priority to leading a healthier, more active lifestyle, I aim to feel my best in every way. Incorporating good nutrition and regular exercise into my daily life are essential to a healthy lifestyle so I am embracing both these days and quite enjoying it, surprisingly! Today I want to share a few healthy eating ideas…

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Happy Monday! I spent a festive weekend attending two holiday events, and wore Stella Carakasi to both of them. Last week I went to Berkeley to see the newest collection – Resort 2015 – in person at the Stella Studio. I always love to see my friends at Stella – and shop – so whenever I have an excuse to visit, I take it! I brought so many pretty things home with me, I couldn’t wait to…

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Fire season is in full swing here in Northern California.  No matter where you live, you have likely heard about the painful drought we’ve been suffering for four years.  This drought has made California particularly susceptible to destructive, dangerous and fast-moving fires. There are numerous fires burning in California right now, particularly north of San Francisco. Just a few days after returning from a fire in the Grass Valley area in early August, where he was…

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I hope you had a lovely last weekend of May. Can you believe it’s June already? Summer will officially arrive in a matter of weeks. For the first time in a long time, neither my husband, Bill, nor I had any weekend plans. Surprisingly Bill asked if I wanted to take a hike…as in exercise. We are both terrible about exercising regularly and admit that we simply don’t make it a priority. To make things worse, we both…

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It’s the start of a new year and almost everyone I know has resolved to eat better and exercise more in 2015, myself included. What usually happens is that I go gangbusters for the first few weeks, then fall back into my familiar bad habits of not exercising regularly and sitting too much, which always results in low energy, tight fitting clothes and a sore back. I decided this year would be different. I know,…

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